DJI Phantom P3-STANDARD Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:

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    4.3 out of 5
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Features

  • Refer the user manual and videos on this page for troubleshooting
  • View a live image streamed from the drone up to a half mile away on the free DJI Go app using your mobile phone or tablet
  • GPS assisted flight features let you concentrate on getting great images while the drone helps you fly safely. You can achieve advanced camera perspectives with the Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoints modes (pending app feature availability)
  • Fly up to 25 minutes with the included intelligent battery. A range of accessories is included:1 battery and charger, 2 full sets of propellers, radio controller, 8GB micro SD card
  • Take stunning 2.7K HD videos and 12 Megapixel photos with the integrated aerial camera and update the remote control first before use.
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Amazon Review by Ed Osworth :star::star::star::star::star:

1609 people found the following review helpful

Why I LOVE the Standard AND THE BAD STUFF You Need To Know Before You Fly

THE GOOD: To anyone thinking the Standard is substandard - LOL - I own one and love it. It is the perfect drone for a first time pilot, and I know several experienced pilots who buy the Standard as back up drones. The main limitation of the Standard is that the range it can fly is about half of the higher up models, and it uses fewer GPS signals and has no downward looking visual "eye" like the advanced and pro, so it will drift more up down and sideways (but not a whole lot) and not land quite as accurately at the take off point automatically. I give mine a 15 foot radius for safety in landings and sometimes it will land 10-12 feet from take-off point on auto-land. Advanced and Pro stay within 2-6 feet usually. The controller is more limited with older technology. BUT the standard flies just as fast, and as high, takes just as good video and pics and is just as much fun as the $1000 models for 1/3 the price. In the beginning you always want to fly within line of sight (Standard's limitations keeps you there) and legally you are ALWAYS supposed to fly line of sight. THE BAD: DJI leads a new user to believe all the built in guidance system will do everything for you from takeoff to landing. And it will, until it doesn't. That WILL happen, not an IF - it is a WHEN... You have 3 sensitive components talking to each other (controller / drone / smartphone) using both Wi-Fi and radio, plus very sensitive onboard compass and GPS. This overly complicated plumbing will fail at some point and it can happen even a few feet away. At that point, you need to switch to manual control immediately - and hope you have time. I have had compass errors happen 3 feet off the ground in auto land and the dreaded "crazy flying meat slicer with 4 exposed blades" needed to be grabbed by the landing gear to stop it from hitting things as it got confused and would not respond to the controller. BTW: A pair of chef's slice proof gloves is a great idea at take offs and landings, don't ask how I know. RULE NUMBER ONE: Always be prepared for the unexpected! Like flying a private plane the phrase "hours of calm punctuated with seconds of panic" applies here. Best advice for new pilots - learn to do everything manually first - especially landing - because at some point you will need that skill and need it FAST! Also never ignore the long boring preflight compass calibration. I do it every time I set up for flight. Not only does it re calibrate your compass - more importantly - it warns you if there are magnetic disturbances. If there are - my advice is pack it up and move elsewhere, or fly totally on manual control. Ignore any of those warning at your own risk. Compass or GPS warnings for a new pilot mean WAIT or RELOCATE. SAFETY: Never forget how dangerous these machines are. 3 pounds with spinning blades plummeting from 400 feet is a deadly weapon. Don't fly over people or roads. Warn folks near by to be aware of the drone. A drone, under the right set of circumstances with a simple malfunction could kill a pet or a human. It's like owning a gun, be responsible or don't own it. Never do like these YouTube folks and fly it miles away to see how far it can go or push the limits to see how fast you can swoop over a crowd of people. That is inviting disaster. THE MIDDLING - should the worst happen with the Standard, and you make a fatal flying error - more likely when a new pilot then you are out only $400 or so max, instead of a grand, and actually less if you sell the remaining controller and battery etc. on eBay. Every piece of a DJI is worth money and easy to sell, so pick up the pieces if you can. If you can find your crashed drone DJI may fix it under warranty if it was the drone's fault, but don't count on it. DJI at this point in time has horrible support, if that changes, it would be wonderful. I would buy a 3rd party crash warranty over DJI's coverage any day of the week, if that is important to you. They are sold here on Amazon BTW... NICE PART: Battery lasts longest of all the DJI P3 models in the Standard version by 2 - 3 minutes because of fewer sensors. if you step up to a P3 Pro - batteries and case can come along (But not P4) and at $100 plus per battery, that is good news. Eventually you will want 3 or 4 batteries so you can fly an about hour with juice to spare for landings, trust me. BOTTOM LINE: Most of the "Bad" I listed applies to any drone, from $49 to $5000. You can watch at least 3 videos on YouTube of folks crashing $3000 DJI Vision Drones on their very first flight, despite the Vision having much more tech and more sensors and collision avoidance. Sensors or not, if you tell it to go into a wall because you are disoriented and unfamiliar with the controls, it's going to do what you say. This sad story happens every day. This is why I don't encourage a new drone pilot to drop a grand or more on a first drone. Fly a while first and you will never get that disorientation that can cost you a fortune, as you will understand the principles and react instinctively to the inevitable unexpected situation. On the other hand, most any drone any cheaper or similarly priced as this is not a "real" drone, so you can't take as many of the skills with you when you step up. Many drones in this price range have nothing better to step into. Once you learn to fly a DJI and get familiar with their software and controllers - you can fly their whole line pretty much. I haven't yet mentioned the excellent camera that makes me often joke "for the price of a GoPro, I got a comparable camera with a stabilizing gimbal that flies." Put all this together and that is why, in my opinion, this is the BEST DEAL in drones right now - by far...

