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DJI Phantom 4 Pro And DJI Mavic Pro Drones: Comparison, Quick Review, Prices

By JR O. , Jan 19, 2017 03:17 AM EST
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DJI has always been a trusted brand when it comes to drones. The company has been keen in releasing smart, sturdy and overall competitive drones in the market. In fact, just last year, DJI has released multiple drones to cater to the needs of different fields. These new drone units include the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro.

DJI Mavic Pro Quick Overview

The DJI Mavic Pro boasts of its foldable body that has no problems fitting inside your backpack. It's also very easy-to-use as it has four vision sensors and a 3-axis mechanical gimbal. For the drone's camera, the Mavic Pro has a 12 MP camera with 4K video resolution that captures at 30 fps.

Additionally, the Mavic Pro's FlightAutonomy allows it to see obstacle meters away from it, making it impossible to collide with anything. This drone is also able to land exactly where it initially took off. The Mavic Pro's ActiveTrack system then allows it to follow a subject from behind, from the front or in circles. It can also fly alongside the subject. For selfie-shots, Mavic Pro's Gesture mode comes in handy.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quick Overview

Unlike the compact Mavic Pro, this drone is much more solid. Furthermore, the Phantom 4 Pro comes with a 1-inch 20 MP sensor camera that can shoot in 4K at 60 fps. This drone also boasts of the FlightAutonomy system that gives it a 5-direction obstacle-sensing and a 4-direction obstacle-avoidance system. Additionally, the Phantom 4 Pro's remote controller has a built-in screen unlike the Mavic Pro's which needs a smartphone connected to get a live footage.

Phantom 4 Pro's controller has a 1080p screen that is twice as bright as regular smartphones making it work with even under bright sunlight. The DJI GO app is also integrated with the screen so optimizations can be easily done alongside the use of HDMI, microSD, mic, WiFi and more. On top of all these great features of the Phantom 4 Pro, it also boasts of the "Draw" feature wherein the user can simply draw a route on screen and the drone will follow that direction while keeping the same altitude. With this feature, the user can focus on controlling the camera and take complex shots.

This drone also has the Tap feature, Return to Home feature, and intelligent batteries. Needless to say, the Phantom 4 Pro also has the ActiveTrack technology that's found in the Mavic Pro. For the prices, know that the Phantom 4 Pro can be yours for $1499 and the Mavic Pro is sold for $999. You can get the drones from different resellers as well such as Amazon, Apple, B&H, Best Buy and more.

 

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