If you are a photographer who is looking to up your game, then you might have been toying around with the idea of capturing images from different angles – and with the help of the LA100 automatic micro UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), that is not too hard to do. Lehmann Aviation of France is the one behind the LA100 fully automatic UAV which was specially designed to tote around a GoPro HERO3 camera.

The LA100 is obedient enough to follow a pre-programmed flight path, but it will be different from others such as the Swinglet as the LA100’s flight path cannot be customized or overridden by remote control. The whole idea is this – this particular aircraft will target users who have absolutely zero piloting background, which can be a boon or a curse, depending on which side of the fence you are sitting on. Basically, the LA100 will be able to capture footage from a height of 80 to 100 meters without the need for any input from the user who has his or her feet planted firmly on the ground, where the hand-launched LA100 will return to the launch site for a horizontal landing afterwards. It is capable of flying at speeds of up to 80 kmh, in a space of 5 minutes.

Not exactly priced to move, the LA100 will retail for €990 a pop, and will arrive this December – although whether it will make the Christmas deadline or not remains to be seen.

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