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If you've ever wanted to see things from a bird's eye view, Christmas just came early. This latest generation of camera drones combines impressive stability with razor-sharp image clarity. Two fantastic examples of that tech just went on sale for a limited time.
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If you haven't flown a drone before, these sleek flyers practically do the maneuvering for you. The Alpha Z, in particular, has a "headless mode" that enables it to compensate and start flying from a range of positions. Once in the air, its six-axis gyroscope keeps it steady even in moderate winds, and it can return to its landing point with a single button press. You can view the 4K wide-angle feed from the front camera in real-time through a companion app, and there's a 720p camera on the bottom if you need another perspective on the action.
The Flying Fox has the same 4K camera, auto-return feature, and some very intuitive controls. For example, you can easily program it to start recording or taking pics just by waving your hand, and it can be set to follow the controller at a fixed distance.
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