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Walmart Review by Flash :star::star::star::star::star:

42 people found the following review helpful

Phantom 3 Standard by DJI

I just love this Drone, it is the best drone for the price bar none! It does everything that DJI said it would do. Follow me, Way points, Point of interest and so on. I would say just make sure you read all the supplied instructions and watch DJI videos along with YouTube videos before talking to the sky. If anyone does that along with making sure they understand the controller, it will be very hard to go wrong. I have flown mine several times with no problems. If you want to step up from Syma X5 & X8 style drones to brushless motors, first person video, 12meg 2.7k camera with full GPS, this is your Baby. The only thing better in my book would be one of DJI other pro level drones, but if money is the issue, you will be totally happy with the Standard for sure. I am so glad that I didn't buy something else. I made the right choice, which means a lot since money is hard to come by now days. Might also mention all the upgrades one can get to. The Sky is the limit!

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Phantom 3 Standard Review

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Best Buy Review by Robertrls :star::star::star::star::star:

Great entry level camera drone

Before I made this purchase, I did a lot of research with different camera drones around this price range. And this one stood out amongst the others regarding features and functionality. I've read through a lot of mixed reviews regarding this drone, and most of the negative reviews regard their customer service being awful. Luckily I haven't had any issues with the drone for the need of customer support. Upon unboxing the drone, I had to go through the charging/ registration process, which was fairly easy, except for the disconnect/reconnect of the wifi for the drone, because I have a wifi only tablet, but no big deal. Had a few hiccups with the calibration process, but that was due to the fact that I live near a lot of metal structures. I find that some calibration errors could be fixed just by turning the drone 180 degrees. First initial flight was impressive, this thing is pretty stable when hovering in gps mode. I also fly in atti mode, just to familiarize myself with manual control of this uav. As for distance, I was getting about 1500 ft before video or signal would drop. Just make sure you set your return to altitude higher than the area your flying in. It'll save your drone from crashing into the trees. I modified the controller for further flying distances, along with a sunhans booster for video, and I couldn't be happier, and still a lot cheaper than a phantom 4. Familiarize yourself with the controls, and this thing is amazingly fun. Best of luck future uav pilots

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