DJI Discontinues Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced
Just a few days ago, DJI discontinued the sale of the Professional and Advanced versions of its Phantom 3 aerial photography drone leaving only the Phantom 3 Standard. This is disappointing news, especially for those who see the P3 Pro and Standard as excellent value for money and hope to get their hands on one soon.
Although the two models have been removed from the DJI Store, the company and a few other sellers still have limited stock on sites such as Amazon and Ebay. If you plan on getting one, better hurry up before the last units get snapped up.
This latest move by DJI was probably made to prevent the P3 line from eating into the sales of the latest Phantom 4 range which feature the best technology DJI has to offer in the sub-$1600 segment. Interestingly, the Phantom 2 is still available at the DJI Store for $360. The Phantom 2 is also available with the H4-3D camera gimbal system for $530. With the culling of the P3 Pro and Advanced, DJI’s entry-level consumer drone range now consists of the Phantom 2, Phantom 3 Standard and the wildly popular Mavic Pro.
There are currently rumors that say this latest development could mean that DJI is about to release a new consumer drone some time this year. Could this be the new Phantom 5 or maybe a more advanced version of the Mavic Pro? We’ll just have to wait and see. Based on its past track record, DJI has this habit of releasing new products in summer so it’s quite possible that we’ll see a new product unveil some time in July.