This week, DJI announced availability of the last model in their Phantom 3 range, the DJI Phantom 3 SE, retailing for $599 in the United States.
According to DJI: “The Phantom 3 SE features several improvements over its predecessor, the Phantom 3 Standard, including the ability to record 4K ultra high-definition video, and a Vision Positioning System for precise navigation and flight stability. It also has an improved dual-band Wi-Fi remote control with a transmission range of up to 2.5 miles delivering over four times the range of the Phantom 3 Standard.”
Relative to the Phantom 3 Pro, the P3SE specs show only a few minor improvements in overall weight and camera specs as well as a 2 minute flight time improvement.
If it weren’t for certain DJI company policies and DJI data security issues, this kit, along with most of DJI’s consumer drone range would likely still be on sUAS News’ list of recommended UAS, alas.
For those readers looking to use DJI equipment for critical infrastructure inspections and data sensitive work, best you have a thorough look through our recent DJI coverage before making a purchase decision.
Effective pixels: 12M
Effective pixels: 12.4 M
|ISO Range||100-3200 (video) / 100-1600 (photo)||100-3200 (video) / 100-1600 (photo)|
|Video Recording Modes||C4K：4096 x 2160 24/25
4K：3840 x 2160 24/25/30
2.7K：2704 x 1520 24/25/30
FHD：1920 x 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60
HD： 1280 x 720 24/25/30/48/50/60
|UHD：4096 x 2160p 24/25
4K：3840 x 2160p 24/25/30
FHD：1920 x 1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60
HD： 1280 x 720p 24/25/30/48/50/60
|Takeoff Weight||1236 g||1280 g|
|Max Hovering Time||Approx.25 minutes||Approx. 23 minutes|