When comparing DJI Phantom 4 Pro vs Halo Drone, the Slant community recommends Halo Drone for most people. In the question“What are the best drones capable of shooting 4K video?” Halo Drone is ranked 2nd while DJI Phantom 4 Pro is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Halo Drone is:
The Halo Drone comes equipped with a great 4K camera capable of capturing high-quality photos and videos. It comes with a lens that has a 115 degrees FOV and that can take smooth videos and pictures with little to no shakiness. It can record videos at different resolutions and framerates. However, the max. framerate depends on the resolution the video is being captured in: - 4K up to 30FPS - UHD up to 60FPS - FHD up to 60FPS - HD up to 120FPS
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Pro Great autonomous flying functionality
The drone is equipped with plenty of autonomous flying modes, including various object tracking modes, pre-defined path flying mode, and even "follow the terrain" mode. Coupled with the excellent obstacle avoidance systems, you can use these auto modes without any worries.
Pro Has built-in obstacle avoidance
The Phantom 4 Pro has an advanced 5-direction obstacle avoidance system, unlike other drones with only forward/downward facing sensors. This greatly minimizes the risk of crashing when flying backwards or to a side with limited visibility. The sensors also allow greater control and stability when flying indoors. However, obstacle avoidance in all directions only works in two flight modes: beginner and tripod. In standard flying mode, only the front and rear sensors work. The obstacle sensing range is 30 meters in all directions, the obstacle avoidance system range goes from 0.2m to 7m, and the max speed for obstacle avoidance is 50 km/h (31 mph). The drone avoids obstacles either by moving past them or stopping right at the obstacle.
Pro Camera can take bright images in the dark
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro's camera is equipped with a 1 inch 20 megapixel sensor. This big sensor collects enought light to allow shooting bright pictures in dark settings.
Pro Version that comes with a remote with a built-in Android tablet is available
It is possible to buy this drone in a “plus” version that includes a remote with a built-in Android tablet with an extremely bright screen.
Pro Great image quality
The drone boasts a large sensor almost four times as large as those in high-end smartphones. This allows it to capture a more detailed picture and greatly improves performance in low light. Another standout feature is the aperture control, which allows you to change the depth of field for creative uses.
Pro Great video and photo capturing capabilities
The Halo Drone comes equipped with a great 4K camera capable of capturing high-quality photos and videos. It comes with a lens that has a 115 degrees FOV and that can take smooth videos and pictures with little to no shakiness. It can record videos at different resolutions and framerates. However, the max. framerate depends on the resolution the video is being captured in:
- 4K up to 30FPS
- UHD up to 60FPS
- FHD up to 60FPS
- HD up to 120FPS
Pro Extremely portable
The Halo Drone is very portable and can easily be taken anywhere with you. It weighs around 1.3kg and has a diagonal length of 430mm. What's more, is that all four arms are foldable which greatly decreases the size and lets you put it in a normal backpack easily. The foldable design also protects the delicate parts of the drone and keeps them from getting damaged when carrying the drone around.
Pro Camera can be used without the drone
This drone's camera can be removed and used as a standalone camera.
Pro 7 advanced follow modes
This drone comes with 7 different smart follow modes that you can use to shot video automatically, while the drone follows you, or another target, around.
Pro Good build quality
The Halo drone is made from high quality materials which do not break easily. It's very sturdy and feels great to the touch.
Pro Very stable
Overall, the Halo is a very strong and stable drone that does not lose control under strong winds.
Pro Relatively fast
The Halo Drone can reach speeds of up to 45mph.
Pro Excellent sensor
Built with a Sony IMX377 sensor.
Pro Decent flight times
The battery lasts an average of 22 minutes of flight time. This is a pretty decent battery life, when compared to other drones at this price range.
Pro Great design
The Halo Drone has a sleek, modern design with a grey body and orange highlights.
Con Front propellers can get in the way of the frame
When flying and filming, the front propellers can get in the way of the frame quite often.
Con Doesn't support third party apps
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is to use the native DJI operating system and it seems that third party apps are unable to control this drone.
Con The sensors don't detect all obstacles
The Phantom 4 Pro's sensors have some problems picking up obstacles with a black surface, even in the daytime. This means you must be careful when flying around dark obstacles or during the night. Only the infrared side sensing systems work well at nighttime.
Con Not very portable
You can’t fold or flatten the drone when it is switched off, so it isn’t so easy to travel with. Because of the large dimensions, it will not fit in a carry-on luggage in a plane. Also, every time you get the drone ready to fly, you will need to attach the propellers to the drone as they aren’t foldable, only removable.
Con May occasionally loose tracked objects
The mode that tracks an object may lose the target occasionally, if it takes sharp turns.
Con Camera settings can't be changed from the app or remote
The camera capture settings can only be set before flying since the app and remote do not have support for changing them.