The professionals at Flitetest has a great and detailed DJI Phantom 3 Professional review. They have spent 3 months flying the DJI Phantom 3 and provided the pros and cons for you.
Here are some of the top points:
What is the DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter?
- The DJI Phantom 3 is a semi-autonomous quadcopter. It has features such as GPS, Altitude and Position hold, 15 – 20 minutes flight time.
- The camera is capable of shooting in 4K resolution video and 12 Megapixel stills. The camera has no perspective distortion meaning when you are filming the horizon, the horizon appears as a perfect straight line unlike the GoPro where the horizon will be curved.
- The DJI Phantom 3 Professional has a 3-Axis Stabilising Gimbal.
- It comes with a remote controller. It’s comes with buttons and switches that are designed for Photography purposes. You can customised the buttons for Camera Control, Gimbal Control, Adjust Shutter Speed or ISO. It is pretty similar to buttons of a DSLR Camera
- It’s all Ready to Fly.
- The DJI Phantom 3 is designed to work with a Smartphone or an Android Tablet or iPad in order for it to work. The iPad Mini is the perfect size to fit the stand that comes with the controller.
- The DJI Go App comes with the DJI Phantom 3. It allows you to view the live footage from the camera WHILE you are flying. It runs via Lightbridge which is a Wifi Technology by DJI that allows you to watch your live footage in HD.
- It comes with a flight simulator software that allows you to learn how to fly the DJI Phantom 3 virtually before flying it for real.
- It comes with AutoPilot functions such as Auto TakeOff, Auto Land and Return to Home. All this can be operated via the DJI Go App that you installed on the tablet that you personally must provide.
- The DJI Phantom 3 is not your typical Remote Control hobbyist quadcopter. It is not for the aviation enthusiast who really just wants to experience FLIGHT. It is more about capturing aerial footage.
The DJI Phantom 3 is really a Precise Aerial Photography Tool.
- It is designed to be extremely easy to fly.
- It normally retails for $1259 but DJI is currently having a 10 year celebration sale. The DJI is now selling for $999 for a limited time.