DJI Phantom Quadcopter review: shoot aerial photography on a budget (ish)

    | Accessories | Reviews | 15/06/2013 14:00pm

    In our latest review we take the DJI Phantom Quadcopter for a spin to see if aerial photography really is cheaper and easier with this intriguing new accessory.

    DJI Phantom Quadcopter review: shoot aerial photography on a budget (ish)

    Ever fancied dabbling in aerial photography? Usually you’d have to spend a small fortune to take to the skies, but now for less than £500 (plus the cost of a GoPro) a radio-controlled Phantom Quadcopter is a simple and fun way for your photography to reach new heights.

    Underside mouldings enable a GoPro to be bolted on in seconds, and thankfully the Phantom calibrates itself to compensate for the additional weight, ensuring an even and steady flight for capturing smooth footage.

    You’ll have to wait for the Phantom to run through several automated pre-flight calibration checks, but after some beeps and flashes it’s ready for flight.

    One of the most impressive features of having GPS on board is that the Phantom can even hold its own position and altitude. Once activated it just hangs in the air, maintaining a static position that’s perfect for long, stable aerial shots and recording sporting events.

    Price: £499
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    Score: 5/5


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    Posted on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 2:00 pm under Accessories, Reviews.

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