DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

BH #DJP3P • MFR #CP.PT.000181
DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter with 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal
Key Features
  • Gimbal Stabilized 4K Camera
  • Camera Takes 12MP Still Photos
  • 720p HD App-Based Monitoring
  • Gimbal Control Dials on Transmitter
A complete 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal system come integrated with the Phantom 3 Professional edition quadcopter from DJI. In addition to video, the camera is capable shooting up to 12 MP still photos using JPEG or non-proprietary DNG RAW format. The three axes of the gimbal give you pan and tilt control, and keep the horizon line level even as the aircraft banks. Different gimbal settings allow the camera to lock onto a fixed subject, be moved manually using transmitter rotaries or the app, or to simply provide camera stabilization.
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DJI CP.PT.000181 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Phantom 3 Flight Control System
  • 3On-Board 4K Camera
  • 4DJI GO App for iOS and Android
  • 5Handheld Transmitter (Radio Controller) Included
  • 6Additional Features

A complete 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal system come integrated with the Phantom 3 Professional edition quadcopter from DJI. In addition to video, the camera is capable shooting up to 12 MP still photos using JPEG or non-proprietary DNG RAW format. The three axes of the gimbal give you pan and tilt control, and keep the horizon line level even as the aircraft banks. Different gimbal settings allow the camera to lock onto a fixed subject, be moved manually using transmitter rotaries or the app, or to simply provide camera stabilization.

This bundle of the Phantom 3 is classed as "ready-to-fly." This means the basics to get you in the air are included - a flight battery, charger, and pre-bound handheld transmitter (radio controller), and 16GB microSD card among them. Depending on your application, you may also require additional memory cards, additional flight batteries, and a mobile device to access the app, and possibly other accessories. Also note that a number of important compass and GPS calibration steps must be carried out before flying to ensure the flight control computer operates correctly. Please refer to the manual or Quick Start Guide before your first flight.

