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ZEROTECH Dobby Drone - Quadrocopter

ZEROTECH Dobby Drone

 The drone has arrived! The detailed test will follow soon! 

 Update (23.07.16/XNUMX/XNUMX): The manufacturer announced on the official Facebook page that an "International" version of the Dobby will be released at the end of July. Presumably this is a completely translated version of the Dobby Drone.

 Update (15.09.16): The Dobby is being tested hard and here you can already see the unboxing for the drone.

ZEROTECH Dobby (Review Part 1) | Unboxing the selfie drone

 Update (26.09.16/XNUMX/XNUMX): The second video is online. In this video I show you the "Do.Fun" app that controls the Dobby and a first indoor flight.

ZEROTECH Dobby (Review Part 2) | Thu.Fun App & indoor flight with the Dobby

The hardware of a smartphone?

As already revealed in the introduction, the ZEROTECH Dobby drone is a small selfie quadcopter that is equipped with a high-resolution 4K camera. The sophisticated and powerful hardware that was housed in this 135mm × 67mm × 36.8mm large and 199g heavy drone is particularly interesting. In addition to the actual flight and camera functions, the Dobby drone has hardware comparable to a smartphone. Among other things, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor with an Adreno 330 GPU was installed. The SoC (System on Chip) is supported by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

Dobby quadrocopter drone processor

If you are wondering why a quadrocopter needs such hardware at all, it should be said that the ZEROTECH Dobby is much more than just a conventional quadrocopter. This drone can be operated autonomously. All calculations as well as image stabilization are carried out by the aforementioned hardware. The Dobby drone orients itself on the basis of GPS, but also on the basis of position tracking through face recognition. In the autonomous flight phase, a fixed object or a person is followed at every turn. Rising wind or other obstacles are skilfully bypassed or compensated for.

ZEROTECH DOBBY introducing video

Control via the smartphone

Of course, the dobby can also be controlled manually. The ZEROTECH Dobby can be configured and controlled in conjunction with a smartphone or tablet and the corresponding app. The drone can be brought into position via the live image output. The control takes place via the touchscreen of the input device, or with the help of the gyroscope control. Recordings are then saved either on the smartphone or tablet, or on the inserted SD memory card. The maximum range using the WiFi control is specified as 100 meters.

Control of the ZEROTECH Dobby

The camera of the Dobby drone

The maximum resolution is 4208x3120 pixels with a whopping 30 frames per second. A reduced resolution of, for example, 1080p is also possible. The maximum refresh rate remains the same here. The native resolution of the CMOS image sensor is 13 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.2. With the 75 ° viewing angle (FOV) and the automatic inclination of -90 ° to 22.5 °, the ZEROTECH Quadrocopter's camera conjures up outstanding selfies.

The shooting modes are numerous. In addition to the conventional photo and video mode, so-called burst recordings are also possible. The quadrocopter takes several pictures in a very short time. There is also a timelapse function and a "beauty function". With the “beauty function”, the image is balanced by the hardware of the camera and processed automatically.

4K high-resolution camera

Other things about the ZEROTECH Dobby

In addition to manual and automatic flight, the drone can also be controlled by voice recognition. To what extent the drone can also speak English or even German and what this function ultimately looks like, we will probably only find out as soon as the first test reports on the ZEROTECH Dobby are published. We can also look forward to the runtime of the battery, which is quite small at 970mAh. The 9 minutes flight time targeted by the manufacturer appear realistic. The Dobby Quadrocopter will probably not reach the specified height of almost 3000 meters.

 Update: Another video has been published for the Dobby Drone, which explains the individual functions in more detail. Here is the video:

ZEROTECH DOBBY Demonstration Video (EN / 1080P)

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  1. Frank

    8. July 2016 15 to: 23

    If this drone really delivers what it promises, then that would be awesome. Months ago I once saw a video about a similar drone, which also has an Auto Follow feature, but was a fair bit more expensive. But I can not remember the name.

    Do you already know if you will test the Dobby? The price is really tempting, but I'd rather wait for the first reviews.

    • Timo admin

      9. July 2016 18 to: 30

      Hi Frank, the presentation of the Zerotech Dobby is definitely interesting. You certainly mean the "Lily" drone that was introduced last year. Whether I will have the Dobby in review, I currently do not know. Of course you can find a possible test report here and on my YouTube channel!

  2. Zlatan

    14. July 2016 12 to: 10

    Hammer part! I'm looking forward to the first videos of the Zerotech Dobby. On YouTube, I could only find videos from the manufacturer myself.

  3. Vincent

    4. August 2016 11 to: 51

    Zerotech Dobby are cheap at geekbuying this week!

    • Timo admin

      4. August 2016 12 to: 01

      Gearbest is currently cheaper ????

  4. Raphael

    20. July 2017 09 to: 31

    Hello Timo, thank you very much for the detailed report. What about the voice control? - Have you tried that or do you know whether the international version could also be controlled in different languages?

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Weight: 199g
Size (unfolded): 135mm × 145mm × 36.8mm
Size (folded): 135mm × 67mm × 36.8mm

Maximum altitude: 3000m
Maximum altitude (streaming): 3m
Floating Accuracy:
* Vertical +/- 0.1m - ~ +/- 0.5m
* Horizontal +/- 0.3m - ~ +/- 1.0m

Battery life: 9 minutes
Battery capacity: 970mAh
GPS Outdoor: GPS / GLONASS dual mode
Tax range: 100m
Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Image sensor: 1 / 3.06 inch CMOS
Lens: FOV 75 °; 28mm; f / 2.2
Tilt: -90 ° ~ 22.5 °
Image resolution: 4208 × 3120
Video resolution: 4K @ 30fps iImage Stabilization 1080p @ 30fps
Recording format: JPG / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
Internal memory: 16GB
Connection: Micro-USB


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