DJI Phantom 4
a bicycle. It uses the same familiar remote control layout. Nevertheless, veterans will find that the Phantom 4 is an easier drone to pilot, and with ‘Sports' mode activated, an even more fun drone to pilot as well. We'll elaborate on the mode in a later paragraph.
New and first-time pilots will find that controlling the Phantom 4 is easy. Its built-in intelligence and new obstacle avoidance systems ensure that chances of crashing are kept to a minimum.
Pilots also have access to the drone's intelligent modes, which is a mixed bag of tools. We were impressed with the Phantom 4's ‘Follow' mode, which allows even the newest of beginners to take professional-looking tracking shots. However, the ‘Orbit' mode was awkward to set up and rather unintuitive.
For those looking for thrills, the Phantom 4 has a heartstopping top speed of 72km/h in ‘Sports' mode. In this mode, the Phantom 4 is as responsive as a top-notch racer. Although fun, all of the drone's anticollision sensors are turned off, while the battery drains at an accelerated rate.
Photo and video quality on the Phantom 4 is absolutely stellar. We saw better resolution and details on the edges, very low occurrences where the propeller or landing gear is visible, as well as smoother-looking shots. The video was so smooth that it could pass as being shot with a more expensive drone, such as the Inspire 1. by
The Vision Positioning sensors underneath the Phantom 4 makes it easier to control and hover in place.