DJI has officially unveiled a new quadcopter with a built-in camera called DJI Phantom 3 Standard, which will be aimed at beginner users looking to experiment with a flying camera drone.
The drone market is expanding at a rapid pace as videographers and photographers worldwide are rushing to buy devices that provide them with a bird’s eye view of their favorite places.
DJI is one of the most popular drone makers out there, but most of its quadcopters have higher-than-average price tags. If you are a first-time pilot, then things can easily go wrong and you could break your toy in just a few minutes.
As a result, the company has decided to create an affordable drone for beginner fliers. It is called DJI Phantom 3 Standard and it is the most accessible quadcopter with a built-in camera ever made by the manufacturer.
DJI introduces affordable Phantom 3 Standard drone with built-in camera
The new drone is based on the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced drones. The Standard edition uses the Intelligent Flight Batteries, which are interchangeable and rechargeable, offering a flight time of 25 minutes depending on conditions. Moreover, the drone comes with a stabilization system that is based on its built-in GPS.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard uses a remote controller based on the controller available with the Phantom 2 Vision+. It is an enhanced version and it boasts a WiFi range extender among others.
Using WiFi functionality, smartphone users can control the settings of the camera via the DJI Go application. The app can also be used for starting and pausing recordings as well as for live-streaming footage to the phone at HD quality.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard shoots up to 2.7K videos
The camera records videos at up to 2.7K resolution and 30fps frame rate. Full HD and 720p videos are supported, too, also at up to 30fps.
Speaking of which, the camera consists of a 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type sensor and a lens offering a 35mm focal length equivalent of 20mm, while the maximum aperture is set at f/2.8.
The maximum bitrate of the DJI Phantom 3 Standard is 40Mbps and users have access at MP4 and MOV formats.
Photographers will be able to shoot stills while recording videos, says the company. Additionally, the camera offers features such as burst shot mode at up to 7fps, time-lapse photography, and bracketing.
Professional features in a consumer drone
This consumer-aimed drone comes packed with professional tools. DJI Phantom 3 Standard offers Follow Me, Waypoint Navigation, and Point of Interest intelligent features.
When enabled, Follow Me will allow the drone to follow the user around. Waypoint Navigation makes the drone to move along a user-determined route, while Point of Interest can be used for flying around in a circle around a subject defined by the user.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard can be already purchased from the company’s official store for a price of $799.