DJI Phantom 3 Announced at 'Experience Wonder' show

DJI Phantom 3 Announced at 'Experience Wonder' show

DJI release a new DJI Phantom 3! Comes with 4K camera and lightbridge. Keep up to date here and we will let you know everything as we attend the live steam.

Last updated: Mar 11, 2021

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DJI have just announced that the DJI Phantom 3 is to be released! heliguy™ understand the the release date is to be 22nd April 2015, however it would be more sensible to expect this around 1st May 2015. DJI Phantom 3 Professional & Advanced DJI Phantom 3 Professional & Advanced

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DJI release the Phantom 3

DJI have redesigned the Phantom to produce the Phantom 3! DJI Phantom 3 DJI Phantom 3 Professional The DJI Phantom 3 has got a 4k camera, which also has down facing capabilities. Lightbridge is integrated. More satellites for greater accuracy in remote locations too and includes optical sensors just like the DJI Inspire 1. All 4 motors are independent of each other for streamline piloting. Boosts an upgraded GPS system on board which provides pin-point location accuracy, knowing exactly where it is; even if you do not. Making flying effortless. Same transmitter as the DJI Inspire 1, making is accessible with ergonmic grips so you can record and play back video, control gimbal and adjust exposure. Comes in Phantom 3 Professional with the 4k camera (£1,159, $1,259) and Phantom Advanced with just 1080p (£899, $999). DJI Phantom 3 Price

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The Phantom 3 comes with a new integrated vision positioning system, using a trio of small sensors the Phantom accurately tracks the ground beneath it. Making it able to fly and hover low to the ground and even be used indoors. The visuals created by the Professional version are made via the ultra high definition 4K camera which records crystal clear beautiful video as well as 12 megapixel still photos. The 3-axis gimbal is amazing as ever. The Advanced version comes with everything the Professional does but with a 1080p 60 frames per second camera that is also capable of shooting 12 megapixel stills.

DJI Director

DJI have also announced its video editing app DJI Director, which also includes an offline flight simulator and flight logs. Putting the power of creating amazing footage into your hands, the app has been designed for a more casual experience. The Phantom 3 can now take off and land with using a press of a button. All of this complements the apps new live HD view powered by lightbridge. The Phantom's camera feed is transmitted to your tablet at great distances at 720p real-time stream. Director is a new video editor that makes the process of assembling a stunning video montage a breeze. It auto edits your favourite scenes from a recent flight and adds the perfect music too.

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Phantom 3 Spec's



Weight (Including Battery And Propellers) 1280 g Diagonal Size (Including Propellers) 689 mm Max Ascent Speed 5 m/s Max Descent Speed 3 m/s Hover Accuracy Vertical: +/- 10cm Horizontal: +/- 1m Max Speed 16 m/s (ATTI mode, no wind) Max Altitude Above Sea Level 6000 m Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C GPS Mode GPS/GLONASS


Sensor Sony EXMOR 1/2.3” Effective pixels: 12.4 M (total pixels: 12.76 M) Lens FOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8, focus at ∞ ISO Range 100-3200 (video) 100-1600 (photo) Shutter Speed 8s -1/8000s Image Max Size 4000 x 3000 Still Photography Modes
  • Single Shot
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 shots
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5
  • Bracketed Frames at 0.7EV Bias
  • Time-lapse
  • Video Recording Modes
Phantom 3 Professional UHD: 4096x2160p 24/25, 3840x2160p 24/25/30 FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60 HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60 Phantom 3 Advanced FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60 HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60 Supported SD Card Types Micro SD - Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required Max Bitrate Of Video Storage 60 Mbps Supported File Formats
  • FAT32/exFAT
  • Photo: JPEG, DNG
  • Video: MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C


Controllable Range Pitch -90° to +30° Stabilization 3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)

Vision Positioning

Max Velocity Less than 8 m/s (when 2 m above ground) Altitude Range 30 cm-300 cm Operating Range 30 cm-300 cm Operating Environment Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (Lux > 15)

Remote Controller

Operating Frequency 2.400 GHz-2.483 GHz Max Distance 2000m (outdoors and unobstructed) Video Output Port USB Operating Temperature 0°C- 40°C Battery 6000 mAh LiPo 2S Mobile Device Holder For tablet or phone Receiver Sensitivity (1%PER) 101 dBm ±2 dBm Transmitter Power (EIRP)
  • FCC: 20 dBm
  • CE: 16 dBm
Working Voltage 1.2 A @7.4 V

Battery Charger

Voltage 17.4 V Rated Power Phantom 3 Professional 100 W Phantom 3 Advanced 57 W

Intelligent Flight Battery

Capacity 4480 mAh Voltage 15.2 V Battery Type LiPo 4S Energy 68 Wh Net Weight 365 g Max Flight Time Approximately 23 minutes Operating Temperature -10°C to 40°C Max Charging Power 100 W

App / Live View

Mobile App DJI Pilot EIRP 100mW Live View Working Frequency 2.4GHz ISM Live View Quality 720P @ 30fps (depending on conditions and mobile device) Latency 220ms (depending on conditions and mobile device) Required Operating Systems
  • iOS 8.0 or later
  • Android 4.1.2 or later
  • Recommended Devices
iOS: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus Android: Samsung S5, Note 3, Sony Z3 EXPERIA, Google Nexus 7 II, Google Nexus 9, Mi 3, Nubia Z7 mini *Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues  

Photos from the DJI event

First look of the Phantom 3 First flight of the Phantom 3 First flight of the Phantom 3 First flight of the Phantom 3 DJI stage at London DJI Swag bags in London DJI Carpet   small cases1 small cases  

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