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Phantom 3 4k Review

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Phantom 3 4k is an interesting and affordable addition to DJI's already impressive Phantom flying platforms. Using the same 4k camera as the professional version, aspiring filmmakers have the ability to cop a 4K-capable drone that can take gorgeous video and snap striking photos.

Since the Phantom 3 is considered one of the best in the industry, the welcome addition of a 4K camera should make this one of the hottest commodities among quadcopter enthusiasts.

The Phantom 3 4K captures film in official DCI 4K formats while allowing pilots to control the drone from up to three-quarters of a mile away. With its highly efficient on-board WiFi connectivity, pilots can see on their monitors exactly what the drone’s camera sees, no matter how far away it is flying.

For film makers or pilots looking for extremely long ranges, the Phantom Professional is a better option. But if long distances are not essential, the lower price and its relatively long range make the 3 4k an incredible attractive option.

The 3 4k ultra-high resolution video drone offers intuitive controls and automatic safety and stability features. Capable of shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames-per-second using a Sony EXMORE 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, the Phantom 3 4K can also capture 12-megapixel still images using its f/2.8 equivalent lens with a 94 degree field of view.

The Phantom 3 4K can fly for up to 25 minutes on a single charge and you can view your remaining battery life through the Go companion app on your mobile device. The flight will be smooth and stable thanks to its 3-axis gimbal.

Pilots can control the drone using its WiFi communication, or through its intelligent automatic flight capabilities. The maximum transmission distance for the Phantom 3 4K is 0.75 miles (1.2 kilometers).

The video filming of the Phantom 3 4K is transmitted to the controller over the WiFi transmission. Although it limits both the resolution and distance, it is still impressive considering the 3,937-foot operating range.

The lack of LightBridge on Phantom 3 4k means that you won't be able to connect an HDMI device to the remote. But besides this difference, the device offers the same flight features as the Advanced and Professional models. It supports intelligent flight modes, including Point of Interest and Return to Home, and has the vision positioning system to help prevent crashes when flying low to the ground.

In conclusion, if the slightly lower video resolution feed and the shorter control range are not critical for you, then the 3 4k is your best option. It's well structured, stable, powerful and easy to operate.

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