DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced Announced

They are finally here! The Phantom 3 Professional and the Phantom 3 Advanced from DJI have been announced. To get the whole scoop on the new generation of Phantoms check out our main Phantom 3 page.

Phantom 3 Professional Front

Camera closeup Phantom 3 Remote Control P3 back

Image Courtesy DJI & Engadget

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The Phantom 3 Announcement has ended and the following information was released:

The new Phantom 3 is called the Phantom 3 Professional and the Phantom 3 Advanced. The only difference between the two is the camera and the charge rate on the battery chargers. The Professional features a 4K camera capable of 30FPS and the Advanced is capable of only 1080p but at 60fps. For charging the Professional Charger is rated at 100W and the Advanced at 57W. Philip Bloom tweeted that it’s the same camera as on the Inspire 1. I know it’s crazy that we can say “only” to 1080P but these are the days of Ultra HD Video. DJI claims that the cameras are free of distortion and offer Fisheye-less Videos and Photos. This is either done through software or the lenses of the cameras just aren’t as curved as the older Vision+ or the popular camera lens on the GoPro series of cameras. My best guess at this point is that this is due to the Lens itself as the Phantom 3 cameras both on the Pro and the Advanced version feature a 94 degree field-of-view. More details will of course come to light in a few days. Another interesting point is the new higher voltage battery, with 720mAh less capacity DJI is claiming similar flight times as the Phantom 2. This is also due to more efficient motors, and ESC’s.

 

Here are the Specs:

Phantom 3 Professional

  • newly designed camera
    • 4K Video up to 30FPS (also does 24,25fps)
    • 12MP Adobe DNG Raw Photos
    • Fisheye corrected Footage and Photos with f/2.8 lens (9 seperate elements)
    • 94 degree field-of-view (GoPros for example use 170 degree FoV)
    • 1/2.3″ Sized Sony EXMOR Sensor
      • Effective pixels: 12.4 M (total pixels: 12.76 M)
  • New Lightbridge Digital Video FPV
  • Footage and Photos will be stored on a microSD Card (max 64gb)
    • class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
  • Improved GPS System capable of receiving data from GLOSNASS satellites
  • upgraded Flight Control System
    • 6 axis gyroscope
    • accelerometer
  • DJI Pilot App will now include the Phantom 3 so features like the Flight Simulator are available
    • Youtube Livestream – now you can stream your flights live all over the world
    • Full camera controls
    • Flight Log – no more writing flight logs onto paper which you lose
  • The battery is a new 4S 15.2V 4480mAh LiPo
  • upgraded charger for reduced charge times
  • new Remote Control (similar to the remote control from the big brother the Inspire 1)
    • 1.2mile (2km) range
    • 6000mAh 2S Lipo battery
    • New Buttons (Playback, Shutter, Camera Settings Dial, Start-Stop Recording Video, Flight Mode Switch, Gimbal Control Dial, two user customizable buttons, Return-to-Home button, USB port, Micro USB port)
    • Mobile device holder
  • Vision Positioning System use visual and ultrasonic sensors to monitor location when GPS signals are not available
  • “Worry Free Autopilot”
    • Auto-Take Off – In DJI Pilot App definable take-off height
    • Auto-Return to Home – Dedicated button on the remote control will initiate return-to-home
    • Failsafe – If the battery runs too low or the Signal is lost from the remote control the quadcopter will return to the takeoff position and land
  • $1259 or $1359 (includes one extra battery)

Phantom 3 Advanced

  • newly designed camera
    • 1080P up to 60FPS
    • 12MP Still Photos
    • Fisheye corrected Footage and Photos with f/2.8 lens (9 seperate elements)
    • 94 degree field-of-view (GoPros for example use 170 degree FoV)
    • 1/2.3″ Sized Sony EXMOR Sensor
      • Effective pixels: 12.4 M (total pixels: 12.76 M)
  • New Lightbridge Digital Video FPV
  • Footage and Photos will be stored on a microSD Card (max 64gb)
    • class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
  • Improved GPS System capable of receiving GLOSNASS satellites
  • upgraded Flight Control System
    • 6 axis gyroscope
    • accelerometer
  • DJI Pilot App will now include the Phantom 3 so features like the Flight Simulator are available
    • Youtube Livestream – now you can stream your flights live all over the world
    • Full camera controls
    • Flight Log – no more writing flight logs onto paper which you lose
  • The battery is a new 4S 15.2V 4480mAh LiPo
  • upgraded charger for reduced charge times
  • new Remote Control (similar to the remote control from the big brother the Inspire 1)
    • 1.2mile (2km) range
    • 6000mAh 2S Lipo battery
    • New Buttons (Playback, Shutter, Camera Settings Dial, Start-Stop Recording Video, Flight Mode Switch, Gimbal Control Dial, two user customizable buttons, Return-to-Home button, USB port, Micro USB port)
    • Mobile device holder
  • Vision Positioning System use visual and ultrasonic sensors to monitor location when GPS signals are not available
  • “Worry Free Autopilot”
    • Auto-Take Off – In DJI Pilot App definable take-off height
    • Auto-Return to Home – Dedicated button on the remote control will initiate return-to-home
    • Failsafe – If the battery runs too low or the Signal is lost from the remote control the quadcopter will return to the takeoff position and land
  • $999 or $1099 (includes one extra battery)

Important Questions:

  • Will a Phantom 2 Battery fit in the new Phantom 3? No it is a new battery higher voltage, 4cells instead of 3cells

Do you have questions about the new Phantom 3? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. What tablet do you suggest for the Phantom 3 advanced looking for something larger than a Samsung galaxy note 3.

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    • Hi Ross, you may not like the answer but from everything i’ve read the Apple iPad Mini 2 is the best bang for the buck and one of the best performing tablets for the Phantom 3. The iPad mini 2 and 3 are identical inside minus the touchID sensor, why i’d pick the ipad mini 2. At the time of this writing DJI officially only supports Apple devices, but they are working on a new Android App.

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