$1175.00 on AmazonDJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Everything a Drone Should Be There are drones and there is the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. When it comes to professional video quality, ease of operation, and a host of extras to keep seasoned pilots making compelling videos. Not an entry level drone, this version of the Phantom class has a built in gimbal stabilized camera, which means the camera and drone can be operated independently of each other for maximum photographic effect. This is a quadcopter that really means business.
The Camera Let’s face it. When talking about drones, the camera is a deal breaker. This device comes ready to shoot 1080p HD video and 720p slow motion video, and the still camera is ready to go with 14-megapixel resolution. All that tech is attached to the gimbal, which comes aligned from the factory, for easy rotation. Since the gimbal is controlled with a cool dial mechanism on the remote control, flying and shooting video in different directions is a smooth operation. Of course, it takes a bit of practice to fly in a direction the camera is not pointed in.
The Drone When it comes to a great flying experience, the Phantom series always delivers top marks. The return home function is probably one of the most underrated features in all of drone world, because the ability to make the unit land in pretty much the same spot it took off from at the press of a button is proof enough of how elegant the design is. The controls are linked through a smart phone and the drone response is nothing short of perfect.
The Verdict In a nutshell, granted a very big nutshell, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is everything a professional quality drone should be. The superior photographic capabilities, flight stabilization, and all the bells and whistles make this a top notch unit. The fact that all anyone has to do right out of the box is pop in the included memory card, attach the props, and charge the battery makes it one of the best options out there for moderate to advanced users looking to deliver great video every with every flight.