DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter for GoPro
The DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadrocopter for Go Pro literally takes photography to new heights. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV, aims to ease the process of capturing aerial images.
Aerial pictures are a task to capture. Photographers who seek to invest in a good aerial camera will want to know if this one is up to the mark.
A. DJI Phantom Drone Quadcopter for GoPro features
For a start, they will want to know what features set it apart from ordinary cameras. This quadrocopter, like all others produced by DJ Innovations, has a set of features that help photographers capture outstanding images from the air.
1. Complete quadrocopter
The DJI Phantom Aerial UAV drone for Go Pro is a complete quadrocopter with a user-friendly, ready-to-fly design. There is no need for complex, pre-flight tuning.
2. Long-range radio transmitter
The radio transmitter has a long-range of 580 feet, allowing the device to capture images over a wide area.
3. Solo or dual flying
This UAV captures sharp images by itself, but pictures are even more dazzling with the help of a Go Pro camera.
4. Advanced GPS positioning
The advanced GPS positioning feature allows this UAV to fly outdoors. This helps photographers track the quadrocopter’s location if it hovers too far away.
5. Fail-safe feature
This device has a fail-safe feature that prompts it to return to its take-off point should it lose connection with the transmitter. This useful feature prevents loss or damage.
6. Accurate image capture
This quadrocopter takes high-definition, cinema quality aerial pictures, a boon for photographers who find capturing such visuals extremely trying.
7. Naza M Auto Pilot System
Via software, the Naza M Auto Pilot system allows photographers to configure the device to fly without them toggling with the controls on the transmitter. The UAV can thus function independently.
8. 15-minute flight time
This UAV can fly for 15 minutes on a complete charge. This gives the photographer time to capture quality images.
9. Intelligent orientation control
The Intelligent Orientation Control feature allows this aerial UAV drone to fly in an intended direction. This feature prevents it from veering off-course and becoming lost.
10. Adjustable settings
A useful feature is its settings, adjustable in mid-air. Photographers do not need to deliberately land the device to change its orientation.
B. DJI Phantom for GoPro specifications
Apart from its user-friendly functions, this UAV has a set of specifications that make it effective. These include:
- dimensions: 17 x 17 x 8 inch (43 x 43 x 20 cm)
- weight: 2.2 pound (1 kg)
- power consumption: 3.12 W
- 1 km communication distance
- 7 control channels
- 2.4 GHz frequency
Measuring 17 by 17 by 8 inches, this device is far from bulky. Lightweight, it weighs merely 2.2 pounds. It needs only 3.12 W of power. It communicates with its user over 1 km, at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, so it is less likely to become lost. Photographers can program the device over seven different channels, giving them more control over it.
This UAV is an efficient photographer’s tool in many ways.
1. Usable with Go Pro Camera
Those who already have Go Pro Cameras will find new ways to use them. By attaching them to the DJi Phantom Aerial UAV Drone for Go Pro, a photographer can now exploit them fully.
Go Pro cameras have long battery lives and high durability. They capture and save excellent, high-definition images. By combining them with the DJI Phantom Aerial UAV drone, photographers can harness these benefits and take better quality, aerial images.
2. Firmware upgrades available for Windows users
Windows users who constantly update their devices will find this UAV a boon. Updating is easy, with compatible firmware upgrades.
This quadrocopter is affordable, despite its user-friendly features, on Amazon.
4. Better orientation
Apart from the fail safe function and the advanced GPS feature that keeps it in flight, the DJI Phantom Aerial UAV drone has two intelligence orientation functions. The device always moves to the left when the photographer makes a left turn, with no miscalculation. This gives users, especially newbies, better control of the device
5. Reliable after sales service
A last draw is DJ Innovations’ reliable after sales service. Professionals are on hand constantly should customers need help with their UAVs.
6. Highly durable
DJ Innovations constructed this device with tough, durable material. This is essential should the quadrocopter make a hard landing.
This quadrocopter uses joysticks instead of touch screens. Joysticks give a photographer greater manual control of his device.
There is no perfect electronic device. Like all devices, THE DJI Phantom Aerial UAV drone for Go Pro has its flaws.
1. Upgrading for Mac users
Photographers who use Mac OS X devices will find upgrading this UAV a hassle. Though there is available software for Windows users, Mac users will find searching for software updates more difficult.
2. Relatively slow charging
Charging the quadrocopter for its first use takes around 12 hours. The time needed will decrease the more photographers use the device.
3. Necessary pre-flight checks
Checking that the UAV is ready for use is essential. Green indicators show users that they can launch it. They should never allow it to fly otherwise.
4. Longer to get used to
This device takes getting used to. Apart from the battery needing a longer first charge, controlling and flying the device takes a little practice.
With only one user pamphlet, photographers may become frustrated with sketchy instructions. Since the device is not easy to use at first, this is a hurdle budding photographers need to overcome.
After examining its pros and cons, it is time to give a verdict on the DJI Phantom Aerial UAV Drone for Go Pro.