DJI Phantom, the worlds largest consumer drone manufacturer has returned with its most refined, smartest and professional quadcopter yet, the DJI Phantom 4. The Phantom 4 has a huge list of ground-breaking features which justifies its $1400 pre-order price tag, including automatically dodging obstacles, taking ultra-high quality video in all directions, and can make an absolute beginner seem like a drone professional!
DJI Phantom 4 Price 8/10
The brand new DJI Phantom 4 is now available for $1400, and for that price this product really does pack a punch, if you are looking for a Drone you seriously need to check this out.
Alright, it is $150 more expensive than the base price of the DJI Phantom 3, however for that small premium price you have to pay you are getting a huge amount of (useful, not junk) features!
DJI Phantom 4 Features 9.5/10
The image quality has taken a step on with the DJI Phantom 4, with a new lens that should be far sharper around the edge of the captured picture.
We think the best feature (by far!) is the new Obstacle Sensing System, stopping you from colliding mid-flight into any object which will disrupt your flight. If the Phantom 4 can’t fly around a particular obstacle, it will simple stay put and hover until it receives your next command. Pretty cool.
DJI Phantom 4 Performance 9/10
The DJI Phantom 4 is not just great for photography, it is pretty fast too. The Phantom 4 has a Sports Mode which gets the quadcopter up to speeds of 45 mph! Whilst maintaining agile ascending and descending speeds. It almost gives you a taste of what drone racing is like, which is sure to be a big sport in the next few years.
DJI Phantom 4 Design 8/10
The design has sure taken a step up from the Phantom 3, with sleeker more aerodynamic lines and proportions, helping it reach faster speeds without the help of a much larger motor. The new propellor motors on the Phantom 4 are completely exposed, which really does help for increased heat efficiency and dispersion.
DJI Phantom 4 Specs:
- Price: $1,400
- Weight: 3.04 pounds
- Maximum flight speed: 44.7 mph
- Maximum flight/ascent/descent speed: 13.4 mph (ascent), 8.9 mph (descent)
- Flight time: >28 minutes
- Camera range: <3.1 miles
- Obstacle sensing system range: 2.3 feet – 49 feet
- Video positioning system range: 0 – 32.8 feet
- Slow motion video recording resolution: 1920 x 1080 at 120 FPS
- Battery capacity: 5350 mAh