Drones have grown in popularity over the past few years, and each time a new one comes out they just continue to get better. DJI is one of the top drone brands, and its latest release, the Phantom 4, pushes the limits yet again. The Phantom 4 release date for most retailers is Friday, April 1st. With the Phantom 4, you gain auto takeoff and auto return home with GPS technology, touch to fly so you can simply tap a location on the controller and the drone will fly there, and more. DJI has put 4K cameras in other drones, like the Phantom 3 Pro, and the video results are stunning.
It's capable of capturing 30 fps with a 12MP sensor anad a f/2.8 lens. Coupling all of that technology with the built-in gimbal stabilization technology, you are able to get crisp and clear shots, and some simply breathtaking video. Below is a sample from the Phantom 3 Pro, which also offers 4K recording.
With all of this new technology built-in, and the additional features that DJI has included, the price tag has been bumped up a bit over the other ones. This time around, you are looking at around $1,400 to have a Phantom 4 for yourself. If that price doesn't bother you, let's take a look at some of the places you can buy one for yourself.
Amazon is a trusted retailer for many, and its awesome Prime benefits make shopping there a no brainer. Priced at $1,399, Amazon includes free shipping, though the packages will require a signature due to the value of the product. Signing up for, or using, an Amazon Store Card will also give you the option to pay it off over 12 months interest free.
Apple got the early sales exclusive on this drone, so the company has been selling it for a little bit already. If you are local to an Apple Store, or just happen to be partial to making as many purchases from them as possible, you can check local inventory or order one online now.
If you need that instant gratification, Best Buy may be the retailer for you, depending where you live. Some Best Buy locations will have limited availability of the Phantom 4 at launch. If you want to make sure one is for you, hit the link below and select the in store pickup option from the website.
B&H Photo is known for shipping quickly, and with the Phantom 4 the company is including expedited shipping free of charge. That's right, you pay the $1,399, they pay the shipping. For those in New York, you can check the retail location as it will have limited availability of the drone at launch.
Drone World is an online retailer that specializes in all things drone. From hardware to accessories, you can get just about anything you may need from them, and the Phantom 4 is no exception. The retailer is offering it for the base price of $1,399, and they are also offering a number of upgrades. From a wheeled carrying case to more storage for saving your video, you can grab it all at the time of purchase from Drone World.
Sometimes you just want to go to the official source to make your purchase, and DJI's store is the one for that. The company is offering it for the same price, but also has a nice bundle option that can be purchased if you are interest. For $2,100, the company is including two spare batteries and a Phantom backpack for traveling with it.
If you are in the UK and want to grab a Phantom 4, Heliguy may be a great option for you. You can put a £100 deposit on the drone now, or the pre-order is £1,299. With this, you don't have to wait for crazy shipping times from the U.S. or import taxes or anything extra. If you are interested, hit the link below.
So, does the Phantom 4 interest you at all, or is it priced out of your budget? Let us know your thoughts, and where you will be making your purchase in the comments!
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