A new camera drone, billed as the world's first 'throw-and-shoot' camera, is activated when a person tosses it into the air.

When users toss the Lily camera into the air it doesn’t fall and smash into pieces. Instead it automatically begins to follow the user, who is carrying a tracking device, all the while taking high-definition video and photos.

This leaves the user’s hands free, meaning they’re free to go about their activities while the camera follows their every move.

The small black and silver camera is highly portable, waterproof and weighs a mere 1.3 kilograms (less than three pounds).


According to its makers, the camera drone flies at a maximum speed of 40 kilometres per hour, and can fly at a maximum height of about 15 metres.

The battery-operated drone can fly for about 20 minutes on a full charge, and can record sound via the tracking device.

The Lily camera can be purchased for a special rate of $499 and will begin shipping in February 2016.