Phantom 3 Professional£949
Sustainability for Construction7/10
- - Intergrated 4K Video
- - Intelligent Flight System
- - Live HD Viewing
- - Return to Home
- - Lack of Redundancy
- - Doesn't Support Tapfly
- - Doesn't Support Obstacle Avoidance
- - Doesn't support Dual-Control
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The Phantom 3 Professional is a top of the range professional UAV with great flying capabilities and an onboard 4K camera for shooting high-quality images and video.
The onboard camera comes pre-installed with this model onwards, meaning there is no messing about with having to buy additional cameras. The onboard camera shoots and impressive 4K Video and takes 12 Megapixel photos.
This model also comes with a dedicated remote controller for use with the
powerful DJI pilot app, which gives lots more functionality for recording and flying.
The Professional uses DJI’s new lightbridge (FPV) technology which functions using the DJI pilot app allowing for a 720p HD real-time view of everything the camera sees as it fly’s. The DJI pilot app gives lots of control over camera settings allowing the user to change features like exposure, light balance and speed etc. Also, these features can be locked in an automated mode depending on what is being recorded.
The Phantom 3 Professional also has the return-to-home feature meaning the drone will return back to the point which it took off if the pilot gets into any trouble.
It is worth noting that flying and trying to record at the same time can be difficult, even for more skilled pilots. With the Phantom 3 and Phantom 2 you have to manoeuvre the aircraft in order to point the camera in the direction you are looking to film, something which can be tricky for less advanced pilots.
Author: Martin Watson
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