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  1. Ratings
  2. Editor's Note
  3. Recommendations + Highlights
  4. Manufacturer's Specs
  5. Photos From Manufacturer
  6. PayPal + Skynex Buyer Protections
  7. What's Included with Your Purchase
  8. Shipping Information 


1. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Ratings


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2. Editor's Note


With respect to the DJI Phantom 3 drone, buyers have the benefit of time on their side. Despite being an older version of the DJI Phantom series of drones, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard nevertheless remains a novelty in terms of the drone technology it integrates. Furthermore, an important part of DJI drones, considered more generally, is the DJI Go App used to fly DJI drones. This, of course, will remain up-to-date no matter if you're flying an older model. Being an older model, buyers can now experience exceptional drone technology, from one of the world's most reputable drone makers, at a much more reasonable price tag than when the DJI Phantom 3 drone was first released. Among the incredibly technologies adopted by the DJI Phantom 3 drone are a camera capable mounted on a 3-axis image stabilizing gimbal capable of shooting 12MP photos, and videos in 2.7HD. The DJI Phantom 3 drone also allows you to view on your mobile phone screen a live 720 High-Definition video feed from the DJI Phantom 3's camera. Granted there are drones, including DJI drones, that offer higher quality drone imaging solutions. However, it should be noted that they come with a much heavier price tag. The difference in quality between between the DJI Phantom 3 drone's camera and the more recent drone cameras released by DJI is hardly noticeable to the untrained eye of an amateur photographer. In that sense, the DJI Phantom 3 drone remains an excellent option for anyone looking to enjoy a high quality drone, from one of the world's best drone manufacturer, at an excellent price.



3. DJI Phantom 3 Standard: Recommendations + Highlights



  Age Experience Use
  Under 16   Not recommended   Beginner   Recommended   Hobby Drone   Recommended
  16-24   Recommended   Intermediate   Suitable   Amateur Photography   Recommended
  25 to 34   Recommended   Professional   Not recommended   Intermediate Photography   Neutral
 35 to 44   Neutral  -  -   Professional Photography   Not Recommended
  55 to 64   Neutral  -  -   Commercial/Industrial   Not Recommended

Key Features

  PRICE RANGE Cheap Low Fair  High  Expensive
  READINESS Bind-and-Fly Almost-Read-to-Fly Ready-to-Fly Out of the Box
  FLIGHT TIME Poor Fair Average Good Excellent


Less Than 720P


720P (HD)

Very Good

1080P (Full HD)


2K (Ultra-High HD)


4K (Ultra-High HD)


Very Good








Commercial Grade



Advanced Modes

  AUTO TAKE-OFF   Drone will take-off autonomously at the push of one button. 
  AUTO RETURN HOME   Drone will return home autonomously at the push of one button. 
  FOLLOW-ME MODE    The drone will autonomously follow the pilot/remote control's movements on the ground.
  ORBIT MODE    The drone will orbit around a point of interest; the camera remains fixated on same point.
  WAYPOINT FLIGHT MODE    The drone will follow a flight trajectory composed of pre-set waypoints.
  FAIL-SAFE CONNECTION LOSS   Drone will return home automatically and autonomously if connection is lost.
  FAIL-SAFE LOW BATTERY   Drone will automatically and autonomously return home when the battery level is low.


























4. DJI Phantom 3 Standard: Aircraft Design







   Agility/manoeuvrability  √  
   Long-range    √
   Size and portability  
   User Friendliness √   
   Area Mapping Efficiency    
   Payload/carrying capacity    
   Wind Resistance  
   Area coverage   √ 
   Small Take-off Space  √  



5. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Brushless Motors: Benefits







   Adjustable Power Supply  
   Superior Heat Dissipation √   
   Energy Efficiency √   
   High torque  
   High Speed Range √   
   Long-lasting √   
   Low maintenance √   
   Low motor inertia   √ 
   Noisy   √ 
   Reliability   √ 



6. DJI Phantom 3 Standard: Iconic Features



Minimum Age


Beginner and Up


Hobby Drone


Outdoor Drone


Quadcopter Design


2-Blade Propellers


 Brushless Motors


Max. Speed: 16m/s


Intelligent Flight Modes


12MP Stills, 2.4K Videos 


Live 720HD Video Feed


Intelligent Battery (25 min.)


