First time pilot? DJI’s new drone is just for you

by Gannon Burgett

posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:26 AM EDT

Drone manufacturer DJI has just released its newest camera drone, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. This new drone further aims to simplify the flying process for first-time pilots by simplifying the remote control and adding a new ‘follow’ mode, which uses you as a target of sort, while the DJI Phantom 3 Standard flies overhead.

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard features a new integrated camera capable of recording up to 2.7k HD video at 30 frames per second through a 94º distortion-free lens. With that setup, the drone can capture 12-megapixel still images in both DNG Raw and JPG formats.

Connectivity to the drone and its live view is down using WiFi, which is improved from its predecessor with an integrated WiFi range extender. GPS is used to ensure the drone doesn’t fly in areas it’s not supposed to.

Flight time is said to be 25-minutes using DJI’s own interchangeable Intelligent Flight Batteries, designed specifically for its Phantom 3 series.

You can purchase the DJI Phantom 3 Standard through its online store for $799.