At this moment, DJI has on the market three versions of its Phantom 3 drone. These three version are: the Standard, Advance and Profession. Between these three models, there are several important differences.
The entry-level Phantom 3 Standard can be found on the market at the price of 799 dollars, while the Professional model can be found at the price of 1,259 dollars. To be added that DJI Phantom 3 Professional shoots video in 4K, meaning that it has a 3,820×2,1600-pixel resolution and features a 100-watt battery charger.
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced shoots video in 1080p, this means 1,920×1,080-pixel resolution and comes at the price of 999 dollars. Moreover, this devices has a slower 57-watt charger, compared with the 100-watt battery from the Professional model.
Even if the Professional model shoots in 4K video, Advanced’s full-HD results are not bad, and to be honest there is a big step up, unless there are customers who need the extra resolution to play and edit 4K video. Without a doubt, Advanced’s 1080 video will not disappoint. Moreover, this drone comes with controllers and features that are the same with the Professional’s model and they are easy to fly with.
The drone’s design is not much changed compared with its predecessor, the Phantom 2 Vision+. Moreover, users will probably find the same features and colors. It features three-axis gimbal located on its belly, which are designed to stabilize the camera in roll. This camera also has the possibility to do a 90-degree tilt, allowing users to shoot straight ahead, straight down and anywhere in between. To be mentioned that the camera is permanently attached to the gimbal, so if there will be some irreparably damage, users will have to replace the entire gimbal-and-camera assembly.
The drone’s camera features a Sony-made 12-megapixel ½.3-inch CMOS sensor behind an f2.8 20mm lens. This means that this camera will offer to its users a 94-degree field of view. The controller ad DJI Go mobile app is pretty easy to be use and to be added that its controller features DJI’s Lightbridge technology for better image transmission.