Max. Control Range: 1,000 meters


Max. Altitude: 400 feet 


GPS/Satellite Guided


Easy Sharing/Social Drone



7. DJI Phantom 3 Standard: Manufacturer Specs


DJI Phantom 3 Standard Aircraft


DJI Phantom 3Standard Gimbal  

Drone weight (battery and propellers included


 3-Axis (pitch, roll yaw)
Drone Diagonal size (propeller dimensions excluded)

350 mm

Controllable Range  Pitch -90° to +30°
Max. Drone Ascent Speed

5 m/s

Max Controllable Angular Speed Pitch: 90° /s 
Max. Drone Descent Speed

3 m/s

Angular Vibration Range ±0.02 
Max. Drone Speed

16m/s (ATTI Mode)

DJI Phantom 3 Standard Remote Controller

Max. Drone Tilt Angle


Operating Frequency 5.725-5.825 GHz, 922.7 - 927.7MHz (Japan) 
Max Angular Speed


Max Transmission Distance 

 FCC: 1000M; CE 500M (Outdoors and unobstructed, aircraft's altitude at 400 feet (120M)

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level

19685 feet (6000m) 

Operating Temperature Range   32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Max Flight Time

 Approx. 25 minutes

Battery  2600mAh LiPo 18650 
Drone Operating Temperature Range

 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C

Transmitter (EIRP) 

• FCC: 19 dBm

• CE: 14 dBm 

• MIC: 10 dBm

Satellite Positioning Systems


Operating Current/Voltage   600 mA @ 3.7V
Drone Hover Accuracy Range

 Vertical = ±0.5m; Horizontal = ±1.5m

Mobile Device Holder  Tablets and smart phones 

DJI Phantom 3 (Standard) Drone Camera


Charging Ports  Micro USB 

 1/2.3' CMOS

Intelligent Flight Battery 


Effective pixels: 12M 

 Capacity  4480 mAh
 ISO Range 

- 100-3200 (Video) 

 Voltage  15.2V 
Electronic Shutter Speed 

- 100-1600 (Photo) 

 Battery Type  LiPo 4S 
 Image Size 

8 - 1/8000 s 

 Energy  68 Wh 
 Still photography Modes 

4000 x 3000 

 Net Weight  365 g 

- Single Shot 

 Charging Temperature Range  41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C) 

- Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 frames 

 Max Charging power  100W 

- Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias 


- Timelapse


  Video Recording Modes

- 2.7K: 2704 x 1520P 24/25/30 (29.97)

  Max Video Bitrate

 40 Mbs

  Supported File Systems 

FAT32 ≤ 32 GB; exFAT (>32 GB) 




MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) 

  Supported SD Cards

 Micro SD Card 8 GB Included 


 DJI Phantom 3 Standard Charger




 Rated Power



 DJI Phantom 3 Standard App/Live View


 Mobile App


 Live View Working Frequency

 2.4GHz iSM

 Live View Quality

 Live View Quality 720P @ 30fps


 Latency Low Latency Video (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, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPod touch 6, iPad Pro, 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, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

• Android: Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei Mate 8, Nubia Z7 mini, SONY Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD




8. DJI Phantom 3 Standard: Manufacturer Photos




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7. What's Included with Your Purchase


DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Inclusions: SKYNEX® PRO Pilot-X Package Deal

  1. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Multi-language Drone Manual
  2. 1-Year Skynex Care & Repair Service Card
  3. DJI "The Future of Possible" Lanyard
  4. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Battery Safety Pouch
  5. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Extended Control Range
  6. Custom DJI Phantom 3 Standard Waterproof Carbon Fiber Skin
  7. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Battery
  8. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Remote Controller
  9. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Memory SD Card
  10. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Battery Charger w/ Power Chord
  11. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone App (DJI Go)
  12. Drone Carrying Case for DJI Phantom 3 Standard + accessories
  13. Drone Safety Perimetre and Landing Pad
  14. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Propellers (x4 Pairs)
  15. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Tools 



