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.