The Phantom 4 is an industry leading flying camera and in our option, one of the very best Quadcopters DJI have produced. This unique drone features collision avoidance with obstacle sensing technology and exceptional battery life.
The Phantom 4 quadcopter is the smartest camera drone from DJI, allowing you to frame and capture epic aerial images and video via phone or tablet. It is able to fly intelligently via tap commands and automatically creates unbroken tracking shots as well as independently avoiding obstacles, allowing peace of mind and a much more even flight. The remote controller is simple to use and gives you access to all the features of the drone.
According to DJI, the P4 is an impressive 25% more effective in terms of battery life than their previous model, the Phantom 3. They have achieved this laudable time extension by implementing an advanced propulsion system and streamlining the model’s overall design.
A high capacity battery and efficient design gives you upwards of 28 minutes’ worth of flight time when flying without reliance on satellite support. The charger will charge the battery both safely and efficiently. If you need a spare charger, please visit our DJI Spares page.
The new Intelligent Flight Battery has a 5350mAh capacity and weighs just 462 grams.
Users are able to shoot 4K video at 30fps, full HD 1080p video at up to 120fps for beautiful slo-mo, and 12 megapixel photos in DNG RAW for editing purposes.
These great specs are a result of the quadcopter’s redesigned 8-element aspherical lens which acts to reduce any irritating fisheye distortion, allowing for higher corner sharpness and an all-round clearer end result.
DJI's latest drone is packed with settings to ensure your flight time is as varied as it is enjoyable, including some familiar features:
There are also some exciting new additions to the Phantom 4 drone:
The latest DJI camera drone now has three modes accessible from the controller. Don't forget to add a monitor hood for your smartphone or tablet to improve visibility on your device in bright conditions. Position, Attitude and one of the model’s most exciting new additions, Sport:
With a solid combination of stereo cameras, proximity sensors, and image processing, DJI’s Phantom 4 quadcopter is the first mainstream drone to incorporate obstacle avoidance and object tracking.
Twin front-facing optical sensors detect any obstacles, so if anything gets in the Phantom’s way, it will either stop or find an alternate route around it which provides real peace of mind.
The DJI GO app provides a live video feed, full control of the integrated gimbal and camera, as well as access to all of the Phantom 4’s smart flight features including Follow Me, TapFly and ActiveTrack.
It also allows you to switch between the drone’s three modes: Position, Attitude and Sport, customising your experience on the go.
Available on both Apple and Android devices and compatible with a huge range of phones and tablets.
How is the Camera better than previous DJI quadcopters?
The new camera has made significant improvements in the quality department. Images are clearer and more colourful, thanks to a 56% reduction in chromatic aberration and a 36% reduction in lens distortion. The new camera also adds a 120fps mode when recording in 1080p, allowing you to capture incredible slow motion videos with this quadcopter.
What is the new ActiveTrack feature for?
ActiveTrack is a brand new feature that DJI have introduced specifically for the Phantom 4. It allows the quadcopter to track a moving person, car or other object, without a separate GPS tracking unit. All you need to do to active ActiveTrack in the DJI GO Android or Apple app and select the target you want to follow.
What is TapFly?
Another brand new feature, TapFly allows your drone to fly in any direction you like, with a single tap of your finger, without having to use the controller. When Obstacle Avoidance is turned on, the aircraft will dodge any obstacles in its path automatically and stop if necessary.
How does the Obstacle Sensing System work?
Two small extra cameras scan the area in front of the drone. Whenever the current flight path is blocked, the Obstacle Sensing System will send a command to the quadcopter to slow down, hover or adjust course, depending on the nature of the obstacle. It can sense objects anywhere from 0.7 to 15 meters away which is a pretty impressive range!
Is the Remote different to the previous Phantom remote?
It certainly is! The Phantom 4 remote controller includes a sport mode, as well as the two new modes that weve already discussed, ActiveTrack and TapFly. The brand new Sport mode brings the top speed up to 44 mph. The last major difference is the addition of the Pause button, which lets the pilot hover the aircraft at any point in time with a single button.
Do the motors have any new features?
