DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone Simplifies Aerial Videography

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard comes with a built-in HD video camera that can capture 2.7k HD video at 30fps with a 94-degree lens.

DJI has introduced the Phantom 3 Standard camera drone, an entry-level quadcopter designed for beginners looking to capture aerial footage.

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard comes with a built-in HD video camera that can capture 2.7k HD video at 30fps with a 94-degree lens. If you’re looking to take photographs, it will capture 12-megapixel stills in RAW or PNG formats. A live video feed gives you a 720p HD real-time view of what the drone sees on your mobile device.

It features a flight time of 25 minutes and a follow mode that captures images as you move.

DJI says the Phantom 3 Standard is designed to make the flying experience easier. To do that, the drone will send its position to a live GPS map on your mobile device. Since the Phantom 3 Standard knows where it is and where you are, it can calculate how much longer it can continue flying and automatically come home and land when needed.

You can also set height and distance limits to keep all flights within a safe area, and away from wildfires and airports. The Phantom 3 Standard will automatically stop and stay inside of your chosen limits as you fly.

DJI’s Phantom 3 Standard drone is available to buy today for $799 (£649 / € 919).

New DJI Go App

The Phantom 3 Standard was released on the heels of DJI’s new GO App for iOS and eventually Android. DJI GO replaces the existing Pilot app, and brings faster video sharing, editing tools, and an explore tab for seeing what others have recorded.

DJI GO’s Director, a built-in video editor, allows you to choose the best moments from your flights and build a complete video with music, text, and more. Pre-designed templates are built into Director, enabling you to quickly create a video that fits your style. With just a few taps, you have a professional-quality movie of your flight on hand, ready to be shared.

DJI Go also includes a flight simulator to practice flying and perfect your skills. Other features include a flight log to review all of your past flights, with the date and time, duration, and a preview of the photos and videos you took, as well as user manuals, tutorial videos, and more to help you get the best flight experience.

DJI Go App


About the Author

Steve Crowe · Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.
Contact Steve Crowe:  ·  View More by Steve Crowe.


Log in to leave a Comment

Article Topics

Robot Fun · Drones · News · DJI · Drones · All Topics

Editors’ Picks

Top 10 AI & Robot Stories of 2017
2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for automation. But first,...

Robots are Learning to Pick up Objects Like Babies
UC Berkeley has developed a technique that enables robots to complete tasks...

Self-Driving Taxis Giving Rides During CES 2018
Aptiv and Lyft have teamed up to give CES 2018 attendees self-driving taxi...

Roombas Will Help Clean up Your Home’s Weak WiFi
iRobot's top-tier Roomba robot vacuums will soon be able to sweep your...