8. Shipping Information

  • Free shipping worldwide
  • Average shipping time: 1-14 days
  • Tracking code provided when made available
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Warranty Information

Shipping & Returns SKYNEX. GLOBAL DRONES All DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones sold online via Skynex Global Drones' website are tested for functionality, and examined for damages prior to shipping. Contents inside the drone, drone part, or drone-related accessory boxes are also examined before being packaged and shipped. Note that we rely on third party service providers, over which we have no control, to ship and deliver all drone orders. Where exceptional circumstances arise, your order will qualify for a full refund and return or partial refund according to the below terms and conditions.  A. Full and Partial Refunds A full refund for your DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones order will be issued where the drone, drone part(s), or drone-related accessory(ies) you ordered online via Skynex Global Drones is not received at the address specified in your online purchase order. You may also receive a full refund if the DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones you received is materially different from the drone you purchased online via Skynex Global Drones. Alternatively, where the drone you received is materially different from the DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones you purchased online via Skynex Global Drones, you may elect to keep the drone you received, and negotiate to obtain a partial refund from Skynex Global Drones. In the exceptional event that parts, accessories, or components are missing, the missing parts, components, or accessories will be shipped to you.  B. Returns Policy  In the event that your DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones order qualifies for a full refund, as per the above terms and conditions, you may return your unopened, unused DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones within 10 days from the time our third party shipping service provider indicates that the drone order has been delivered to the address specified in your online purchase order. Skynex Global Drones will pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error, for instance, if you received an incorrect or defective drone, etc. You should expect to receive your refund within approximately four weeks of handing your package over to the return shipper. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper, the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it, and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request. As we depend on third party service providers to effect deliveries and returns, all time periods are approximate. If you need to return an item, please contact us at the email address provided on Skynex Global Drones website with your order number and details about the product you would like to return. We will respond quickly with instructions for how to return your drone order. C. Shipping and Delivery Time  We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Certain jurisdictions may contain restrictions on the import of certain electronic products, such as drones or drone batteries. You are responsible for knowing and complying with any and all such importing restrictions, regulations, rules, and laws that may apply to drones in your home jurisdiction. Where a we are unable to make a delivery of a purchase drone to a certain jurisdiction because of such import restrictions, rules, regulations, or laws, we will notify you of our inability to deliver the drone order and you will receive a full order. The average time to deliver a DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones order is between 5 to 20 days. However, as we rely on third party service providers to deliver orders received through our website, these time frames may vary. As such, we are not responsible for, and disclaim any responsibility for late deliveries of DJI Phantom 3 Standard RC RTF FPV Quadcopter Drones orders, or any consequence that arise from such late drone order deliveries. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options, including destination, that you choose. We make best efforts to keep our customers informed on the status of their orders, and customers may contact us at the email address provided on our website in order to inquire on the status of their order.
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Additional Information

DJI Phantom 3 Standard Flight Time:
Approx. 25 Minutes (per Battery)
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Flight Control Range:
1km w/out control range extension; 2km w/ control range extension.
Maximum Speed:
16 m/s
Satellite Positioning System:
Yes. GPS.
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19 Reviews

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone

    Posted by James on 2019 Jun 22nd

    I purchased this drone after watching my brother get one for Christmas and flying it around for fun. As an aspiring photographer, this drone is a fantastic entry point into aerial photography, with a very high resolution camera and amazing stabilizer for such a low-priced model. The battery only lasts for ~20 minutes of flight time, but those 20 minutes are a blast. If you do end up purchasing one of these, or are seriously considering it, please familiarize yourself with all of the regulations of when and where you can/cannot fly -- there are some serious fines out there. Also - if you're thinking about using one of these for ANY kind of commercial purpose, know that you have to become a certified remote pilot before you can legally sell any products obtained with a drone.

  • 5
    DJI's Phantom 3 Standard Drone

    Posted by Amelia Phil. on 2019 Jun 22nd

    In my opinion, the best entry-level drone for those who want to eventually get more serious with their drones, but also want to get their feet wet in the world of drones without having to put out almost $1K. It's better to buy the cheaper Phantom model NOW, and get better at flying and maneuvering as soon as possible, rather than waiting until you can afford a more expensive model, and being that much less experienced. Additionally, you have to consider the hidden costs of these drones - you'll certainly want more batteries, ND filters, an adequate case/backpack, and so on, all which are easier to acquire when your drone model is less expensive.

