I recently received a DJI/Ryze Tello as a gift from family. The Tello is a small drone weighing just 80g that works both indoors and outdoors (although you need good light and good conditions, ie, no wind, to be safe when using it outside). It has a downward facing vision system that allows it to stay steady when hovering. It works up to 100m away and is controlled by a smartphone or table via the Tello app.
The Tello has a 5mp camera on the front that streams 720p video to a phone or tablet. When you have a strong wifi signal, you can capture some fairly decent footage (not Spark, Air, or Mavic quality, mind you). There is no gimbal, although it does have electronic image stabilisation (EIS) which when the drone is in slow mode, it keeps the video level and fairly steady regardless of what direction you move the drone.[Read more…]