DJI Phantom 3 Professional

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  • Max. Speed

    16 m/s

  • Max. Range

    5 km

Product Overview

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a drone that's designed for the professional who needs to go the extra mile. With a max speed of 16 m/s and a max range of 5 km, your drone can capture footage from the sky with unparalleled clarity. This quadcopter also has an excellent battery life of 4480 mAh with a max flight time of 23 minutes. Combine all of this technology with the 12.4 MP camera and you're guaranteed to have stunning, high-quality photos every time.

The Phantom 3 Professional is the perfect drone for any professional who wants the highest quality photos. It also has an advanced obstacle avoidance system that allows you to hover the drone without worrying about crashing into an object. It even has a return to home button that brings the drone back to its original take-off point if it ever gets too far away! With a one-click software update, you can also have the latest DJI GO 4 software installed on your tablet.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Specification


The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is a Multirotors drone that was released by DJI in 4/9/2015.

A multirotor drone is a multiple propeller, vertical lift drone. These drones are more maneuverable due to their flight profile, being able to fly much closer to buildings and other obstacles. Multi-rotor drones like the DJI Phantom 3 Professional also tend to be faster to deploy, and tend to be significantly cheaper to acquire and operate.

The battery capacity inside is 4480 mAh.

Release Date
Battery Capacity (mAH)
4480 mAh
Rotor Count

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional sits on the slower side of drones, with a max speed sitting around 16 m/s. This might not be a bad thing though, so it really depends on why you're looking at buying the drone. If you're happy with a slightly slower drone then this one could be what you're after.

Falling inside a decent flight range for drones at 5 km, you'd be safe to fly it outside of line-of-sight. You won't be disappearing to the other side of the city, but you will get more than enough range for average and above-average usage.

With a well above the average maximum range of 5 km, you're guaranteed a long-distance flight. Be assured you'll reach the distance you need, from the comfort of your mobile office, or even your couch, and know that your drone won't just disappear off into the distance.

The drone sits well within an average flight time when compared to other drones, with a maximum flight time of 23 min. This flight time will be plenty of the average user, and should give you more than enough time between charges. You can always bring an extra battery to swap out between flights, or just a battery pack to charge it up as you go should you need a little more flight time.

Max. Speed
16 m/s
Max. Range
5 km
Max. Flight Time
23 min

The 1280 g weight puts the drone in at about average size. There are lighter out there, but there are also heavier drones.

1280 g
Video Resolution
Video Framerate
30 fps
Camera Resolution - Photo
12.4 MP
Live Video Resolution
Live Video Frame Rate
30 fps
4k Camera?
Controller App?
Smartphone Mountable Controller?
Gimbal Stabilizer?

Where to buy the DJI Phantom 3 Professional

The lowest price is $686.88 for the DJI Phantom 3 Professional, available from multiple sites. The 3 purchase links we have analyzed have revealed an average price of $1,125.

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Reviews of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional


Based on 6 reviews

A solid filming machine that was recently discontinued, which has led to very low retail prices
  • - 3.65
The DJI Phantom 3 Professional offers an upgraded 4K camera in comparison to the 2.7K rigs on the other Phantom 3 models. Otherwise it performs very similarly to its Phantom 3 brethren. This bump up in resolution probably won't be worth the corresponding bump up in price for most users, and if you're looking for better video quality you can get the high end performance of the Phantom 4 by spending just a little bit more. Though it is a good copter, this places the Phantom 3 Professional in an odd spot where most users would be better off saving some money or spending a bit more.
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The Phantom drones from DJI are beloved for their ease of use. The new version, which adds 4K video capabilities, is even simpler to fly.
  • - 4
Unfortunately, as nice as the camera in the Professional version is, it's still tied to the drone. You won't be throwing out your GoPro in favor of an all-in-one, which seems a little short-sighted. Still, despite a few quibbles, there's much to love here and most of what was off-putting about the previous versions—lack of stabilization, tough learning curve, missing 4K video—have been solved.
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DJI's groundbreaking 4K-enabled drone takes to the skies
  • - 4
The Phantom 3 Professional is incredibly easy to fly, captures stunning 4K video and features a direct live view link between the camera in the air and your mobile device. There's little not to like in this compact, feature-packed drone.
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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review
  • - 4
The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is easily the best drone on the market at this price thanks to 4K video, a fantastic new remote control and an abundance of new flying features.
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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review
  • - 4.5
If you're willing to invest in a couple of spare batteries, and you don't need a drone that can fly autonomous routes, the Phantom 3 Professional is the one to get. Hobbyists who are willing to live without 4K footage (or who don't have a computer that can handle editing it) may opt to spend a little bit less on the Phantom 3 Advanced, but our Editors' Choice award goes to the best product in its class, and the Phantom 3 Advanced is easily the best drone you'll find anywhere near its price point.
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DJI Phantom 3 Professional Review
  • - 4.5
Phantom 3 Professional Drone is extremely easy to fly and at the same time it offers 4k video recording capabilities. Users can avail direct live view of footage during its flights by using direct camera-phone connectivity. With compact design and light weight construction, it is simply the best package for your in air adventure.
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