DJI Phantom 3 Professional review
DJI Phantom 3 Professional review

DJI Phantom 3- The third generation of unmanned DJI cameras began with the release of the Phantom and Advanced Professional,

which was the first best model at the time the quadruplicate consumer who could buy.

And soon there was a standard. As its name suggests, the Standard Edition is listed just below its predecessors,

which is reflected in its price. DJI Phantom 3 standard is much cheaper,

allowing you to take it to the “reasonable” category – at least compared to the advanced and professional. However,

all variants of 3G drones are very similar. Has DJI managed to retain all the best job features, resulting in a price reduction of nearly 50%? Overview DJI Phantom 3 Standart is designed to illustrate this issue.


When it comes to important parameters, the quadrocopter basically corresponds to its more expensive bro. It has the same battery as the other two models,

DJI Phantom 3

so the drone provides the same flight for an additional 25 minutes for a fee. In addition,

the device maintains a GPS-based smart return function,

which automatically moves it to the launch location in the event of a control signal loss or simply if the pilot does not want to manually control the DJI Phantom 3 Standard quadrocopter flight.

Camera overview

According to the owners, the model offers aerial photography capabilities similar to the advanced and professional.

The camera is very similar to the more expensive quadrocopter installed, but its features are a little different. Image sensor,

which is, as users doubt is the same as Sony’s sensor as in other UAV rulers, it has a size of 1 / 2.3 “,

resolution 12 manganese the same aperture relative from equal lens to f / 2.8, as well as 94-grads The field of view. The camera records images in JPEG or raw format,

as well as a video in 720p, 1080p or 1520p.

The latest version of DJI calls “2.7K”, because the image consists of 2704 x 1520 pixels. Actually, it gives you more options It is an advanced solution,

although it should be noted that if you want to record with a frame rate of above 30k / s, it will have to reduce the resolution to 720p (advanced designation).

record speeds of up to 1080p pattern 60 and / sec).

On each top corner of the controller are buttons for starting and stopping recording and quickly changing camera settings like the exposure and angle of view.

Using these physical controls is much easier than poking at the tiny on-screen controls while the drone is airborne.


Getting started with the drone is incredibly easy. When you take it out of the box, just start charging the battery and the controller (a supplied lead charges both through one plug), and download the DJI Pilot app onto your iOS or Android device.

Once everything is charged, switch on the controller and the drone, pop your phone or tablet into the bracket and connect your mobile device with its usual charging cable to the controller. Then,

after a few simple steps on the app, you’re connected and ready to go around five minutes of playing around had me up and running.

Before you take off for the first time, you can use the app as a training guide. You pilot a virtual drone around a field on-screen,

allowing you to familiarise yourself with the main controls, without risking smashing your new toy into a tree. Even so, the first time you use it should be in a very open space,

and you should stick to basic man oeuvres until you get the hang of it.

Flying the drone

The DJI 3 is every bit as easy to fly as its predecessors. Even just 10 minutes of casual flying around an open area is sufficient time to learn the basics. It helps that the drone is incredibly responsive and can accelerate

More importantly

decelerate extremely quickly. If you see you’re getting too close to some trees, a quick movement on the stick will instantly change its course to get you out of trouble or simply return the sticks to neutral to stop it in its tracks.

At close range (up to around 30 meters, or 100 feet) I find it easy to pilot the drone simply by looking at it. Once it gets a bit further away

or it’s above you, visibly lost against the bright sky then it’s more convenient to use the camera view on your tablet,

seeing what it’s seeing,

to help navigate. It automatically corrects for wind,

so slight gusts won’t throw it off course, but trying to get closeup footage of a tornado is not a good idea.

New sensors on the bottom of the drone point down and detect patterns on the floor to lock on to, in order to remain stable when flying indoors,

where a GPS signal (used for stability outdoors) isn’t available. Although you could technically fly any of the previous drones indoors,

the new sensors provide better stability,

making it able to hover in a fixed location without any control from you. This made a big difference in my testing as I was able to fly the drone from inside my living room out of the window.

DJI reckons you can get around 20-23 minutes of flight time from a full charge of the drone’s battery, which I’d say is accurate.

It does depend on how vigorously you’re flying though, so if you do plan on really hitting top speed at high altitudes, expect a little less time.

Although that’s pretty standard for this type of drone, it’s still very limiting if you want to take it away to a specific location to capture footage.


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