The DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone is the next evolutionary step to it’s predecessor, the DJI Phantom 3 Camera Drone. Many of the improvements can be considered incremental, such as an increase in max speed from 35mph to 45mph, flight time from 23 minutes to 28 minutes, and a range from 1.2 miles to 2.2 miles.
However, the DJI Phantom 4 comes with a plethora of new features that the DJI Phantom 3 doesn’t have:
- Obstacle Avoidance – The DJI Phantom 4 comes with 4 individual sensors in the front of the drone to map out its surroundings and avoid anything that might be in its flight path. If the drone senses that it will hit an object, it will automatically slow down and come to a complete stop. It’s a VERY helpful feature, especially for rookie enthusiasts who are learning how to fly a drone.
- TapFly – The DJI controller allows you to attach a portable smart device (tablet, Android Phone, or iPhone) to give you a real time video feed of what the drone sees. It also allows you to tap the screen in any direction you want the drone to fly to it until it reaches your intended target. It allows you to focus on the camera work while also being able to fly.
- Active Track – Using smart image recognition technology, the DJI Phantom 4 allows you to select a target for the drone to track and follow. Once selected, the drone can follow you as you bike, hike, ski, snowboard, or any other adventure-oriented activity you wish.
Camera Resolution: 20MP | Video Resolution: 4K at 30 FPS, 1080p at 120 FPS | Flight Time: 28 minutes | Max Speed: 45mph
Check out our Page on the Best Camera Drones for 2017 to compare the DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone with other top models we have taken a look at.