Adorama offers the DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K Quadcopter with an extra battery, the official hardshell backpack and bundled Corel software for $899 shipped. For comparison, the drone alone has a list price of $999 and goes for $961 at Amazon. The battery, backpack and other goodies work out to over $250 worth of extras.
This is a complete starter kit for someone looking to jump into the world of drones. In fact, today’s deal is the exact setup that I carry with me. The DJI Phantom 3 Professional has a built-in 4K camera for capturing video at 2160p via its “fully stabilized” 3-axis gimbal. It has Lightbridge digital streaming, which allows users to see a 720p video feed directly on their iOS or Android device while flying. DJI includes a rechargeable battery, remote control, 16GB microSD card and charger. Rated 4.3/5 stars by 746 Amazon customers. The hardshell backpack is perfect for taking your drone out on the road while the extra battery will provide upwards of 25 minutes of extra time in the sky.
Looking for the drone by itself? B&H offers the Phantom 3 Professional for $709 shipped, although it’s currently on backorder. That’s good for $70 off our previous mention and the best available.
In case you missed it, DJI and GoPro both recently announced new drones. Be sure to swing by our roundup of the best accessories on the market for your new quadcopter.
A complete 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal system come integrated with the Phantom 3 Professional edition quadcopter from DJI. In addition to video, the camera is capable shooting up to 12 MP still photos using JPEG or non-proprietary DNG RAW format. The three axes of the gimbal give you pan and tilt control, and keep the horizon line level even as the aircraft banks. Different gimbal settings allow the camera to lock onto a fixed subject, be moved manually using transmitter rotaries or the app, or to simply provide camera stabilization.