DJI Phantom 3 Professional

DJI Phantom 3 Professional
DJI Phantom 3 Professional Controller

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional obviously comes with some upgraded features and equipment over the standard model. Starting with the camera, as you would expect this is where the biggest upgrade is found. The Phantom 3 Professional camera comes with a 12.4mp Sony Sensor cable of shooting 4k video at 30 frames per second with a bitrate of 60mps. In comparison the Phantom 3 Standard model camera which has a 12mp sensor capable of shooting 2.7k video at 30 frames per second with a bitrate of 40mps.

The flight range has been greatly improved for the DJI Phantom 3 Professional which has been increased to 2,000m, where the Phantom 3 Standard model can only manage 1,000m. In terms of flight time though the  DJI Phantom 3 Professional can be in the the air for 23 mins, so that is actually 2 mins less then the Phantom 3 Standard model which has a flight time of 25 mins. The additional weight of 64g probably accounts for the 2 minute loss of flight time.

Moving onto price, the  DJI Phantom 3 Professional is currently priced around £800 in the UK and $780 in the US. This makes it roughly £300 more expensive over the Standard model in the UK and $280 more expensive in the US. So when it comes down to deciding which model to buy you need to decide if shooting in 4k and having a greater flight range is worth the extra cash for you personally based on what you want to get out of using a drone.

Scroll down for the official specs, video and click the links below to see the latest prices.

DJI Phantom 3 Pro Launch Video

Specs

AIRCRAFT

Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)1280 g
Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded)350 mm
Max Ascent Speed5 m/s
Max Descent Speed3 m/s
Max Speed16 m/s (ATTI mode)
Max Tilt Angle35°
Max Angular Speed150°/s
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level19685 feet (6000 m)
Max Flight TimeApprox. 23 minutes
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Satellite Positioning SystemsGPS/GLONASS
Hover Accuracy RangeVertical:
±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning)
±0.5 m (with GPS Positioning)
Horizontal:
±0.3 m (with Vision Positioning)
±1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

GIMBAL

Stabilization3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)
Controllable RangePitch: -90° to +30°
Max Controllable Angular SpeedPitch: 90°/s
Angular Control Accuracy±0.02°

REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency2.400 – 2.483 GHz
Max Transmission DistanceFCC Compliant: 3.1 mi (5 km)
CE Compliant: 2.2 mi (3.5 km)
(Unobstructed, free of interference)
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Battery6000 mAh LiPo 2S
Transmitter Power (EIRP)
  • FCC: 20 dBm
  • CE: 16 dBm
Operating Current/Voltage1.2 A@7.4 V
Video Output PortUSB
Mobile Device HolderTablets and smart phones

INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY

Capacity4480 mAh
Voltage15.2 V
Battery TypeLiPo 4S
Energy68 Wh
Net Weight365 g
Charging Temperature Range41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Max Charging Power100 W

CAMERA

Sensor1/2.3” CMOS
Effective pixels: 12.4 M (total pixels: 12.76 M)
LensFOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at ∞
ISO Range
  • 100-3200 (video)
  • 100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed8 – 1/8000 s
Image Size4000×3000
Still Photography Modes
  • Single Shot
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Timelapse
Video Recording Modes
  • UHD: 4096x2160p 24/25, 3840x2160p 24/25/30
  • FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60
  • HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60
Max Video Bitrate60 Mbps
Supported File SystemsFAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)
PhotoJPEG, DNG (RAW)
VideoMP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD CardsMicro SD
Max capacity: 64 GB
Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

VISION SYSTEM

Vision SystemDownward Vision System
Velocity Range≤8 m/s (2 m above ground)
Altitude Range30 – 300 cm
Operating Range50 – 300 cm
Operating EnvironmentSurface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux>15)

CHARGER

Voltage17.4 V
Rated Power100 W

APP / LIVE VIEW

Mobile AppDJI GO
Live View Working Frequency2.4 GHz ISM
Live View Quality720P @ 30fps
Latency220ms (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

*Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.