$799 DJI Phantom 3 is one feature-rich drone to own
Drones are fun and good tool to explore your creativity. But they come with a premium price and leading drone manufacturers like DJI want to plug-in that loophole to increase their customer base. DJI Phantom 3 is that very answer to an affordable drone which doesn’t compromise on quality. The autonomous flying machine has a very good 12MP camera which shoots distortion free image even from a great distance thanks to its image stabilization feature.
The battery life has also improved since the drone can fly 2-25 minutes on one charge. There is a new Intelligent Flight Battery feature which keeps tab of your estimated flight time before the battery runs out. The only drawback being that the drone is not compatible with batteries of the older version which is a bit startling. So, you’ll have to buy another set of additional batteries to extend your shooting time.
Phantom 3 has a much improved hover and circling modes which allow you to capture action without having to worry about the positioning of camera. Just with a flick of the finger, the drone can hover at one place, follow you, fly higher or circle the designated subject for a beautiful perspective shot with the help of a remote controller which holds your mobile device too. It has a range of 1 km which is good enough for experienced drone flyers.
The compatible app also got better with an improved UI for controlling the camera and details of the current speed, altitude and distance. Also there is an automatic video editor that helps create new movies on the go.
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard model comes at a price of $799 and has much better features than DJI Vision 2+. It is ideal for people who are looking to buy a drone which is within budget and one that captures impressive video footage at 2.7K HD quality.