A closer look at the DJI Phantom 3

I’m here looking at the DJI Phantom 3. The latest consumer drone from DJI, that’s been given a significant boost to let it shoot 4K video, as well let it fly indoors. Now physically, as you can see, it’s very similar to the previous model with it’s 4 roaches on top. There are a whole bunch of updates to take note of. The pro model is not able to shoot at 4K resolution, at frame rates up to 30 frames a second.


The new camera

You will still see, of course, the stabilizing gimbal underneath. Which helps give nice, smooth video when you’re flying through the air. Underneath the unit you’ll see this new chap. This has 2 sensors, that actually let is scan the ground. What it does, is allow you to fly indoors with the same stability that you’ll see outdoors. The video feed will still stream to your phone or your tablet, which will mount to the controller. The controller itself is very similar to before as well. Existing drone users will find every bit as easy to fly.

You will notice on the corners though, there are some camera controls. Letting you change the camera settings while the drone is in the air. The app has had updates as well, giving you manual camera control. As well as, the ability to quickly share your videos that you just shot, or even broadcast live to YouTube. You’ll still find features like, a failsafe return to home, if the battery runs out. You can expect to get around 20 to 23 minutes of flight time from a single charge.


The professional model of the DJI Phantom

The pro model that comes with a 4K video will set you back 1,159 pounds. While the advanced model, which has 10 ADP video recording will cost a little less at 8-9-9. Both models are available for pre-order right now, and will be shipping towards the end of April. This is the DJI Phantom 3.

All right, so we’re here at this beautiful river. We’re going to check out the DJI Phantom III. It’s got the gimbal on there, so it’s all stabilized, ready to go. Got the Go Pro Hero III Plus and this is my, I just tried flying this thing yesterday for like five minutes, so this is my second time flying it. I just want to show you guys a little bit how easy these things are to fly and get some awesome aerial shots. To start off, you just hold the triggers down and into the middle to get it going. Then this left one is your throttle and then this is basically your tilt and then the left is going to rotate around with the drone. To start off, you just kind of give it full thrust.


Fully featured with GPS

The thing I really like about the DJI Phantom III is, it’s basically locked in with GPS, so you can just let it kind of drift in and it’s going to hover in the same spot so you don’t have to keep your finger on the power the whole time. You kind of get it to the elevation you like and then you just leave it there. You can rotate it really nice and smooth. The stabilization works really good, as you can see here. Like I said, this is only my second time testing it out. I definitely recommend it for beginners. Nice, second time flying it, not bad.