DJI Inspire 1 vs Lily Drone – Comparisons

Browsing drone possibilities and trying to decide which is best? Comparing drones is an excellent way to get an idea of what you want and need from your quadcopter, and is as important as reading reviews. If debating whether to purchase the Lily drone from Lily or the Inspire 1 from DJI, check out the following comparison to help you with your decision:


The DJI Inspire 1 features a lightweight, compact camera capable of shooting 4Kp30 or 1080p60 videos and taking 12-megapixel images. The camera includes a rectilinear, curved lens design that prevents distortion, as well as 20mm focal length that allows you to take “remarkably wide” shots without the dreaded “fisheye” issue. This drone’s Zenmuse X3 gimbal is of the highest quality and provides outstanding camera stabilization.

The Lily, in comparison, is more of a camera than a drone, and while it provides 1080 and 60fps videos and 12-megapixel images, the resolution is lower than what you enjoy with the Inspire 1 and other larger drones.

Lily Drone


Another perk of using the Inspire 1 is the ease of operation. It features 13-inch, quick-release rotors complete with the DJI “Z-Blade” design, which are reinforced with carbon fiber compound material to “ensure excellent performance with increased stability.” The brushless motor features curved magnets that significantly increase efficiency by eliminating airflow gaps. Very easy to fly, the Inspire 1’s main controller calculates environmental factors in real time and instantly responds to control commands.

The Lily is advertised as the first drone you can toss in the air, as it automatically begins following you and recording video. It’s more of a camera than a drone, as it’s designed to follow you as you climb, surf, snowboard, run, etc. You have to make certain you do all of these things under 25 miles per hour, which is the drone’s speed limit. And while it’s (sometimes) nice to have a flying camera following you around as you engage in various activities, if you’re looking for a drone you can enjoy flying, the Lily is not for you. The operation is simple, but then again you’re dealing with a camera rather than a full-blown drone.

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