Bebop 2 power: Parrot ‘s answer to the DJI spark
DJI is giving its competitors a hard time following the release of the Mavic Pro last year (see more @Le Mavic). Many competitors such as French Parrot are trying to get their head out of the water, rather than betting on a new model, Parrot has come to recycle his famous bebop two by giving it high capabilities in shooting and live sharing on social networks.
The main idea is to rub shoulders with the brilliant spark of the Chinese manufacturer. For the occasion, parrot restyled its bebop two by adding the mention “Power” to it. But it is above all under the hood that the greatest new features are to be found. If the 14-megapixel camera remains the same, it is enriched by the full-HD with 60 frames per second. However, 4k is not on the agenda. But it is above all at the level of the people detection algorithm that improvements have been made. The device is now designed to follow the targeted subjects without “Stalling.”
To “Lock” a person, just point the camera at him or her and tap on it from the smartphone application. All we have to do is fly the drone. The latter then manages to maintain the focus on the subject as much as possible.
Take-off from the palm of your hand
On the same principle, it is possible to activate a tracking mode which will also associate the position of the smartphone via its GPS. This way, you don’t have to drive, the bebop two power sticks to the basque of the smartphone wearer. Note that it is possible to lock a permanent shooting angle. A small bonus, like Spark, it is possible to make the UAV take off from the hand from the moment the cabin holds it.
In addition to these options, the drone is equipped with four modes designed to give original angles of view to the selfies. Thus, the drone can orbit around the subject or make a parabola. Another mode allows you to shoot circular shots at an increasingly broad range. The only thing to worry about is that this drone, supposedly a follower of social networks, doesn’t have live streaming features on facebook live or youtube.
Other modes are planned to create landscape shooting scenarios, with traveling and vertical camera movements associated with panoramas. For the rest, according to the manufacturer, the range is inflated with five minutes more than the previous version which was limited to 25 minutes.
The price of this bebop two power oversubscribed is 849 dollars with a folding FPV glasses (parrot cockpit glasses 2), two batteries and the sky controller remote control.