DCP 152: DJI Phantom 3

In this episode I talk about the new DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter and answer a listener's questions about the market for drone aerial photography and video.

DCP Listener Patrick asks:

"Is aerial photography with drones a viable business opportunity for skilled filmmakers and photographers? Is the DJI Phantom so easy to fly that businesses can do it themselves, thus negating the need for professional videographers and photographers?"

Also in this episode I discuss DJI's announcement of the Phantom 3. It looks to be an amazing aerial photography system with 4K video (with live streaming from the Phantom directly to YouTube), 12MB still photography, built in video editing, and the improved DJI Pilot app.

DJI Pilot app for Phantom 3
DJI Pilot app for Phantom 3

From DJI's website, this is what they have to say about the new Phantom's:

"Take to the sky and capture your world in beautiful 4K or 1080p HD. The Phantom 3 is an easy to use, fully integrated package with an intelligent system that helps you fly. Its live HD feed streams directly from your camera, bringing you an immersive, vivid view of everything below. Adding a new dimension, automatic video editing software and livestreaming capabilities let you share what you see instantly."

"The Phantom 3 Professional comes with a 4K camera, while the Phantom 3 Advanced shoots 1080p HD. With the Phantom 3 Professional, you’re shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and capturing 12 megapixel photos that look crisper and cleaner than ever. he Phantom 3 Professional’s camera has an f/2.8 lens with a 94⁰ field of view, virtually eliminating the unwanted lens distortion common in other cameras not built to shoot from the air. Built from 9 separate elements, including two aspherical elements, that reduce weight and complexity without sacrificing image quality, this lens brings the brightest, truest colors to life."

"The Phantom 3 Advanced has a fully integrated camera that shoots 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second and captures 12 megapixel photos. An enhanced sensor gives you greater clarity, lower noise, and better pictures than any previous flying camera."

DJI Phantom 3 4K Camera and Gimbal
DJI Phantom 3 4K Camera and Gimbal

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