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DJIPhantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera
 
4.6

(based on 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (130)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (112)
  • Durable (69)
  • Lightweight (58)
  • Produces high quality film (52)
  • Highly compatible (32)

Cons

  • Poor interface (3)

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (94)
  • HD shooting (58)
  • Home movies (45)
  • Travel (42)
  • Documentaries (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (65), Film professional (23), Parent (23), Aspiring film maker (18), Technically challenged (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (109), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I can fly it!!!

It's a camera on a helicopter. Not a helicopter with a camera. Even my Coast Guard buddy was impressed and he works on their big helicopters. I've never flown an RC vehicle before...Read complete review

It's a camera on a helicopter. Not a helicopter with a camera. Even my Coast Guard buddy was impressed and he works on their big helicopters. I've never flown an RC vehicle before and with this one I not only had fun, but was able to help my friends at the local National Park get pictures of the very tops of their totem poles.
ONLY PROBLEM: When it says don't operate under freezing it means it. The helicopter was fine, in 20-degree weather though the camera kept shutting off and had a 30-second lag for first person view. Other than that, I'm glad I bought it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great... If you re lucky...

I recently purchased and after a few flights, it simply lost power and fell from the sky. Turned out to be a bad solder job during manufacturing... One of the main power...Read complete review

I recently purchased and after a few flights, it simply lost power and fell from the sky. Turned out to be a bad solder job during manufacturing... One of the main power wires from the battery came completely off the board... Luckily I was able to retrieve the unit and return it for a replacement. If I erase this event from my memory, the Phantom 2 Vision is a fantastic device! It is NOT a toy.... It truly is a flying Camera just as advertised... It shoots really good stills and if you play with the settings just right, you can shoot a Great, maybe perfect aerial photos... The video is alright... It's probably a little better than alright, but due to the shakiness of the video when flying in windy conditions, the video is just alright. It does have what DJI qualifies as a gimbal, but it's only a single axis gimbal and does not respond fast enough to handle anything more than slight forward and back movements. If you fly the unit in calm, no wind environments and keep your movements slow and small, you will be able to capture some pretty great looking video. A motorized dual axis gimbal should have been the default for this model... It may have ended up pushing the price up a couple hundred, but I must say... It would be worth it... This is a really good buy, but don't be shocked if after a few flights you realized that you could do so much more with a true gimbal. The FPV is good... I've seen folks complain about the range, I constantly get over 300M via WiFi... The Line of Sight thing bites a little, but that's not the true purpose of this UAV. Overall, very good item if you happen to get one that's put together well...

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5.0

INCREDIBLE!!!

By ToneDaDrone

from Stuart, FL

About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Highly Compatible
  • Lightweight
  • Produces High Quality Film

Cons

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel

    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

    What an awsome machine! It's hard to believe that so much technology is now available and within financial reach. The ease of setting it up (from someone over 50 who's never RC'd before)and flying it is truly incredibly!!! This drone is a life changer and I look forward to many gigs of "tape" to come.THANK YOU,Tony [*]

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Used Phantom Vision 2

    By Dr. DM

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    • Great Quality
    • Great Still Photos
    • Great Video
    • Long Flight Times
    • Naza Mode
    • Retrun-to-home Feature

    Cons

    • Complicated Initial Setup

    Best Uses

    • HD Shooting
    • Rc Flying
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Still Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

    This item is AMAZING!!! I purchased this from the used item inventory for significantly less than the purchase of a new one. It was a Christmas gift. After watching many reviews and video setups, when the product was opened on Christmas morning, I was ready. If flies amazingly! NAZA Mode is the best! The return to home feature works as I had to use it once when I lost visual identification and wifi signal from the camera. For my use, the Vision 2+ price differential did not justify its features. I'm incredibly happy with the vision 2. It has great still photo and video qualities! This is probably the best Christmas gift I've ever had!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    great experience

    By rbrowndos

    from huntington beach, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

    Delivered on time and in great condition. Quadcopter is unbelievable, no issues, would recommend!

