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Best DJI Phantom Drones of 2017

Which DJI Phantom drone is right for you? Grab one of our top picks for 2017 and start pushing your creative boundaries.

DJI phantom drones

BY Aron Devis   June 12 2017

Drones come with a wide array of features, which vary depending on the individual unit. DJI’s Phantom line of drones includes premium high-performance drones, loaded with best quality video and photo hardware, advanced multi-directional obstacle sensors and longer flight ranges and times. These drones come with a huge combination of features, performance and price points. Go through this guide and choose the drone which works best for you.

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

From $458.00
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If you want great performance of a DJI drone but on a budget, DJI Phantom 3 Standard is worth a look. This drone will fly up to 25 minutes with the included intelligent battery. GPS assisted flight features let you concentrate on getting great images while the drone helps you fly safely. You can achieve advanced camera perspectives with the Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoints modes. Live image can be streamed from the drone up to a half mile away on the free DJI Go app using your mobile phone or tablet. Take stunning 2.7K HD videos and 12 Megapixel photos with the integrated aerial camera.

DJI Phantom 4 Professional

From $1,695.00
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This one’s a fantastic drone with 5-directions of obstacle sensing. Features an uprated camera, equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps. A custom engineered lens made up of eight elements is arranged in seven groups, it is the first DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter, eliminating rolling shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. The Phantom 4 Pro comes with a remote controller that leverages your smartphone or tablet. You just need to run the DJI Go app for control over your drone’s camera and to stream a live video feed.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

From $733.94
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With the Phantom 3 Professional, you can shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and capture 12 megapixel photos that look crisper and cleaner than ever. The Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors. The lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video. DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control. Comes with a unique Beginner Mode which helps you learn how to fly in a safe, limited area.

DJI Phantom 4 Professional+

From $1,695.00
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The best consumer drone on the market Phantom 4 Professional+ automatically recognizes subjects, follows and captures them as they move, making it easier to get complex shots. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear vision sensors and infrared sensing systems for a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance. The Phantom 4 Professional+’s remote controller, has an integrated Android tablet.

DJI Mavic Pro

From $964.09
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DJI Mavic Pro is an outstanding drone which is portable, foldable and can take 4K video. The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you everywhere. New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range. Fly at up to 40mph (64kmh) or for as long as 27-minutes. ActiveTrack, TapFly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless. True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footage. Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy increases flight safety and reliability. Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.