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

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

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

  • 4k UHD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal; Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal microSD card)
  • Included flight battery and rechargable remote controller means this system is ready to fly out of the box
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control (phone/tablet sold separately; see DJI’s website for compatible models)
  • Fying this product is restricted within 15 miles radius of the White House

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. To allow you to see what the drone sees, DJI has engineered a new generation of their Lightbridge technology that allows 720p HD digital streaming of live video directly from the drone. You can control the camera and se

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  1. Darren Levine "That Photo/Video/Tech Guy" July 8, 2014 at 10:13 am
    90 of 96 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I’m still stunned. Love the flying, love the camera & gimbal., May 11, 2015
    This review is from: DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera (Electronics)

    It’s still early, but my impressions are really quite gleaming for this little fella. My first few flights have been remarkably stable and intuitive. I’m new to flying, but the phantom 3 and the app are really great even if you’re a newbie.

    Here are my current thoughts and considerations:

    -Price point considering the gimbal and camera are excellent
    -Stability even in fair gusts of wind is better than i imagined
    -Gimbal is remarkable, the first flight it was wonky, but from then on its been great, can achieve ‘locked off’ type shots (crazy impressive)
    -Battery life is decent, same as other copters, get extra batteries!
    -Camera quality is on par with gopro, and nearly Zero distortion/fisheye effect
    -App is really great, a bit overwhelming at first, but once you digest it it’s great.
    -Complete control of the camera through the app and controller, LOVE this
    -Really wish it could become more compact for travel, needs its own carryon size case
    -Wish the charger was more like a dock.
    -Controller has to be recharged, wish it took AA batteries, but thus far it looks like the built in battery is huge and will last lots of hours.
    -My droid turbo runs the app like a champ, but really need a bigger tablet with a sunshade

    I will update as i continue to fly, i am going all out with a log book of every flight and will be planning lots of visuals and hope to get FAA exemption as i’m a professional videographer and would love to use it commercially. Which is another bit of advice: to date you CANNOT use a copter for commercial purposes without FAA exemption. As a hobby under 400′ is OK in the USA, but still be safe and don’t go messing it up for the rest of us by flying over bridges and the white house, bad mojo.

    UPDATE 5/20/15:
    Several flights more and things are still excellent. Finding more and more functionality within the app. The ability to set height and distance restrictions is super useful. The app does have a way of working that can be annoying at first, such as how to expand/close windows.

    Two quirks thus far: The app appears to remain running on my phone even after exiting, and runs down my battery. Have to force close it. Also, i did a full power down between flights, and the app opened up to a frozen screen when i booted back up, and had to again be force stopped and then it ran fine when i booted it back up. My plan is to buy a samsung tab 4 to take over for it.

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  2. Eric C. Anderson July 8, 2014 at 10:52 am
    46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic image quality for a drone, great video stability and quality! And stable!, May 23, 2015
    By 
    Eric C. Anderson (Gardnerville, NV) –
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    This review is from: DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera (Electronics)
    While this is not my first drone I ordered, it is the first to arrive (my others are Kickstarter and Indiegogo units, so they are in development).

    The features that sold me to buy a 3rd unit (!!) before having any was the camera (linear rather than curved field), 12MPix images 4K video, and other camera features (AE bracket, AE Lock etc.). And, the built-in long-range (1.2 miles) ability (some have reported up to 3 miles). I actually don’t intend to use it that far, being a chicken (Don’t want to lose it!)… but that means for a few hundred to 1000 feet, it should never lose connection.

    Unpacking was a drag – they put plastic sheeting over almost everything, even the props. It took some time to carefully cut it off. I guess they want it to arrive in pristine condition… 🙂 The next thing I did was download the app, at which point I discovered a message that I had to update the firmware. I downloaded it, read the instructions, but had some confusion about the sounds that would be generated to tell me the status of an update. Consequently, I sat there for 20 minutes waiting for it to complete, and finally gave up, only to discover it completed many minutes ago, I just did not understand the “D..D..D..D” and “DDD..D” terminology (that is their way of explaining “morse code” buzzing from the camera).

