DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review

DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review

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.

DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review

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

 

DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review

 

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!DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review

 

 

 

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

 

Pros

#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.

Cons

#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!

 

Click here to buy DJI Phantom 4 Professional!

 

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.

Kind regards,

Emanuel
Founder of All Best Drones

www.allbestdrones.com

DJI Phantom 4 Professional

DJI Phantom 4 Professional
9.2

Camera

9.5 /10

Flight Modes

9.0 /10

Design and Build Quality

9.0 /10

Pros

  • Shoots videos at 4K and pictures at 20MP
  • Features omni-directional obstacle avoidance
  • Advanced remote control

Cons

  • Not suitable for beginners
  • Slightly on the larger side
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22 thoughts on “DJI Phantom 4 Professional Review

  1. Mark Rutherford

    Oh my gosh, I love these units. I have been wanting one of these since I saw one a couple of years ago. the quads you discuss here have so much more to offer than back then. Cool technology that flys! Who wouldn’t want one of these. I always tell my wife I need one to keep an eye on the second floor rain gutters at home. I think I almost have her convinced, lol!
    Book marking this site! I’ll be back!

    Thanks for the great information!

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Mark, I agree with you, Drones today are already a part of our lives, we can do a lot of things with, including keep an eye on the second floor rain gutters at home.:)

      Feel free to browse my website often.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
  2. Gail

    Wow – thanks for the comprehensive list. As someone who knows nothing about this area but looking for a Christmas gift, I’ve found this really helpful. Not sure what omni-directional obstacle avoidance is but it definitely sounds like something I’d need!

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Gail, if you are thinking of giving a drone to someone, as a Christmas Gift, let me tell you this: “What a great idea” I think he/she will love it, because we can do a lot of thinks with drones today.

      About omni-directional obstacle avoidance means that, this Phantom 4 Pro due to its sensors, its capable to take action to avoid obstacles.

      Hope it helped you, and feel free to ask if you need to.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
  3. Timotheus

    Thanks for this very helpful review. I have been fascinated by drones for a while now. Saw how they are used in travel shows. And recently spotted one being used around my neighbourhood.

    As a beginner and someone who has no idea what to look out for in a drone, your review is very helpful. It helps me have a framework of what features to look out for. And I love the details you gave, plus the pros and cons.

    I see that the DJI Phantom 4 is more for the intermediate though. What do you recommend for a beginner?

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Timotheus, If you never flew a drone before, then this Dji Phantom 4 Professional its not for you.

      To start, you may opt for drones cheaper and easy to fly, like the Dji Phantom 3 Standard for example (considered the best drone to learn how to fly)

      Or you can read this article, where you will find all the information that you are looking for.

      Hope it helped you.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
  4. Diane Sabino

    So very cool! I’m just learning about drones and this review was extremely helpful!
    Thanks for the great info!
    Diane

    Reply
  5. Penelope

    Really appreciate how organized and honest and thorough your reviews are. My husband is a drone fanatic and I always need help figuring out what to gift him next. I have a much better idea now thanks to you!

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Penelope, I’m glad that you found my website useful.

      If you need help figuring out what to gift him next, don’t hesitate to ask for some advice.

      If you opt to give him this Phantom 4 Pro, he will be very happy, no doubts about it!:)

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  6. Ronnie Jordan

    Good review. Thanks for recommending that rookie drone flyers should stay away. Sometimes the great features are what we might want and may not think of the possibility of us being out of our league and waste our money because we may tear it up from simply not knowing. Is there a certain distance the camera will not be effective?

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Ronnie, I do not recommend this drone for beginners, due to the high price of the drone.

      I recommend that you choose a cheaper drone but also have quality such as the Dji Phantom 3 Standard (considered the best drone to learn how to fly).

      Then when you feel ready to change levels you can then purchase this fabulous Phantom 4 Pro.

      As for your question about the camera, do not worry about it, because it’s just fantastic.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  7. John ツ

    Great website Emanuel, thanks for researching and sharing all this information. I am a drone enthusiast as well and believe that it is one of the greatest inventions of the decade. It has opened the door to being able to see from above what we couldn’t see before, a new way to see our planet and nature. Of course the next thing we are waiting to see is Amazon deliveries, people carriers, and what else?..

    Looking forward to reading your future posts.

    Best wishes,

    John

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hello John,

      I’m glad to hear that you liked my website. I do it with great pleasure, because the drones are one of my passions.

      I totally agree with you when you say the drones were one of the greatest inventions of the decade.

      Nowadays you can do lots of things with drones, such as taking pictures of inaccessible places, making deliveries to your home, (medicines, goods, etc …), anyway the sky is the limit.

      I really enjoyed your comment.

      Thanks!

      Reply
  8. Teaj

    Always good to see a drone review, as my son and I both fly one I bought for my own use as a performing songwriter, to film footage for music videos that accompany my songs. We’ve only been at it less than a year but already HE wants one now for Christmas – the DJI Mavic Pro. Of COURSE, he does! LOL

    He also just told me that a couple months ago they released a new look for this model – the “Obsidian Skin”. It’s basically black; the model Darth Vader would buy, ya know.

    The question I have is pretty tweaky but I hope you can answer it: if I want the drone to start on my right side, fly to in front of me, and finish on my left, making a precise semi-circle, while having the camera always pointed at me as I’m playing and singing, will it do it? And also, is that something that can be programmed or only real-time piloted that way?

    Appreciate all the insight you can give. Keep your head to the skies!

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Teaj,

      Thank you for contacting Allbestdrones support.

      With regards to your concern, Mavic Pro has an Intelligent Flight mode called POI or Point of Interest where you can set a subject and it will rotate on the subject with the set altitude and radius.

      Please follow this link on how to get to the Mavic Intelligent Flight modes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRlzsi0OjDs.

      Should you have a further inquiry in the future, please don’t hesitate to email us back.
      Best Regards,

      Emanuel

      Reply
  9. Sam

    I love drones and even own one. Prior to purchasing my drone which is a Parrot Bebop 2 FPV, I was very tempted in getting the DJI Phantom 4 from Best Buy but I decided the latter as first it was a beginner drone and I like the First Person View goggles that you can wear and fly as if you are there. Drones are very popular from hobbies, professional landscape photography to even being used in businesses. For me, it is just the pleasure of actually flying a drone recreationally and taking nice photo and videos. I do avoid flying near my home (close to our airport) or parks due to obstructions, privacy and noise. If I go fly my drone, it will be in a clear area without much people. I have my drone packed and ready if I want to do some more video and photography.

    Reply
    1. Emanuel Post author

      Hi Sam, I fully agree with you, when you say that you only fly your drone in a clear area without much people. We must respect other people and only fly them in safety areas, avoiding that way some unwanted problems.

      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
  10. Lee

    Thanks for sharing this in depth review of this drone. For someone who has little knowledge about drones like me but wants to learn about them, this website is just perfect. It really is a great resource and I will be reading through more of your content to educate my self on drones.

    Reply

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