DJI Phantom 4 is one of the most popular drones from the Chinese drone giant. It has found extensive use in commercial and consumer fields. Its durability and reliability enables the DJI Phantom 4 to become one of the leading drones used worldwide by rescue workers as well as professional photographers and filmmakers.

An experienced filmmaker knows that although the DJI Phantom 4 carries one of the most advanced cameras, there are still options that can help to improve its quality even more. Apart from this, the drone also requires certain other accessories that help to use the drone at its peak functioning.

Let us take a look at what our experts say are the top 5 must-have DJI Phantom 4 accessories that every drone enthusiast should get:

1. Spare Batteries

Although the DJI Phantom 4 drone is one of the most efficient drones when it comes to flight time, a single battery can only provide about 20 to 22 minutes of operational air time in reality. So if you have plans to shoot throughout the day, then better get some spare batteries.

Experts advise usually to carry at least 3 batteries in all, as these can be easily stored in most carry cases for drones. 3 fully-charged batteries should give you about 1 to 1.25 hours of total flight time.

2. Spare Propellers

Apart from spare batteries to ensure longer flight time, it is also advised to carry spare propellers for your DJI Phantom 4 drone. Propellers are prone to damage from obstacles, such as foliage or walls and ceilings, and can also get damaged due to normal wear-and-tear.

It is highly advised to check your drone’s propellers as an important part of the pre-flight check up. Any damaged propeller should be changed immediately to avoid the risk of the drone crashing in mid-flight.

3. DJI Intelligent-Flight Battery

Our experts advise carrying at least 2 additional batteries. It is better to carry the DJI intelligent-flight battery. It is designed with advanced technology that allows you to shoot aerial videos for over 28 minutes, at a time with the DJI Phantom 4 drone.

This is a standard 5350 mAh, 15.2 V Lithium-Polymer battery which monitors its vital signs, such as charge left, estimated flight time remaining, etc.

4. Filters

Choose from one of the extensive range of lens filters available in the market. Leaders in drone and camera accessories, including DJI provide a variety of lens filter packs to suit your specific requirements for different locations and lighting conditions.

The essential DJI Phantom 4 lens filters are:

  • ND (Neutral Density) – These are essential for reducing the amount of light entering the camera lens in gradual stages. This helps to get crystal-clear images. In addition, these filters also prevent the artificial ‘Jello’ effect usually seen without lens filters.
  • CP (Circular Polarized) – This is effective in preventing unwanted glare from naturally reflective surfaces. It helps to get sharper images, without the unwanted lens flare.
  • UV (Ultraviolet) – These lens filters are designed to prevent the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays in the sunlight to reduce the quality of the picture by making it hazy. This helps to get highly defined and clear images in sunlight conditions.

5. Carry case

All your drone and accessories cost money and you would want to ensure they are protected well when you carry them from one place to another. There are numerous carry cases (shoulder/backpacks) which are designed to carry your DJI Phantom 4 drone, its spare batteries (2 to 6), lens filters, and other essential accessories, such as USB/connectivity cables, remote controller, etc.

Ensure that the carry case you choose has a harder outer shell with high-quality foam cut-out casing inside. This will help to protect your DJI Phantom 4 drone and its essential accessories from trauma and water damage as well.

These are the top 5 must-have DJI Phantom 4 Accessories as advised by our experts. These are to help you have the best aerial photography experience with your DJI Phantom 4 drone.

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