Update (1/29 5:30pm): We also spotted the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced in refurbished condition for $649 shipped (Orig. $1,000).
BuyDig via eBay Daily Deals offers the manufacturer refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone w/ 2.7K camera for $429 shipped. By comparison, this quadcopter originally had a list price of $1,000 but has been holding steady at $499 in new condition since the start of the year. Although we have seen some YMMV instances of clearance prices for less than today’s deal, this is the best readily available price that we have seen on this model.
The new DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone is designed with beginner pilots in mind. It has an “intelligent flight system” that automatically keeps the drone in the air. DJI has built-in a 2.7K camera that is capable of taking HD videos as well as 12MP still photos. The iOS and Android app provides a live 720p HD video feed and gives users advanced filming controls. A one-year manufacturer warranty is included. Rated 4.3/5 stars. You’ll find additional details in our coverage of its release.
The Phantom 3 Professional continues the proud tradition of DJI’s Phantom series and brings several important innovations to the Phantom’s rich feature set. The Phantom 3 Professional carries a fully stabilized 3-axis 4k UHD video camera for smooth, crisp videos and still photos. To allow you to see what the drone sees, DJI has engineered a new generation of their Lightbridge technology that allows 720p HD digital streaming of live video directly from the drone. You can control the camera and see video in real time as you fly and you can even share the video using the DJI Pilot app’s advanced features. To aid indoor flying, the Phantom 3 Professional includes an integrated array of optical and ultrasonic sensors call Vision Positioning that allows you to fly precisely indoors without a GPS signal. The Phantom 3 Professional includes all the tried-and-true features you’d expect from a DJI drone, including GPS navigation with auto takeoffs and auto landings, intelligent high power flight battery, a built-in safety database of no fly zones, and a powerful mobile app for your iOS or Android device.