Yes, primarily the fact that the motors on the Phantom 4 work with the very latest Push and Release propellers, making them easier to maintain. In addition, the new propellers are designed to handle rapid changes in motor speed. This, in turn, allows the new Phantom to be much nimbler when compared to previous DJI drones.
Why is there a redundant IMU and compass on this quadcopter?
DJI have added a redundant compass and a redundant IMU to this drone. These extra features allow the quadcopter to compare data from different on-board sensors, to ensure that only extremely accurate data is collected.
How likely is the Phantom 4 to survive a crash?
The Phantom 4 has a very resilient case, which means it's more likely to survive a low altitude crash than previous Phantom models. However, if you use the quadcopter correctly, you'll minimise risks of a crash.
Can I use the Phantom 4 for commercial work?
Of course - but make sure you have the relevant permissions from the CAA. Please see our Drone Training page for more information.
Do you offer Phantom 4 Finance?
Of course - as with all Heliguy's high priced products you can apply for interest free credit through our partner, Pay4Later.
What are delivery times like for the Phantom 4 in the UK?
Heliguy can dispatch the same day when ordering before 2pm and provide totally FREE next day delivery to the UK.
Where can I find a review of this quadcopter?
Luckily for your our own blog has an in-depth Phantom 4 Review and a comparison with previous drones here.
How long does the battery take to charge?
Anywhere between 45 and 60 minutes. We advise charging the batteries when they dip under 10% charge.
Where is my footage saved, on the SD card or my mobile device?
All footage and stills taken on the Phantom 4's camera are saved to the SD card in the camera, but they can be quickly imported to your mobile device via the DJI GO app.
Can I see a video of the Phantom 4 in action?
Of course you can - why not check out DJI's official launch video below:
1 x Phantom Drone
1 x Remote Control
4 x Prop Pairs
1 x Intelligent Flight Battery
1 x Battery Charger
1 x Power Cable
1 x Gimbal Clamp
1 x USB OTG Cable
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x 16GB Micro SD Card
1 x Carrying Case
Here's everything you need to know about the Phantom 4, the industry leading 4K quadcopter.
Max Ascent Speed
|6 m/s (Sport mode)|
Max Descent Speed
|4 m/s (Sport mode)|
|20 m/s (Sport mode)|
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level
|19685 feet (6000 m)|
Max Flight Time
|Approx. 28 minutes|
|32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)|
|GPS / GLONASS|
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m
Diagonal Size (Excluding Propellers)
|Pitch -90° to +30°|
|3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)|
|≤10 m/s ( 2 m above ground )|
|0 - 33 feet (0 - 10 m)|
|0 - 33 feet (0 - 10 m)|
|Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (Lux > 15)|
Obstacle Sensory Range
|2 - 49 feet (0.7 - 15 m)|
|Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)|
|2.400 GHz to 2.483 GHz|
Max Transmission Distance
|FCC Compliant: 3.1 mi ( 5 km ); |
CE Compliant: 2.2 mi ( 3.5 km )( Unobstructed, free of interference )
|32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )|
|6000 mAh LiPo 2S|
Transmitter Power (EIRP)
|FCC: 23 dBm|
CE: 17 dBm
|7.4V @ 1.2A|
|1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective pixels:12.4 M|
|FOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8, focus at ∞|
Max Image Size
Still Photography Modes
|Single shot |
Burst shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing ( AEB ): 3 / 5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Video Recording Modes
|UHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p |
3840×2160 (4K) 24 / 25 / 30p
2704×1520 (2.7K) 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
Max Video Bitrate
Supported File Formats
|FAT32 ( ≤ 32 GB ); exFAT ( > 32 GB )|
|JPEG, DNG ( RAW )|
|MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)|
Supported SD Card Types
|Micro SD |
Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
|32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )|
|14° to 104° F ( -10° to 40° C )|
Max Charging Power
Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP)
Power Spectral Density
Live View Working Frequency
Live View Quality
|720P @ 30fps (depending on conditions and mobile device)|
|220ms (depending on conditions and mobile device)|
Required Operating Systems
|iOS 8.0 or later|
Android 4.1.2 or later
|ios: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPod touch 6, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.|
Android: Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei Mate 8, Nubia Z7 mini, SONY Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD
*Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.