DJI Phantom Drone Gets Flight Control Upgrades, Powerful Cameras

By Jeremy Hsu

The best-selling Phantom drone has received upgrades that make it even easier to control as a flying camera. The two new versions of the Phantom will likely help boost the popularity of DJI, a Chinese tech startup based in Shenzhen, as a leading commercial drone maker.

The new Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced drones feature a “visual positioning system” that allows them to hold precise hovering positions indoors without the benefit of GPS guidance. Users can order the drones to take off and land with the “push of a button,” maintain control at a range of up to 2 kilometers away, and live stream HD video footage straight to YouTube.  …[Read more]