DJI Phantom 3

Features of the DJI Phantom 3

Well, the truth is that it is difficult to decide where to start, because the DJI Phantom 3 is loaded with amazing news. So, we will simply follow the order of your official website.

First of all, we have the video camera. Did you want an HD camera? No, the DJI Phantom is not going to give you a HD … It’s going to give you a 4K! Of course, it will depend on the version you choose. If you want the Professional version, you will have a professional video camera with which to record 4K videos. However, you can also opt for the Advanced version, with 1080p videos.

On the other hand, the distance that is able to travel also deserves a mention. Not long ago, the drones could hardly separate more than twenty meters from the pilot … The DJI Phantom 3 allows you flights of up to 2 kilometers! Best of all, you will have no problem knowing where you are, since, from the controls themselves, you will have a screen to see in real time what your drone is seeing.

Of course, being able to travel such a long distance, it is logical to have simple controls, but at the same time deep. With the remote control you can control all the movements of the dron even if you have lost sight of it. After a lot of time and effort, DJI engineers have found a way to do it.

And if you do not want to use the remote control, you also have an App for your Smartphone with almost the same functions!

However, there is a new element in the DJI Phantom 3 that makes it a real gem of engineering. They have added a feature called Vision Positioning, which allows the drone to know if there is any obstacle nearby, even in areas where there is no GPS signal. In this way, you can fly it indoors or on the mountain without risk to suffer a blow.

Another important element is the battery, which has been improved to create a smart battery, which alerts you at all times of its condition and can be recharged in a short time.

And, finally, it should be noted that it also has some typical but terribly important features, such as the automatic return function, both when you want it (because you have lost sight of it, For example), as when the drone intelligently detects that it is running out of battery power.

As you can see, the DJI Phantom 3 brings a series of innovations that we would not be surprised to see, in the future, in all the drones. Of course, with this model, DJI has managed to take the lead in its competitors and offer the drone of the future.

If you want to buy this dron at the best price, go to the beginning of the analysis. There you will see our table with a price comparison.

To finish I leave the official video of the dron where you can see its design, performance and video quality:

Performance
Maximum Speed Ascent: 16.4′ fps / 5 m/s Descent: 9.8′ / 3 m
Hover Accuracy Vertical: ±3.9″ / 10 cm Horizontal: ±3.3′ / 1 m
Maximum Altitude Above Sea Level: 19,685′ / 6000 m
Flight Time 23 minutes (depending on conditions)
Flight Control System
GPS Mode GPS / GLONASS
Vision Positioning Frequency: 50 Hz Velocity Range: Below 26.2 fps / 8 m/s (6.6′ / 2 m above the ground) Altitude Range: 11.8″ to 118.1″ / 30 cm to 300 cm Operating Range: 11.8″ to 118.1″ / 30 cm to 300 cm

Operating Environment: Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

Transmitter
Frequency 2.400 to 2.483 GHz
Communication Distance 6561.7′ / 2000 m (outdoors and unobstructed)
Receiver Sensitivity 1%PER: 101 dBm ±2 dBm
Transmitter Power EIRP: 20 dBm
Working Current 1.2 A at 7.4 V
Connectivity 1 x USB type A female for mobile device interface 1 x Micro-USB female for firmware updates / assistant software 1 x Charge port
Lightbridge Support Yes; compatible iOS or Android mobile device with USB required
Mobile Device Holder Compatibility: Tablet or smartphone
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

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9 Total Score
Awesome

One of the best drones on the market. Although there are already successors (Phantom 4) its characteristics are exceptional.

Design
9
Price
7
Quality
9
Innovation
10
Usability
9
PROS
  • HD Camera included and 4K resolution
  • App to control it
  • 2 km high
  • Smart battery
CONS
  • Affordable price for quality
  • There are new models (Phantom 4)
User Rating: 4.07 (37 votes)

4 Comments
  1. Reply
    bob June 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    yowza!

    • Reply
      Kamron July 5, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Tha’ts going to make things a lot easier from here on out.

  2. Reply
    mrfixit June 29, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    So, was this an actual DJ3? I thought they had an onboard camera, let this reviewer mentions a go pro? Admittedly I am confused, but I am also new to this product range…

  3. Reply
    Suzy July 5, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Wow I must confess you make some very trnnchaet points.

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