DJI Phantom 3 Review: One of the Best Drones You'll Ever Fly
By Pete Nyandeh
There are plenty of different drones in the marketplace, but one of the best I have piloted is the DJI Phantom 3 Professional. Capable of 4K ultra-high definition video, this drone also produces live streams video to iOS and Android devices so that the pilot can see exactly what the drone is seeing. The really unique feature about this particular model is the presence of Vision Positioning system, which allows for stable and predictable flight whenever a GPS signal is not available. Of course outside with GPS reception, this drone is capable of automatic landings and takeoffs and built-in programming of no-fly zones. A DJI Phantom 3 review would not be complete without mention of intuitive controls and stability during flight.
The DJI Phantom 3 drone has a lot going for it. Firstly, the mobile device holder, for the phone or tablet to control the unit, is included with the initial purchase. As advertised, this model handles fabulously, hovers perfectly, and delivers some spectacular 4K UHD footage. The 720p live stream from the camera to the device was clear and very helpful in controlling the 3-axis camera. All together this drone delivered some really impressive results in the air.
Once the app is installed on the mobile device, syncing with the drone and getting into the air takes only a few minutes. The battery allows for longer flights, and since video is recorded to a Micro SD card, getting the footage processed is a snap. Because of the higher resolution, everyone is going to want to maximize the size of the card to 64GB. Plus every DJI Phantom 3 review should mention the 12-megapixel still pictures the unit is capable of taking because they offer some pretty incredible images as well.
I really did not see any problem with the DJI Phantom 3, except the price. Like the other unmanned aerial vehicles on the market, this device is not a toy. Since the price tag on this unit outpaces twelve-hundred bucks, anyone considering a purchase may realize that this is a tool. The tool is perfect for top quality video production and getting some truly amazing shots. Once you get past the price tag though, there really is not a lot of bad things to say about this drone. It delivers in every aspect of performance and use. DJI has delivered on this particular quadcopter.
The DJI Phantom 3 is a professional drone that should be in the arsenal of any serious hobbyist or video production company. The user-friendly performance is miles above many of the lower priced models many drone pilots learn on, and the massive technical wizardry involved in this unit underscore that point. This model is made to bring video from UAVs to the next level, and it succeeds in every way.
Pete Nyandeh is a product reviewer and an owner of the phantom 3 drone. Pete has reviewed numerous products and this product is his latest. .