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By AL

    from Chicago

    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

    The flight time is as advertised, the quality of the video and images are great, connected the unit to my iPad mini great combo. Very happy with the product and b&h photo, watch videos to learn all the capabilities of the Quadcopter.

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    5.0

    Great for the novice.

    By Chazbots50

    from Charleston, SC

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Onsite Setup A Bit Long

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors

    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

    I took some time to review some flight videos on youtube including how to setup, calibrate and made 3 flights without incident. I took my time and my son and I really enjoyed flying the DJI Vision and the video it took was outstanding. I recommend it for the beginner just follow the instuctions and you will be flying quickly..

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    • No

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    5.0

    Instant flying fun

    By Just Me

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Setup And Fly
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Aerial Videos And Picture
    • Home Movies

    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

    This is the first quad copter I have owned and I am pleasantly surprised how much fun they can be.I have been involved in R/C hobbies for many years but I find it hard to remember having this much fun. The most amazing part is you don't need a lot of experience to fly the Phantom. They almost fly themselves when setup properly. It was easy to setup, just a couple youtube videos and you are in the air. I was imprssed right from the start with B&H Photos lightning fast shipment. In just two days from when I placed my order, I was in our back yard flying and taking photos and videos. Because of where we live, aerial photography is really spectacular with all the fall colors that we have never seen from the air before.Night flying is a breeze with the Phantom because the LED's are bright and let you clearly see the orientation of the craft. Video and photos at night aren't that spectacular but it did a great job capturing video and photos of our Christmas lights. The neighbors thought we were being invaded by aliens.I highly recommend B&H and the DFI Phantom 2 Vision. But I wish I had gotten the Phantom 2 Vision Plus for the better camera and mount.Maybe Santa will fix me up. I have been a very good boy.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing Quadcopter!

    By Okie

    from Oklahoma

    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

    This was my first Quadcopter purchase and only having it for a couple of weeks now I can't get enough of it. The quality, features and technologies that Dji has put into this Quadcopter has amazed my expectations. I believe if you take your time and read all manuals and watch many of the videos that's on YouTube you will have no problems setting up and flying your phantom. The phantom is very stable any easy to control. The camera on the phantom 2 vision is of good quality and inflight camera stabilization is good as well. I believe the vision app needs more instructions and tips about various alarms that arises. Have fun an enjoy all the things the Phantom 2 Vision will give you!

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    1.0

    Unreliable and disappointing

    By Mo

    from Phila, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

          I bought this as a gift for my husband... he has been wanting one for a while now. He watched the videos, etc. etc. before using it.First 2 times flying it everything was fine.The 3rd time he was flying it around in our backyard it suddenly shot straight up in the air and took off and top speed. The "fly home" feature did not work.It's been gone ever since. Very upsetting an expensive gift just basically flew away.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          pretty sweet machine

          By pat the grocery bagger

          from prescott, wi

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

            first time user, very easy to set up and fly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful Product

            By Photo Hope

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Produces High Quality Film

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

              I am a professional photographer and this was my first experience with a drone. This is a winner hands down. As long as you make sure to follow the FAA regulations on flying it and read all the instructions before flying you will have a blast. I watched the videos before unpacking the box and that helped me immensely. Very easy to fly and so much fun!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great all in one Quad

              By Bob

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Produces High Quality Film
              • Ready To Go

              Cons

              • Ground Station App

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

              I was looking to get a DJI Phantom series for a while. I decided to go with the Vision so I could start recording without any additional parts. It will still allow me in the future to add a Zenmuse gimbal and my GoPro if I desire, but for right now it does exactly what I need it to do!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Simple easy and fun as ever.

              By thepartsguy

              from Southeast Idaho

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Produces High Quality Film

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Shooting Indoors
                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                After countless hours of research for a quadcopter with camera i decided on the phantom 2 vision, i have been very please with it. i only have about 20 hours flight time but it was easy to use. I use this for mountain terrain photos for personal use and viewing, also my wife uses it for her investments in realestate.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Best price on the internet

                By Hawk one

                from Upstate NY

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                  Excellent sales and customer support

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  DJI Phantom 2 Vision

                  By Drone to Earth

                  from Flint, mi

                  Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                  Best quadcopter ever! Easy fly!

