Famed drone creator DJI has begun selling its latest flying contraption, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard.
The idea behind the Standard model is to offer the high quality of the Phantom drone without the high price. Current Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models may be a bit pricey for some and offer features that most beginners and hobbyists may not need.
The Phantom 3 Standard comes with a 2.7K HD video camera capable of capture at 30 frames per second on its 94-degree distortion-free lens. The camera shoots photos at 12-megapixels in both JPG and RAW formats. All this is fed back over the Wi-Fi connection to the pilot for real-time viewing.
The controller is an updated version of the Phantom 2 Vision+ model. That means integrated Wi-Fi extender and a wheel to angle the camera. A phone simply needs to be dropped in using the latest app. The advantage of this is that new features are a simple app update away, for free.
The DJI Phantom Standard 3 should be able to fly for up to 25-minutes using interchangeable batteries. It also has features like Waypoint Navigation, Follow Me and Points of Interest flight planning.
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is available to buy now for £649.