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DJI 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 Release Date:
2016-10-14

Phantom 4 Pro Release Date:
2016-11-14

Mavic Pro Cost:
$1299.00

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Phantom 4 Pro Cost:
$1499.99

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Mavic Pro Accessories:

Prop guards, Prop replacements, ND Filters, DJI Goggles

Phantom 4 Pro Accessories:

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

Mavic Pro Case Included:

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

Phantom 4 Pro Case Included:

Styrofoam case that the camera is shipped in.

Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro Aircraft Specs

Mavic Pro Weight:
1.62 lbs

Phantom 4 Pro Weight:
3.06lbs (1288g)

Mavic Pro Size:
335 mm

Phantom 4 Pro Size:
13.78in (350mm)

Mavic Pro Firmware Update Method:

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

Phantom 4 Pro Firmware Update Method:

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

Mavic Pro 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 In The Box:
  • 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 Battery Life:
27 minutes, 3830 mAh

Phantom 4 Pro Battery Life:
30 Minutes, 5870 mAh

Mavic Pro Flight Range:
4.3 Miles

Phantom 4 Pro Flight Range:
4.3 mi (7 km)

Mavic Pro Max Speed:
40 mph (65 kph)

Phantom 4 Pro Max Speed:
45mph

Mavic Pro Satellite Positioning Systems:
GPS / GLONASS

Phantom 4 Pro Satellite Positioning Systems:
GPS/GLONASS

Mavic Pro Obstacle Avoidance:
Forward and downward vision sensors

Phantom 4 Pro Obstacle Avoidance:
Forward, Backward & Downward

Mavic Pro Return To Home:
Yes

Phantom 4 Pro Return To Home:
Yes

Mavic Pro Operating Frequency:
2.4 GHz

Phantom 4 Pro Operating Frequency:
2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz

Mavic Pro Video Transmission:
OcuSync

Phantom 4 Pro Video Transmission:
720p

Mavic Pro Landing Gear:
Flip out

Phantom 4 Pro Landing Gear:
Yes, fixed

Mavic Pro 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)
Phantom 4 Pro 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)

Mavic Pro Flight Modes:

  • TapFly
  • ActiveTrack
  • Gesture Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Terrain Follow
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Fixed Wing Mode
  • Quick Shot

Phantom 4 Pro Flight Modes:

  • Follow Me
  • Course Lock
  • Waypoints
  • Home Lock
  • Point of Interest

Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro Camera Specs

Mavic Pro Lens:
78.8° 28 mm

Phantom 4 Pro Lens:
24 mm

Mavic Pro Sensor Size:
1/2.3”

Phantom 4 Pro Sensor Size:
1" CMOS

Mavic Pro Media Storage Method:
Micro SD Card

Phantom 4 Pro Media Storage Method:
Micro SD Card

Mavic Pro Filters:

DJI and aftermarket options

Phantom 4 Pro Filters:

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

Mavic Pro Gimbal Stabilization:
3-Axis

Phantom 4 Pro Gimbal Stabilization:
3-Axis

Mavic Pro ISO:
Video: 100-3200 Photo: 100-1600

Phantom 4 Pro ISO:
100 - 6400 (Video), 100- 12800 (Photo)

Mavic Pro Aperature:
Fixed F2.2

Phantom 4 Pro Aperature:
f/2.8 - f/11

Mavic Pro Shutter Speed:
Electronic. 8s -1/8000 s

Phantom 4 Pro Shutter Speed:
8 - 1/2000 s (Mechanical) | 8 - 1/8000 s (Electric)

Mavic Pro Image Size:

4000×3000

Phantom 4 Pro Image Size:
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648 
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648 
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078
Mavic Pro Photo Modes:
  • Single shot 
  • Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Interval
Phantom 4 Pro Photo Modes:
  • 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
Mavic Pro Photo Formats:
  • JPEG 
  • RAW (DNG)
Phantom 4 Pro Photo Formats:

JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG

Mavic Pro Video Codec:

H.264

Phantom 4 Pro Video Codec:

H.264, H.265

Mavic Pro 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
Phantom 4 Pro Video Recording Resolution:

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
Mavic Pro Zoom Capabilities:

The Mavic Pro cannot zoom

Phantom 4 Pro Zoom Capabilities:

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.

Mavic Pro Other Notable Camera Features:

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

Phantom 4 Pro Other Notable Camera Features:

 11.6 stops of dynamic range. Mechanical Shutter

Mavic Pro App:
DJI GO 4
Phantom 4 Pro App:
DJI GO 4

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