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Old December 24th, 2016, 06:08 AM   #1
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Anyone got any opinions on the new 1" 20 Mp Exmor R CMOS sensor on this? I was looking at the Mavic which is nice and portable, but the Phantom 4 Pro looks pretty good.

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Old December 25th, 2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Wish I could say I've tried it, but not yet. Here are some good reviews:


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Old January 7th, 2017, 08:33 PM   #3
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I'm being coerced by a couple of very good clients who want me to have drone capability to augment my helicopter work. I'll have to confess to being very ambivalent for several reasons. First, DJI, while the obvious leader has such poor customer service......wait, no, you have to have customer service for it to be poor. I have a three year old P2 kit that has seen daylight a half dozen times due to it's unpredictability. I sold my brand new Ronin for a 2K loss because it would never balance with any camera, regardless of how many times I tried. So now I'm thinking about sending them 9 grand for an I2? Goes against my grain. A second reason is that when a drone launches, all I can see is liability. I know they are cool and getting more and more capable, but I have a hard time getting my errant P2 experiences out of my mind.

Ultimately, if I do it, I'll need an Inspire 2 5.2K, so I guess it doesn't make a lot of sense to buy a P4, fly it for a few months and upgrade. Maybe it makes more sense to see how reliable a Mavic Pro is and then, with a little more confidence, get the I2?

The P4 reviews are glowing, but once again it better be perfect out of the box because even DJI's dealers will tell you that your basically on your own once you own any DJI product. Heck of a way for the industry leader to behave.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:43 PM   #4
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Re: DJI Phantom 4 Pro

I have a Phantom3 now and previously a Phantom1 (never needed any support)
The improvement is impossible to overstate
a P4 with the 1 inch sensor will give you giggles.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 04:43 PM   #5
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Good to know, thanks Bruce!
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Old January 10th, 2017, 06:02 AM   #6
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Re: DJI Phantom 4 Pro

I crashed my first one! but it still flew, the current one (P3P) is doing good with no big issues.
things don't always work the way they should, but I see that from a lot of systems and support or the lack of is a big problem especially with complex systems where there are so many variables as to what causes malfunctions etc.
The 1" sensor is attractive at the price point, cant see myself spending too much on these.
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