When comparing DJI Phantom 4 vs Halo Drone, the Slant community recommends Halo Drone for most people. In the question“What are the best drones for aerial photography?” Halo Drone is ranked 2nd while DJI Phantom 4 is ranked 9th. 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 Beautiful camera
Has the ability to shoot in 4k, a field of view of 94 degrees, and a 3-axis, brushless, gimbal.
Can survive hard falls from 10 - 15ft.
Pro Smart safety features
When the battery is getting low, or the drone has lost contact with the controller, it will return to the starting point. It is also able to detect and avoid objects that you, the pilot, may not be aware of. Then, when you're done flying, the drone can land itself.
Pro Sport mode for advanced flying
In sport mode, the Phantom 4 will fly faster and bank harder, allowing you to get a wider variety of shots. Good for more advanced pilots.
Pro Sense and Avoid capability
The Phantom 4 can sense 3D objects around it and will brake and reroute to go around them.
Pro Subject tracking
Tap the screen and the Phantom 4 will keep the subject in the shot. Great for controller-free flying and beginners.
Pro Supports livestreaming to Facebook
Stream footage from your drone directly to Facebook Live.
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 Propellers can get in the shot
Sometimes the propellers dip into the shot when turning or speeding up.
Con Sense and Avoid only prevents head on collisions
Sense and Avoid will not stop you from backing into things and hitting things when moving sideways.
Con Sense and Avoid only works in normal mode
When in sport mode, the Phantom 4 sense and avoid functionality does not work. It will not stop itself from crashing.
Con Blades need to be removed for transporting
The blades on the Phantom 4 do not collapse, and need to be taken off when transporting the drone.
Con Only livestreams to Facebook Live
Doesn't offer support for YouTube or Periscope streaming.
Con Awkward to transport
The dimensions for the DJI Phantom 4 are 8.7 x 15 x 12.8 inches. This means that the Phantom 4 will not fit in your backpack, and when properly packaged for transportation will either require its own bag or take up about half the space in an average roller board suitcase.
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.