DJI is undoubtedly a leading drone maker in the whole world. The Chinese giant has been supplying users, old and new alike, with the latest in technology when it comes to drone and cameras. DJI is definitely the top choice of amateur drone fliers and professional landscape photographers as well. This is clearly indicated by the thousands of DJI fans all over the globe.

However there are several speculations as to whether one of the drones from DJI can be significantly better than another one from the same class. Our team of experts worked aggressively and found out some interesting facts that distinguish highly between DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Phantom 4 Pro, two of the most advanced drones from the company.

Technical specifications:

DJI Mavic Pro

  • Sensor – 1.2/3 inch
  • Aperture – f/2.2
  • Focus control – YES
  • SD card size limit – 126 GB (tested and proven)
  • UHD Video Recording – 3840 x 2160 at 30 fps
  • 4K Video Recording – 4096 x 2160 at 24 fps
  • FHD Video Recording – 1920 x 1080 at 96 fps
  • Optimum Video Compression Codec – H.264 at 60 Mbps
  • Maximum ISO (Video) setting – 3200
  • Shutter – ELECTRONIC
  • Optimum Image – 4000 x 3000 (with 12 MP)
  • Maximum ISO (Picture) setting – 1600

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

  • Sensor – 1 inch
  • Aperture – f/2.8 to f/11 (automatic or manually set)
  • Focus control – YES
  • SD Card size limit – 126 GB (tested and proven)
  • UHD Video Recording – 3840 x 2160 at 60 fps
  • 4K Video Recording – 4096 x 2160 at 50 fps
  • FHD Video Recording – 1920 x 1080 at 120 fps
  • Optimum Video Compression Codec – H.264/H.265 at 100 Mbps
  • Maximum ISO (Video) setting – 6400
  • Shutter – MECHANICAL
  • Optimum image – 5472 x 3648 (with 20 MP)
  • Maximum ISO (Picture) setting – 12800

Conclusion:

Overall, there is a huge difference between the qualities of images provided by the Phantom 4 Pro as compared to Mavic Pro. Even though the Mavic Pro has a great camera it still lags behind the superior features of the Phantom 4 Pro, including full aperture control of the larger aperture, faster speed of image processing, larger image sensor and the mechanical shutter.

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