DJI Innovations develops and manufactures unmanned aerial systems that are both high-quality and easy to use. The goal is to make UAS technology available to professional photographers, video editors, and hobbyists for the use of aerial photography and videography that does not break the bank. DJI Innovations gives you in an eye in the sky with four different drones. DJI’s latest product is the Phantom 2 Vision+, a GPS enabled quadcopter with a high-quality camera attached. The camera comes with a 4GB SD card and shoots full video at 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps. Photos are shot at 14 megapixels. These crystal-clear images are taken with a camera that is stabilized using DJI’s gimbal stabilization system so that the tilt of the quadcopter doesn’t interrupt shots. The max flight time is 25 minutes. To avoid losing sight of your Phantom 2 Vision+ while obtaining footage, there is radar available in relation to the pilot along with a return-to-home feature for when the drone leaves the range of the remote. Further control of your Phantom comes right from your mobile device, where you can control real-time flight parameters with a mobile app and beam photos from the quadcopter to your phone using only Wi-Fi. Also, safety precautions prevent you from flying your drone into a no-fly zone. The quadcopter will not take off within established no-fly zones, and it will lose height and land if it is accidentally flown into those areas.
Another option is the Phantom 2 Vision. You’ll find many similarities with the previous Phantom such as GPS, no-fly zone precautions, a 4GB micro SD Card, photos at 14 megapixels, and control of flight parameters through a mobile app. However, The Phantom Vision is lacking the stabilization gimbal. It does support full HD video at 1080p 30/60i and offers stable hovering. RAW and JPEG picture formats are available. For album synchronization between the Phantom and phone, it has a max 300m Wi-Fi connection. Your transferred footage can be shared easily in the DJI app. Battery replacement is as easy as sharing. With its 25-minute flight time, you can take beautiful panoramic photos and video. Furthermore, there is support for 46MM lens filters for giving colored photos. Self-tightening propellers, virtual radar and an anti-vibration platform complete the Phantom Vision.
The Phantom 2 is a lightweight quadcopter with a mid-level price. It supports a H3-2D or H3-3D gimbal and is perfect for aerial cinematography. Both the stabilization gimbal and camera are add-ons and there is no app control. Flight path can be programmed on your iPad with the 16 waypoint Ground Station system. You will need to install an iOSD MK II or iOSD mini to see real-time flight data. It has a 1000m communication distance and 25 minutes of flight time. The Phantom 2 design has an microusb port, CAN-bus expansion module and self-tightening propellers. Familiar features such as the no-fly zone warnings, return-to-home, and integrated GPS can also be found on this version of the Phantom.
Finally, there is the Phantom FC40. It is the most affordable option available right now with a small camera that supports 720p/30fps HD video. It is also the most lightweight at 1000g. Take the Phantom FC40 in your backpack while you travel mounted with the FC40 or another lightweight camera. It has 100-degree wide angle field of view. Control flight parameters and see a first-person view with the DJI FC40 app on your iPhone or Android. A digital zoom can be done 10 times while in FPV. The max flight time for this quadcopter is 15 minutes. It has a 2.4G Wi-Fi connection so synchronizing your album requires nothing but your Phantom and mobile phone.
Extend the use of your Phantom with Phantom Accessories. A few of the available accessories are smart batteries with LED display that make it easy to keep track of battery life, car chargers, and Wi-Fi range extenders. Be sure that everything you buy is compatible with your chosen Phantom series UAS. Whatever DJI product you choose, DJI is run by experts in flight technology who are determined to deliver the best small UAS available.