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[News] [Drones] Anafi : The Flying 4K HDR Camera That You Can Take With You Everywhere On The Go

2018-06-25 10:34:22
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Hello Mi Fans!
We all know what are drones. It is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which is commonly known as Drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard! and those drones contains an Unnamed Aircraft System (UAS) which Comes in use for both, as a ground-based controller as well as it is the key of the system communication between the two and it's controlled either by a Human Operator or by Onboard computers. Focusing on the same point a French company named "Parrot" announced their latest Drone mainly known as "Anafi", which comes with a better Connection system as well as with an upgraded camera.

According to the French Company 'Parrot', it's a compact foldable device which weighs just 320 grams or 0.7 pounds making it a notable change from the company's last flagship drone which was Bebop 2. The Bebop 2 was not up to the mark and it didn't come to be in the position or in the list of good and quality drones from the "Parrot" but the Anafi drone proves to be the best and comes up with a Bang!


  • It is a compact device which weighs only 320 grams also it keeps the ability to fold up by itself on-the-go use.
  • The Anafi features a 21-megapixel camera on a 180-degree tilt gimbal also it records in 4K HDR at 30 fps or 1080p HDR at 60 fps.
  • The device can zoom up to three times when in normal use but only two times while it is in use for HD quality pictures.
  • The drone can last Up to 25 minutes on a single charge also it supports fast charging and takes charge Over USB-C.
  • Android or IOS phones get fitted to the drone controller it has to be physically connected using a USB-A cable.
  • It can reach up to 32mph in its sports mode and is wind resistant up to 33mph and all the controls and features are controlled through the drones new app called "FreeFlight 6".

What is Anafi?

The French company Parrot is Europe's biggest drone making manufacturer but the eastern rival DJI have proven themselves to be in an entirely different level when it comes to the topic of performance and quality of their drones but the parrot Anafi is meant to be the first genuine attempt which is catching up to an entirely different level. It is a fairly advanced device which is lightweight and its folding design which provides probability to its forefront well as its brand new camera that produces 21-megapixel still pictures and 4K videos with HDR quality.

It includes several automated flight modes, which means it keeps the ability to follow the user, and the USB-C type port Provides an impressive 25 minutes battery life per charge on flight time. With the twin-stick controller, "FreeFlight 6" App is available on both Android and IOS OS.

About its Design:

It is a brilliant tiny package which is 100g lighter than its rival DJI's drone. Its rotor arm which is foldable provides a narrow rectangular block which gets fits in a tough carry case and it's small enough to slip into almost any bag- and even some larger jackets. The Anafi feels much sturdy than the drone itself so there is no need to be worried about a bit falling off. It consists of a fold-out antenna or a Smartphone holder which can accommodate Phones with screens up to 6 inches in size, and it also features a USB-C and USB-A ports for charging and connecting to any phone respectively.

A One LiPo flight Battery will be available on the box and you will have to pop this off the drone and you will find a card slot. It doesn't consist of Built-in storage, so it needed a micro SD to store footage as well as photos apart from this it also supplies a 16GB card in its box and you will get a USB-A and USB-C cable and also eight spare rotor blades which help to fix anything that got broken while the flying session. The camera is been mounted at the nose of the Drone on a 3-axis gimbal which allows it for 180 degrees of vertical movement, it provides a skill that could snap some dramatic shots when flying through a tunnel or under a bridge. Its Key features are:

Key Features:

  • 25 Minutes Flight Time,
  • 4K Videos HDR at 30fps,
  • Compact, Folding Design,
  • 21-megapixel still images.

Short Information About It's Features and Flight:

  • The Anafi Didn't Come with safety cameras for obstacles awareness and indoor hovering stability! The only thing which it uses is for environmental awareness which is GPS/GLONASS and some kind of altimeter, which means it will happily fly itself back to its original Position from where it has take-off ( or your current position, which it can find using its connection with your smartphone) and land but it will not stop itself from smacking into a tree or a telegraph pole.

