DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter
Better gimbal, better drone
A revolutionary adventure filmmaking drone just got some serious upgrades. And we’re impressed.
Only a few months after releasing the Phantom 2 and Phantom 2 Vision quadcopters, DJI unveiled a new model with some major changes aimed at aerial photographers and filmmakers.
The biggest change is what is supporting the camera. With the original Vision, the camera was on an anti-vibration platform stabilized only on the tilt axis and the tilting range during flight (remotely controlled through the mobile Vision app) had a range of 60 degrees. The Vision+, however, has a 3-axis gimbal similar to the one available for use with a GoPro camera on the Phantom 2. The gimbal actively stabilizes the camera in roll, pitch, and yaw directions keeping the video looking smooth even with sudden movements. Plus, the camera can now do a 90-degree tilt letting you shoot straight down.
The Phantom 2 Vision+ carries a three-axis gimbal, (the original just had a single axis), plus it’s faster and it can film at a 90-degree tilt. While the Phantom 2 opened the door to aerial photography and video, the Vision+ looks to take these flying cameras to the next level.
Radar positioning & return home
- The flight radar displays the current position of the Phantom 2 Vision+ in relation to the pilot.
- Exceeding the control range of the remote control will trigger ‘Return-to-Home’. The Phantom 2 Vision+ will automatically fly back to its takeoff point and land safely.
Camera tilt control
Tilt the camera as you fly, so you can create the graceful moving shot you see in your mind.
The Vision+ update also includes an integrated GPS system that allows users to automate flight paths and hover in the same position even with wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour. The new drone has double the WiFi reach, expanding control range to 2,000 feet. The smaller-profile camera still shoots 1080p at 30 frames with 14 megapixel still images. The latest quadcopter even has a “no-fly-zone” feature that prevents the drone from flying into regulated areas like airports.
The Phantom 2 Vision+ is now available just $100 more than the previous Phantom 2 Vision. The latest Vision+ is the best ready-to-fly drone for novice aerial photographers, but if you’re worried about resolution and camera control, the Phantom 2 with a Zenmuse gimbal and the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition is still hard to beat.
DJI – Introducing the Phantom 2 Vision Plus
Eric Cheng, Director of Aerial Imaging walks you through everything there is to know about setting up and flying the Phantom 2 Vision+, from unboxing to setup to flight.
Motorcross star Rookie White takes a Phantom 2 Vision+ to the circuit. Not only is it perfect for epic shots and training, once in the air it “feels right” and “comes naturally.”
DJI 5200mAh LiPo Battery
Weight (Battery & Propellers included)
Hover Accuracy (Ready to Fly)
Vertical: 0.8m; Horizontal: 2.5m
Max Yaw Angular Velocity
Max Tiltable Angle
Max Ascent / Descent Speed
Ascent: 6m/s; Descent: 2m/s
Max Flight Speed
15m/s (Not Recommended)
Diagonal motor-motor distance
Static : 750mA; Dynamic : 900mA
Pitch : -90°－0°
Maximum Angular Speed
Pitch : 90°/s
Operating Environment Temperature
110° / 85°
5.728 GHz－5.85 GHz
Communication Distance (open area)
CE Compliance: 400m; FCC Compliance: 800m
Receiver Sensitivity (1%PER)
CE Compliance: 25mW; FCC Compliance: 100mW
4 AA Batteries
Communication Distance (open area)
System Requirement Of Mobile Device
iOS version 6.1 or above/ Android system version 4.0 or above
Mobile Device Support
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