DJI Phantom 3 Standard

DJI Phantom 3 Standard
DJI Phantom 3 Standard Controller

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the cheapest model in the Phantom 3 series and is still one of the best drones you can buy. Currently priced at just $499 in the US and £509 in the UK the  Phantom 3 Standard really is a total bargain.

The Phantom 3 Standard’s built in camera shots 2.7k video and 12mp images stabilised by a 3-axis gimbal. The controller is actually taken from the Phantom 2 model so isn’t as refined as the controllers from newer Phantom models but this is certainly reflected in the cheaper price point.

All of the usual DJI features you would expect to see are included on the  DJI Phantom 3 Standard. The ‘Return to Home’ feature also found on previous models, uses the built-in GPS to record your take off point. It remembers this location whilst in flight so you can command the drone to return at any time or if the signal is ever lost between the drone and the controller then the drone will automatically head for this recored location and safely land.

The ‘Auto-Hover’ feature means that the drone will wait for your instructions to move, hovering with near perfect stability at the altitude and position you left off with the controls (weather permitting). You can also set flight safety limits meaning that the P3 will not fly beyond a certain altitude or distance you have set.

If you’re a total beginner but would still like a quality  drone with great features and performance then the DJI Phantom 3 Standard  is certainly the drone we would recommend starting out with whilst it is still currently available to buy.

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Launch Video

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Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)1216 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. 25 minutes
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Satellite Positioning SystemsGPS
Hover Accuracy RangeVertical:
±0.5 m
±1.5 m


Sensor1/2.3” CMOS
Effective pixels:12 M
LensFOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8
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
  • 2.7K: 2704 x1520p 24/25/30 (29.97)
  • FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30
  • HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60
Max Video Bitrate40 Mbps
Supported File SystemsFAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)
VideoMP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD CardsMicro SD Card 8 GB included
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)


Voltage17.4 V
Rated Power57 W


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

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


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


Operating Frequency5.725 – 5.825 GHz, 922.7 – 927.7 MHz (Japan)
Max Transmission DistanceFCC: 1000 m
CE: 500 m
(outdoors and unobstructed, aircraft’s altitude at 400 feet (120 m))
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Battery2600 mAh LiPo 18650
Transmitter Power (EIRP)
  • FCC: 19 dBm
  • CE: 14 dBm
Operating Current/Voltage600 mA@3.7V
Video Output PortUSB
Mobile Device HolderTablets and smart phones
Charging PortMicro USB


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

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