Update: The Dji Phantom 2 Vision Will Not Be Produced And Was Already Abolished By His Successor, Den Dji Phantom 3 By 2015. In 2016 Appeared Then The Dji Phantom 4 And Dji Mavic Pro. Here Is An Overview Of The Current Dji Phantom Models. We Recommend To Ascend To The Following Models–As These Major Advancements Of The Dji Phantom 2 Model Are.
The Dji Phantom 2 VISION Quadrocopter is basically based on the DJI Phantom 2 Quadrocopter. However, it has its own fully assembled camera system. In contrast to the first series of the Phantom 2 VISION, the Phantom 2 VISION+(PLUS) has a so-called “gimbal” in addition to the camera. This is a mobile camera suspension with integrated motion compensation to create quiet and shake-free pictures and videos. Wackler during fast flight maneuvers or balancing movements of the Quadrocopter eg in wind are perfectly compensated and are not visible in the picture material.
The system is also delivered ready for fly (ARF=Almost Ready to Fly) as in Phantom 2. Only the propellers still have to be screwed on (to the manufacturer/shop of Dji Innovation). The last third revised version is called Dji Phantom 2 VISION+V3.0. Not to be confused with the completely new generation Dji Phantom 3, which replaces the Phantom 2 series.
Supplement 2015: the model tested here would be revised! We therefore recommend the purchase of the successor model: to the Testich Dji Phantom 3.
Even an FPV system and an OSD(On Screen Display) are already “integrated” with the Phantom 2 VISION+. The term FPV means “First Person View” (Pilotenperspektive) and enables the live transmission of the camera image to the pilot of the multicopter on the ground. The personal smartphone in combination with the free DJI VISION app (for Android and IOS) is just perfect as a receiver.
The integrated OSD (On Screen Display) also displays additional flight data (eg the flight position and the battery status) into the live image in the app. Also the control of the camera (tilt, settings, triggering of the photos or videos) is live from the ground live using this app.
The advantage of FPV flying: you can see exactly what you are recording–and also the navigation and control of the quadrocopter as well as the estimation of the position in the space (in the sky) is much easier and more pleasant from the “Piloensicht”.
All this works “out-of-the-box”. No additional components are required.
Test/Review/Review/Review/Buy Recommendation–Dji Phantom 2 Vision+
The DJI Phantom 2 VISION+Quadrocopter has been extensively tested by us. The quality is just like all Dji Innovations products (by the way the market leader in this area) and all components are well thought out.
The complete system is immediately ready for use–only the battery has yet to be charged and batteries must be inserted into the remote control car and the self-locking propellers must be screwed by hand.
The same applies to the operation and the flight comfort. In the Dji Phantom 2 VISION, the tried and tested Copter Control (FC=Flightcontroller) with the name Naza-V2 from DJI Innovations is used as in the Phantom 2. Sophisticated sensors including GPS support ensure that the Quadrocopter independently maintains its position and position. The pilot must “only” determine where to go. Certainly, the navigation in the three-dimensional space and in addition to the corresponding height requires a lot of practice–also for the eye.
Important: an additional liability insurance is also legally obligatory in the private sphere of application and hobby-operation! See our comparison for Quadrocopter liability insurance.
Due to the integrated FPV system, which communicates with the smartphone via WLAN and a range extender (to extend the range–a kind of WLAN repeater), the FPV communication operates at 2.4 GHz
In order to avoid interferences and interference, the remote control (which generally works on other models such as the Phantom 2 also at 2.4 GHz) must switch to 5.8 GHz. However, by European regulations and prescribed limitations of the transmission power at this frequency, this circumstance restricts the range of the system somewhat against a 2.4 GHz remote control. This results in a lower score in our test results for the category “range”.
The mounted in-house camera stands the usual and otherwise used comparable action cameras (eg goPro Hero3 or goPro Hero4) in nothing. Thanks to the complete integration of Quadrocopter, Gimbal and Camera, the components are perfectly matched to each other.