If you are interested in something, you always wish to know them inside and out.Comparing with using a good product, we usually gain much more pleasure from disassembling them. If you agree with me, then you are one of the Geek family.

Different from simple disassembling, we are sincere and admiring when we disassemble a product and explore its history.Today we show our great respect to DJI’s engineers with the article. Thank you for creating such a delicate artwork.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
This is an AIO on DJI Phantom 3, made up of a 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
From the top you can see a multi-blade micro fan, for heat dissipation of video processing chip.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
Fantastic industrial design, looks perfect from all sides.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
Taking off the outermost protecting board, We will see the efforts from all considerate details.
Even the decoration cover of micro fan is decently designed.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
The gimbal is made of aluminum alloy, accompany with some injection molded parts.
Just from the appearance, we can hardly tell between metal and plastic.
Thanks to the beautiful processing craft, they look just the same in color and texture!

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
Take off the back board, we can see the main circuit board of the gimbal.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
Separate the main circuit and the gimbal

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
Look at the fine-grained metal contact , which stores control signal of the gimbal and data of the camera.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
Power wire of the fan is soldered to the main board.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
At the back of control circuit board lies the major image processing module.
Electromagnetic shielding and heat conducting module are equipped on the metal baseboard.
The conductive rubber is equipped on the contact shielding ring of the circuit. When the circuit is fixed, it work as a electromagnetic shielding module.
How considerate the details are!

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
The image processing chip adopted by the 4K camera

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
The control circuit of the roll axis and The pitch axis

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
You may wonder what’s inside the 4K camera.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
Well obviously, there are a lens and a circuit board inside.
There are optical sensor and gimbal-like sensor(3-axis gyroscope) on the circuit board.

DJI Phantom 3 video camera
This is the 4K CMOS sensor.

That’s all for today’s article. The gimbal and camera system of Phantom 3 is designed appropriate and decent, which impress us a lot.
The module is applied to Phantom 3 aerial aircraft. Wanna try this new module? Just get an DJI Phantom 3 and enjoy yourself.


  • Adrian

    Shame it can’t hold a level horizon.

  • Samuel van der Waal

    What is the model of the 4k sensor used? The specs I’ve found online only say “Sony EXMOR 1/2.3″, but I’m curious if you guys actually found the model #.

  • motionmanager

    please let us know how we can use the camera on a different aircraft but the DJI phantom!

  • Virtruvius

    how much does the whole assembly weigh? Can the phantom fly normal without it? Thanks.

  • David Henderson

    Great information. Is the piece of glass that covers/protects (filters?) the lens replaceable without buying the whole camera?