Six months after introducing the revolutionary DJI Inspire 1, DJI pushed the limits of aerial video recording by announcing another drone, DJI Phantom 3, in two versions - Professional and Advanced.
Both of these versions of the new DJI Phantom 3 feature a top-class 12MP 1/2.3" Sony EXMOR sensor (which is more sensitive to light than the sensor in the DJI Phantom 2 Vision), a 94-degree field of view (FOV), as well as 20mm (equivalent) f/2.8 lens, while the camera is stabilized thanks to a 3-axis gimbal, which brings the desired smoothness of videos.
However, what makes these two variations different is the video mode. Namely, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional sports exceptional 4K video, more precisely 4096 x 2160 at 24/25p or 3840 x 2160 (UHD) at 24/25/30p, whereas the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced captures 'only' Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 24/25/30/48/50/60p fps (it goes without saying that the Professional model features Full HD video as well).
Thanks to the innovative Visual Positioning System, the Phantom 3 drone can hover and stay in its position indoors, even without GPS, and with a simple touch of the button on its remote control, it can easily take off or land. There is also the Lightbridge technology, which enables the user to see what the camera sees, in HD for that matter, at a distance up to 2km.
Setting the ISO values, shutter speed, and exposure compensation can be adjusted by means of both the remote control or the Pilot application. This advanced app also enables its users to livestream their movies directly to YouTube, which is more than practical. The Phantom 3 also boasts an improved battery with more advanced in-flight sensors, and a faster charger.
Both DJI Phantom 3 Professional and DJI Phantom 3 Advanced are already available for pre-order, and they will hit the shops in late April. The Professional version costs $1259, whereas the Advanced model is sold at a price of $999.
The news was taken from DJI.