Yuneec Breeze - 4K Selfie Drone with App Control
The drone market is growing and surprises again and again with new ideas. So-called selfie drones are 2016 fully in vogue and bring not only beginner-friendly flight fun, but also enable high-resolution photo and video recordings. The Yuneec Breeze is such a selfie drone that we took a closer look at in this article.
Sensor: 1 / 3.06 CMOS 13 megapixel
* UHD (4K): 3840 x 2160 / 30 FPS
* FHD: 1920 x 1080 / 30 FPS
* HD 1280 x 720 / 60 FPS
* 4K - 4160 x 3120 pixels (13 MP)
Image stabilization: EIS
Field of view: 117 °
Exposure time: 1 / 30 - 1 / 8000s
Tilt: 0 ° - 90 °
Engines: 4x 2206kV brushless motors
Sensors: Optical Flow + GPS
Internal memory: 16GB Flash
Battery: 3S 11,1 V 1150 mAh LiPo
Flight time: 12 minutes
Altitude: 80 meters
Airspeed: 5 m / s
Ascent rate: 1 m / s
Size: 196 196 x x 65 mm
Size with propeller protection: 327 x 327 x 65 mm
Weight: 385 g
4K video recording with this little quadrocopter?
The Yuneec Breeze is not the first selfie drone to have appeared this year. Already in July we reported on the ZEROTECH Dobby, one of the first drones for selfies. Yuneec Breeze is also one compact quadrocopterwhich is equipped with a high-resolution camera. 4K video recordings are for with 13 Megapixel resolution 1 / 3.06 CMOS image sensor no problem. Image captures are taken with a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels in JPEG format added. A electronic image stabilization ensures that clean shots are created. The maximum Field of view of the drone is 117 °. Tilt the camera to 90 °. Recordings can be made directly to the internal 16GB flash memory get saved.
Small, but oh!
With a Size of only 196 x 196 x 65 mm (327 x 327 x 65 mm with propeller protection) Yuneec Breeze is one of the more compact drones with a high-resolution 4K camera. The purpose of a selfie drone is to take it everywhere. No matter where you are, the drone should be ready to fly to capture spontaneous shots. At a Weight of only 385g The Breeze is also not too big load dar. The 3S 11,1 V 1150 mAh LiPo battery makes for a maximum Flight time from 12 minutes.
Easy app control
The Yuneec Breeze is controlled with a smartphone or tablet. For this the drone builds own wifi to which one with the "Breeze Cam" app can connect. This app is for both Android Devices in Google PlayStore, as well as for iOS Devices available in the Apple AppStore. The app serves the one hand control and a Live image transmission, on the other hand, can use the app Shared in social media be that Flight mode be changed and other settings be made. The live picture will be at maximum 720p (or 480p at 4K) transfer.
Flying, but safe!
The equipment of the Yuneec Breeze is based on professional camera drones. To make the flight uncomplicated even for beginners, the drone can be operated almost fully automatically. through GPS Compass the drone is oriented and can automatically hold the position and a find your way back to the starting point, additional "Optical Flow" sensors make that up "IPS" (Indoor Positioning System), This allows the Breeze to be flown collision-proof indoors. According to Yuneec, the drone automatically holds the position as soon as you lose control or give up voluntarily. At a low battery level (5% battery) the quadrocopter also flies back to its starting point. The maximum altitude is up 80 meters limited. The airspeed is on the software side 5 m / s limited (1 m / s ascent rate).
Fun with different flight modes
To cover all recording options owns the Yuneec Breeze different flight modes, In the normal "Pilot Mode" The selfie drone is controlled manually by two virtual sticks or by tilting movements of the smartphone or tablet. in the "Selfie Mode" the Breeze does not even have to be controlled. Distance and height are simply set in the app. in the "Orbit mode" The quadrocopter orbits an object or a person. Of the "Journey Fashion" the drone is at a distance and then returns to the pilot. Finally, there is the "Follow Mode" in which the drone follows the pilot at every turn.
The Yuneec Breeze bears little in the direct comparison to other selfie drones, however, it can be assumed that the experienced manufacturer Yuneec has brought an uncomplicated selfie drone on the market, which requires no flight experience and is very easy to use.
Website of the manufacturer: www.yuneec.com