DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with FPV HD Video Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with FPV HD Video Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

The Phantom 2 Vision+ from DJI brings ready-to-fly into the professional realm. With its 3-axis gimbal supporting an all new custom 1080p video camera with Wi-Fi first-person-view (FPV) on your iOS or Android device, you’ll be creating super smooth cinema-quality videos in minutes. The Vision+ eliminates setup headaches with the gimbal and camera already securely mounted and aligned at the factory. Just open the box, charge the batteries and screw on the props. This is the highest quality ready-to-fly solution ever made and will quickly become the standard for independent film makers, journalists, farmers, emergency personnel, extreme sports enthusiasts and aviation hobbyists.

Product Features

  • Super smooth video thanks to the 3-axis gimbal
  • Crystal clear stills and live streaming video from the redesigned HD video camera with built-in FPV link
  • Extra-long flight times of up to 25 minutes from the intelligent 5,200-mAh battery
  • More flight power and security from the high-efficiency self-tightening propellers
  • Advanced GPS-based navigation and programmable features you can set up via the built-in USB port

2 thoughts on “DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with FPV HD Video Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal

  1. SoaringDrones. com
    SoaringDrones. com says:

    MORE THAN JUST A VISION WITH A GIMBAL QUICK SUMMARY=============The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is currently the best option for a fully assembled, ready-to-fly drone or quadcopter with a camera. Whether you need buttery smooth video footage or still photos from the air, I have found that Vision+ will be the least setup time, most beginner-friendly, and *can* be less expensive than assembling a custom solution to do the same job (especially if you need first-person-view, FPV). You can read the full review on my blog, SOARINGDRONES .COM, but I’ve tried to hit the highlights here. I gave it a FULL 5 STARS based on the outstanding performance my unit showed. I understand some other folks have had problems with their copters and I don’t discount the possibility that some combination of DJI quality control, user training or local RF interference will make any particular drone prone to crashing, but my experience out of the box was top-notch. I own the Phantom 1, the Phantom 2 (with gimbal) and Phantom 2 Vision, and for sheer ease of use and quality this one is the best of the Phantom lineup so far.BEST FEATURES (WHAT I LIKED)============================✔ GIMBAL: The standout feature of the Vision+ is the 3-axis gimbal with the 1080p video camera (14 MP still photos) built right in. DJI makes high-end gimbals and ventured into cameras late last year with the original Phantom 2 Vision, but that model had a single-axis gimbal with plastic construction. Now just over 6 months later comes the Vision+ with same camera specs and an all-metal design that integrates both the camera and the gimbal into a sleek, lightweight alloy. Finally, this new gimbal lets the camera **look straight down**, giving you a point of view that wasn’t possible with the original Vision.✔ BATTERY: Flight time of the Vision+ is about 25 minutes with the included **intelligent battery**. First introduced with the Phantom 2 Vision, this is the same 5,200-mAh battery used for all the Phantom 2 models and is light years ahead of the small battery (connected by a difficult-to-attach wire) included with the original Phantom series.✔ DJI’s VISION APP: For both Android and iPhone, the Vision App is the final aspect that separates the Vision+ from the do-it-yourself crowd and from the non-Vision copters in DJI’s lineup. First released with the Phantom 2 Vision, the latest version of the app adds support for the Vision+ gimbal, but it’s mostly the same app already used on the original Vision. I liked the radar positioning feature that shows the Vision+ in relation to your location. The Wi-Fi range is up to 700m with this version and, while there’s some lag and you may need to suffer with 15 fps, it’s very cool to see what the copter is seeing from over a quarter mile away.CAMERA SPECS AND PERFORMANCE============================The camera’s housing has changed to all-metal and integrates nicely with the gimbal, but the basic specs haven’t changed since the original Phantom 2 Vision. The sensor is capable of 1080p HD video at 30 fps (30p) or 60 interlaced frames per second (60i) and outputs 14MP stills in either sensor RAW (which programs like Adobe Lightroom 5 support for enhanced dynamic range and white balance tweaking) or the more standard JPEG format. Adobe’s also providing lens correction profiles (especially helpful for barrel distortion) in their newest raw processing engine in Photoshop’s ACR and Lightroom.Back to the hardware, the lens also seems identical with an f/2.8 maximum aperture and a 140-degree field of view. The video can be cropped to still get 1080p footage from the center of the frame, yielding more natural looking videos without the extreme wide-angle look of the 140-degree lens. All in all the video from this camera has a slight edge over the GoPro Hero3+, and I’ll be posting some follow-up stills and comparison tests.BUT HOW DOES IT FLY?====================With a camera and gimbal attached, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Vision+ is less nimble than the unencumbered Phantom 1. I did see a difference in flying, and I think it’s because (not yet verified) that the software settings for how quickly the copter responds have been toned down a bit. It’s much easier to fly the Vision+ smoothly, and we found it easier to keep the camera steady even if you factor out the gimbal. The Vision+ seems destined for a life of grand panoramic bliss as it glides across your favorite landscape or event.All the standard Phantom series features are present including the emergency automatic landing at your home point, intelligent orientation control and GPS/manual stability control.CONCLUSION==========DECISION: With the price drop on the original Vision to $999 and the introduction of this new model, you’ve now got a quandary: spend what you would have spent last week on the Vision to get this…

  2. T. Massera

    Just Got Mine Today It’s AWESOME! 0

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