DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter – White vs DJI Mavic Air (Arctic White)

DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter - White DJI Mavic Air (Arctic White)
Model DJI
Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter – White
Mavic Air (Arctic White)

Basic Info

Suggested Price 1199.99 799.99
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Release Sep 2017 Jan 2018


BestBuy Rating 4.7 4.8


Top Features
  • Five vision sensors
    Equipped with the FlightAutonomy system made up of five vision sensors, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), ultrasonic rangefinders and redundant sensors.
  • 1″ 20MP CMOS Sensor
    A custom engineered lens made up of eight elements is arranged in seven groups. The camera is as powerful as many traditional DSLRs.
  • Automatically takes off and returns home
    The GPS technology makes controlling the unit simple. Download the monitoring/camera operation app for additional control.
  • Mechanical shutter and a large-aperture prime lens
    Eliminates rolling shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at a high speed.
  • Capture 4K Ultra HD video at 60 fps
    For breathtaking footage. The f/2.8 lens with a 84° field of view delivers crisp, clear images.
  • Real-time, first-person view of your flight
    Beam what your drone sees through its camera straight to your phone or tablet using a free iOS and Android app so you can go on a virtual flight, set up great photographs, and monitor telemetry data.
  • Control the drone from up to 4.3 miles away
    The built-in lithium-polymer battery provides up to 30 minutes of flight time per charge.
  • DJI GO 4 app
    Provides access to large number of intelligent flight modes, full manual camera controls, including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, image formats, and more.
  • 32.0MP sphere panoramas
    In addition to horizontal, vertical, and 180° panoramas, Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal clear 32.0MP sphere panoramas.
  • Lightweight and compact foldable design
    You can take it anywhere with you.
  • Supports 4K video at 30 fps
    The 12.0MP camera with Adobe DNG RAW support is ready to shoot. The three-axis gimbal is capable of stabilizing the camera even during high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.
  • Real-time, first-person view of your flight
    Beam what your drone sees through its camera straight to your phone or tablet using a free iOS or Android app so you can go on a virtual flight, set up great photographs, and monitor telemetry data.
  • Control your drone from up to 6562′ away
    The Mavic Air Intelligent Flight lithium battery provides up to 21 minutes of flight time per charge.
  • Dedicated remote controller
    Features a foldable, low-profile, ergonomic design to hold your smartphone for maximum convenience. The detachable control sticks store inside the remote controller to pack more comfortably on the go.
  • Fly by phone
    Set up tracking to shoot a friend, or head skywards for a quick flight using your smartphone instead of controller.
  • Share with your friends
    Shoot an incredible scene and edit it with just a few taps in the DJI GO editor, and share it instantly for everyone to see.
  • Safe flight
    Its five vision sensors, GPS and GLONASS, a pair of ultrasonic range finders, redundant sensors, and a group of 24 powerful specialized computers make sure that your drone is flying safely.
  • SmartCapture
    Fun, simple, and intuitive, SmartCapture offers a new and interactive way of controlling the Mavic Air by hand. Launch and control the drone with hand gestures, then take photos or videos however you like.
  • ActiveTrack
    ActiveTrack can sense up to 16 selectable subjects simultaneously, letting you choose the right tracking subject on the go.
  • With higher tracking precision and broader scenario applications, ActiveTrack can follow targets even when they’re running, jumping, or cycling.

All Features

Remote Control Power 2.4 gigahertz 2.4 gigahertz
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Labor 15 Days 1 Year
Maximum Speed 45 revolutions per minute 40 revolutions per minute
Controller Battery Type Lithium-polymer Lithium-polymer
Interface(s) Micro USB USB Type C
Video Resolution 2160p (4K) 2160p (4K)
Integrated Camera Yes Yes
Number Of Controller Batteries Required 0 0
Number of Batteries Required 1 1
AC Adapter Compatible Yes Yes
Records Audio No No
Battery Charger Model PH4C100
Battery Voltage 15.2 volts 11.6 volts
Burst Rate 14 frames per second 7 frames per second
Recommended Maximum Age 18 years 18 years
Operating Frequency 2483 gigahertz 2.4 gigahertz
Image Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Rechargeable Yes Yes
App-Controlled Yes Yes
Product Weight 3 pounds 0.95 pounds
Integrated GPS Yes Yes
Camera Gimbal Included Included
Memory Card Compatibility microSD microSD
Model Number CP.PT.000689 CP.PT.00000138.01
Charging Interface(s) Other USB
Product Name Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller
Landing Gear/Legs Included Landing Legs Foldable
Image File Format(s) DNG DNG
Color Category White White
Field of View 84 degrees 85 degrees
Microphone No No
Additional Accessories Included Gimbal clamp, USB OTG cable, Micro USB cable, Micro SD card, Carrying case
Burst Mode Yes Yes
Color White Arctic White
HD Streaming Yes Yes
Directional Controls All All
Maximum Bit Rate Supported 100 kilobits per second 60 kilobits per second
Manufacturer’s Warranty – Parts 15 Days 1 Year
Battery Model 5870mAh
Assembly Required Partial Partial
Batteries Included Yes Yes
Minimum Operating Temperature 32 degrees fahrenheit 32 degrees fahrenheit
Maximum Operating Temperature 104 degrees fahrenheit 104 degrees fahrenheit
Wi-Fi Built-in No Yes
Series Phantom 4 Mavic Air
Battery Type Lithium-polymer Lithium-polymer
Image Resolution (Display) 5472 x 3648 4000 x 3000
Indoor Or Outdoor Use Outdoor Outdoor
Choking Hazard Warning No No
Image Stabilization Hybrid Hybrid
Charging Time 210 minutes 55 minutes
Obstacle Avoidance Technology Yes Yes
First Person View (FPV) Yes Yes
Video Encoding Formats H.264 MOV
Recommended Minimum Age 18 years 18 years
Total Megapixels 20 megapixels 12 megapixels
Controller Battery Size Multi-cell Other
Autonomous Flight Modes Follow user Follow user
Camera Compatibility Built-in camera Built-in camera
Memory Card Included Yes No
Battery Capacity 5870 milliampere hours 2375 milliampere hours
Product Set Advanced Base
Brand/Character DJI DJI
Mobile Device Holder Maximum Device Width 2 inches 2 inches
Wireless Range 22704 feet 6561.7 feet
Controller Batteries Included Yes Yes
Number of Rotors 4 4
Battery Size Battery pack Battery pack
High Definition Yes Yes
Maximum Flight Time (no payload) 30 minutes 21 minutes
Mobile Device Holder Yes Yes
AC Adapter Included Yes Yes
Video Frame Rate 60 frames per second 30 frames per second
3D Capture Yes
Internal Memory 8000 megabytes
Autofocus Yes

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