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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by 68gtconv, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. 68gtconv

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    I'm a photographer who bought a P2V in December and although I'm really enjoying it the image quality really doesn't meet my needs. So I began looking to take the next step and started doing research to find something similar but with better image quality. What I realized pretty quickly is that there really isn't anything out there in an off the shelf copter with good image quality or really anything else out there with an integrated camera system. Although you can build your own or buy something custom built by a hobby shop, most of these look like flying science experiments, offer little if any support, and generally require you to learn something about ESC's, flight control systems, propeller and motor sizing etc.
    It seems to me that there is a big market out there for a manufacturer to produce something with a good camera, well integrated camera, flight control system that's reliable has long flight times and comes from one company that has support and parta and and maybe an intelligent upgrade path if desired. The only units I have found are these http://yuneec.com/pressroom/Yuneec_flyi ... ersion.pdf but they are not yet available, and they only have pricing out on the HX3.Any suggestion on another option or perhaps what you would like to see in a new version of the phantom vision would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. nhoover

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    Here's a thread that might interest you: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8139

    I would love to see a P3Vision with a much improved camera and a gimbal, possibly a couple options of camera and gimbal. The good one can cost more than $1200 but it has to have a real camera. I would also like the ability to attach my own antennas without modding. Flight time can reduce to 20 minutes, but I really hope not lower. Other than the camera, the P2V is pretty awesome.
     
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  4. 68gtconv

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    All DJI is selling at this point is a chassis with ESC's and Motors. You still have to buy components and build it yourself or get a shop to build it for you. Not the solution I was looking for, although it would seem that DJI is probably the best company to produce an integrated complete professional package they haven't produced it yet.
     
  5. iDrone

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    Cameras keep improving but they've yet to build an RTF w/integrated upgradeable camera. Meanwhile there's the heavy lifters that let you slap the DSLR of your choice on 'em.

    We discussed these awhile back, but for Pro RTF you'd probably like their QX2's big brother the HX3 hex. It'll cost you several Phantom's in change though: http://flyingeyes.com/?___store=flyingeyes_us_en&___from_store=flyingeyes_us_en





    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdqzzxwcf_8[/youtube]
    Demo of what their little QX2 quad can do:

    iDrone :geek:
     

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  6. pault

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    The next step up in image quality is a P2 with gopro and gimbal but the image quality is not a quantum leap up and you have to sort out a fpv system from a dealer . To get near DSLR quality the most affordable solution which is nearly turnkey is a P2 with Sony RX100 and the Droneexpert gimbal/fpv kit.