What is the Hawk Camera?
Briefly put it is a new contender in the upcoming market for drones focused around their ability to follow the user, and film them without any/much user input.
Previously we have featured the Lilly Camera on DroneBlog and the new Hawk Camera definitely seems to be crashing into their intended user base, but lets get down into the hard data first and examin what this beauty has for us “under the hood”:
What are the stats on the Hawk Camera Drone?
Speed: The top speed is 20mph
Weight: It weighs 1kg
Flight Time: It is capable of flying 30 minutes on a fully charged battery(as with all battery powered applications this varies depending on the conditions it is being used in)
Water: It is not waterproof and should only be flown in dry weather.
Camera: The Hawk Camera Drone comes with a HD 4k camera and a gimbal mount, that also fits a GoPro Camera.
Size: The Hawk can be folded up, making it a 25cm x 20cm x 6cm fit for a bag(it comes with a carry case).
Control: The drone is controlled using a GPS Watch, supplemented by a Smartphone app.(included in the price)
It compares quite well to other drones on the market such as the Lilly Camera, DJI Phantom etc. Especially the watch control is something I am rather happy with, I would hate to be required to carry my phone while performing various sports activities. You rarely have the pocket-space for safely carrying your phone, but a watch is something you can almost always wear without any issues.
Stuff you should know if you are looking at purchasing the Hawk Camera
There a few things you should keep in mind if the above information made you reach for your wallet, I would also recommend that you go to their website and look around, as well as watch their beautiful video.
How much is the Hawk Camera Drone going to cost?
The Hawk Camera is going to be priced at £449, an immensely aggressive price point when compared to other high end drones such as the Lilly Camera at £575 or the DJI Phantom which, depending on the version, can quickly go above £700. If you have broken out your wallet to buy an expensive drone in this price class then that difference probably is not going to be the biggest deciding factor, but it is worth considering nonetheless.
When does it ship?
It is slated to start shipping on the 30 March. If you are considering pre-ordering you should however note that this is only guaranteed for those who buy before February 28th, orders placed after this date are expected to be delivered in April.
What is the Warranty policy?
They offer a one-year limited warranty, you can find further reading about what this entails in their Terms. Since you are pre-ordering they also guarantee full refunds if for some reason you decide to cancel, before the shipping date.
Here at DroneBlog we are certainly very excited to see more contenders in the market, the more the merrier! Increased competition will make sure we continue to see new exciting innovation as well as competitive prices.
See you all next week, where we are going to take a look at all the exciting news that came from CES!