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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review


By Allyson W | 21/01/2017 10:18:38

DJI has successfully carved a name for itself in the media world and it is always raising the standard whenever it comes to drone camera, they have been used to shoot footage in wildlife documentaries, major Hollywood movies, and adverts, now we have the DJI Phantom 3 Professional. DJI latest drone is called the DJI Phantom 3 Professional, and it is one of the most refined drones. It offers 4K recording together with a host of many features such as easy flying modes, the ability to stream live to YouTube, all of these at the press of a few buttons. It’s also been priced at a level than makes it a simple choice for armature and pro users out there!

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

PROS

  • 4K recording
  • Easy to fly
  • YouTube live streaming at just a press of a button
  • Great stability for capture
  • Safety features for beginners

CONS

  • The camera is not removable
  • Phantom 2 owners cannot use their old batteries
  • Hence battery is expensive

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

DESIGN

The DJI Phantom 3 look much like the company's previous drone called the Phantom 2 Vision drone, on the surface the Vision drone and Phantom 3 doesn't look much different. The Phantom 3 drone consists of the main body with 4 propellers, a camera fitted to the movable 3-axis gimbal that is mounted beneath, and the landing legs which provides stability for the drone while on the ground.

Out of the box, Phantom 3 comes with a large dedicated remote control that can give you all the functions you need to make it fly, including the capacity to hold and charge your tablet or smartphone to act as the viewing screen. The drone is strong enough to withstand a little ground collision. It is designed in such a way that the parts are replaceable if the need arises, so a damaged propeller does not mean it's the end of the world for Phantom 3.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

BATTERY

The battery is designed to alert you when it's running out of power, it is handy and swappable, which is a good job, it has an estimation of about 23-minutes of life per charge. There is a need always to swap those batteries. Spares batteries can be purchased. Also, you can buy the Pro Professional two battery boxed option which costs more, but it remains an obvious good choice. The battery performance depends on what you are doing with the camera.

If you fly only, you will get the most time out of Phantom 3, but you will notice a dip if you capture 4K footage, but overall the battery performance is great.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

CAMERA

The main reason to go for the Professional model of DJI Phantom 3 is that the footage is awesome due to its ability to record in 4K and it offers 1080p 120fps. The Advanced version comes with HD only and this is the main difference between the two. With the Phantom 3, the company has dumped the fisheye lens that was on the previous models. The new lens offers a 94-degree viewing angle, and this means that the body of the drone won’t appear in your footage.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

FLIGHT PERFORMANCE

Regardless of whether you record 4K or not, one of the biggest success of the DJI Phantom 3 is its flight performance. You can get Phantom 3 up in the air with so much ease and when flying it, you will probably think you're doing anything. And we believed that trained professionals would get the best out of it.

Support

We have to mention support here as we have yet to see a web site that is so simple that to find anything you need, from user manuals to drivers you WILL find it on the front page! It’s great to see a company that thinks that great support should start at the Web Site level.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

CONCLUSION
The DJI Phantom 3 Professional remains the drone to go for if you are keen on capturing the world and viewing it in an ultra-high 4K definition, these is no other drone that comes close to this one at the moment for the price. The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is very easy to use, and it is one of the most accessible drones. The mass of pro-spec features, ease of use and approachability makes it a winner in our books!

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review

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