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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera Review

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone is the latest of the proud Phantom drones produced by DJI. In this model, a lot of significant innovations have been made. Phantom 3 has a fully stabilized, three-axis gimbal, and 4k UHD video cam that gives you crisp and smooth photos and videos. It allows you to view what it actually sees, thanks to the new generation Lightbridge technology that is engineered to provide 720-pixel High Definition live direct digital streaming video. The full resolution videos are recorded simultaneously on an internal micro SD card. And as the drone flies, the camera can be controlled and the video stream can be seen in real time. The video can also be shared using the advanced features of DJI Pilot’s app.

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When flying indoors, this drone operates with an array of ultrasonic and optical sensors integrated into the unit. DJI calls it the Vision Positioning system, and its function is to let you control the drone indoors with fine precision, without having to rely on a GPS signal. The Phantom 3 also includes tried and tested features, including GPS navigation, auto landings and take-offs; a mobile app for both iOS and Androids that makes it possible to view the video camera live, and to enable complete control of the camera; a safety database for restricted flying zones; and a high powered, intelligent flight battery. It also comes with a rechargeable remote control.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone

The Phantom 3 Professional continues the proud tradition of DJI's Phantom series and brings several important innovations to the Phantom's rich feature set. The Phantom 3 Professional carries a fully stabilized 3-axis 4k UHD video camera for smooth, crisp videos and still photos.

$916.48 $1,259.00

Reviewers have noted how remarkably intuitive and stable the flights of the Phantom 3 are, even for those new to drones. This stability has been observed in conditions where fair gusts of outdoor wind were present. The reasonable price has also been pointed out, considering how excellent the camera and gimbal are. The camera quality is comparable to the GoPro, with nearly zero fisheye (distortion) effect. This is due to its linear (instead of curved) field. Other camera features include 12-megapixel, 4K video, as well as standard camera features such as AE lock, AE Bracket, burst auto exposure, timer, and the like. The gimbal, meanwhile, can attain locked-off type, impressive shots.

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The drone has 1.2 miles of long-range capacity, although some users have reported being able to control it for as far as three miles. There are also various functionalities within the app, including the option to set distance and height restrictions, which operators find very useful.

The unit contains the main aircraft body; a remote control; 4 pairs of propellers; intelligent rechargeable flight battery; power cable; battery charger; manual containing advanced safety guidelines; manual containing flight battery safety guidelines; a quick start guide; gimbal clamp; 16 GB MicroSD card; vibration absorbers; four landing pads; anti-drop kit; five stickers; and a propeller wrench.

An important note: Make sure you understand that the Phantom 3 is locked and cannot operate if it is located within a fifteen-mile radius from the White House. This includes areas such as the Washington DC, much of Arlington, Prince Georges County, Silver Spring, Fairfax, Montgomery County, and Falls Church. Outside of this range, the drone will fly perfectly fine, but within the fifteen-mile restriction zone, it will simply not work, even if you use it within your own premises.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone

The Phantom 3 Professional continues the proud tradition of DJI's Phantom series and brings several important innovations to the Phantom's rich feature set. The Phantom 3 Professional carries a fully stabilized 3-axis 4k UHD video camera for smooth, crisp videos and still photos.

$916.48 $1,259.00

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