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DJI releases drone designed for beginner pilots

DJI releases drone designed for beginner pilots
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Jon Creamer
06 August 2015

Drone manufacturer DJI has released what it describes as “the most accessible flying camera the company has ever created.”

Designed specifically for first-time pilots, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard is based on 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.”

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 stabilisation 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 where the drone follows the user, Waypoint Navigation that allows a user to set a multi point route and Point of Interest flight planning that lets users define an object that the drone will around and focus on.

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