DJI Introduces Phantom 3 4K and Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition

New drones meet consumer and professional demand for enhanced features and style

Jan 06, 2016, 11:00 ET from DJI

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DJI, the world leader in creative aerial technology, announced at CES the enhancement of its two flagship drone series, unveiling the Phantom 3 4K and the Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition.

The newest model in DJI's Phantom 3 flagship series combines the best from previous Phantom models and the most-popular features of more advanced models at a highly competitive price. The Phantom 3 4K's introduction is the result of strong consumer demand for top-resolution cameras and ultrasonic sensors, which enable flight indoors and in areas with a weak GPS signal.

The Phantom 3 4K – as its name suggests – comes with an integrated, gimbal-stabilized 4K camera and has remote-control buttons for playback, video recording and camera shutter. Instead of DJI's Lightbridge video-transmission system, the Phantom 3 4K uses built-in WiFi to transmit the video downlink and on-screen data. The drone's WiFi video downlink is effective up to a distance of 1.2 km and will stay aloft for 25 minutes on a full battery charge.

"The Phantom 3 4K fills an important gap in our Phantom portfolio. It offers a high-quality camera and smart navigation system for a lower price than our professional models. This is possible, as we have replaced the DJI Lightbridge system with a built-in WiFi link," said Paul Pan, DJI's Senior Product Manager.

In celebration of DJI's 10th Anniversary, the promotional price of the DJI Phantom 3 4K edition is US$799. This promotion also extends to the Phantom 3 Advanced model now priced at US$799 and the Phantom 3 Standard at US$499. The above offers will be available starting Jan 6, 2016. Price may be subject to change.

DJI also responded to calls from flight professionals for a stylistic change in its Inspire 1 Pro. The Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition comes with a black controller, battery and a shell with a high-quality matte finish.  It comes equipped with DJI's best-in-class Micro Four Thirds camera, the Zenmuse X5. The original Inspire 1 Pro, with a white shell, battery case and controller, will continue to be sold alongside the new model.

"One of the most-frequent questions we get from professional drone operators is 'when will DJI come out with a black Inspire?' The answer is 'now,'" said Ferdinand Wolf, Manager of DJI Studios Europe. "In addition to top quality and durability, the styling and appearance of equipment are important to professionals." 

The price for the Inspire 1 Pro Black Edition is expected to be around USD4,799.

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Please find a detailed specs comparison sheet below for the Phantom 3 series:

Phantom 3 Series Comparison

Phantom 3 4K

Phantom 3 Professional & Advanced

Phantom 3 Standard

Aircraft

Diagonal Size (Excluding Propellers)

350 mm

350 mm

350 mm

Weight:  (Including Battery and Propellers)

1280 g

1280 g

1216 g

LiPo Battery

4S, 15.2V, 68WH 4480mAh Intelligent Flight Battery

4S, 15.2V, 68WH 4480mAh Intelligent Flight Battery

4S, 15.2V, 68WH 4480mAh Intelligent Flight Battery

Charger

57W

Professional: 100W Charger
Advanced: 57W Charger

57W

Flight Time

About 25 mins

About  23 mins

About 25 mins

Max. Flight Speed

16m/s

16m/s

16m/s

Positioning Module

Outdoors Positioning Module

GPS

GPS/GLONASS

GPS

Vision Positioning Module

Vision Positioning System with ultrasonic sensors

Vision Positioning System with ultrasonic sensors

No

Hover Accuracy

Vertical: +/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/- 0.5 m
Horizontal: +/- 1.5 m

Vertical: +/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/- 0.5 m
Horizontal: +/- 1.5 m

Vertical: +/- 0.5 m
Horizontal: +/- 1.5 m

Camera

Sensor

 1/2.3",  Effective pixels  12.4M (Total pixels  12.76M)

 1/2.3",  Effective pixels  12.4M (Total pixels  12.76M)

 1/2.3",  Effective pixels 12M  (Total pixels 12M)

Video Resolution

﹒UHD: 4096x2160p 24/25, 3840x2160p 24/25/30
﹒FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60
﹒HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60                                      

Professional
﹒UHD: 4096x2160p 24/25, 3840x2160p 24/25/30
﹒FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60
﹒HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60                                       
Advanced
﹒2.7K: 2704x1520p 24/25/30
﹒FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60
﹒HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60

﹒2.7Kp30(29.997)(2704*1520)
﹒FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30
﹒HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60

Max. Image Size

4000 x 3000

4000 x 3000

4000 x 3000

Lens

FOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm  format equivalent) f/2.8
focus at ∞

FOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm  format equivalent) f/2.8
focus at ∞

FOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8
focus at ∞

Filter Ring

Yes, Removable to Allow for ND Filters

Yes, Removable to Allow for ND Filters

No

Remote Controller & Video Downlink

Max Transmission Distance

CE:500m;FCC:1200m (outdoors and unobstructed)

CE:3500m;FCC:5000m (outdoors and unobstructed)

CE:500m;FCC:1000m (outdoors and unobstructed)

Video Transmission System

Built-in DJI WiFi Video Downlink

Built-in DJI Lightbridge Video Downlink

Built-in DJI WiFi Video Downlink

 Max. Video Bitrate

2M bps

Professional:10Mbps
Advanced:2Mbps

2Mbps

 Max FPV Preview Quality:

SD 480P @ 30fps

HD 720P @ 30fps (depending on conditions and mobile device)

HD 720P @ 30fps (depending on conditions and mobile device)

App

Mobile App

DJI GO

DJI GO

DJI GO

Intelligent Flight Modes

Follow Me
Point of Interest
Waypoints
Course Lock
Home Lock

Follow Me
Point of Interest
Waypoints
Course Lock
Home Lock

Follow Me
Point of Interest
Waypoints
Course Lock
Home Lock

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