DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Unveiled with Built-in 3-Axis Gimbal

Phantom Vision 2 Plus

The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ was announced at NAB this week and upgrades the previous Phantom 2 Vision with the complete package of quadcopter, camera and gimbal.

The Phantom 2 Vision+ is equipped with a 1080/30p video camera and 14MP stills camera – with DNG raw file support. Overall, it appears to be the same as the Phantom 2 Vision, but with the addition of the gimbal.

Phantom Vision 2 Plus Remote

The inclusion of the gimbal allows you to remotely tilt the gimbal as you fly and provides the camera to shoot straight down for a unique angle from the quadcopter.

The Phantom 2 Vision+ also offers new firmware that includes no fly zone options for keeping out of airport airspace and other restricted areas.

The DJI Vision app for iOS and Android devices allows pilots to view what the camera is seeing in real time and control the camera from up to 700 meters (2,296 feet) away using the camera’s own Wi-Fi network. The app also displays key flight information including altitude, distance from pilot and battery strength.

It retails for $1299, which is $100 more than the Phantom 2 Vision that has no built-in gimbal. More details on DJI’s website.

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Comments

  1. Darren Kelly says

    Great! Another piece of DJI garbage to flyaway and cost people real $$.

    DON”T BUT ONE!

    Come on Eric, how can you promote these guys when you have so many people on your web site that have lost one. There are 64 posts on a previous piece, most complaining of a flyaway.

    Do the world a favour, and remove this story

  2. Darren says

    Eric,

    There’s a ton of news at NAB where the product is not proven to be defective and cost the user thousands.

    Say what you want, you are promoting their products, and potentially doing a disservice to your loyal readers.

    In the history of your Blog, you have never had 64 people comment on a story. Don’t you owe them a little courtesy?

    Do what you like, it’s your Blog

    D

    • says

      The Vision+ is pretty big news at NAB. If there are problems with it, I will cover that as well. I’m not going to ignore industry news because there are potential problems with the products. If that were the case, I’d be wiping out a ton of product lines from coverage on Photography Bay.

      Canon and Nikon DSLRs have had their fair share of problems over the years (e.g., Canon 1D Mark III and Nikon D600). By your reasoning, I should no longer cover Canon and Nikon cameras.

      You are free to voice your opinion (and I welcome you to do so), but we will have to disagree on this subject.

  3. hello123 says

    I bought one, its really cool and fun to fly, the only problem is you need a couple batteries to have for flying and they are so darn expensive! DJI sells them for $160usd a piece :(, I found another shop tha has these for $72.99, they seem to be the only ones selling these batteries at this price, im really happy cause now I bought a couple and they work great! here is a link to the website im talking about; http://nukerc.com/phantom-2-clone-li-po-battery.html