15 Jun My new Drone (DJI Phantom 4) – Review + my Captures in the Seychelles
like some of you might have already noticed I’m not together with Michael anymore (read about the reasons here). Hence, from now on I will film all drone footage by myself. In the beginning I a bit hesitant to fly with the drone all by myself because they are not cheap and I didn’t wanna crash it 😛 Then I heard about the new drone from DJI and really wanted to test it. The new drone offers many advantages which are especially helpful for all drone beginners like myself.
Here you can see my first video with it:
It is the new Phantom 4 from DJI. Because I’ve always been super happy about the former model (read the review of my old drone here) my decision was set that I would get another drone by DJI. Today I wanna introduce the special features of the Phantom 4 to you guys. I ordered my old drone as well as my new drone directly in the DJI Online Store. Ordering directly from the manufacturer has the advantage that usually your order arrives within two days, you can order the complete accessories for the drone there as well and in case something happens it is easier to use your warranty.
Drones itself are toally amazing because those stunning captures can only be taken from above 🙂 Today I wanna introduce the special features of the new Phantom 4 from DJI in comparison to all former models, especially the Phantom 3 Professional, to you guys:
1) Obstacle Avoidance
The new Phantom 4 has sensors in the front so you cannot just fly against an obstacle anymore which sometimes resulted in loss of the drone at some former models. This feature was one of the main reasons why I wanted to get the new drone because you can easily fly much lower without fearing to fly into a coconut tree etc. 😀 Nevertheless, pay attention in which direction you’re flying because the sensors are situated only at one side 😉
The Phantom 4 from DJI is a bit heavier than the former model and hence, also more stable. This makes flying especially in difficult situations and not so great weather (e.g. windy conditions) much easier, especially for beginners.
The new Phantom 4 from DJI comes with a very good case which has the perfect size of a handluggage. At all former models you had to order a separate case or backpack which is not necessary anymore with the new drone 🙂
4) Higher Speed & Mobility
The new Phantom 4 has a sport mode with which it can fly much faster than the old Phantom 3. This has the advantage for instance that you can film more in less time. It also has a higher mobility which is advantageous is many situations for instance when birds are present. This happened to me a few times in the Seychelles 😀
5) Longer Battery Life
The battery of the new Phantom 4 lasts about 20% longer. This may not sound as much but all drone pilots understand that this is a huge advantage 😉 The Phantom 3 lasted for around 23 minutes flying time, the Phantom 4 now lasts for around 28 minutes flying time. This way or the other it is definitely worth ordering a second (or maybe even third) battery. You can do this directly at the DJI online store.
This new feature of the Phantom 4 von DJI offers the possibility flying to a certain point on the map. You just have to click on it and the drone will fly to this point.
Another great feature of the Phantom 4 is Active Track with which you can track moving objects. Just click on the screen and the object is being tracked even if it moves.
All pilots know how important redundancy is in the cockpit. Redundancy means that all important systems are given at least twice or three times in case one is not working anymore. The Phantom 4 uses this feature for the first time. Hence, the new drone has all the important systems such as gyro, speed sensors etc. at least twice. If one system fails the drone won’t collappse anymore and will just use the standby system 🙂
9) Faster Preparation Time
The Phantom 4 from DJI has click propellors that can be mounted on the drone much faster than the one of the Phantom 3.This means you are quicker in the air and can for instance catch the sunrise sooner etc. 🙂
10) Better Camera
I already thought the Phantom 3 camera was amazing but the captures with the new camera are even better and clearer. All pictures that you can see here are “only” screenshots because I prefer making videos. You can imagine how great the video footage and the real pictures are 😀
As you can see the new Phantom 4 von DJI has many many advantages. Hence, it is a great drone for everyone and especially for beginners. I know it isn’t cheap but the investment is definitely worth it 🙂
Do you already have a drone or are you thinking about getting one?