DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone

DJI has added a new drone model to its portfolio. The DJI Phantom 3 SE is targeted at beginner pilots and offers a flight time of 25 minutes. A key differences to the standard Phantom 3 SE is a vision positioning system that let the drone hover and fly in a stable manner indoors or in areas without connection to GPS satellites.

The SE model also offers a video transmission range of up to 2.5 miles versus only 0.5 miles on the Phantom 3 and records video in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second compared to the standard version's 2.7K footage.

In still image mode the camera can capture 12MP images, with the lens offering a 94-degree field of view. Other key features include flight speeds of up to 35mph and the capability to return automatically to a recorded home point when the battery levels of drone or remote controller get too low.

The DJI Phantom 3 SE is available now for $599. More information and detailed specifications are available on the DJI website.