DJI Phantom 4

If you are looking to enter the world of drones, but the piloting make you nervous, then DJI Phantom 4  may very well solve this problem.

DJI, one of the largest drone manufacturers, is back with the most compact and smartest quadriptero ever made: the Phantom 4 automatically traverses obstacles, captures amazing videos in all directions, and makes you look like a pro drone pilot, even if you have never touched a drone before.

Rumors about the release were buzzing in recent weeks. The price of Phantom 3 fell in most major online retailers and many were speculating on how inovating the DJI would become when the new drone was officially announced. By far the most discussed issue before the announcement was the difficulty level, as it’s easy to buy a Phantom 3 and hoover in the air, but it takes hours of flight to become a competent pilot, take pictures or record professional videos.

With the announcement of Phantom 4, DJI surprised everyone.

DJI Phantom 4

Phantom 4 in flight

For starters, the DJI Phantom 4 shows a completely different way to pilot the drone called  Fly with Tap. This is a function of synchronizing the Phantom with a smartphone or tablet to get a live feed of what the camera sees. That way, just touch the direction you want to fly and the drone does it all. This makes air shooting easier than ever, as the camera determins the route, not the sticks control. The result is smooth filming driven by the drone itself.

Another new feature is the ActiveTrack , which takes the traditional concept of the function “Follow me” to even higher levels. Instead of requiring a smartphone to track someone, the Phantom 4 uses its visual sensors and a complex computer vision algorithm to fly behind the object or person.

And all you have to do is tap something into the live feed displayed on the screen. The most impressive part of the ActiveTrack feature is that, even with obstacles in the way, the drone still manages to keep flying and following.

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Gimbal and Phantom 4 camera

The Fly with Tap and ActiveTrack make the Phantom 4 extremely easy to pilot. Essentially, it takes a good deal of control off the pilot’s hands.

The only thing that would prevent anyone from joining the drone revolution with a Phantom 4 is the price. The Phantom 4 may be the most advanced DJI drone of all time, but it also comes with the most expensive price so far. $ 1,399 is asking a lot for first-time buyers, even though they are less likely to hit with the drone.

The DJI Phantom 4 is available for pre-order and the first shipments will begin on March 13th. The big online retailers started selling the drone from April 1st.

What do you think? Want to buy a Phantom 4?

Check out the DJI Phantom 4 here

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