SunlyTech launched the new Alpha CAM drone, featuring palm-size design, auto follows, facial recognition selfie, auto return, 4K video and 20-minute battery life, now available for pre-order on TOMTOP. The Alpha CAM drone utilizes the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ Flight platform, a next-generation development platform designed to help manufacturers build the future of consumer robots and drones.
This is a really small quadcopter, measuring 12.8×12.8cm (about 170) and weighing 220 grams. In practice, it has the size of the Dobby but has no folding arms. However, it has very big propellers to the drone body and an equally large battery, 2S from 2000mAh. Features that allow a declared flight time of 20 minutes. If you look at these technical features in a comprehensive view, you immediately realize that this drone attempts to overcome the objective limits imposed by its category. A 20-minute declared flight autonomy is not something to be underestimated considering its small size and its light weight. In this sense, the SunlyTech Alpha CAM selfie 4K is a particularly interesting model that looks like a micro-drone (all those that have a weight that does not exceed 300 grams ) but at the same time tries to match the functionality of the most ” adults “.
he Alpha Cam is based on the Snapdragon 801 processor and Adreno 330 GPU and has, like Dobby, a 13Mpx camera capable of filming at 4K 30fps which becomes 1080p 30fps when EIS electronic stabilization is activated on the three axes. The FOV is 90 ° and the room seems to be fixed, tilted downwards. A factor that explains how Alpha Cam is thought for selfies hovering and moving away flying backward. In fact, if the room actually sloped as it looks from these photos, flying forward the quadcopter tilts its muzzle down and the room, already inclined, It would frame the ground almost upright. Not useful to let the pilot know where he is going forward if it’s based on streaming live streaming on VGA (640 x 480) smartphones with a latency of 160ms.
At the bottom of the Alpha Cam, there are now classic infrared and optical flow sensors for positioning in indoor environments where satellite signal does not arrive. For the external flight, it is based on a receiver capable of capturing the GPS system, GLONASS and even AGPS. The Alpha Cam is able to perform visual recognition and perform the functions associated with it as following a selected subject (Auto Follow), perform a 360 ° orbit, Panorama mode, etc. Alpha Cam drives through the smartphone wi-fi (at 2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz), therefore the range is reduced to about 100 meters. It can withstand a maximum wind of 28 km / h and has a 16Gb internal memory where it stores video and photos.
The technical features listed above with its features illustrate a more than satisfactory picture confirming the initial thesis that the SunlyTech Alpha CAM selfie 4K Is both from the point of view of performance and multimedia one of the best micro-drones in circulation, for many revolutionary because while maintaining the characteristics of Dobby has a great advantage on its part, 20 minutes of flight time that put it in a raised position Compared to those of its category (300 grams) whose only defect is precisely represented by the timing of flight autonomy. Right now SUNLYTECH Alpha CAM Brushless RC Quadcopter available for pre-order on TOMTOP at $284.99 with Discount Coupon Code: XYLYJL5