DJI Announces A New, Easy-To-Use Camera Drone, The Phantom 3 Standard

DJI has just announced a new camera drone, the Phantom 3 Standard, an oddly-named quadcopter that features a built-in HD video camera, 25 minutes of flight time on one charge, and a special follow mode that lets your drone become a flying stalker cam.

The 12-megapixel camera takes 2.7K HD video and includes a gimbal that will keep things steady. You can stream the video to a phone as you fly and record it with a flick of a switch. It also includes GPS and Wi-Fi.

This unit is aimed at folks who want a simpler flying experience. While the Phantoms have always been easy to fly, the Standard hopes to further prevent you from crashing into a tree by improving maneuverability and control. You can pick up the drone now for $799 and it should be shipping this summer.