Phantom 3 Flight Control System
Main Controller
The burden of processing and analyzing flight data in real time it taken up by the Main Controller, the brains of the computerized flight control system. It collects data from the entire system, including motor speed, GPS location, your command inputs, and data from automatic sensors, and analyzes it all to tell your Phantom 3 exactly how to behave at any given moment
GPS Navigation
Because of the complexity associated with multi-rotor aircraft the Phantom 3 relies on a GPS-based navigation system to maintain flight stability and provide other features. While fully manual operation is possible, most users, especially videographers hoping to get the smoothest possible shoots, will opt for one of the GPS-assisted modes
IMU
The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) uses a 6-axis gyroscope plus an accelerometer to keep track the slightest tilt or change in acceleration. This data is relayed to the Main Controller and used to help maintain a stable flight
ESCs
Four Electronic Speed Controllers (ESCs) not only relay vital motor speed information to the Main Controller, they also send commands back to the motors based on your input. This constant communication helps keeps your Phantom 3 stable in flight, and also helps you achieve any flight movement, from gentle pans to rapid acceleration
Vision Positioning System for Indoor Navigation
Vision Positioning System uses a specially designed camera as well as sonic waves to provide comparable stability function indoors or close to the ground as GPS does outdoors. This technology allows the Phantom 3 to hold its location, stop when the controls are released, and quickly respond to pilot commands even when GPS is unavailable
Auto-Takeoff
With one tap in the DJI Pilot app, the Phantom 3 will turn on its motors and raise to a pre-set height. It will then hover in place, completely motionless until you direct it where to go
Auto-Landing
When GPS is available, the Phantom 3 remembers the exact spot that it took off from. Simply tap a button to have it return to the point from which it took off
Return to Home Failsafe
If the Quadcopter loses the signal from the controller for any reason or the battery starts to run low the "return to home" feature will initialize. The aircraft will ascend to 60 feet then make a straight-line course back to the "home position" you will have defined during the GPS calibration process. Once there, it will safely descend to the ground and power itself off
Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC)
IOC is designed to help make flying more intuitive. Nominally, the yaw control will allow the Quadcopter to rotate continuously, which can quickly become confusing if you lose track of which way is "front". Suddenly your controls can get mixed up, where pressing right causes the craft to move left and pressing forward causes it move backward. Intelligent Orientation Control prevents this from happening, keeping the "tail" of the Quadcopter pointed roughly toward the pilot at all times
Waypoints
Use the ground station software provided by the app to layout autopilot courses based on waypoints
Follow Me
With Follow Me, the aircraft will automatically follow you and capture your every move from a unique aerial perspective
Course Lock
By activating Course Lock, the controls will be set to be relative to your aircraft's current path. This easy navigation allows you to fly in a set direction as you fly alongside moving objects or across scenes
Home Lock
Fix your controls to be relative to the Home Point. Easily pull back on the control stick to bring the aircraft back home, or push forward to fly farther away, no matter which way it is facing
On-Board 4K Camera
Up to 4K Video and 12MP Stills
The included camera system features video recording at up to 4K30 (4096 x 2160) in H.264 and also takes JPEG and DNG RAW photos at 12MP. The camera mounts via an integrated 3-axis gimbal that provides stabilization as well as pan and tilt control. Media is recorded internally to a microSD card
Video Resolutions and Frame Rates
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p, 25p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
94° Wide Angle Lens
The camera features a 94° angle-of-view lens, which is a narrower angle than a fisheye for less distortion while still being wide enough to enable capturing establishing shots. The lens features an f/2.8 aperture and is comprised of 9 elements, including an aspherical element
Integrated 3-Axis Gimbal
The gimbal provides stability by counteracting unwanted motion such as wind buffeting or vibration and also keeps the horizon level even as the quadcopter banks. Control dials on the transmitter (radio controller) allow you to manually pan and tilt the camera
DJI GO App for iOS and Android
Camera Control and Live 720p Monitoring
View a live 720p HD image with the free Pilot mobile for Android or iOS mobile device. The app also enables full camera control, letting you set parameters such as camera tilt, ISO, shutter speed, white balance as well as set video start/stop and take photos. The mobile device tethers to the transmitter via USB (cable available separately). A wireless range of up to 3.1 miles line-of-sight is provided (depending on conditions)
In-App Editing and Upload
Once recorded, photos and video footage can be downloaded directly to the phone allowing them to be edited complete video with music, text, and more, and shared on Facebook, Instagram, or other social media networks - even while the Quadcopter is still in the air. If you have an Internet connection, you can even stream live to YouTube
Flight Simulator
The app isn't just for flying. A flight simulator allows you to get some practice in before taking to the skies. A flight log allows you to review all of your past flights, with the time, duration, and even photos and videos you took
Live Map and Radar
See yourself or your flight platform on a live map, and log exactly where you are filming
Manage Your DJI Account
Access all of your DJI information in one place. Participate in the DJI Forum, earn DJI Credit for future purchases, and review your preferences directly in the GO app
Common Media Library
All of your photos and videos that were shot using a DJI product and the GO app are stored in one place, making it easy to browse, share, and send your footage anywhere you like
Handheld Transmitter (Radio Controller) Included
Intuitive Design
With sensitive control sticks, dedicated buttons, and over 3.1 mile range, the customizable Phantom 3 remote controller has been designed to put the controls you need where you need them. Functionality includes:
  • Power on/off
  • Take photos
  • Start/stop recording video
  • Gimbal control dial
  • Camera settings dial
  • Sensitive control sticks
  • Flight mode switch
  • Return Home button
  • USB output
  • Customizable buttons
  • Mobile device holder
  • Power indicators
  • Slip-free rubber matte
Integrated Lightbridge Ground Station Support
Control, a live video feed (FPV), telemetry overlay (OSD), and more are all rolled into one app-based solution. Simply mount a compatible iOS or Android mobile device (available separately) on the transmitter (controller) with the included mobile device holder and connects via USB. Communication between the app and the Phantom 3 is facilitated by the transmitter's radio, meaning signal quality won't be hampered by relying on the mobile device's Wi-Fi
Mobile Device-Compatible
A type A female USB connector is provided for tethering an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet for live FPV monitoring and camera operation. A mobile device holder is included for mounting your device directly to the transmitter. It adjusts to accommodate both smartphones and tablets in landscape orientation
Rechargeable Battery
A 6000mAh LiPo battery is provided to power the transmitter. An AC charger is included for charging the battery while in the transmitter. Four LEDs on the front of the transmitter indicate remaining battery life or charge status
Additional Features
Intelligent Flight Battery
The flight battery slots into the "tail" of the Phantom 3 and features and on/off switch plus four LED charge indicators that are visible while flying - so you can keep track of remaining flight time without needing to consult the app. For recharging, balance and power regulation is handled internally within the battery itself. You simply plug it into a wall outlet with the supplied power cord and you are good to go
Self-Tightening Rotors
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have been applied to the prop design, providing them with increased thrust and better efficiency compared to previous props used on earlier Phantom models. The self-tightening design helps ensure they do not loosen in flight and not require a separate prop nut

DJI CP.PT.000181 Specs

Performance
Maximum Speed
Ascent: 16.4' fps / 5 m/s
Descent: 9.8' / 3 m
Hover Accuracy
Vertical: ±3.9" / 10 cm
Horizontal: ±3.3' / 1 m
Maximum Altitude
Above Sea Level: 19,685' / 6000 m
Flight Time
23 minutes (depending on conditions)
Flight Control System
GPS Mode
GPS / GLONASS
Vision Positioning
Frequency: 50 Hz
Velocity Range: Below 26.2 fps / 8 m/s (6.6' / 2 m above the ground)
Altitude Range: 11.8" to 118.1" / 30 cm to 300 cm
Operating Range: 11.8" to 118.1" / 30 cm to 300 cm

