Live Stream to Facebook from your DJI Drone
Apr13

Live Stream to Facebook from your DJI Drone

Image by TVN Soon you will be able to stream your live view from your DJI Phantom 4, Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 directly on Facebook. Facebook announced at their F8 developer conference that DJI is one of their launch partners, enabling DJI quadcopter owners to be the first to use this new feature. While Youtube streaming has been available, this will surely get more people watching as most people have the Facebook App on their smartphone.   We imagine your Facebook friends will receive notifications when your stream goes live to ensure you always have Friends & Family watching you capture the skies. DJI will update their DJI GO App to include this new feature to stream on Facebook. Be sure to follow our How to update Phantom 4 Firmware Guide to get this new feature upon release....

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DJI 10th Anniversary – The best Phantom 3 deal ever to date
Jan06

DJI 10th Anniversary – The best Phantom 3 deal ever to date

UPDATE2: The price on the Phantom 3 Professional has been lowered to $999. or $1079 with a 2nd battery. UPDATE: The Phantom 3 Professional and Inspire 1 V2.0 and the Inspire 1 Pro are now also included in the Sale!   DJI is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary and has lowered the price of a few Phantom 3 models to the lowest of all time. If you have been sitting on the fence about which model to get or you are still flying a Phantom 2, this should sway you, I know it would me. The Phantom 3 Advanced has been lowered $200 to a steal of a price at $799. The Phantom 3 Standard has priced at $499. The new Phantom 3 4K (which was just announced) has already been slashed to $799 for this anniversary sale. We don’t know if the sale is for just one day or more, what we do know is that the Advanced at $799 is the best Deal so far on a Phantom 3 with Lightbridge! If you are wondering what the big deal is about the Phantom 3 Advanced vs. the Phantom 3 Standard/4K, have a look at our Phantom 3 4K comparison page.    ...

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Another Phantom 3 Model is launched the Phantom 3 – 4K
Jan04

Another Phantom 3 Model is launched the Phantom 3 – 4K

If three Phantom 3 Models to choose from weren’t enough now there is a fourth. Say hello to the Phantom 3 4K. At first the name is slightly confusing, does it get you the features of the Phantom 3 Professional? Is it better of worse than the Phantom 3 Advanced? Is it a better deal than the Phantom 3 Standard? These are the questions we will answer below: Link to Specs of the Phantom 3 – 4K It looks to be a Phantom 3 Standard with the 4K Camera from the Phantom 3 Professional. There are a few big differences between the P3-4K (Phantom 3 4K) and the P3P (Phantom 3 Professional) and the P3Std (Phantom 3 Standard): The P3-4K has following features compared to the P3P: Same lens and sensor Phantom 3 Advanced and Pro Remote Control housing (same as P3P but without some of the internals & USB Ports) 1.200m range FCC (vs. 5.000m) GPS Only (No GLONASS) 5.8GHz frequency used for Remote Control (vs. 2.4GHz) 2.4G WiFi Video Downlink (instead of Lightbridge HD) 57w Battery Charger (vs 100w charger on Phantom 3 Pro) 2Mbps Max Video Bitrate for FPV Stream (compared to 10Mbps on P3P due to Lightbridge) The P3-4K features following over the Phantom 3 Standard: 4K Camera with Sony Exmor R BSI sensor 12.4 effective MP (vs. Panasonic Smart FSI in P3 Std 12 effective MP) UHD: 4096x2160p 24/25, 3840x2160p 24/25/30 (Bold = New to Phantom 3 4K) FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60 HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60 Threaded filter ring on camera lens for additional filter types such as ND Filters Visual Positioning System (VPS) – Allows for position holding without GPS signal Phantom 3 Advanced and Pro Remote Control housing with dedicated buttons and switches: Video Recording Button Shutter Button Playback Button Flight Mode Switch Gimbal Dial 2 Dedicated Customizable Buttons SD 480P FPV Stream (not quite sure why it is not the same as P3 Std at HD 720P) FCC rating has increased to 1200m (from 1000m on Std) CE stays at 500m Pricing – $999 (Initially we found a price of $899) For the estimated price the Phantom 3 4K is a decent choice for beginners that want more features than the Phantom 3 Standard has to offer. If 4K Video, Visual Position System or having a nicer Remote Control is important to you then you should choose the Phantom 3 4K over the Phantom 3 Standard. However, due to the $999 pricing we would pick the Phantom 3 Advanced for the same money.  ...

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DJI Christmas Specials 2015 – Phantom 3 and more!
Dec06

DJI Christmas Specials 2015 – Phantom 3 and more!

