DJI, the world’s largest drone maker today unveiled their new Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced drones. Both Phantom 3 versions feature the strongest professional control features DJI has developed so far. Using DJI’s innovative Visual Positioning system, the Phantom 3 can hold their positioning indoors without GPS and can easily take off and land with the push of a button. DJI Lightbridge is also integrated, enabling complete control at up to 1.2 miles (2km) away and a live HD video stream from the camera.
The Phantom 3 Professional is capable of shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second, while the Phantom 3 Advanced records at resolutions up to 1080p at 60 frames per second. These cameras are stabilized using 3-axis gimbals to keep the video smooth regardless of flight or wind conditions. Both models shoot 12 megapixel photos using a 94⁰ FOV, distortion-free lens, and a high-quality, 1/2.3” sensor that is more sensitive to light than the sensor in previous Phantom 2 Vision models.
All camera settings, including ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation, can be set using both the DJI Pilot app and the physical controls on the remote controllers. The DJI Pilot app also features a Phantom 3 flight simulator for virtually practicing aerial maneuvers, and a ‘Director’ feature, which automatically edits the best shots from flights into short videos that can be shared immediately after landing. The upgraded app also allows pilots to livestream their flights to YouTube.
The DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced are available now with a starting price of $1,259 USD and $999 USD respectively.
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