DJI Phantom 3 Released!


I am surprised no-one else has beat me to this,but the DJI phantom 3 has been released and is not as expensive as you might think when considering that is packs the same tech as the DJI inspire 1 (such as lightbridge and the indoor vision sensors)

Today DJI has announced the new Phantom 3 quadcopter which is released in two flavors, the Phantom 3 Advanced, and the Phantom 3 Professional


With the previous DJI Phantom releases, DJI have usualy have one version in each phantom series as the budget option with no integrated camera, but today there was no mention of this as the naming of the phantom 3 Pro and Advanced leaves some scope for a camera-less version so you can use other third party gimbals or cameras such as a gopro.

Apart from the new fancy 4K camera the other neat features (inherited from the DJI Inspire) include a indoor optic flow sensor for indoor flight, and a ne GPS receiver that supports GLONASS like the new walkera drones. But my favourite feature is the integrated of the DJI lightbridge system built into the DJI phantom 3 allowing you to stream 720p video back home to your android or IOS device.


In terms of the 4K camera, some thought has gone into this, with a f/2.8 shooter now has a 94-degree fixed field of view which is narrower than the DJI Phantom 2 Vision + which means your videos and pictures will not be distorted with the fish eye effect. Furthermore the narrow field of view means that you are less likely to get any props or legs in the video when banking at extreme angles. Also you have more control over the camera allowing you to adjust things like ISO, Exposure, shutter speed and color filters etc..






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  • I`ll be interested in a head to head with the 3DR Solo,I`ve owned both a 3DR and DJI controllers in my quads and both have had their pluses and minuses.

    I hope the 3DR will be pretty much a fly out of the box,that is where the mass appeal and sales will be,DJI have that covered pretty well.

    Interesting to see that the Harvey Norman chain will be stocking the Solo in Oz.

  • Btw, here is the first DJI Phantom 3 overall review: http://djiphantom2vision-plus.com/dji-phantom-3-quadcopter-review/

  • Steve, lol

  • I loved the marketing line "Made with Aluminum, pulled from the crust of the earth ITSELF!". ;-)

  • I think I'm gonna skip weddings from now on.

    DJI's Realistic Phantom 3 Wedding Commercial


  • Just Phantom evolve.

    Not revolution

  • @Guiseppe, '4480 mAh 4sthat weighs only 368 grams' gives 180Wh/kg. Pretty much the same as the multistar lipos from hobbyking. I use the 4S 4Ah multistar. It weighs 325g so 182Wh/kg.

  • I hope 3dr's new drone will be better. This phantom has some nice features, Dji is speeding up. 

  • 23min flight time and 16m/s thats not an improvement??
  • @Atif - Nice comment 'Unfortunately there is no other way when facing behemoths.'

    But I think behemoths have weak legs too...

    I think the short-term profit for the Phantom3 must now be incredibly low, and DJI have shifted the business plan to long term slow profit. This may mean that innovation has just reached a hillcrest and DJI is going to let the Phantom3 product run for a long time without changing.

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