DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO Review
This is a professional drone in the true sense of the word. It has a 20MP camera and it can record videos at 4k with a maximum of 60 FPS. So if you want a budget drone, then this drone is probably not targeted at you. The price of this piece of technology is around $1,500. It is not cheap by any means, but it might be worth the price for certain people.
The Phantom 4 Pro has most of the sensors you would expect. It has a forward-facing obstacle avoidance sensors which help preventing accidents. You also have the same sensors in the back, so you want crash the thing while going with the back. There are also some sensors that look down. The reason for those is better stability. If you want to fly the drone at low altitude, it will help a lot. Having all of these sensors enable the drone to have a Terrain Follow flight mode which goes at low altitude automatically without crashing even if the terrain has some hills.
It even has some infrared sensors, but these aren’t that good. So don’t rely on those if you want to have a good time. It isn’t even available in all flight modes.
As you’ve been used with the DJI drones, this one too has a nice design. It has smooth lines and a glossy finish. It’s pretty big, so you might need a backpack if you plan to carry it with you wherever you go. You do get a packaging that can act as a carrying case, but it only has a small handle, so it might not be enough for you.
In case you are total beginner, you can have some practice in the virtual flight simulator. (this is included in the DJI Go smartphone app and it is available on Android and iOs) This can be very helpful if you want to prevent useless damage to the drone. Along with the drone, you get a nice remote controller that has a good size and it feels really comfortable. You can also control the drone with the app, but the controller will probably be more reliable.
Using the app, you can even make the drone track something. For example, if you are at an event and you want it to track a car, or a person, you can do that by drawing a box around the
The Phantom 4 Pro is pretty fast, it has a top speed of 50 km/hour when it is flown with GPS assistance flight mode. You also have sport mode if you want to fly a bit faster and you can take the speed up to 73 km/hour. The control range is pretty amazing. You can fly it around 550 meters away and it can still be controlled pretty well. Another very good thing about this drone is that it can fly around 30 minutes without stopping. So if you are a professional trying to record videos for an extended period of time, then this should be a big plus for you.
Good quality, good performance, awesome videos and photos, what more could you ask? Of course this comes at a price, but in my opinion this is really worth it. An important thing to note is that you probably don’t want to buy this drone if you don’t want to record videos over extended periods of time at a high quality. There are a lot of cheaper alternatives with a full HD camera and a bit lower flight time (budget drone), but this is a drone that makes no compromises in order to deliver the best possible quality.