  • With no downward facing camera, it helps the Anafi drone to maintain a stable position without the GPS. The Anafi is a joy to fly because it is responsive, agile and swift in the air at least in sports mode and can easily travel at the speed of 33mph. The other flight mode it consists is Film, which limits the speed which means you can tweak the limit by yourself in the App settings. In order to keep movements smoother and steadier and more suitable for professional-looking, non-nausea-inducing aerial videography.
  • It can transmit a range of Up to 4000m between the controller and the drone and its battery life can provide up to 25 minutes on a single charge and When the battery is low, the app will repeatedly warn you and eventually bring the drone back to its take-off point and land, should these warnings go unheeded. The drone wouldn't be a consumer drone without a gaggle of automated flight modes, and the camera’s ability to lock onto a subject which comes into play in several of them.

About Video and Photo Quality:

The Anafi surprised everyone with its Photos and Video quality. It's camera packs a Sony sensor which is able to record videos up to 4096 X 2180 resolution with HDR and photos at up to 21 megapixels, as well as a f/2.4 lens. The 4K footage Provides you between 4096 x 2180 Cinema 4K at 24fps and 3840 x 2180 UHD at 24, 25 or 30fps, which means it is superb in itself. Bursting with vivid detail and clean colour, it’s as good as anything you can get from a flying camera, particularly on a clear, sunny day and the 3-axis gimbal provides excellent stabilisation, keeping the camera level no matter how much you’re throwing the drone about.

If you drop the resolution to 1080p it allows you to film at 120fps which provides slow-motion playback but the quality gets a little bit decreased. The Mileage may vary, particularly if you plan for filming fast-moving stuff using your drone. Filming on JPEGs are sharp and detailed straight from the camera, but those who want maximum tweaking position can also capture on Adobe DNG RAW. These are huge files and are about 40MB, retain all the data collected by the sensor during exposure, giving Photoshop wizards more to play with.

Controller and App:

The Parrot Anafi Comes with its foldable yet bulky controller which weighs about 380g (0.8lbs / 13.4 oz) which is much higher than the actual weight of the Anafi Drone the Skycontroller 3 feels heavy in your hands even before you add a smartphone to the scale. No Matter what, that whether your Smartphone is Android or IOS device but it must be of 6 inches size or a little less than that so that it can sit in a slot above the joystick controls. The left and right stick control Y/Z axis and X axis movement, respectively. Your fingers must be settled on the two triggers which will help you control the camera's vertical orientation and zoom as well.

After you have successfully oriented your drone and camera you will have to use Parrot app for choosing video or photo mode, then the Specific specs you want to use. Using Parrot’s free app is very intuitive. You tap on an option like “video mode,” and new options will immediately pop up allowing you to customize your camera settings. Or, you can adjust the control sensitivity to make your drone move or swivel faster, or more slowly, which will be based on your preferences.

Final Verdict:

While the DJI's Mavic Air still offers the best performance  but the Anafi Drone plays on Multiple sides because it is cheaper as well as its performance is good as well. The Anafi drone will be worthy of consideration for those whose budget doesn't quite stretch to the Mavic Air.

Checkout The Anafi Drone Here

So Guys what are your Thoughts and Views regarding Anafi? Don't forget to share it in the Comments Section below.

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Master Bunny

meetgour | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


2018-06-25 10:42:04

Master Bunny

Mohammad Enayat | from Mi A1


Budget friendly Drone with many features!
2018-06-25 10:43:28

Advanced Bunny

1645617636 | from Redmi Note 4


what is the cost
2018-06-25 11:31:36


Sam_crazy | from Redmi Note 4


What an awesome portable camera it is! Thanks for sharing
2018-06-25 11:49:26

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2018-06-25 12:04:11

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Thanks for sharing with us.
2018-06-25 12:35:41

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wow nice drone
2018-06-25 12:36:31

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2018-06-25 13:17:59

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2018-06-25 13:46:29

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2018-06-25 14:22:35
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