Operating Environment: Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)
Transmitter
Frequency
2.400 to 2.483 GHz
Communication Distance
Up to 3.1 miles / 5 km (outdoors and unobstructed)
Receiver Sensitivity
1%PER: 101 dBm ±2 dBm
Transmitter Power
EIRP: 20 dBm
Working Current
1.2 A at 7.4 V
Connectivity
1 x USB type A female for mobile device interface
1 x Micro-USB female for firmware updates / assistant software 1 x Charge port
Lightbridge Support
Yes; compatible iOS or Android mobile device with USB required
Mobile Device Holder
Compatibility: Tablet or smartphone
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Camera
Sensor
Make: Sony EXMOR
Size: 1/2.3"
Resolution: 12.76 MP (12.4 MP effective)
Lens
Aperture: f/2.8
FOV: 94°
Focal Length: 20 mm (35 mm equivalent)
Elements: 9
Focus: 0 to ∞
Photo Resolution
Up to 12 MP (4000 x 3000)
ISO Range
Video: 100 to 3200
Photo: 100 to 1600
Video Resolutions
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p, 25p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
Photo Modes
Single Shot
Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 shots
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5
Bracketed Frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Time-lapse
File Formats
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 in MOV wrapper (up to 60 Mbps)
Photo: JPEG, DNG RAW
Recording Media
Type: microSD/SDXC card up to 64 GB
Format: FAT32 / exFAT

Note: Class 10, UHS-1 or faster card required
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Gimbal
Number of Axes
3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)
Control Range
-90° to +30°
Motor
Type
Brushless
Recommended Takeoff Weight
10.6 oz / 300 g per axis
Maximum Tension
1.8 lb / 800 g per axis
Stator Size
0.9 x 0.5" / 23 x 12 mm
Motor Velocity Constant
KV: 960 rpm/V
Working Temperature
23 to 104°F / -5 to 40°C
Weight
1.9 oz / 55 g
Flight Battery
Chemistry
Lithium-polymer
Capacity
4480 mAh
68 Wh
Configuration
4S
Voltage
15.2 VDC
Weight
12.9 oz / 365 g
Maximum Charging Power
100 W
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Charger
Voltage: 17.4 VDC
100 W
Mobile App
Name
DJI Pilot
System Requirements
OS: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1.2 or later

Recommended Devices:
Apple (iOS): iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air (Wi-Fi and cellular versions), iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi and cellular versions), iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi and cellular versions), iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi and cellular versions)
(Note: Optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus)

Samsung (Android): Galaxy Tab SM-T705C, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note4, Note3

Other (Android): Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1

Note: Additional devices may be compatible but have not yet been tested
General
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions
Diagonal (Including Propellers): 23.2" / 590 mm
Weight
Including Battery and Propellers: 2.8 lb / 1.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
9.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.4 x 14.3 x 8.3"

DJI CP.PT.000181 Reviews

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question

is this product orginal or refurbished unit ??
Asked by: paul p.
Hello Paul. As currently indicated on the webpage, this item is discontinued. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

what size tablet will fit in the device holder?
Asked by: Anonymous
There is no device holder. It comes with its own camera.
Answered by: Gabriella K.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

I am getting a diosconnetd When powering up the drone, I get a disconnect on screen and aircraft battery temperature indication of N/D in red. What is the problem?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello. Thanks for your question. Please get in touch with our support team via phone or live chat to explore this issue further. Contact details are at <a href= http://www.dji.com/support. target= _blank >http://www.dji.com/support.</a>
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

I live in East Africa and I want to use it in the national park where there is no internet connection. Would I be able to fly and take pictures or does it require intrtnet?
Asked by: Farhan A.
Hello Farhan. You would not need an internet connection to fly and take pictures. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

How long does the drone need to charge so i can use it
Asked by: Anonymous
About 45 minutes for a complete charge (10%-100%)
Answered by: Joe Y.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

so what accessories do I get with the phantom 3 4k
Asked by: paul p.
Hello Paul. To the right of the Phantom 3 Professional product webpage, the 'In the Box' section explains what items are included. The package includes the aircraft, an Intelligent Flight Battery, a 100W Battery Charger, an AC power cable, 4 x 9450 Self-Tightening Propeller Set and other accessories. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

does this P3 pro package come with one battery and then the free extra is a second battery? So 2 batteries total with this package?
Asked by: Mark H.
Hello Mark. On the Phantom 3 Professional webpage, the With Extra Battery selection box is currently greyed out suggesting that this option may not be available - in which case the Ready-to-Fly Phantom 3 Professional would be supplied with only 1 battery. Perhaps you could contact B&H for confirmation. Thanks.
Answered by: DJI Ian DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

It is possible to shipping in india?and one more question is what is the difference between lightbridge and wifi?
Asked by: Raviraj J.
Yes we are able to ship this aircraft to India. The lightbridge system is considered a stronger and more reliable signal from the aircraft to the controller. The signal varies based on location, but you're expected to have less interference with Lightbridge. Wi-fi reaches a shorter range and likely to pick up more interference.
Answered by: Whitney H.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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