Instead of stuffing drones with every feature known to man, manufacturers are starting to build them with features and specs that are targeted toward for a particular type of use — like racing, FPV, or filmmaking.
Instead of being a jack-of-all-trades, this drone is built specifically for the purpose of taking selfies and follow footage — so we took it out for a couple weeks of selfie-ing to see how it stacks up against some of the more full-featured drones on the market.
It shoots video in 4K, stills in 13 megapixels, and even has a built-in flash — but believe it or not, the camera itself isn t as interesting as what s behind it.
What sets the Passport apart from other portable drones is the fact that it s equipped with image recognition software, which along with a quad core Snapdragon processor allows the drone to not only sense/track faces and bodies, but also maintain its position in space without the aid of GPS.
Finally, to round out the package, the Passport also comes with a suite of autonomous flying/filming modes.
In addition to standard ones like Orbit and Follow, it also has a 360 Panorama function you can activate with the touch of a button, as well as a thing called Beast Mode, which allows you to turn off the drone s software-imposed motor limitations for those times when you need to follow really fast objects.