DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review
Hey everyone! I’ve been busy with my work lately and haven’t had time to explore my hobby – flying drones and writing about them as much as before, but now I’m back! 🙂
I’ve tested out a number of new drones recently, and have been impressed by most of them, none more so than the DJI Phantom 4 Professional. So let’s get started with this DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review.
What is it?
DJI Phantom series are to the consumer drone industry what Apple the various Apple iPhones are to smartphones. These are the most popular quadcopters in the market, which the best features, great design and build quality, superb cameras and amazing functionality.
Each new model in the DJI Phantom series is better than the one before it, and it is the same with the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. This is one heck of a quadcopter, but at $1,499.99, it is by no means cheap. Let’s find out if it is worth the money.
Who is it for?
I wouldn’t recommend this drone to an absolute beginner who has zero experience with flying drones – it is far too expensive for that. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is for those who already have some experience with quadcopters. It is ideal for those with intermediate drone flying ability and just perfect for experienced drone pilots like myself.
How it helped?
I enjoyed flying the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. I found it to be one of the best quadcopters I have flown in a while. It comes with special features such as and omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, which I found impressive. Here’s a look at some of its most important features.
DJI Phantom 4 Professional Features
Camera – The Pro has an impressive camera which is 4 times larger than the Phantom 4, captures pictures at 20 megapixels, shoots videos at 4k and up to 60 frames per second.
Design and Build Quality– All DJI Phantoms have had the best design and build quality and the Pro is no different. It has a strong and robust frame and is quite attractive to look at. I loved how DJI has taken care of tiny little details such as placing the infrared and optical sensors into the right and left side of the drone and other sensors into the legs of the quadcopter. Very smart!
Battery Life – The quadcopter has a decent battery life and gives you a flight time of 30 minutes. Not bad!
Performance – This is one of the nimblest and most agile quadcopters on the market. It has a top speed of 45 miles per hour – not the fastest, but good enough. It is stable in air like all DJI Phantoms.
Flight Modes – This drone comes with many autonomous flight modes such as Follow Me mode, Terrain Follow mode, Tripod Mode, Course Lock and Home Lock.
Range – This quadcopter gives you an optimal range of 4.3 miles, more than what you will get with any other drone.
DJI Phantom 4 Professional Pros and Cons
#1: Awesome 1-inch sensor camera with mechanical shutter and 24mm f/2.8 lens.
#2: Shoots videos at 4K and pictures at 20MP
#3: Features omni-directional obstacle avoidance.
#4: Advanced remote control in the form of an integrated tablet.
#1: Slightly on the larger side.
#2: Not suitable for beginners.
Why I recommend it?
I’m very impressed with the DJI Phantom 4 Professional. It has more features and better functionality than any other quadcopter in the market. But it costs $1,499, so it’s certainly not cheap. I would, however say that it is worth your money. Go for it!
I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.
Founder of All Best Drones