DJI Drones Comparison
Compare all the various DJI Drones in the one place, easily!

The Drone industry has taken off – no pun intended – over the past 5+ years. It’s now promising to revolutionise everything from sushi delivery to agriculture to medical aid. Behind a large amount of those advances is one of the biggest manufacturers, DJI.

 

With such a huge range of ever growing products it can be tough to really figure out which one you should buy. So in the spirit of saving you time and also having a solid reference point you can come back to in the future, our Drones Comparison Sheet was born!

 

In it we cover everything from price, to flight time, weight, size and controller distance. We even list the more niche bits of information like aperture, intelligent flight modes and internal storage. So whether you’re in the market for your first flying camera or are looking to upgrade, check it out below along with all the full guides for each specific model.

DJI Drones Comparison Sheet

 SparkMavic ProMavic Pro PlatinumMavic AirMavic 2 ProMavic 2 ZoomPhantom 3 SEPhantom 4 AdvancedPhantom 4 ProPhantom 4 Pro V2.0
Last updated: 29th November, 2018. Please also note that while we try our best, there may be some errors or some points that are not 100% up to date.
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Released:May 2017October 2016August 2017January 2018August 2018August 2018August 2017April 2017November 2016May 2018
Price:$399 USD
$559 AUD
$999 USD
$1,399 AUD
$999 USD
$1,499 AUD
$799 USD
$1,149 AUD
$1,499 USD
$2,499 AUD
$1,249 USD
$1,999 AUD
Not For Sale$1,199 USD
$1,899 AUD
Not For Sale$1,499 USD
$2,399 AUD
Weight:300 g / 0.66 lbs734 g / 1.62 lbs734 g / 1.62 lbs430 g / 0.95 lbs907 g / 1.99 lbs905 g / 1.99 lbs1,236 g / 2.72 lbs1,368 g / 3.01 lbs1,388 g / 3.06 lbs1,375 g / 3.03 lbs
Size Unfolded (L×W×H):143×143×55 mm305×244×85 mm305×244×85 mm168×184×64 mm322×242×84 mm322×242×84 mm490x490x193 mm490x490x193 mm490x490x193 mm490x490x193 mm
Size Folded (L×W×H):Does Not Fold198×83×83 mm198×83×83 mm168×83×49 mm214×91×84 mm214×91×84 mmDoes Not FoldDoes Not FoldDoes Not FoldDoes Not Fold
Flight Time:16 minutes27 minutes30 minutes21 minutes31 minutes31 minutes25 minutes30 minutes30 minutes30 minutes
Remote Controller Range:100 m (Wi-Fi) / 2 km / 1.2 mi (Remote)7 km / 4.4 miles7 km / 4.4 miles4 km / 2.5 miles8 km / 5 miles8 km / 5 miles4 km / 2.5 miles7 km / 4.3 miles7 km / 4.3 miles7 km / 4.3 miles
Top Speed:50 kph / 31 mph65 kph / 40 miles65 kph / 40 miles68.4 kph / 42.7 miles72 kph / 45 miles72 kph / 45 miles57.6 kph / 36 miles72 kph / 45 miles72 kph / 45 miles72 kph / 45 miles
Obstacle Avoidance:FrontFront + DownFront + DownFront/Rear + DownFront/Rear + Up/Down + Left/RightFront/Rear + Up/Down + Left/RightDownFront + DownFront/Rear + DownFront/Rear + Down
Camera Sensor:1/2.3" CMOS
12 MP
1/2.3'' CMOS
12.35 MP
1/2.3'' CMOS
12.35 MP
1/2.3'' CMOS
12 MP
1'' CMOS
20 MP
1/2.3'' CMOS
12 MP
1/2.3" CMOS
12 MP
1'' CMOS
20 MP
1'' CMOS
20 MP
1'' CMOS
20 MP
Camera Lens:25 mm, f/2.628 mm, f/2.228 mm, f/2.228 mm, f/2.828mm, f/2.8–f/11f/2.8 (24 mm)–f/3.8 (48 mm)20 mm, f/2.824 mm, f/2.824 mm, f/2.824 mm, f/2.8
Max Recording Info:1080p @ 30FPS
8-bit
24 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
60 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
60 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
10-bit
100 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
10-bit
100 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
10-bit
100 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
60 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
100 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
100 Mbps
4K @ 30 FPS
8-bit
100 Mbps
Gimbal:2-Axis
(pitch, roll)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(tilt, roll, pan)
3-Axis
(pitch, roll, yaw)
3-Axis
(pitch, roll, yaw)
3-Axis
(pitch, roll, yaw)
3-Axis
(pitch, roll, yaw)
Internal Storage:NoneNoneNone8GB8GB8GBNoneNoneNoneNone
Intelligent Flight Modes:QuickShot
- Dronie
- Circle
- Helix
- Rocket
ActiveTrack
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
Cinematic Mode
Fixed-Wing Mode
TapFly
Terrain Follow
Point of Interest
Course Lock
Waypoints
Home Lock
ActiveTrack
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
Cinematic Mode
Fixed-Wing Mode
TapFly
Terrain Follow
Point of Interest
Course Lock
Waypoints
Home Lock
ActiveTrack
QuickShot
SmartCapture
TapFly
Tripod Mode
Cinematic Mode
Point of Interest
Hyperlapse
- Free
- Circle
- Course Lock
- Waypoint
QuickShot
- Dronie
- Circle
- Helix
- Rocket
- Boomerang
- Asteroid
ActiveTrack 2.0
Point of Interest 2.0
Waypoints
TapFly
Cinematic Mode
Hyperlapse
- Free
- Circle
- Course Lock
- Waypoint
QuickShot
- Dronie
- Circle
- Helix
- Rocket
- Boomerang
- Asteroid
- Dolly Zoom
ActiveTrack 2.0
Point of Interest 2.0
Waypoints
TapFly
Cinematic Mode
Course Lock
Home Lock
Point of Interest
Follow Me
Waypoints
Draw
ActiveTrack
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
TapFly
Terrain Follow
Point of Interest
Course Lock
Waypoints
Home Lock
Follow Me
Draw
ActiveTrack
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
TapFly
Terrain Follow
Point of Interest
Course Lock
Waypoints
Home Lock
Follow Me
Draw
ActiveTrack
Tripod Mode
Gesture Mode
TapFly
Terrain Follow
Point of Interest
Course Lock
Waypoints
Home Lock
Follow Me

