DJI Phantom 3 Packs 4K Camera, Better Automated Flight

April 8, 2015 4:00 PM

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Chinese drones have been spotted over American parks, beaches, cities, and even on the White House lawn. But they’re of the military variety. Instead, the backpack-sized, camera-equipped aircraft, made by Shenzhen-based startup DJI, are being flown mostly by hobbyists.

The aerial videos taken from the company’s drones have often gone viral, helping DJI build brand recognition. DJI is now the top small drone maker in the U.S., according to Eric Cheng, the firm’s director of aerial imaging. Now, DJI is launching a new model, the Phantom 3, which will ship in the nex...

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