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P3 - 4K, or replace camera on P3P?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by philabowl, May 20, 2016.

  1. philabowl

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    So I've got a broken P3P camera. I have sent the camera in for repair, but I was thinking of either buying a spare camera for $349 so I don't have to be "down", but it looks like I can get a P3 4K for $599, with a controller and a drone. Seems like it would be kind of silly to spend $350 on a spare camera at that point. Other than the frame rate on the 4k camera, is there much in the way of a difference between the professional and the 4k?
     
  2. msinger

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    The major difference is that the P3P uses Lightbridge and the P34K uses Wi-Fi. You can compare the other differences here.
     
  3. philabowl

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    What's the real, effective difference for a non-professional hobbyist? I'm more concerned with the look of the video once I land.
     
  4. msinger

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    Per the specs, a stock P3P can fly 3 times further than the P34K.
     
  5. philabowl

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    Gotcha. Is that a limitation of the drone, or the controller? My present one has the fancy extended range antennas on it.
     
  6. msinger

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    It's the difference between Lightbridge and Wi-Fi.
     
  7. philabowl

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    Oh, OK. What's the best price on P3P's everyone has seen? I've not seen any lower than $799.
     
  8. msinger

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    $799 is a good price if it's tax-free, shipped free, and sold by a reputable seller. You can pick up one for $888 on Amazon.
     
  9. philabowl

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    Hmm... maybe its best to just get the camera for now then. Anything cheaper than $349 for the camera and gimbal you've seen?
     
  10. msinger

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    Nope. You can get one from Camrise (an authorized DJI dealer) on Amazon for $349 here.
     
  11. philabowl

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    They're actually driving distance from me...
     
  12. msinger

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    Nice. You can pick up one in person then :)
     
  13. philabowl

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    I think I'll do that actually! I'm sure my existing camera that I sent in won't be covered under warranty... but i'll probably need a spare the way I seem to fly. What are some other critical spares that break frequently?
     
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    If you have a micro center near you they have the P3P for $699!
    Can't beat that


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  16. philabowl

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    Cool. Picking up the mounting plate and props now. Will probably get a ribbon cable from you soon as well.

    Which filters do you recommend for the camera, I see you sell a few. Bonus points if it includes a replacement clear lens as well.
     
  17. philabowl

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    I don't see it on the site - is that an in store deal only?
     
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    It is. DJI will not allow them to market the price online. You can find a thread on micro center and their deals here - Go to Microcenter!!!!


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  19. philabowl

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    I hadn't really thought too much about a second drone, but it seems a bit silly to pay $350 for just a camera when I could get the whole works for $700
     
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    When you think about the extra battery, charger, and everything else, you can't go wrong


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