DJI Phantom FC40 review: quadrocopter Phantom 1 with the camera

Phantom FC40 - improved model quadrocopters Phantom of 1 Chinese DJI Innovations, which is a leading company in the development and quadrocopter unmanned vehicles for civil use.

 DJI Phantom FC40
DJI Phantom FC40
  • Title: DJI Phantom FC40
  • Series: Phantom
  • quadrocopters Type: RTF
  • Release date: December 2013
  • Price: $ 750

Phantom FC40 can be fully considered for modification Phantom 1, because it differs only 1 thing: the presence of installed camera that is under the body quadrocopters. Therefore, we will look at in this review, only the camera quadrocopters, if you are interested in other details - read the review of Phantom 1.


The camera in the Phantom FC 40 does not possess the quality (which is not surprising, given its low cost), but for the amateur video is amiss. The camera can shoot video in 720p with a frame rate of 30 f / s. The viewing angle is 100 degrees, the lens aperture - f2.2, and the focal length - 25 cm.

Video camera quadrocopters can come online on your smartphone or tablet (supports Android and iOS-Soup) as a WQVGA (240p). However, getting the video online can be just 100 meters from the quadrocopters.

DJI Phantom FC40 Camera
DJI Phantom FC40 Camera

Using the same application, you can do the Phantom pictures, shoot video, manage albums and doing other things right on your tablet or smartphone.

It is worth noting that the camera can be removed and establish its (eg, GoPro Hero 3), if available. This is a definite plus creators Phantom FC40.

Camera Specifications

Video Recording: HD 720p (30 fps)
Lens Aperture: F2.2
Viewing Angle: 100 °
Focus range: 25 cm to infinity
WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b / g Compliance
The video quality online: WQVGA (240p)
Battery: Lithium-polymer battery capacity of 700 mAh



English Review; Examples of a recorded video

The first flight DJI Phantom FC40


DJI Phantom FC40 - a good choice for those who want to receive the $ 500 quadrocopter with a camera capable of stay in the air for 10-15 minutes and remove at least some video. For professionals and more advanced users quadrocopter this is unlikely to be interesting, given the short flight time, the lack of stabilization chamber and the low quality of the video.