Meet the Camera that Uses Facial Recognition to Take Selfies
Technology has become pretty much advanced over the past couple of years. New inventions that have proved to completely change the world are coming out every single day. The latest of these inventions is a camera that uses facial recognition to take selfies. The Hover Camera, which was announced by Zero Zero Robotics back in April, is finally in the market. The compact quadcopter has a brand new name, Passport, and resembles a hardcover book in size when folded. It allows for easy opening and tossing into the air whereby it is in a position to capture video resolutions of up-to 4K using its 13-megapixels camera.
The new camera allows for safe folding. This makes portability easy because you can carry it from one location to another stress-free. The best thing about it is its ease of use. This means that you don’t need any technical experience to effectively use the Passport. Once you have acquired it, you are able to start taking aerial photos right away. Most importantly, it comes with an easy to read user manual that provides all the necessary details about effective usage of the camera.
It is modified to make use of body and face tracking to follow the user while recording. In addition, you can choose to make good use of the mobile app it comes with to setup your desired shots. Moreover, it has motors and propellers that are properly encased inside a perfect carbon fiber framework. The framework is light and strong and this ensures that the camera is safe all the time. Additionally, it allows for grabbing and repositioning similar to a floating tripod.
The new Hover Camera Passport has undergone a number of minor rebranding here and there to come up with a high-quality camera. It is available for purchase from Robotics Zero Zero website and it is going for $549. It boasts of 4K video, but it is only equipped with electronic stabilization rather than mechanical gimbal. This makes the Passport an ideal camera for people who have no intentions of flying it in wind. However, earlier reviews were suggesting that the Passport isn’t that good even when flown in nil wind.
Its fully enclosed rotors are likely to appeal most users on the market. There are much better compared to those used by its competitors. Although the Passport makes use of high quality enclosed rotors, it remains to be the lowliest priced of its kind on the market. If connected the 5 GHz WI-Fi connection that is present in most smartphones, users should expect ranges of up-to 20m. Moreover, the duration of flying will be around ten minutes in zero wind per battery. Its standard package is available in a generous 2 batteries. In addition, it comes with an excellent dual battery charger.
The Passport makes use of an advanced technology to track your face. Its face detection technology remains to be one of a kind and with no doubt, you will love it. The technology allows it to effectively track your face and follow your lead. It allows for 360 degrees spin and this allows you to capture panoramic videos.
Similarly, this camera is capable to track your body. Whether you are street dancing, jogging, biking, or skating, the Passport is designed to keep up and record your activities from behind. Unlike most other drones, the Passport is enclosed by a carbon fiber that allows mid-air retrieving by grabbing. Additionally, its lightweight makes it a perfect companion and unlike other cameras that require registering in order to be used in some locations, this isn’t the case with Passport.
Although the Passport isn’t that fast, it is able to travel at a speed of approximately 18 mph. It is powered by Snapdragon Qualcomm Flight platform. Additionally, controlling using a smart device and advanced control options are a bit limited. However, it only weighs 250g and it is not ideal for taking high-altitude shots making it your ultimate selfie camera.
Its hardware looks perfect; specifically it’s new and improved foldable design. It makes use of an advanced technology that allows it to follow you as you snap photos and record videos. Its face detection software works perfectly and you will absolutely love it. However, it has been shown to have issues when detecting several faces whereby it isn’t sure of the face to follow even after locking it to a particular face.
Moreover, the Passport isn’t that perfect when it comes to following users up the stairs as well as reflective surfaces such as glass windows. It appears to be a bit confused and throws off its tracking. You will have to test it yourself both indoors and outdoors to find out whether its effectiveness.
Hover Camera – Introducing the self-flying camera anyone can use
The new Passport is a must have camera that will treat you to some of the best snap taking and video shooting experiences. It uses a facial recognition technology that allows it to follow your lead and take selfies on the go. Moreover, it is relatively cheap.