    You use the same download file to also update the transmitter, and then put it back in the Phantom to update the battery. Once that was done, I explored the interface and set about reading the manuals and getting ready for my “maiden flight.”

    The manual that shipped with my unit was fairly brief, but fortunately the app gives you access to a much more complete version (touch “help”). It took me a few hours to read all of the stuff (highly recommended before your first flight). I could not find some of the features in the software, however. Specifically, the camera modes (burst auto exposure bracket, timer etc.). And, for some reason, my camera was stuck in EV +1.7 rather than EV 0. In other words, always overexposing. I took my maiden flight anyway. It was scary: I flew it behind a tree and freaked out. I was able to recover without hitting the tree. It is hard to judge distance without 3D… 🙂

    I did not understand that if you start the motors, the take-off icon goes away (and is replaced by land). It turns out that takeoff will start the motors for you. Takeoff and landing worked great! Stability is fantastic! It just hovers if you take your hands off the controls.

    For me, going sideways or backwards is not an option (unless I am above the trees). Travel can be fast, so be caareful not to go so fast that your reaction time is too long to prevent a crash! No crashed yet (although I did drop the Phantom down the stairs by mistake, cutting my finger on a propeller, and without damage… OOPS!). Stairs had carpet, but still, it handled the fall without incident. Whew!

    I contacted support about the EV problem, but before they responded, I tried “camera reset” and that fixed the EV problem. I contacted them again to explain better what the problem was (the manuals could certainly have even more info in them), because I have no idea how the problem occurred. I also asked them where the missing camera features were. Turns out you get them by holding down on the shutter button. Who woulda known?

    Other than wishing for a more complete manual (actually, for a Chinese company”s manual, it is quite good and in real English), the 3 Pro performs very well.

    On my 2nd flight, with the camera working correctly I took my first shots of my neighborhood. I then processed them using Intensify Pro and Noiseless, two apps on my Mac I use for most of my imaging work (along with Photoshop). The images are excellentt!

    i only wish for more pixels and a zoom lens… 🙂

    If you are a photographer or a videographer, this is the best yet. The video is so smooth yuo woud not think it was a drone. Rock solid!

    Bravo, DJI!

    Update: I can’t stress enough that the stability is amazing. I got to fly my neighbor’s Phantom 2 Vision+ yesterday (and watch him fly it) and it was … difficult – due to drift. I managed to run into a tree, and he also almost lost control. Lost one prop (unit is undamaged). And the pilot app on the Vision+ is very limited compared to the Phantom 3. In fact, my neighbor is now selling his Phantom 2 set so he can buy a Phantom 3… It’s like a completely different product, with so much improvement it is truly amazing! Attached is a photo I took (Note: it was adjusted to my liking with Intensify Pro and Noiseless).

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  3. 58 of 63 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This Drone is amazing!!!, May 8, 2015
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    This review is from: DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone with 4K UHD Video Camera (Electronics)
    Get it! You’ll love it. I’ve had multiple drones before the Phantom 3. This one takes the headache out of flying. The app is seamless with the drone and controller so you plug in, wait for it to warm up and go. I’ve been flying every morning since I received it. The app is great. Same app that the inspire uses but updated for the Phantom 3. It even comes with a flight simulator so you can practice flying while sitting in your living room. After the first flight I sold my Phantom 2. There’s no reason to fly with that one anymore. I chose to get the Professional instead of the Advanced because I run a production company (FitLife Productions) and we use the 4K footage for our shoots. The quality is awesome and you can get some really good looking shots. If you’re in the market for a DJI drone then this is the one!

    5 stars for Ease of Use
    5 stars for the Camera
    5 stars for a great product!

    Links to Samples shot on the Phantom 3
    #1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZrzX9muzq0
    #2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtdpAIrO4nI
    #3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwpTLp8Hhhw

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