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                  1.0

                  Worst product experience ever

                  By Nan

                  from Florida

                  About Me Amateur Photograper

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Cute

                  Cons

                  • No Customer Support
                  • No Service

                  Best Uses

                  • Paperweight

                  Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                  This product came damaged from the start. The Phantom flies and thats what I tested, but I didn't test initially the camera. I purchase this unit on January of this year and until today Sept 10, 2014, I have not been able to use it. Getting response and/or support from DJI its pure luck and many hours on the phone. They do not respond emails even if the claim they do. There is no Customer Support, there is no service at all. Right now my Phatom completed a month on their hands and I don't know what is going on, or someone to tell me exactly what its the problem. Worst experience ever. Put your money elsewhere and not on DJI.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Review

                  By Nick

                  from New york

                  Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                  Great product lots of fun easy to operate

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                  5.0

                  Great flying experience

                  By Scott

                  from Mishawaka, IN

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun
                  • Produces High Quality Film

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment

                    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                    I had never flown or even seen a quadcopter flying before.....I had read and watched everything I could before I bought it and it ultimately arrived.....It took about 3 hours or so to get both batteries and the flight extender fully charged......I was extremely nervous starting the motors and launching but found it to be very easy to fly within a few seconds....it still makes me a little nervous from all of the fly-away stories I have read so I really haven't pushed it to range limits but every time I fly it, it gets a little more comfortable....I have been able to take some pretty amazing pictures and video and every time I leave, I am scoping places out to fly......I would highly recommend this drone to anybody who is thinking about one.....great fun!!!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    First quadcopter

                    By Bishop32

                    from Lansing

                    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                    I purchased my mobile camera platform about a week ago and I couldn't have been more happy with the purchase. The unit has been extremely easy to fly and all the online videos and documentation have been very comprehensive. Took me about 30 minutes of flying feel comfortable with the controls to where I believe I can do just about anything I need to with the unit. It have a couple small mishaps where I miscalculated space and speed and ran it into the house one time rather violently. Was able to quickly put it back together with little to no damage to the unit and began flying again. The one thing to keep in mind while flying it is to make sure if you are relying on the video screen that you do not fly out of sight as it seems to lose the video connection rather easily. I have made some recommendations to this to some colleagues and I believe they will be placing their orders shortly

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                    5.0

                    A unique machine

                    By Petros

                    from Bellingham Wa

                    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                    I grew up flying kites,in the country...(moo, oink), Never got away much and kites offered me a feeling of escaping as a kid. This is a glorified kite. I have flown rc heli's before and any gust will blow them away. This stays stationary. (Gps). A truly awesome feature. It'll hover 5' off the ground in one spot until it's battery dies if allowed to. We took it brutally high on it's initial flight. It was but a speck and the video is totally awesome. Especially when viewed on ipad in HD. relaxing to see the cars like bugs on the road. I live near a high school foot ball field. Talk about not missing a thing,... You can program it's flight path and height and it will take off without you pushing a button on the remote. (App controlled). One need not maintain radio contact while it's in auto route mode. It will fly it's route recording in HD the entire way and return by itself. Want to see more? Fly higher! Truly a fascinating machine!

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                    5.0

                    Great buy!

                    By newwavelength

                    from Fremont, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Produces High Quality Film

                    Cons

                    • Not Compact

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Integrated FPV Camera:

                    I bought this as a gift for my husband's birthday and then we took it with us on picnic. It crashed may be 5 times that day and one time if even fell on a concrete floor pretty heavily, when some parts disassebmbled.. But after we put it all back together, it flew as if nothing happened. Even the spare were not necessary, as they're made of flexible plastic and bent easily but don't break.All in all, this little drone is a very complex toy, you can even install some software for almost manual control. We didn't have any problems setting up video stream or rather, any problems at all.And you can get creative with this thing - like, we arranged a contest of hitting bottles from a stand :) Oh, and finally, all the accessories came in very handy in this kit!

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                    • No

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