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Deal

    Posted by Nathan on 2019 Jun 22nd

    The is by far the best entry level drone available on the market. It's super reliable has a ton of features flies very fast and very far, the camera is phenomenal it's records high def 2.7k video and the photo stills look great as well. They do not cheat you with this drone just because it's the standard model doesn't mean it's the bare minimum. Dji gives you so much to work with on this drone such as intelligent flight modes like point of interest, follow me, orbit, waypoints etc. if you're using this to shoot videos take full advantage of the LOG profile they provide in the camera settings, color grade your footage on a computer and you'd be hard pressed to see the difference in quality between this and the phantom 3 pro model or the 4K. This drone is seriously a steal.

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Deal

    Posted by Dane on 2019 Jun 22nd

    This is an incredible entry-level quadcopter. I have flown the Syma X5C, so I was used to flying quads. Right out of the box, I was able to take off, fly around, and land with no issues whatsoever. The video and photos I could capture were incredible from day one. I have had for three days now and I have been able to capture some incredible scenery from new perspectives. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is very easy to fly. Especially with the intelligent flight modes. The return to home function gives me piece of mind when flying high and far. Even in wind this quad stays steady and I don't have to worry about it getting lost. I could not recommend this more! The Standard will be just fine for most situations. The range has been perfect for me and the quality of video is more than enough for my needs. Buy this and you will be able to capture life in a whole new dimension.

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone

    Posted by Julie on 2019 Jun 21st

    Yes, this was an expensive Christmas present for my photography enthusiast but let me say this drone is legit! He did his "homework" by reading up on ALL types of drones, what they can do, their limits and capabilities, the various price points etc. He felt this drone could offer everything he was looking for at the price I was willing to pay. This is not a kids toy. It is very sophisticated and technical. My teenager loves it, but he has also spent plenty of time programming it and understanding how to operate it in order to get the most out of it. The video quality is amazing! He continues to impress me with the video and quality he can capture as he continues to get more and more familiar and experienced with it. He has only had it for a few weeks. It's not the "up in the air, doing tricks" kind of drone kids think of. It's an awesome tool for a serious outdoor photographer/adventurist. It brings photography and video making to a whole new level. Endless possibilities. Thank you DJI you did not disappoint!

  • 4
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Deal

    Posted by Prodigy on 2019 Jun 21st

    Far and aways the best beginner into intermediate drone. And a stout little bugger! It flies very smoothly. The video is beautiful at 2.7k - unless you're into professional filmography and need 4k, the the video quality is more than enough for youtubers and hobbyists. Just check out standard 3 footage on youtube - it's beautiful. That was my main concern because I enjoy landscape videos. After checking out the footage of my first trial run, any reservation about picture/video quality was put to rest. The only reason for four stars is that the micro SD card issue that has been going on for years is still not resolved. Some micro SD cards work, others do not. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. One micro SD card will work one day just fine, then the next day it won't, and after it doesn't, it never will again. I have had to go through three micro SD cards so far. The one that came with it stopped working as well! The one I have in now (SanDisk Extreme 32GB) formatted just fine and has been working fine for quite a few hours of flight. Hopefully my micro SD card troubles are over! It might be a random thing, maybe I got a semi-lemon, I don't know... There are forum complaints about it from as far back as 2015. You'd think in three years the issue could have been resolved by DJI. Anyway, it's not too big of a deal. I haven't lost any footage or anything. I still like it very much and would highly recommend the Phantom 3 Standard to a beginner or intermediate drone enthusiast, especially one on a budget - as they are not making the Standards anymore, these should eventually drop a little in price. Who knows...

