DJI Phantom 2 Vision Scores High on Performance

One of the most popular drones these days is the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, so we take a look at how it has been faring so far. Here is just a short summary of each of two reviews made on this awesome drone, classified as a quadrocopter, remotely-controlled. It is an aerial photography drone.

First, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision is a high-end iPhone-compatible flying camera drone; it does not come cheap at $1,200, but it is worth the price for the performance it gives, according to Appleinsider. They would easily recommend this to the professional photographer and anyone serious about getting great aerial footage. It is not suitable for those wanting to just enjoy some sheer fun from flying a drone with a camera, considering the steep price, for whom a more recreational toy drone relatively cheaper will suffice.

On a scale from 1 to 5, Appleinsider gives DJI Phantom 2 Vision a score of 4.

Pros

  • Easy to fly, especially with a dedicated physical controller and integrated GPS
  • Included Wi-Fi booster allows iPhone connectivity and live viewing at up to 300 meters
  • Well-built, fun, durable, powerful, and boasts relatively impressive battery uptime

Cons

  • At $1,200, we wish the integrated camera were slightly better in lower-light situations
  • Support for DJI’s  iPad course-plotting app is coming, but when?
  • Read more here

II. Next, we look at another review that appeared on the New York Times (nytimes.com).

Pros

  • The Vision can accurately film things that would otherwise be difficult to see properly with one’s own eyes.
  • The unit has a wide-angle view and can record video onto an onboard micro-SD card in full HD at up to 1080i resolution and 60 frames a second.
  • Most external sounds would be drowned out by the loud whizzing of the nearby props and their electric motors.
  • Still images are captured at 14-megapixel resolution, which matches some high-end D.S.L.R. cameras, and the unit seems to do a good job of coping with a variety of lighting conditions.

Cons

  • The imaging unit is not without flaws, and it’s not as powerful as a professional hand-held S.L.R. camera.
  • It comes with a 50-plus page manual, which you must read, because what you’re flying is in effect a very light aircraft.
  • Despite its automatic systems, you are going to have quite a learning curve to safely and confidently fly the Vision — particularly if you’re going to take it beyond where you can see it directly.
  • Overall, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision is something highly-recommended for professional photographers or videographers looking for an unusual shot in decent digital resolution.
  • Read more here

 

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