With advanced features like GPS technology, stabilization software, obstacle avoidance, automatic lift-off, and fly-by-touch technology, the DJI Phantom 4 makes flying easy so that drone operators can focus on capturing the perfect aerial shots.
Perfect for beginners and advanced users alike, the Phantom 4 gives users exactly what they want: a great flight experience with ultra-smooth 4K video. Below, we’ll take a closer look at some of the amazing features of the new DJI Phantom 4.
One of the best things about the DJI Phantom 4 is that everything comes in one convenient box. The only thing you’ll need to add is an Android or iOS device. While you can use just about any smartphone, you’ll want to connect a nice sized tablet for the most enjoyable flying experience. Also included in the box are:
- The quadcopter
- A radio controller
- 8 propellers (four spares)
- 16GB SD card
- Carrying case
While the included SD card provides ample storage space, you’ll probably want to purchase an additional SD card — especially if you plan to record 4K video. When compared to other drone kits, however, it’s hard to beat the incredible value you receive when you purchase the Phantom 4.
The software packaged with the Phantom is a lot like a video game; you’re given a full suite of features within the DJI app with which to control all aspects of the flight and video recording. You can even define way points for the quad before it lifts off. The radio controller feels smooth and sturdy. Not much has changed here since the previous Phantom model, which is a good thing. What truly sets the Phantom 4 apart from other drones, however, are its three new killer features: active track, obstacle avoidance, and tap-to-fly technology.
This new feature employs smart image recognition technology to allow the operator to track and follow a specified target on the radio’s display. Once this feature has been activated, the drone with fly independently, following the target while avoiding obstacles. The feature isn’t without its flaws — the quad does better at tracking slow-moving targets than rapidly moving ones. we expect Active Track to improve with future software updates. For now, users will have to stick to slow-moving targets or capture video manually in order to compose the perfect shot.
The Phantom 4 uses special sensors to detect and avoid obstacles that may be in the flight path of the quad. If the sensors detect an obstacle, the drone sill stop (or hover, rather) instead of crashing into the object. This is an extremely useful feature for beginners. Not only will the Phantom 4 avoid furniture, walls, and trees, but it will also detect and avoid people.
Tap to Fly
The Tap to Fly feature allows users to tap the radio controller display to instruct the drone where to fly. For this feature to work, the DJI must be attached to a smart device (Android phone, iPhone, iPad). When you tap on any point on the screen of your smart device, the quad will fly to that target. Tap to Fly accounts for wind and obstacles when sending the drone towards your target. This innovative feature also provides you with a real-time video of what the drone sees.
Tap to Fly is great for capturing aerial shots. You can concentrate on capturing stunning video without needing a second drone operator (a common challenge in professional aerial photography). This also means that anyone can fly the DJI Phantom 4, even if they’ve never flown anything before.
Phantom 4 Bottom Line
In conclusion, it’s hard to complain about any aspect of the DJI Phantom 4. With unmatched performance and 4K video, this quadcopter delivers professional features at a fraction of the price of commercial drones. As far as the rumours go, the DJI Phantom 4 really is that great. Beginners and experts alike will love the massive value packed inside of this affordable, versatile drone.
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