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DJI Phantom 3 Professional
3DR Solo Quadcopter
Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter
DJI Phantom 4
Syma X5C Quadcopter
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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter
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Price Range

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$$$$

$$$$$+

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Type

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Hexacopter

Quadcopter

Mini-Quadcopter

Best for

Aerial Photography/Videography

Aerial Videography/Photography

Aerial Photography/Videography

High-level cinematography and aerial photography

Learning

Skill Level

Intermediate

Intermediate

Intermediate/Advanced even though beginners may fly it

All

Beginner

Advanced Aircraft Features

Flight Time

23 minutes

25 minutes

25 minutes

28 minutes

7 minutes

Number of Rotors

4

4

6

4

4

Max Ascent Speed

5 m/s

10 m/s

5 m/s

6 m/s

Max Descent Speed

3 m/s

3 m/s

4 m/s

Max Speed

16 m/s

24.6 m/s

10 m/s

20 m/s

14.3 m/s

Payload Capacity

300 grams

420 grams

462 grams

Maximum Flying Altitude

6,000 meters

122 meters

122 meters

6,000 meters

50 meters

Maximum Operating Temperature

40°C

45°C

40°C

Advanced Flight Features

Ready To Fly

Bind And Fly

GPS Compatible

Altitude Hold

Position Hold

Flight Planning

Autonomous Flight

Follow Me Capable

Automatic Landing

Return To Home

Collision Avoidance

Headless Mode

Streaming

Drone Physical Attributes

Weight

1,280 grams

1,500 grams

1,850 grams

1,380 grams

916 grams

Dimensions

18 x 13 x 8 inches

20 x 16.5 x 11 inches

520 x 457 x 294 mm

15 x 8.7 x 12.8 inches

310 x 310 x 80 mm

Wingspan (mm)

590 mm

460 mm

410 mm

438 mm

Body Material

Plastic

Plastic

Carbon Fiber

Magnesium

Plastic

Rotor Material

Plastic

Plastic

Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber

Plastic

Available Colors

White

Black

Black

White

White

Camera Basics And Attributes

Still Camera Resolution

12 megapíxels

Depending on external camera

12 megapíxels

12 megapíxels

2 megapíxels

Max Video Resolution

4K

Depending on external camera

4K

4K

720p

Stabilization

3 axis

3 axis

3 axis

3 axis

6 axis

Lens Field of View

94 degrees

Depending on external camera

115 degrees

94 degrees

Lens Focal Length

20 mm

Depending on external camera

14 mm

20 mm

Lens Aperture

f/2.8

Depending on external camera

f/2.8

f/2.8

Sensor

Sony EXMOR 1/2.3"

Depending on external camera

1/2.3”

Camera Control Range

-90 to +30°

Depending on external camera

-90 to +30°

Supported SD Card Types

Micro SD

Micro SD

Micro SD

Micro SD

Micro SD

Controller Basics And Attributes

Operating Range

2,000 meters

805 meters

1,000 meters

5,000 meters

50 meters

Controller Frequency

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

Control System

Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Remote Control

Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Remote Control

Mobile App Name

DJI Pilot

3DR SOLO

DJI GO

Minimum Operating System Compatibility

iOS 8.0
Android 4.12

Android 4.3
iOS 8.0

Android 4.1
iOS 8.0

Controller Battery Capacity

6,000 mAh

2,600 mAh

8,700 mAh

6,000 mAh

Receiver Sensitivity

-101 dBm

23 dBm

Controller Battery Type

Lithium Polymer 2S

Lithium-ion

Lithium Polymer

Lithium Polymer 2S

AA Batteries

Mobile Device Holder

Smartphone
Tablet

Smartphone
Tablet

Smartphone
Tablet

Controller Voltage

7.4 V

7.2 V

3.6 V

7.4 V

6 V

Controller Amperage

1.2 A

1.2 A

Transmitter Power

20 dBm

23 dBm

Battery Basics And Attributes

Battery Capacity

4,480 mAh

5,200 mAh

5,400 mAh

5,350 mAh

500 mAh

Battery Weight

365 grams

500 grams

462 grams

Battery Type

Lithium Polymer 4S

Lithium Polymer

Lithium Polymer 4S

Lithium Polymer 4S

Lithium Polymer

Battery Power

100 V

15 V

14.8 V

15.2 V

4 V

Battery Charger Voltage

17.4 V

14.8 V

17.4 V

Vision Positioning System (Only for DJI Phantom Models)

Maximum Altitude

300 cm

1,000 cm

Operating Range

300 cm

1,000 cm

Maximum Velocity

8 m/s

10 m/s

Operating Environment

Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (Lux > 15)

Surfaces with a clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)

Photography And Video Details

Shutter Speed Range

1/8000 - 8 seconds

Depending on external camera

1/8000 - 1/30 seconds

1/8000 to 8 seconds

Photo ISO Range

100 - 1600

Depending on external camera

100 - 1600

Photo File Formats

DNG
JPEG

Depending on external camera

DNG
JPEG

Photography Modes

  • Single Shot
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 shots
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5
  • Bracketed Frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Time-lapse

Depending on external camera

Single Shot

  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5
  • Bracketed Frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 shots
  • Single Shot
  • Time-lapse
  • HDR

Max Image Size

4000 x 3000

Depending on external camera

4000 × 3000

VR Headset Compatible

Depending on external camera

Live View

Depending on external camera

Live View Quality

720p

Depending on external camera

720p

720p

Live View Speed

30 frames per second

Depending on external camera

30 frames per second

60 frames per second

Live View Frequency

2.4 GHz

Depending on external camera

5.8 GHz

5.8 GHz

Video ISO Range

100 - 3200

Depending on external camera

100-3200

Video File Formats

  • MOV
  • MP4
  • Depending on external camera

    • AVC
    • H.264
    • MOV
    • MP4
    Maximum Bitrate of Video Storage

    60 Mbps

    Depending on external camera

    60 Mbps

    Video Recording Modes

    • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p, 25p
    • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
    • 1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
    • 720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p

    Depending on external camera

    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p

    • 1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
    • 2.7K: (2704 x1520) 30p (29.997)
    • 720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
    • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
    • UHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p

    720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p

    Miscellaneous Aircraft Specification

    Software Type

    Proprietary

    Open Source

    Open Source

    Proprietary

    Replacement Parts Available

    • Batteries
    • Canopy
    • Motors
    • Rotor Guards
    • Rotors

    • Batteries
    • Landing Gear
    • Motors
    • Rotors

    • Batteries
    • Motors

    • Batteries
    • Rotors

    • Batteries
    • Built-in Camera
    • Canopy
    • Frame
    • Landing Gear
    • Motors
    • Rotor Guards
    • Rotors

    EIRP

    100 mW

    200 mW

    Technical Support Available

    • Chat
    • Email
    • Phone

    • Email
    • Phone

    • Email
    • Phone

    • Chat
    • Email
    • Phone

    • Chat
    • Email
    • Phone

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