DJI Phantom 2 Vision Released

DJI Innovations released the much awaited Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter yesterday! It is now available for order and the retail price is $1,199.  We’ll be posting complete details on the device shortly, but here’s a few excerpts from their site:

  • Camera remote-control by DJI VISION App
  • Range Extender increases Wi-Fi distance to 300m
  • Anti-vibration camera platform with single axis stabilization
  • Virtual Radar aircraft locator on mobile device
  • Range of camera tilt options
  • Multiple, continuous and timed capture options
  • HD Video Recording (1080/p30 or 1080/60i)

Aside from the integrated video camera, one of the things that stands out the most to me is the extended battery life - DJI claims the Phantom 2 Vision can fly for up to 25 minutes, and it utilizes a hot-swappable 5,200 mAh Lipo battery to achieve this. That is great news for any quadcopter fliers, and especially for folks that want to use it for videography purposes - less downtime and more filming!

DJI released a promo video with a brief explanation of its features and specs to go along with the release:

They also released a promo video focused on its social integration - lots of emphasis on real-time or near real-time sharing of photos and videos:

Let us know what you think! Will this become the go-to quadcopter for aerial videography? Or is this more of a mass-market consumer fun device, like a high end Parrot AR.Drone? Will you be buying a DJI Phantom Vision 2 quadcopter or will you wait for the actual Phantom 2 and use your own video capture device?