Professional Possibly a common question but I cant find anything

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Hey guys. I'm a new member and new to the drone game (so new that I haven't even bought one yet) but I've got a question about whether the Phantom 3 is the right option for me.

I see nothing wrong with it for what I want to use it for. It seems amazing but since I already have a GoPro 4 Black, I'm wondering if there's another option for me to look at that would be comparable as a drone in terms but with a lower pricetag and no included camera.

I had a look at the Phantom 2 but without 'follow me' and a decent resolution feed back to a controller/phone, I'd rather go for something else.

I also see the advantage of having an extra camera on hand if I buy the P3 so I'm just about to pull the trigger on one but if there's a better option for someone with a GoPro, I'd appreciate any guidance.

I should also mention that I did a bit of searching on this topic before posting but I struggled to find an answer because searching anything with the words 'drone' and 'gopro' returns the entire internet
 
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I see nothing wrong with it for what I want to use it for. It seems amazing but since I already have a GoPro 4 Black, I'm wondering if there's another option for me to look at that would be comparable as a drone in terms but with a lower pricetag and no included camera.
Even though it's over a year old, there is still nothing comparable to the P3 Advanced or Pro (except the P4 for a lot more $$)
For use on a drone, GoPro cameras are outdated.
You can't control the camera in the air like you can with the P3.
At current prices the Advanced and Pro are a gift.
 
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Yup, the Phantom 3 Pro' is an awesome drone, and at today's prices, you can't go wrong. For the price of what I paid for my P3P when it was new, you can practically buy an new higher end
Inspire 1 today. For what a Phantom 4 costs new, you could buy two Phantom 3 Po's and an extra battery. Haha
& it seems, 4K video is fast becoming the new standard.

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You'll find processing the video from a phantom and the Hero 4 quite similar especially if you use Log to record with the Phantom and Protune + flat mode on the GoPro
A good trick with both is use of LUTS.
You can edit Phantom footage pretty nicely in GoPro studio if you use that.
 
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Cheers guys. Looks like I'll be buying one. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to spend more than I needed to.
Welcome to the forum, and Phantom family... ;-)

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