I bought this for amateur photography and to use it for Surf fishing. I highly recommend you watch all the Videos from DJI, also other YouTube videos showing unboxing, assembly, operation, calibration, and flying. take your time and it will be a great experience. The video and photos are very good (as expected with this model drone). Payload, it can easily take over 2 ponds, so using this drone to take the bait out past the breakers will be a breeze.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone:
- An intelligent flight system automatically keeps your Phantom 3 Standard in the air and under your control
- DJI Phantom standard allows you to take stunning 2.7K HD videos and 12 megapixel photos with the integrated aerial camera
- DJI's advanced gimbal stabilization technology gives you movie-quality results no matter how you fly
- A live video feed gives you a 720p HD real-time view of what your camera sees right on your mobile device
- Fly up to 25 minutes on a single charge, and the Intelligent Flight battery will automatically remind you when power is running low on the DJI standard
HD Streaming, Built-in Camera, 3-Axis Stabilization Gimbal, Built-in Gyroscope, GPS, LED Indicator, Motion Sensor
|Manufacturer Part Number|
12 - 100 Years
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
29.13 x 16.14 x 18.11 Inches
Phantom 3 Standard by DJI
I just love this Drone, it is the best drone for the price bar none! It does everything that DJI said it would do. Follow me, Way points, Point of interest and so on. I would say just make sure you read all the supplied instructions and watch DJI videos along with YouTube videos before talking to the sky. If anyone does that along with making sure they understand the controller, it will be very hard to go wrong. I have flown mine several times with no problems. If you want to step up from Syma X5 & X8 style drones to brushless motors, first person video, 12meg 2.7k camera with full GPS, this is your Baby. The only thing better in my book would be one of DJI other pro level drones, but if money is the issue, you will be totally happy with the Standard for sure. I am so glad that I didn't buy something else. I made the right choice, which means a lot since money is hard to come by now days. Might also mention all the upgrades one can get to. The Sky is the limit!
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone is a winner!
My grandson hasn't had an opportunity to see this Christmas gift yet. It's Christmas Eve and Santa is still 'en-route'. But I can say that my son and I looked this drone over thoroughly last night and he was extremely satisfied. It's well-built, appears to be very study, has extra propellers (just in case), great camera, and just looks...amazing! My grandson has wanted a drone for 2 years. Tomorrow morning he's going to be ECSTATIC! My son did a thorough research on starter drones, and this one looked to be the best for the money. From the looks of it, we are not going to be disappointed.
Great starter drone
we got this because it has a beginner mode. Great for learning to use it and when you are comfortable with that you can upgrade to more distance and more advanced features. Love the way it warns you when it is getting out of range and that it has a return home feature. The pictures are great. Easy to operate and fun to use.
While DJI is known for their horrible customer service, they do make one heck of a drone. The Dji P3 Standard performs great. Easy to setup and fly As long as you follow all pre-flight checks and get well informed on the operation of this quad. I have about 10 flights in, without any issues. Make sure after every Firmware update, that you calibrate your IMU, calibrate your gimbal, calibrate controller and re-due compass calibration for your location. Those of you that don't want to spend the money on the advanced or pro version will be pleased with the P3 Standard. You can't beat the value for the price.
Excellent drone, easy to learn to fly
I don't think there are enough words to express how much fun I've been having flying the Phantom 3. If you're into photography/videography and you want something to start off, I strongly recommend the Phantom 3 Standard. Now, let's get right to the point. PROS 1. Excellent price. The Phantom 3 Advanced and Professional will run you back $999 and $1249, respectively. 2. Includes 8 GB memory card. 3. Includes two extra pairs of propellers in their own pouch. 4. Camera shoots in 2.7k, 1080p, and 720p video. 5. Camera shoots 12 MP photos and can bet set up to shoot HDR, bursts, or timelapse. 6. Three axis gimbal guarantees stable imaging during flight. 7. Max. range of 0.5 miles in unobstructed areas free of interference. Realistically, I can travel about 1500 ft. away on average. 8. GPS guided. It will save the location from which it takes off. If signal is lost or the pilot loses sight of it, RTH (Return To Home) can be executed so drone automatically comes back to you. GPS also keeps it steady in breezy conditions. 9. Auto flight modes. Drone can be set to POI (Point Of Interest), where it will fly in a circle while focusing on a target, Follow Me, etc. 10. Joysticks' height is adjustable. 11. BEGINNER MODE. If you've never flown before, I strongly recommend starting off flying in Beginner Mode. CONS 1. Compared to its Advanced and Professional cousins, the controller lacks the following buttons: RTH (Return To Home), Playback and Record. To be fair, all those features are available on the DJI Go app. 2. Controller has only one antenna, compared to two on the Phantom 3 Advanced and Professional controllers. 3. Live video signal starts getting choppy after ~700 ft. 4. Camera only pans up and down, not side to side due to the landing gear being in the way. One must yaw the drone left or right if wanting to pan video in those directions. 5. Does not record in 4k resolution, compared to the Advanced and Professional models. 6. When flying forward at max speed, camera angle must be considerably down in order to avoid propellers showing up in video recordings. The app has an indicator as to how far up you can pan during forward flight. RECOMMENDATIONS 1. LEARN ABOUT FLYING SAFE. Read into FAA regulations, pilot etiquette, and where you can't and can fly. The media have been having a field day making us drone pilots look bad. 2. Buy an extra battery. One is never enough :) 3. Buy a case. Protect your investment. 4. START IN BEGINNER MODE if you've never flown an RC aircraft before. 5. Read the manual. It's not that long at all. It's straightforward.
Was the best price around when I was looking
When I decided I wanted this quadcopter, I went to WalMart nearby to see if they had it. They did, but it was listed at $499. I was told I needed to order it online to get the $427 price. Felt odd, but I went back home and ordered it so that I could pick it up back at the local WalMart. After waiting for an email saying it was ready, I drove back to the store and picked it up. Piece of cake. The money I saved more than made up for the drive back and forth. The only thing about the unboxing was that the camera was flopping around on the gimbal because the camera guard was not secured. All the weight of the guard and the lens cap were hanging by the gimbal and flapping around inside the box. Fortunately, everything worked great and I have a couple flights in already.
Warranty is useless
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my teenage son last year and he really enjoyed it for about 9 months. Then, after about 20 flights, he turned it on and got a message on the app that one of the battery cells was bad and to contact DJI support. I went online and filed a claim to repair the battery. They sent me a mailer and had me send it back. About a week later, I got an invoice for $162.00 to "repair" the battery. A brand new battery costs $140, so I don't know where they got $160 from. I called DJI and they said that the battery was only warranted for 6 months. I explained that the battery had been well cared for and that it only had about 20 cycles on it. They basically said too bad. I looked this up online and this is apparently a well known issue. I'll buy another battery to keep the thing flying, but I would not buy another DJI product.
Does not work
This was a Christmas present for my father. He unwrapped it Christmas morning and was so surprised. We spent 2 days trying to get the drone to fly without an luck. We are getting an error message saying the remote can not connect to the drone. It requires a software update but the update is not available. This is an expensive item and I except as a consumer for the product to work. Very disappointed and wish I never bought it! DO NOT BUY!
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