Great News! DJI’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals are over, but don’t worry, we just got word of their planned Christmas 2015 Specials & Deals. All the details below: The Phantom 3 Professional, Advanced and Standard receive a free hardshell backpack ($149 Value). The Inspire 1 and Inspire 1 Pro receive a free TB47 battery ($159 Value). The DJI Osmo receives a free Osmo battery (Europe only, €39 Value). The Ronin receives a free 3400mAh battery ($149 Value). The smaller Ronin-M receives a free 1580mAh battery ($149 Value). The following countries are eligible to receive these DJI Christmas Specials during noted timeframes: Europe (1st to 31st December): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom Asia (14th to 31st December): Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan Northern America (14th to 31st December): United States, Canada Check out the 2015 DJI Christmas Specials & Deals...

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Black Friday Deals for DJI Phantom 3 Professional & Standard
Nov22

Black Friday Deals for DJI Phantom 3 Professional & Standard

UPDATE: The deals are now LIVE! Click HERE to snag your Black Friday Deals from DJI! It’s that time of the year, spend time together with family and be thankful for what we all have then wake up early the next day and risk getting trampled to save $50 on some random electronics. Uhhh.. No, I hope you are choosing the online-only strategy this year. Luckily the DJI Black Friday Drone Deals are really good this year. If you know anyone that is considering getting a Drone or Quadcopter for Christmas or is just in the market please share this page with them.   DJI Black Friday Deals – Available 17:00 26th Nov. 2015 (EST) – 24:00 30th Nov. 2015 (EST) Phantom 3 Pro with 2nd extra battery for only $1159 that’s $1408 worth of gear for only $1159 (savings of $249) Phantom 3 Std $599 – a good starter Drone, Still way ahead of the Phantom 2 I started with! The Inspire 1 get’s you entered in an Osmo giveaway but they are only giving away 1 a day. I’ll take the instant savings of the P3 over a chance to win something every time. Best Buy is having Black Friday Deals on the DJI Phantom 3 as well but are limited to very few quantities per Store. I can’t imagine waiting outside in some line at the early hours of Black Friday just to be the person that doesn’t get one. Besides you save your Sales Tax in most states when ordering through DJI. Sign up for our newsletter to never be left out of deals such as this one again!    ...

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5 things you didn’t know about the new DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
Sep05

5 things you didn’t know about the new DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone

The Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced drones have only been out for a few short months. To ensure DJI has an offering for the even lower-priced market segment they released the Phantom 3 Standard. What’s so different about this Phantom 3 Standard quad you may ask yourself? There are a quite a few differences so it makes sense to know them all before deciding on saving the money by going with a Standard P3, or spending the extra $200 to get the Advanced. The shell of the Phantom 3 Standard is identical to that of its more-feature-rich big brothers, the Phantom 3 Advanced and the Phantom 3 Professional. The motors, ESC’s, its 4480mAh intelligent flight battery and the propellers are also the same. Once you dive a bit deeper the differences start.   No GLONASS only GPS – The P3 Standard can only receive data from the 24 GPS Satellites in orbit around the Earth. This is reduced from the 55 satellites the P3 Pro & Adv can receive. (Source: svetandroida.cz) No VPS – VPS is DJI’s Visual Positioning System which utilizes a camera facing down in addition to Ultrasonic sensors to monitor the ground below the drone. When flown within two meters (6.5ft) of the ground the VPS can identify it’s position based on patterns on the grounds surface keeping it within +/- 0.1 m (4in) of its location. Without the VPS system, the Pro & Adv stay within +/- 0.5 m (20in) vertical. The Phantom 3 Standard, therefore isn’t suited for indoor flying as indoors the GPS System alone doesn’t work. (Source: DJI) Camera & Image Sensor – The lens of the P3 Standard doesn’t have a threaded filter ring on the end, this means that filters such as the ND filters aren’t compatible. The Pro & Advanced come with a Sony 1/2.3″ Sensor with 12.4M effective pixels, on the Standard it is a Panasonic Smart FSI 1/2.3″ sensor with 12M effective pixels. Granted in terms of specs it may seem as close enough, true world examples will show us what the difference means in the real world. Here is a comparison of the Phantom 3 Series Resolutions (Professional, Advanced & Standard)  Phantom 3 ProfessionalPhantom 3 AdvancedPhantom 3 Standard UHD (Ultra High-Definition 4K)4096x2160p - 24,25fps3840x2160p - 24,25,30fps 2.7K2704x1520p - 30fps FHD (Full High-Definition 1080p)1920x1080p - 24,25,30,48,50,60fps1920x1080p - 24,25,30,48,50,60fps1920x1080p - 24,25,30fps HD (High-Definition 720p)1280x720p - 24,25,30,48,50,60fps1280x720p - 24,25,30,48,50,60fps1280x720p - 24,25,30,48,50,60fps fps = frames per second Max Video Bitrate 40Mbps, same as Advanced. The Pro has a max Bitrate 60Mbps. (This is the amount of detail stored, the more the better) Both take 12MP (4000 x 3000) Still Images (JPEG & RAW)...

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