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DJI Mavic Pro Vs Phantom 4 Pro

Publish Date:
Feb 07, 2018
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Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro

Mavic Pro Un Folded

Mavic Pro Top Features

Full Mavic Pro Review

  • Foldable Design for Portability
  • 27 Minutes of Battery Life
  • 4K / 12MP Camera
  • 4 Miles of Range
  • DJI GO 4 App
Phantom 4 Pro Front Angle

Phantom 4 Pro Top Features

Full Phantom 4 Pro Review

  • 1 Inch Sensor
  • Forward, Backward & Downward Obstacle Avoidance
  • 45mph (75kph) Max Speed
  • "Plus" Option featuring screen on Remote Controller
  • DJI GO 4 App

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While this isn't really a fair fight between these two drones - it is a question we receive a lot because these two drones are close together within the DJI line up of drones. The Mavic Pro is the first of it's kind in the DJI's foldable and ultra-portable 4k drone. The Phantom 4 Pro is a larger (than the Mavic), better spec version of the previous versions of the Phantom series. These drones are both great for how they're intended to be used.

Let's dig into the differences between these two drones a little more closely.

Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro General

Mavic Pro Phantom 4 Pro
Release Date: Oct 14, 2016 Nov 14, 2016
Price: $1299
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$1499.99
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Accessories:

Prop guards, Prop replacements, ND Filters, DJI Goggles

Prop guards, Prop replacements, ND Filters are some of the most popular Phantom 4 Pro accessories.

Case Included:

The Fly More bundle includes a sling bag, but the non-fly more does not.

Styrofoam case that the camera is shipped in.

Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro Aircraft Specs

Mavic Pro Phantom 4 Pro
Weight: 1.62 lbs 3.06lbs (1288g)
Size: 335 mm 13.78in (350mm)
Firmware Update Method:

You can use your internet connected computer, phone or tablet with the provided USB to micro USB adapter.

You can use your internet connected computer, phone or tablet with the provided USB to micro USB adapter.

In The Box:
  • Mavic Pro
  • 1 battery
  • Gimbal cover/protector
  • Controller
  • Charger
  • Power Cable
  • (3) pairs of propellers
  • Lightning connector from phone to RC
  • Micro USB from phone to RC
  • USBC from phone to RC
  • Phantom 4 Pro
  • Remote Controller (with or without screen)
  • 2 Sets of Propellers
  • 1 Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Gimbal Clamp
  • USB OTG cable (For mobile updates)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • 16GB Micro SD Card
  • Styrofoam Carrying Case

Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro Flying Specs

Mavic Pro Phantom 4 Pro
Battery Life:

27 minutes, 3830 mAh

30 Minutes, 5870 mAh

Flight Range: 4.3 Miles 4.3 mi (7 km)
Max Speed: 40 mph (65 kph) 45mph
Satellite Positioning Systems: GPS / GLONASS GPS/GLONASS
Obstacle Avoidance: Forward and downward vision sensors Forward, Backward & Downward
Return To Home: Yes Yes
Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz
Video Transmission: OcuSync 720p
Landing Gear: Flip out Yes, fixed
Compatible Video Devices:

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)
Flight Modes:
  • TapFly
  • ActiveTrack
  • Gesture Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Terrain Follow
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Fixed Wing Mode
  • Quick Shot
  • Follow Me
  • Course Lock
  • Waypoints
  • Home Lock
  • Point of Interest

Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro Camera Specs

Mavic Pro Phantom 4 Pro
Lens: 78.8° 28 mm 24 mm
Sensor Size: 1/2.3” 1" CMOS
Media Storage Method: Micro SD Card Micro SD Card
Filters:

DJI and aftermarket options

Phantom 4 Pro filters are available from DJI or from a range of aftermarket dealers.

Gimbal Stabilization: 3-Axis 3-Axis
ISO: Video: 100-3200 Photo: 100-1600 100 - 6400 (Video), 100- 12800 (Photo)
Aperature: Fixed F2.2 f/2.8 - f/11
Shutter Speed: Electronic. 8s -1/8000 s 8 - 1/2000 s (Mechanical) | 8 - 1/8000 s (Electric)
Image Size:

4000×3000

  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648 
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648 
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078
Photo Modes:
  • Single shot 
  • Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Interval
  • Single Shot
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Photo Formats:
  • JPEG 
  • RAW (DNG)

JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG

Video Codec:

H.264

H.264, H.265

Video Recording Resolution:
  • C4K: 4096×2160 24p 
  • 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p 
  • 2.7K: 2720x1530 24/25/30p 
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p 
  • HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

H.265

  • C4K:4096×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps
  • 4K:3840×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps
  • 2.7K:2720×1530 24/25/30p @65Mbps
  • 2.7K:2720×1530 48/50/60p @80Mbps
  • FHD:1920×1080 24/25/30p @50Mbps
  • FHD:1920×1080 48/50/60p @65Mbps
  • FHD:1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
  • HD:1280×720 24/25/30p @25Mbps
  • HD:1280×720 48/50/60p @35Mbps
  • HD:1280×720 120p @60Mbps

H.264

  • C4K:4096×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps
  • 4K:3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps
  • 2.7K:2720×1530 24/25/30p @80Mbps
  • 2.7K:2720×1530 48/50/60p @100Mbps
  • FHD:1920×1080 24/25/30p @60Mbps
  • FHD:1920×1080 48/50/60 @80Mbps
  • FHD:1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
  • HD:1280×720 24/25/30p @30Mbps
  • HD:1280×720 48/50/60p @45Mbps
  • HD:1280×720 120p @80Mbps
Zoom Capabilities:

The Mavic Pro cannot zoom

The Phantom 4 Pro can not zoom. The closest you can get to zooming is shooting in 4K and scaling up in post to a 1080p/2k timeline.

Other Notable Camera Features:

60mbps video bitrate recording and 4k 30fps makes this a very impressive camera for it's size.

 11.6 stops of dynamic range. Mechanical Shutter

App: DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4

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