Capture 4K Ultra HD video with DJI’s new Phantom 3 4K drone


posted Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:23 PM EST


Aerial photographers looking for an affordable 4K drone will be pleased to know that DJI has announced their new Phantom 3 4K drone.

This new ultra-high resolution video drone offers users intuitive controls and automatic safety and stability features. Capable of shooting 4K video at up to 30 frames-per-second using a Sony EXMORE 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, the Phantom 3 4K can also capture 12-megapixel still images using its f/2.8 equivalent lens with a 94 degree field of view.

The DJI Phantom 3 4K can fly for up to 25 minutes on a single charge and you can view your remaining battery life through the Go companion app on your mobile device. It'll fly with stability as well, as the drone includes a 3-axis gimbal. You can even control the drone over Wi-Fi, or you can let its intelligent automatic flight capabilities take over instead. The maximum transmission distance for the Phantom 3 4K is 0.75 miles (1.2 kilometers). For a full list of specifications, see here.

As a new addition to DJI's easy-to-fly Phantom 3 lineup, the DJI Phantom 3 4K is DJI's "most accessible 4K aerial camera to date." It is available directly from DJI, or you can purchase it for $799.00 from our affiliates, Adorama or B&H.

PS: If you decide that the new DJI Phantom 3 4K is right for you, don't forget to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration!