DJI Announces the Phantom 3 Standard For Digital Photographers

Phantom3C.jpegDJI has launched the Phantom 3 Standard, a new drone that is designed to be simple to use for first time pilots, making it easy to capture images and video without the expertise needed for many other platforms.

DJI is calling this new drone the most accessible flying camera the company has ever created, with an intuitive flight system, built-in camera, live HD view, and more.

The Phantom 3 Standard can capture 2.7K HD Video, as well as 12 Megapixel photos, and keeps the camera stable with a 3-axis gimbal designed to hold the camera flat and level while eliminating unwanted shake.

This new model offers a remote controller built specifically for the Phantom 3 Standard, with control sticks that let you command its flight. It also has a dial that lets you tilt the camera for the desired view, and even includes a clamp for a smart phone, with an application that lets you see what the camera is seeing in near real time on your smart phone via a standard WiFi connection.

dji_controller1.jpegThe new DJI Phantom 3 Standard can fly up to 25 minutes on a single charge, and has a list price of $799

You can see more information about the new DJI Phantom 3 Standard here

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August 5, 2015 Press Release from DJI:


DJI today released the most accessible flying camera ('drone') the company has ever created.

Designed specifically for first-time pilots, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard brings DJI's signature attention to stability, flight, and imaging to make capturing aerial images easier and more accessible than ever before.

"Based on the remarkable success of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced, we wanted to create a new drone that addresses people who are curious about aerial imaging, but not quite ready to commit to a more professional system," said Frank Wang, DJI's CEO and Founder. "The Phantom 3 Standard makes it easy to get into the air to take great photos and videos."

With a newly designed and integrated camera, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard records up to 2.7k HD video at 30 frames per second using a high-quality 94 degree distortion-free lens. The camera also shoots still images at 12 megapixels in both DNG Raw and JPG formats. Using a standard WiFi connection, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard allows pilots to see what their camera sees in near real time in HD, capture photos, start / stop record for video and adjust camera settings all from the updated DJI Go app.

The remote controller is an updated version of DJI's previous Phantom 2 Vision+ controller, with an integrated WiFi range extender and wheel to angle the camera.

Based on the Phantom 3 design, the new DJI Phantom 3 Standard includes GPS-based stabilization and flight times up to 25 minutes using DJI's interchangeable Intelligent Flight Batteries for the Phantom 3 series.

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard will be compatible with intelligent flight features including Follow Me, Waypoint Navigation and Point of Interest flight planning.

Follow Me - The drone intelligently follows the user based on their orientation.

Waypoint Navigation - Allows users to set a multi-point route that the Phantom 3 flies automatically while leaving camera control (pan and tilt) to the user. Users simply have to pull back on their controller and the Phantom will retrace its path to the beginning.

Point of Interest - Lets users define an object that the Phantom will fly around in a circle with the object framed perfectly in the center - capturing a cinematic shot that is otherwise difficult to fly manually.

These intelligent features, originally released for DJI's professional products, will be available through a firmware upgrade for the rest of the DJI Phantom 3 series and the DJI Inspire 1 in coming weeks. They are also available through SDK apps already developed by third party DJI developers.