Other Considerations

 

Now there’s a lot of information there so here are some pointers to help you make sense of it all. To start with, not all of the drones on the list are still for sale. DJI innovate at a startling pace so with each passing year some models get phased out while other new ones come into the fold. I keep them in there though as you can normally still pick them up second hand.

 

Which drone you end up choosing will also depend on what you’re going to be doing with it. For most, the fantastic size and folding design of the Mavic line means you can carry it easily and in a very small bag. This means you will take it with you more often and thus, actually use it more often. For those that are professional videographers or photographers though, the Phantom line is much more focused on prioritising the camera and it’s abilities rather than size and portability.

 

Furthermore there’s whether or not you have unlimited cash to burn. Obviously the latest and greatest Mavic or Phantom drone will no doubt be the best… however DJI always continues to sell the previous year or two models at significantly reduced prices. This means if you’re just looking for a general great drone but not necessarily the best drone, you might be suited to one of the older models.

Just The Beginning

 

As you can no doubt tell, all these stats are a great place to start, but by no means give you a clear answer. To get to that, it’s recommended that you take a look at the full guides that are linked underneath each of the drones images. If there’s no guide linked there yet, check back later as we’re going through all of them as quick as we can.

 

Be sure to also head over to the DJI website itself and read up a little on what it can do and how that differs from any other models you’re considering. You should also know why you want a drone, have a solid use case that you’ll use it for (eg. to take amazing travel videos!) and most importantly shop around for multiple prices!

 

For the newer readers… if you’ve just bought a new DJI Drone or are interested in learning more about how to fly them and get professional videos… You’ll probably like our awesome new course: DJI Drones: How To Become The Ultimate Pilot – Fly with confidence, get professional videos, stay safe and get in the air quickly!


The benefits include:
1) How to get those silky smooth videos that everyone loves to watch, even if you’re new
2) How to fly your drone, from taking off to the most advanced flight modes
3) Clear outlines of how to fly with step-by-step instructional demonstrations and more
4) Why flying indoors often results in new pilots crashing their drone
5) What other great 3rd party apps are out there to get the most out of your drone
6) A huge mistake many pilots make when storing their drone in the car and how to avoid it
7) How to do all of these things whilst flying safely and within your countries laws.



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