Phantom 4

Year of the Rooster Phantom 4

Want to stand out a little from the crowd, white cross in the sky be gone!

DJI have announced a colourful special edition to celebrate the Chinese New Year when they are gone they are gone, though. The Phantom 4 Chinese New Year Edition’s U.S. retail price is USD1,199 and will be sold exclusively at Apple Stores, DJI Flagship Stores (except Korea), DJI Online Store and Tmall DJI Store. The product will start shipping from January 23.

The Phantom 4 Chinese New Year Edition houses the same on-board intelligence that make piloting and shooting great shots simple through features like its Obstacle Sensing System, ActiveTrack and TapFly functionality. With 4K video recording, 3-axis camera stabilization, advanced computer vision and sensing technology, aerial imaging has never been so easy. The Phantom 4 also has DJI’s signature Lightbridge video transmission system onboard, allowing users to see what their camera sees in HD and in real-time at a distance up to 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). The Phantom 4 can achieve up to 28 minutes of flight time.

You have to want to stand out as it costs $200 more than a standard P4 on offer at $999 and very interestingly they have refurbished Phantom 4’s for $799.

The sub $1000 drone market is getting ever more cut-throat. DJI it seems will not be beaten on price.

To my mind a refurbished Phantom 3 Pro with an extra free battery for $749 probably represents the best bang for buck out there. Suitable for anyone wanting to dip their toes in the water of commercial drone work or as a safety net for Part 107 operators.

This will change when the Phantom 5 comes out and Phantom 4 / 4 Pro prices drop.