DJI expands Phantom line with entry-level Phantom 3 Standard

By Shawn Knight
Aug 5, 2015
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  1. Renowned drone maker DJI has released a cheaper entry in its popular Phantom 3 line. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is priced at an appealing $799 but unless you’re on a very tight budget, it may make more sense to get the next model up. Here’s why.

    The Phantom 3 Standard packs a 12-megapixel camera capable of capturing 2.7K HD video at 30 frame second. Its battery is rated for 25 minutes of flight time between charges while the camera provides a live 720p video feed of what the drone sees directly on your mobile device.

    DJI says the Phantom 3 Standard is designed specifically for first-time pilots that are curious about aerial imaging but aren’t yet ready to commit to a more professional system.

    As The Verge points out, the budget-minded Standard model is missing a number of perks afforded by the $999 Phantom 3 Advanced. For example, it doesn’t include a downward-facing camera, there’s no LightBridge video downlink and it can’t connect to the GLONASS satellite positioning system.

    On the other hand, the Phantom 3 Standard is a worthwhile investment when compared to the DJI Vision 2+ as it includes a better camera, has better range and can fly longer on a single battery charge. What’s more, it comes with a better flight controller and remote that has an integrated Wi-Fi range extender and wheel to angle the camera.

    The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is available as of writing for $799.

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  2. infiltrator

    infiltrator TS Booster Posts: 140   +21

    Sorry DJI but I prefer 3dR Robotics.
    p51d007 likes this.
  3. Squuiid

    Squuiid TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +13

  4. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 702   +165

    This might be the drone I get. I've been wanting to get a Phantom ever since I found out my academic department at my university has one.
  5. infiltrator

    infiltrator TS Booster Posts: 140   +21

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