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DJI Phantom

Over to Orlando for some vacation in May June and really want to pick up an dji phantom for some recording with my gopro.

Anyone know where is best to get one?? Costco, bestbuy?


  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,224
    WTF is a DJI Phantom?
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • ETEXAGETEXAG Posts: 13 Baller
    I have one....I bought the Phantom Vision from B&H photo website. It is awesome. First day I had it, I of course hit a tree when messing with the dog. It ended up in the pool. Dried it out a couple days and it works like new.
  • JdubsJdubs Posts: 105 Baller
    edited March 2014
    Okay I want one of these so bad I can taste it. I am also looking at B&H at one of their DJI ready to fly kits. I have done some homework on these copters and I can tell you a few things... First if you buy the Phantom 2 vs the original Phantom, it gives you 2x battery life (22 min vs 10). Aslo you need to know that you have to have a Hero 3 Gopro. The original Gopro won't fit. Second I have looked at different video footage and if you don't get a gimbal with the phantom you get vibrating video and you can't tilt the cameral down to get the shots right under the copter. The gimbal will also get rid of the vibration that they call the jello effect. Third you want to buy the prop guards & just to be safe you should think about a protective lense for your Gopro camera as you can't use the clear protective case that comes standard with the Gopro.

  • coxjoncoxjon Posts: 43 Baller
    @ShaneH‌ it is a drone which hold a gopro.

    You can get some great footage of skiing from above
  • ETEXAGETEXAG Posts: 13 Baller
    Phantom vision has camera control. All camera functions are controlled by your phone. It is pretty awesome.
  • ETEXAGETEXAG Posts: 13 Baller
    edited March 2014
    You are right. You can see what the camera sees for a rated 300 meters. In a neighborhood it could be less due to interference but in the country it is definitely further. I'd love one of the more advanced drones, but for the money it has a lot to offer
  • ETEXAGETEXAG Posts: 13 Baller
    Wow that's great. I spent 1300 for full setup with camera and 3 batteries.
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