DJI Phantom 3 standard Quadcopter
DJI’s new quadcopter makes high quality aerial footage both accessible and affordable. When it comes to the important stuff, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard is mostly on par with its more expensive siblings. It uses the same battery as the other two models and thus features the same 25-odd minutes of flying time per charge. It also retains the intelligent GPS-based return-to-home feature that brings it automatically back to its landing spot if you lose a control signal or simply can’t be bothered to fly it back manually.
The main idea behind the Standard model is to offer the high quality of the Phantom quadcopter without the high price. In present, Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models may be a bit pricey for some and offer features that most beginners and hobbyists may not need.
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard has a 2.7K HD video camera capable of capture at 30 frames per second on its 94-degree distortion-free lens. The camera shoots photos at 12-megapixels in both JPG and RAW formats. All this is and it also has Wi-Fi connection to the pilot for real-time viewing.
The controller is also an updated version of the Phantom 2 Vision+ model. That means integrated Wi-Fi extender and a wheel to angle the camera. A phone simply needs to be dropped in using the latest app. The advantage of this is that new features are a simple app update away, for free.
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard as said before should be able to fly for up to 25-minutes using interchangeable batteries. It also has features like Waypoint Navigation, Follow Me and Points of Interest flight planning.
Pros and Cons
- Value for money.
- Great for those just starting out.
- Simple design and operation.
- Easy to fly.
- Uses Wi-Fi rather than Lightbridge.
- Lacks the positioning cameras of the Advanced and Pro.
DJI phantom 3 Technical Specifications:
- Camera sensor: 12MP.
- ISO range: 100-3200 (video); 100-1600 (photo).
- RAW shooting: Yes.
- Video modes: 1520p (30fps); 1080p (24/25/30fps); 720p (24/25/30/48/50/60fps).
- Storage: Micro SD (8GB card included).
- Max transmission distance: 1000m.
- Flight time: 25 minutes.
- Weight: 1216g.