DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilized camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here—and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie.
What Is It?
It’s DJI’s (that’s China’s Da-Jiang Innovations) latest consumer-facing aerial photography quadcopter, not to be confused with the more impressive (and more expensive) prosumer Inspire 1. It has the same tried and true body as the previous Phantom drones and it doesn’t go any faster than the last version. So what’s the difference? It’s way more accessible for beginners, and takes way better video. It’s got a wonderfully sharp, three-axis gimbal stabilized 4K UHD camera and vastly improved controls.