Drone maker DJI has announced the introduction of a new easy to fly drone to their ever expanding range, with the launch of the new DJI Phantom 3 Standard.
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone has been specifically designed for first-time pilots offering stability during flight and when recording images to make capturing aerial images even easier with a 25 minute flight time.
DJI have equipped the new drone with an integrated camera that is capable of recording up to 2.7k HD video at 30 frames per second using a high-quality 94 degree distortion-free lens.
Th integrated camera is also capable of capturing still images at 12 megapixels and saving them in both DNG Raw and JPG formats. DJI explain more :
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 stabilization 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, Waypoint Navigation and Point of Interest flight planning.
– Follow Me – The drone intelligently follows the user based on their orientation.
– Waypoint Navigation – Allows users to set a multi-point route that the Phantom 3 flies automatically while leaving camera control (pan and tilt) to the user. Users simply have to pull back on their controller and the Phantom will retrace its path to the beginning
– Point of Interest – Lets users define an object that the Phantom will fly around in a circle with the object framed perfectly in the center – capturing a cinematic shot that is otherwise difficult to fly manually.
These intelligent features, originally released for DJI’s professional products, will be available through a firmware upgrade for the rest of the DJI Phantom 3 series in coming weeks. They are also available through SDK apps already developed by third party DJI developers.