DJI Phantom 3 is a new drone from the world leader in camera drones and quadcopters. It brings many improvements over the previous model and comes in two different version. In this review, we are going to take a close look at the difference between DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Advance to help you select the best one for your particular needs.
Overview of DJI Phantom 3
DJI Phantom 3 is an easy-to-fly drone with a high-definition camera, an intelligent navigation system, and features built around the needs of professional filmmakers and demanding amateurs alike.
The 4k or 2.7k camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal that provides both stabilization and multidirectional movement for cinematic shots. The drone is additionally equipped with Vision Positioning system for indoor flights and Lightbridge digital streaming interface enables real-time preview of the recorded footage in 720p HD from distances up to 3.1 miles.
The software has seen great improvements over the previous version. It now includes the so-called Beginner Mode that is designed to help newbies get familiar with controls and avoid a potentially very costly crash. DJI GO app for Android and iOS offers live HD preview, video downloading and editing ability, live map, and all commonly used camera settings.
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced vs Professional
DJI offers two different models of DJI Phantom 3. The Advanced model has silver stickers on its body while the Professional model has gold ones. Apart from this minor cosmetic difference, both models are completely identical in terms of their design.
In fact, there are only two important differences that you should be aware of. Phantom 3 Professional comes with a 100-watt charger (vs 57-watts that you get with the Advanced model), which essentially means that you get much faster charging times.
The other thing that is different is the camera itself. The Phantom 3 Professional is equipped with a 4k UHD video recording camera and Advanced model “only” with a full HD camera. Both cameras offer an excellent performance and owners of the Advanced model do not have to feel bad at all about their video quality. We would actually recommend the 4k camera only to those users who are absolutely certain about their ability to process and edit 4k videos. A comfortable 4k video-editing workflow requires a very capable computer, which can cost thousands of dollars.
DJI Phantom 3 Professional can be purchased on Amazon.com