Martine Deblois Dji Phantom June 13th, 2018 - 17:35:30
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.
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.
The Phantom Vision takes it a step further providing a first person vision (FPV) experience by streaming live video from the attached HD 1080p camera via WiFi to your tablet or smart phone. The transmitter has a stand for attaching your device so that you can watch where you are flying. The camera is pretty good. Not as good as a GoPro but it does record in 1080p and has a 14MP camera. Its field of view can be changed between 140/120/90 degrees. It can also take photos in RAW format which is one improvement over the GoPro.
Just think of all the awesome footage you could get with 25 minutes of flying! Now the Vision is not super cheap. It comes in about $1200. But when you stop and think about everything you are getting in one integrated package its not such a bad deal. For example if you bought the predecessor DJI Phantom you would spend $450. Then if you wanted to put the latest GoPro on it you would spend another $400 putting you at $850 already. But that doesnt give you the FPV capabilities that the DJI Phantom Vision does.