As a photographer, you want a camera drone that delivers value. In some cases, it might not be the latest model in the market. On the other hand, you want to take advantage of the latest features in the market. This is the dilemma you will be in when choosing between the Phantom 3 PRO and Phantom 3 Advanced. Each comes with unique specs. Based on your photography needs, you have to make a choice and bear the consequences.
Phantom Pro 3 weights 1280g which is the weight of both the propeller and the battery. On the other hand, Phantom 3 Advanced weights 1388g. The weight might not be significant on the face but it will affect portability and ease in use.
Both cameras are 350 mm in diagonal. The size of packaging will therefore not be a concern since you require similar space to pack the two cameras.
When the cameras are ascending, Phantom 3 Pro will achieve a maximum speed of 5 m/s. It descends at 3m/s and will achieve a maximum operating speed at lateral orientation at 16m/s. Phantom 3 Advanced has increased the speed with ascend being at 6m/s and descent at 4m/s. These speeds will make a lot of difference on how much you can do at a scene and how much action you can capture in case you are doing a life recording. The maximum operating speed for the Advanced Phantom is 45m/h.
The amount of time each camera takes in flight matters since it determines the extent of your coverage. The maximum tilt angle for Phantom 3 is 35O. This cannot compare to the maximum of 42 degrees on S-Mode, 35 on A-Mode and 25 on P-Mode for Phantom 3 Advanced. The existence of options is an incredible advantage to the user. Angular speed is also important because it enables you to change scene and follow action very fast. Advanced has a maximum angular speed of 250o/s on S mode and 150o on A mode.
Remote control options for each camera are important. The two cameras have a similar remote control operating range. They operate at between 2400 and 2483GHz. Both cameras transmit images for a maximum distance of 5km. They require that the area should not have any obstacles.
The two cameras have a maximum charging power of 100W. They can store 64Wh energy and have a voltage of 15.2V. Downloading the images can be done using USB ports with both allowing connectivity with mobile phones and tablets, among other devices. You are at ease and will experience maximum efficiency when operating at temperature ranges of 0-40O for both cameras.
The cameras do not show a great deal of difference in specifications. Both have a pixel range of 1.2 M and an ISO range of 100-3200 video and 100-1600 photos. The electronic shutter speed is also similar at 8-1/8000s. The size of image you can expect from both cameras is 4000×3000. Both cameras provide an excellent photographing experience without much difference in cost.