Today is the day to buy your DJI Phantom 3 Professional! It is on sale today for less than $1,000 ($260 off MSRP!). Compare prices now!
DJI is currently the king of the drone market. They hit some bumps in the road over the last few years but now they've really found their stride. They release new groundbreaking technology every other month (their latest is a cropdusting drone for farming!). While I would love to be the proud owner of the tremendous $4,400 DJI Inspire 1 Pro, the Phantom 3 Professional is the smart choice for most people.
The Phantom 3 Professional is much smaller (it fits in a backpack!), still provides professional-grade quality, and is available at a much lower $1,200 price point, making it the perfect tool for most jobs. If your drone needs to go 50+ miles per hour, look into the Inspire line but if you're completely happy with a drone that "only" does 35 miles per hour, stick with the Phantom 3 Professional.
The Phantom 3 Professional is a fantastic airborne camera that can shoot 4K video and 4000 x 3000 pixel images in a variety of modes from single shot to time-lapse to burst. It can even shoot auto-bracketed images if you are interested in making HDR photographs.
Warning: there are a lot of different Phantom 3 models. Be sure to select the Professional for the most bang for your buck.
Do not even consider the Phantom 3 Standard or Phantom 3 4k — they both use a much lower-powered transmission system that results in flight and video transmission distances slashed by 80%.
Already have your Phantom? Check out the PhotoJambo Gear Guide for must-have accessories!