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DJI Announces New Phantom 3

By Anthony Thurston on April 9th 2015

The world’s most well known consumer quadcopter line just got some serious upgrades. Officially announced yesterday, the new DJI Phantom 3 comes in two flavors, one of which features advanced 4K capture at a very affordable price.


The Phantom 3 Advanced, the ‘lower-end’ version of the new Phantom 3 duo features a high quality 60 FPS 1080p capture from the gimbal mounted camera. This comes in at just under $1,000, making it an incredibly good value for anyone looking to break into quadcopters without a huge investment.

The more advanced Phantom 3 Pro improves on the recording abilities of the Advanced version and gives you 4K capture, and it is only ~$1300. This makes both versions of the new Phantom 3 very desirable.

Both Phantom 3 Quadcopters feature wireless control via Tablet/Mobile, meaning you get a live view from your camera as your fly it around to your heart’s content. They even reportedly give you a full 25 minutes or so of flying time per charge; not a bad run at all.

DJI Phantom 3 Spec Highlights

  • Gimbal Stabilized 1080p60 Camera
  • Camera Takes 12MP Still Photos
  • App for Monitoring / Camera Operation
  • GPS for Enhanced Stability and Failsafes
  • Optical Flow Sensor for Indoor Flight
  • Intelligent LiPo Flight Battery

If you are interested in grabbing one of these for yourself, you can get your pre-order in now over on B&H. The new Phantom 3 units are expected to begin shipping in May of this year.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Phil Bautista

    These things are gonna take porn to a whole nudder level.

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  2. Kim Farrelly

    Lol, using it in a church, at a wedding. I won’t need to set my camera to silent shutter so.
    Although you might use it to corral those camera laden guests who jump in to get ‘the shot’. just thought.

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  3. Edward Carrington

    These look great. I have been waiting to get one so I just might get this one. Now it can fly indoors, which is great but with the small sensor, the picture is not going to look good so if I do buy one it will be for outdoor filming. Remember, manufacturers always tell you what is great about the product but the never tell you the cons; those you have to figure out yourself.

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  4. Michael Shea

    Just what I’ve been waiting for!!! Yeah, I was one of the hold outs because I didn’t really need it that much but now I do! Can’t wait to get it banned from the faa. JK

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  5. Vince Arredondo

    Wow! I really want one! Flying it inside a church? Crazy!

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  6. Phil Bautista

    A lot of pissed off Phantom 2 Vision Plus owners out there because they couldn’t wait for these. I’m one of them. I just love how these new ones are priced and I just wish I had waited.

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