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Will the P2V+ camera be discontinued as well?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by fastsmiles, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. fastsmiles

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    Does anyone have any information on whether DJI will continue making replacement cameras for the P2V+? I have heard that the new camera for the P3 will not be compatible with the Vision +. It seems that replacement cameras might become difficult if not impossible to find in the near future.
     
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    It sounds like parts will still be available despite the small amount of information DJI has provided regarding the EOL of the Vision+. All of the information we have from DJI HQ is "we will continue to provide service and parts for the Vision+". They unfortunately have not provided a specific timeline.
     
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    I think you may want to consider a backup plan, GP mod maybe...

    What's in a distributor stock or at DJI is the last of the run for P2 series new material, camera wise. Batteries are a money maker and they're made by others, so we'll have a source for them. All the electronic boards will dry up as well. The used market will be a long term source.

    I believe DJI doesn't have any intentions in being backwards compatible, into the near future. This will be the same for the P3 and Inspire. At least that's how I expect it to sort out over the next 2-3 years. What you got in your hands ain't "The Future of Possible"...as it will be from others.

    Good luck!
     
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    All very true. Well said, and we would definitely agree that DJI has zero intention to look back at the past. We've already started to see guys with Vision+ units that aren't upgrading start to stock up on the essentials.
     
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    DJI will probably keep up the supply as long as there is demand.
    Why wouldn't they while they can sell cameras at US$700!!!!
    Spare cameras have been a great money spinner for them - a real golden goose.
    But at $700 for a camera (that's not very good) against the P3 Advanced for $1K, you'd be crazy to replace it.
     
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    Amen!
     
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    Some states require manufacturers to provide functional replacement parts beyond the manufacturer's warranty period. In California manufacturers must provide functional replacement parts for a period of seven years from the date of purchase, Song - Beverly Warranty Consumer Act, Ca. Civil Code section 1790. There is a Federal warranty law, Magnuson Moss Consumer Protection Act that is very similar.

    Last time I posted something regarding DJI's warranty obligation to consumers this forum crashed and posts were lost. Chinese hackers?
     
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    I guess we'll wait and see how it all works out...maybe the replacement will be the P3 as mentioned above...that would be a "functional replacement"...hopefully.
     
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    Think I'll pick up a used camera to keep as a spare and treat the one I've got like gold.There's no guarantee that the price for a V+ replacement camera won't go up. I plan on flying my V+ for a long time.
     
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