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone

    Posted by Nick N. on 2019 Jun 21st

    I have had my Phantom 3 standard for about a week now and have flown about 15 flights. i am relatively new to flying quadracopters having previously flown an "Ominous" ($79, lightweight, durable, no camera) for a few weeks. The "ominous" took about 10 flights before I stopped crashing it...there was a learning curve because it's so light and the controls so much more sensitive than the Phantom. The Phantom is steady and easy to fly. Taking still pics is great and the shots look very nice. New edit > : When I first reviewed this I noted that the video was "choppy" at times and seemed to have quick 1-2 second dropouts. Obviously, I saw that as a flaw. I had been viewing the videos on my iPhone through the GO app's "library". Well, this morning I plugged the memory card directly into my Mac and was pleased to see that the videos were flawless. In hindsight I now realize that the app was recording the wifi feed not the actual footage recorded on the card. So now I am happy that everything works fine. I am left with impression and criticism that this product needs way better documentation/online support if it really is to be breakthrough " drone" reaching more mainstream audiences than the RC hobbyist crowd. It's well built, functions fine, easy to fly and FUN, but you have to work like a dog online hunting through various websites and forums to really learn why some things do not work as you might expect. Another example..I found it almost impossible to remove the battery from the Phantom and was pretty sure I would break the arms at some point. Google/YouTube to the rescue with a homemade clip on a very effective technique. Overall build quality is very high. Included instructions are minimal, so you reall have to hunt around to find tutorial videos and owners manuals. One other issue I had that was frustrating was having to do. Mandatory firmware update via wifi. After completing, I swapped to a fresh battery and headed to the elementary school around the corner for my first real flight other than in my driveway. "Mandatory firmware update required" popped up again. To make a long story short, apparently the firmware upgrade was for each BATTERY. After updating the second battery, everything was fine. This is a fun "drone" to fly. Pretty easy to learn the flight controls and basic camera controls. I have an iPhone 6 and find the screen a little small for using the app which is packed with options, but it's a minor inconvenience, nothing serious. I also really have to find a sunshade for my phone/drone screen as it is almost impossible to see it bright sunlight, even with brightness maxed out.

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Deal

    Posted by DY King on 2019 Jun 21st

    This is my first drone. I did so much research on which one to get and settled on the P3 standard. It's a great drone for first time flyers like me. First two flights I stayed in beginner mode. I think it's 100 feet up 100 feet out. But now I'm pushing the 400 foot mark and flying at speeds of 32.7 mph. Or that's what the DJI GO App said. I take it out to my grandmas farm and film the land. It's nice to see the farm from several hundred feet up. That's where I took it for my maiden flight. Hardly any trees and and alot of crop fields. But of course it had to be cloudy that day.

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone + Package Deal

    Posted by Alex on 2019 Jun 21st

    I purchased a Used - Very Good dji 3 standard from amazon warehouse and so far im more than pleased. My dji did come looking new but had 2 problems. 1. the phone holder screw tightening section came cracked. so if i wanted to tighten the screws i couldn't and when i put my phone on the clamp its not safely held on. replacement part was $5 from china. 2. the memory card was inserted incorrectly to the point that it was jammed. i had no nails or any type of pliers to make it easy to remove. after a couple of minutes it came out and when inserted properly it clicked in. After that rough start i installed the dji app on my lg g4 and updated the firmware and charged the battery and read the starter guide. very short read with basic info. i learned more from a youtube review. Installing the propellers is easy as color matching and spinning them in the direction indicated on the prop. 1st flight was a bit nerve racking. i calibrated and put it in beginners mode and stayed away from trees. took off and landed in automatic mode with the app. 2nd flight was easier as i took it to the park. i put the altitude above the trees and flew it around. it was so easy that my sister and 5 year old nephew flew it as long as they didn't touch the left stick. i havent tested how far it can go but only lost signal once briefly. I have flown it several time since and no problems. eventually i registered it as its required by law and cost $5 for 3 years. airmap is a great app that lets you know if your allowed to fly in a location or not. so thats my experience with a used dji p3s from amazon warehouse. For 250 it was a great purchase.

