DJI Phantom 3 – The Flying Camera
Until recently, high quality aerial photography wasn’t accessible to everyone. The closest you could get would be taking a helicopter ride and clicking photos from your camera. The advent of drones and remote controlled helicopters with a camera changed everything. In most cases, there’s much to be desired when it comes to the quality of these images, but the DJI Phantom 3 is a class apart.
The Picture Quality
The Phantom 3 comes in two different forms; the Professional and the Advanced models. Both versions have 12.0 Megapixel cameras. The Professional version comes with a 4K camera while the Advanced Version can shoot images and videos at HD 1080p quality. In the end, the quality of the images is stunning.
This is helped by the fact that the camera is held steady in nearly all wind conditions and flight speeds thanks to the advanced flying technology incorporated in the Phantom 3. The 3-axis gimbal also allows you to take pictures and videos from a wide variety of angles.
You don’t have to wait until the drone gets back to you before you can see the images shot by the camera. You can get live HD feed from the camera to your tablet from distances of nearly 1.2 miles. You would feel like you’re flying with the camera due to the stunning video quality.
The remote control interacts with the DJI Lightbridge communications system in the drone. You can control your drone from over a distance of 1.2 miles. The drone easily & immediately responds to your commands, ensuring that you have absolute control over where it goes and what kind of pictures it takes.
The First-Time User Mode
For people who are nervous about flying the device, worried about damaging or losing it, Phantom 3 has a beginner’s mode programmed into it. This helps you learn how to fly the device. The in-built GeoFence ensures that you avoid all obstacles in your path with the help of a highly accurate, updated GPS.
Ease of Flying
It doesn’t take a lot of time to get the hang of flying this device. While Phantom 3 gives you complete control, it handles the intricacies of flight on its own. The agile device can fly in any direction and performs complicated turns easily. The four propellers allow unprecedented maneuverability, ensuring that the flight is steady and the Phantom 3 is safe.
The Return Home Feature
One of the most useful features on the device is the return home feature. No matter where your Phantom 3 is, it can come back home at the touch of a button on your remote. The in-built GPS keeps track of your location at all times and guides the drone back to you. If it ever gets out of the range of your remote, the return home feature is automatically engaged.
The DJI Phantom 3 performs well, flies smoothly, and delivers high quality videos and pictures. If you wanted a professional grade camera on a drone, this device might be the right choice.