Martine Deblois Dji Phantom June 13th, 2018 - 17:35:24
The device app enables you to change settings while the DJI Phantom Vision is still in the air. You can change the ISO white balance set a time interval for photos. The app also display altitude speed and distance from home. A compass is also used to help you know which way is back home and if you do get in trouble and crash the Phantom will send out its last known GPS coordinates so that you can recover it. The transmitter has changed to work on 5.8GHz and the WiFi works on 2.4GHz. The distance is advertised to be up to 300m. The battery integration is greatly improved and the Vision looks much more streamlined. The 5200 mAh LiPo batteries provide up to 25 minutes of flight time.
You can program time interval shots you can shoot in RAW format which is something not even GoPros offer. Another great feature of the Vision is the GPS safety feature. If you lose control of it and lose it the quadcopter will transmit the last known GPS coordinates so that you can still track it down. Some of the drawbacks of going with a commercial product instead of building it yourself is that you have to deal with the proprietary nature of the product. For example with the DJI Vision you are limited to the batteries that it takes.
And though the large 5200 mAh batteries provide long endurance flights of up to 25 minutes they are quite expensive. Also the props are more expensive than if you bought standard props. But overall for someone who is looking to get a full package helping them get into the hobby the DJI Phantom and DJI Phantom Vision are great quadcopters to go with. Remember to always fly responsibly and be conscious of the safety of those around you. Never fly over people or in populated areas and practice in open fields. Make sure all batteries are charged before beginning to fly the last thing you want is to lose signal and have a fly away.
Say youre a beginner; you watched a few drone videos and are all excited about being able to fly it around your city and take pictures from perspectives and angles you could not access before. One of the most important features nowadays is the ability to film high definition video; if you wish to display your drone video art to friends then this is essential. The good news is that HD video cameras have become cheaper and cheaper nowadays and both the Parrot AR Drone and the DJI Phantom have them. As previously mentioned GPS is optional for the AR Drone and can be had by buying a flight recorder for about $140 off Amazon.