  • 5
    Phantom 3 Standard Drone (DJI)

    Posted by Devon on 2019 Jun 21st

    I've owned the Phantom 3 for about a month now and I couldn't be happier. I ordered the drone new and it shipped fast and was in pristine condition. In the box you get what is expected (drone, props, ect.). I am also a beginner pilot so this is coming from someone who has never flown a drone before. First of props to DJI for making such an amazing starter drone. The instructions are easy to follow and basically out of the box you can fly within minutes. The most time consuming part is actually the software with occasional updates (including one that you have to download when you first use rhetoric drone) and the DJI app which takes a bit to download. On the topic of the app I will say that I like it. It is very intuitive and has plenty of features that even if haven't used yet. You get modes like follow me, orbit and way points giving a good variety of flying outside manual flight. The controller is a bit basic compared to higher models with a simple collection of buttons and one antenna. The controller and app also limit the range which is my only real complaint. In my neighborhood with plenty of interference I basically have to fly in the line of sight and at times without my video feed. But in open places the video is smooth and provides a range of about 2000 feet give or take. If you are planning to buy a more expensive drone for range, I have a few tips; one, get an antenna range extender (I am actually going to buy one soon) which run for about $70 and bump your range to 1.5 miles. Or there is a windsurfer which goes on your current antenna and gives you about 500 feet more range. Also in the box you get two sets of props, a manual, battery, 8gb SD card, phone mount and cables for charging. Now on the one of the main features, the camera. DJI has set you up with a 2.7k camera that takes really clear, smooth video due to the gimbal. If you want a better drone for a camera purely alone, save some money and buy this one because this camera is top notch. I enjoy flying the drone a lot with a good flight time of about 23 minutes and a surprising speeds on the drone. So let's recap. The drone is easy to use and is great for beginners who don't need all the fancy tech. The drone has a great camera and can take great shots for a good price. The range may limit you but if you spend some extra on range extenders, the experience can be made so much better. It's a great drone and I love flying it.

  • 5
    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone Deal

    Posted by Apple Eyes on 2019 Jun 21st

    I currently own several Phantom 3 models (P3S, P3 4K and P3A). I purchased the P3S as an inexpensive option to have for the company I work for. I use it in order to create marketing videos/projects that we can use via social media. Due to the fact that it shoots in both 1080P and 2.7K, this is more than enough for most applications. Pros: -Shoots excellent video. The unit records in both 1080P and 2.7K with multiple framerate options. -The P3 is very stable, provided you have a clean GPS lock and aren't flying in heavy winds. -For the price, you simply WILL NOT find a better drone for the money. Make no mistake, this is a brilliant quad. -Flexible in the sense that you can add mods/accessories if you feel the need to. - The 12 month warranty covers any hardware issues that the drone might have (i.e. stress cracks, motor problems, camera/gimbal problems, etc.). Cons: -Range. Many people buy this drone and complain about the range. The P3 Standard isn't meant to be a long-distance flyer. If you want a P3 that flies further, buy either the Advanced or Professional model. While it certainly doesn't fly nearly as far as my P3 Advanced, I've still be able to achieve a range of 1500m if I'm in rural areas that are free of interference. -Remote. The transmitter that comes with this model is rather cheap looking. The P3 models come with a nice looking/operational transmitter. However, you can easily add the tablet/phone extender to this for $10. Advice: 1. Buy yourself three ND filters for the lens (ND4, ND8 and ND 16). This will allow you to shoot much better quality video if you're going for the cinematic film look (24fps @ a shutter speed of 50). You can buy these rather cheap. At the very least, buy a ND8 filter. 2. Buy the tablet/phone extender. The phone holder that comes with the remote is absolutely terrible and small. The extended version allows you to use an iPad mini, and looks much nicer on the remote. 3. Buy an extra battery. You'd be surprised how fast you drain batteries when flying/recording. 4. Do a full IMU, compass and gimbal calibration before your first flight. Repeat these steps only after a MAJOR FIRMWARE UPDATE. 5. Have fun and be safe!

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    DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone (+ Accessories)

    Posted by Wolf Blitzer on 2019 Jun 21st

    This is my 3 drone. I started with the Syma x5 and x8 learning the controls and how to fly. This thing is amazing. It flies beautifully and all the failsafe features work with no trouble. takes amazing video and pictures. I have no buyers remorse though some desire for the higher end camera. For the money invested its well worth it.

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