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Snap introduces mini-drone camera, Pixy!

Snap inc just unveiled its yellow, pocket-size camera drone called Pixy!

According to Snap, Pixy does not require any setup or a controller to operate rather, it can be activated with a tap of a button found on the device.

Users can select how it flies based on four preset flight modes, which can be changed using the device’s camera dial. It can float, orbit, or even follow you.To stop recording, users can place their hand out and Pixy will land “gently” in their palm, Snap said.

*Snap pixy tweet on the drone-camera

Videos captured from the Pixy flight,

can be wirelessly transferred and saved into Snapchat Memories, which users can then edit and customise using effects such as Hyperspeed, Bounce, Orbit 3D, and Jump cut. Once done, users can share their masterpiece on Snapchat or any other platform.

  • Pixy is a companion to Snapchat. Videos from flights are wirelessly transferred and saved into Snapchat Memories.

Pixy is available in the US and France for a recommended price of $230.

The company however, recommends users check local drone regulations before Pixy takes flight.

This is not the first time that Snap has introduced a video capturing device.

In late 2016, it introduced Spectacles sunglasses equipped with a camera to initially capture videos before introducing a second generation that could also take photos that users could share in Snapchat

Image: Snap