As a digital enthusiast and an amateur photographer, i always keep my eyes on aerial photography. Since DJI Phantom 3 was released, i am extremely interested in it. As a brand new product, what Phantom 3 attracts me most are the high quality non-fish lens, stable hover both indoor and outdoor and ready-to-fly design.
As we all know, in this era that almost every one can take pictures with cameras, to be outstanding, your product needs to unique and innovative. Features that DJI Phantom 3 owns can help me get rid of the bondage of gravity and take fantastic photos.
After waiting for a long time, recently i got the chance to touch Phantom 3 Professional and i couldn’t help experiencing in person.
1, Main body of the quadcopter
Let’s talk about the package first. Actually, the package is exquisite. It is a cube box that is long as general keyboards of computers. It adopts the popular simple style coming with white substrate with logo, picture of the quadcopter and functions list on it. Th red hand lever is also a highlight.
As soon as open the box, you can immediately see DJI Phantom 3 overlying environmental-protection paper matrix and other accessories placed compactly.
This is the front side, i believe we are really familiar with the model. Corners and lines mainly adopts round and streamline designs.
Viewed from the top, we can see that the fuselage is in pure white, plus golden DJI logo and satin gold sticker on the nose as decorations.
As to details on motors. There is a yellow warning tag to remind users of tightening propellers before take-off. In addition, threads on motor shafts are divided into two colors- black and silver. So when you install propellers, you need to follow a rule that black propellers are with black threads and silver propellers are with silver threads.
When the propellers are tightening, you can see cooper coils inside the brushless motor, which also means that DJI Phantom 3 is not suitable yo fly in rainy days.
What are used beneath motor are not general Philips, they work on preventing users disassembling.
These are heat emission holes that are in precise incision.
In 4K version, the logo PHANTOM PROFESSIONAL is metal while it is silver color in 2K version. The USB port below is for adjusting parameters.
On the right side of gimbals, you can see a micro-SD card slot, latch of gimbals and the 4K logo on the lens.
In the backside, there is a white fixed sponge of camera with red tag saying” remove before flight”. While in the later flight, i forgot removing, and the result was that the lens can’t move in the sky, so i had to land.
The left side is a data interface of camera. If you don’t have the reader of micro-SD, you could use the included data line to connect the interface with a computer, then you are able to see the pictures in the card.
Looked from the bottom, you can see the main parts of camera and 3-axis gimbals, which are all made of grind arenaceous metal.
Visual position system is also an important point that DJI Phantom 3 upgraded. Using conditions: flying speed is less than 8m/s, height measurement range is between 30cm -300cm, and the the lighting is supposed to be sufficient. After real flight, it is true that it can hover stably indoors, but i still suggest that don’t fly indoors unless it is broad enough.
Inside the landing gears are antennas, and there are four crash pad made of black sponge.
The standard 4480mAh smart battery owns functions of displaying battery life and charging protection and temperature protection, offering flight time about 23 minutes.
This is the battery cabin occupying the main position of the quadcopter.
in the back side of the battery, there is an English energy profiler and instruction.
This picture shows the enclosed accessories, charge line, propellers, spanner for discharge, micro USB data line.
DJI Phantom comes with four pair of propellers with buggy bag for replacement when damage occurs.
The detailed instruction need to download from the official website. As DJI Phantom 3 is a sophisticated equipment but not a toy, you’d better read the instruction seriously to know more about its functions.
It is said that the remote controller is similar with the Inspire 1’, the difference is just that it doesn’t have a HDMI port.
The rocker and buttons are also superior, which own the highest precision among what i used before.
There are a lever used to change flight modes, recording button, and dial wheel of gimbals.
These are the metal holder, micro USB port for upgrade and USB port to connect with mobile equipment.
Non-slipped rubber and two user-defined buttons- C1 and C2.
It also supports to load a Iphone6 Plus.
According to what mention in the official instruction, the image sensor adopts 1/2.3 inch CMOS( 1240 MP). The definition ratio is up to 40000*30000, aperture is constant at f/2.8, shutter is 1/8000s. As far as the parameters concerned, it is good enough for daily shooting. In addition, it doesn’t come with lens cover.
Photographic functions of this quadcopter are abundant. First of all, it supports RAW, DNG suffix. Because of the RAW, you don’t need to worry about settings like white balance. But DJI Phantom 3 also offers complete white balance settings, which is also user-defined. What’s more, acuity, contrast and saturation can be also adjusted.
It also comes with some built-in filters. What is worthy to mention is the LOG mode that provides greater latitude and more suitable for post-processing.
Under implicit situation, the camera is in automatic mode, you can stir the right dial wheel to adjust EV. When it is in manual mode,click the icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to adjust the shutter and ISO. Long press the shoot button on the middle of the right side, it will occur a series of functions: single shot, HDR,continuous shot, bracket exposure and delay shooting.
In the aspect of recording videos, there are also many parameters for you to choose.
Besides, it also supports cut between map and real-time images. The pity is that it only makes plans and references for airlines, the aircraft is not able to fly automatically following the preset airlines.
DJI Phantom 3 has specific portable travel bags. It is large as a 20-inch luggage. Although it has a little inconvenient, for your copter’s safety, you’d better carry it to go with you.
Open the box, you can see the sponge inside is divided accurately and is practical in fact. It is able to accommodate all your accessories including 4 batteries. The case cover is covered by thick and shock resistance sponge, which can well protect your quadcopter.
Because the sponge on the case cover is stretchy, you could directly put the propellers inside without discharging.