What is the Phantom 4 Drone’s Greatest Feature?

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If you're not watching Casey Neistat you're missing out… he's a great vlogger. 

I know a couple of you have gone out and purchased a Phantom 4 – because I've seen your affiliate purchases in my logs – and I thank you for shopping via planet5D!

I love the segment in this video where Casey loses the signal and he is scared to death that it is lost – on its maiden voyage no less!

He's a geek's geek – hiding in the garage so he can chat about his new toy. And he gets some awesome shots of the ocean… almost makes me want to buy one… no, wait… it makes me want to go on vacation more! HA!

“I was trying to have a nice family dinner, but look at this light on the beach behind me!” – how many of us are guilty of that one? Me!

Have you jumped on the wagon? Do you have one? Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread? Tell me!

The childlike joy on Casey's face!

Phantom 4 Drone Greatest Feature



DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

 

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter image 1

Via B&H:

A sleek new design with magnesium unibody construction, obstacle avoidance sensor, dynamic range enhancing video modes, and a two-point-of-contact gimbal mount are just some the features DJI have introduced with the Phantom 4 Quadcopter. Thanks to improvements in efficiency as well as its intelligent power management system, the quadcopter boasts up to 28 minutes flying time. Its camera shoots DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24/25 fps and UHD 4K (3480 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. There is also a 120 fps mode in 1080p resolution for slow-motion effects. The camera will also take 12MP still photos in either DNG RAW or JPEG, with single shot, HDR, burst, and time-lapse modes to choose from.

Computerized flight control is nothing new, but the Phantom 4 is the first Phantom to be given a pair of eyes. Among other features, these front-facing visual sensors enable obstacle avoidance during automatic return home and allow it to track a subject. It also features Vision Position, a carryover from the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced, which provides navigation for times when GPS is unavailable and the quadcopter is close to the ground.

One area where fixed-wing planes have traditionally held an advantage over multi-rotors is performance. The Phantom 4 aims to shake off this stigma. With its Sport Mode, the quadcopter can achieve a top speed of 44.7mph. That's enough speed to take to the races or follow fast-moving subjects, such as a vehicle or skier hurling down the slopes. Since you may need to slow down in a hurry, Active Braking brings to the quadcopter to a halt much faster than drag alone otherwise would.

Check out full product features and specs of the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter at B&H.

(cover photo credit: snap from B&H)

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