DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 Quadcopter Review
Have you had a quadcopter before, but you have not been satisfied with your footage quality? Have you always worried about losing your quadcopter if it went too far? Are you looking for a better model after a cheap drone? Well, we have good news for you; the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ might be the drone for you!
Super smooth video in all conditions
Super smooth video in all conditions
This little wonder has a 3-axis gimbal to make your footage super smooth. A gimb… what? A gimbal is a “pivoted support that allows the rotation of an object about a single axis”, according to Wikipedia. Essentially what this little gizmo does, is to keep your camera absolutely steady, despite wind or anything else that will try to move it or shake it. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? In fact it is, when you have the quadcopter in your hands, you can move it about, and you can physically see the camera moving to always point in the same direction. Furthermore, there is a GPS lock that helps to stabilize the quadcopter position in case of moderate wind. The GPS also helps the quadcopter to come back to the starting position it lost contact with the transmitter.
Built-in FPV link and HD video capability
The First Person View capability on this machine will make you feel you are playing video games while piloting the drone. Just attach your iPhone or Android device to the controller, connect it to the Wi-Fi and you are ready to go. With this feature, you’ll find yourself looking more at the screen that up in the air. Plus, image quality will be greatly improved, thanks to the included HD camera that can take 14MP stills and 1080p video. Once the quadcopter exceeds the Wi-Fi maximum distance, the radio transmitter range extender kicks in, making sure you can still control it up to approximately 2500 feet.
Features and Specifications
- Battery Type Lithium-polymer (LiPo)
- Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
- Working Frequency 5.728 to 5.85 GHz
- Communication Distance Up to 2,625′ (800 m) line-of-sight
- Power Requirements Built-In Lithium-Polymer Battery: 3.7 V, 2000 mAh
- Camera Sensor Resolution 14 MP (4384 x 3288)
- Photo Resolution 14 MP
- Video Resolutions 1080p 30fps, 720p 60fps
- File Formats Still Images: JPEG, Adobe DNG
- Video: H.264
- Recording Media MicroSD Memory Card
- Weight 1.9 oz / 55 g
Customer Reviews and Scores
The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 is an incredibly advanced and capable machine. The included software can be set in a basic and an advanced mode, allowing you the maximum flexibility and letting you perform complicated manoeuvres with ease. There is a lot to explore and thisreview just scratches the surface.
I found 98 customer reviews on Amazon at the time of writing and they had awarded the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3 with 4.3 stars out of a maximum of 5 stars on average.
The customer reviews are overwhelmingly positive with comments like “Best purchase I have ever made”, “Could not be happier”, “Awesome machine”, … and the list goes on!
The negative reviews come from those who have crashed it. Yes, you do need to have some flying skills even with this machine, so we would advise you to get some dirty mini drone first, with a similar controller, so you get some practice. After that, go for this model, and you won’t regret it.
In summary, unless you are not a complete novice in quadcopter flying, then the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 is a really viable choice. The technical features and the software make this machine a pleasure to use and would make happy most people. It is well made and fairly easy to use; most real buyers of this product are extremely pleased with their purchase and would recommend this quadcopter to others.