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Review: DJI Phantom 4

If there’s a drone that can claim ownership of consumer airspace, it’s DJI’s Phantom. The company’s white, 4K-camera-toting quadcopter is the Prius of the skies; hip, accessible, and ubiquitous.

DJI Phantom 4

8/10

Wired

Automated flight features make it possible to fly places and get shots previous models could not. It’s harder to crash into stuff, with is safer for you and for your wallet. Insanely fast sport mode is a ton of fun. Camera improvements make for better 4K video.

Tired

The batteries have changed shape again. If you’re upgrading, you’ll need buy new batteries again too. Collision detection could be better. You lose the object avoidance powers if you snap on the optional prop guards.