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Phantom 3 Vs. Phantom 2 Vision+

Posted on November 27 2015

The DJI Phantom 3 and the Phantom 2 Vision+ are two superior drones from esteemed quadcopter brand DJI. Considered two of the best personal drones currently on the market, the Phantom 3 is DJI’s latest and therefore features the most upgrades and features. It’s also one of the most expensive drones available. The Phantom 2 Vision+ isn’t exactly cheap either, however both are worth the investment if well-versed in drone technology and looking for an exceptional quadcopter. Let’s compare their specifications, shall we?

Hovering Accuracy and Speed

The Phantom 2 Vision+ features a hovering accuracy of 0.8m (vertical) and 2.5m (horizontal). Its max ascent and descent speeds are 5 m/s and 3 m/s, respectively. 

The Phantom 3 features a vertical hovering accuracy of +/- 0.1 m when Vision Positioning is active, or +/- 0.5 m. Its horizontal hovering accuracy is +/- 1.5 m. Max ascent and descent speeds are the same as the Phantom 2 Vision+. 

Maximum Speed

Capable of reaching speeds of 15m/s, it is nevertheless not recommended you try for maximum speed with the Phantom 2 Vision+. The Phantom 3 is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 16 m/s so long as it’s in ATTI mode and there’s no wind.


No drone specification comparison would be complete without looking at the camera! The Phantom 2 Vision+ features a high-performance camera with 14 megapixel resolution and FOV of 120°/ 110°/ 85°. Its sensor size is 1/2.3", while functionality includes support of multi-capture, continuous capture, and timed capture, support of RAW and JPEG picture format, and support of HD Recording (1080/p30 or 1080/60i).

The Phantom 3 features a Sony EXMOR 1/2.3” sensor with 12.76 megapixels. FOV is 94° 20 mm, while shutter speed is 8s -1/8000s. ISO range is 100-3200 (video) 100-1600 (photo), and still photography modes include single shot, burst shooting, time-lapse, and auto exposure bracketing. Numerous video recording modes are also available. For more of the best drones for sale, be sure to check out our full line of DJI drones. 


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