Snapchat launches drone that shoots 60 seconds of footage for $250

Pixy flying camera
(Image credit: Pixy - Snap Inc.)

Snap Inc, aka the company behind Snapchat, has just released a flying camera designed to work with the app. The bright yellow Pixy drone fits in the palm of your hand and is perfect for capturing videos of you and your friends or family without having to concentrate on using a controller. 

Designed to sync directly with Snapchat, the Pixy is a fun, flying camera that has four different flight modes: hover, reveal, orbit and follow. Unlike some of the best beginner drones, the Pixy is a completely hands-free device that takes off and lands in the palm of your hand. It features two cameras in total; one on the base of the device to help it navigate and a front-facing camera that records you.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.