DJI Phantom 4 Professional vs DJI Mavic Pro vs DJI Phantom 3 Professional


  • Price
    $1,499.00 $999.00 $1,259
  • Control System
    Remote Controller or Smartphones Remote Control + Phone/Tablet Remote Control + Phone/Tablet
  • Built-in Camera


  • Weight
    1388 g 743g 1280 g
  • Available Colors
    White Black White
  • Foldable
  • Bind and Fly
  • Altitude Hold This simply means that if you let go of all of the controls, the drone will remain flying at the same altitude as it was prior to letting go.
  • Position Hold This feature allows the drone to remain hovering in place if you let go of all the controls.
  • Flight Planning
  • Autonomous Flight The drone is able to fly autonomously without you having to actively control it. This means that you can pre-plan its flight, using a number of waypoints set up on the ground, and it will fly on the path that you planned.
  • Follow Me Capable Follow me capable means that the drone can be programmed to follow your controller, whether it is using GPS or a radio signal. If this is enabled, you can have the drone fly in the air near you, and it will follow you as you move.
  • Automatic Landing This feature allows you to press a button and let the drone land itself.
  • Return To Home
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Headless Mode


  • Max Flight Time (mins)
    30 mins 27 mins 23 mins
  • Max Flight Altitude (m) This is the height above sea level that the drone is capable of flying. If you want to know how high above your current ground level that the drone can fly, check out its operating range.
    500 5000 6000 m
  • Max Speed (kph) The maximum horizontal velocity of the drone. This does not account for wind speed or direction.
    45 mph (72 kph) (S-mode); 36 mph (58 kph) (A-mode); 31 mph (50 kph) (P-mode) 65 kph 56 kph
  • Maximum Ascent Speed (kph) The maximum speed that the drone can travel directly upward.
    S-mode: 6 m/s; P-mode: 5 m/s 18 kph 18 kph
  • Maximum Descent Speed (kph) The maximum speed that the drone can travel moving downward.
    S-mode: 4 m/s; P-mode: 3 m/s 11 kph 11 kph
  • Min Operating Temp. ( c )
    0° C 0°C
  • Max Operating Temp. ( c )
    40° C 40° C 40°C


  • Camera Resolution The highest possible resolution that a drone's built-in camera can shoot in.
    1’’ CMOS; Effective pixels: 20 mp 12 mp 12.4 megapixel
  • Video Resolution The highest quality video that a drone's built-in camera can shoot in. It will also be able to shoot in the resolutions below the highest quality.
    C4K:4096×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps 4K 4K
  • Lens Field of View The width or range of view that the camera's lens can see.
    84° 78 degrees 94 degrees
  • Lens Focal Length
    8.8 mm / 24 mm 28mm 20 mm
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8 - f/11. f/2.2 f/2.8
  • Supported SD Card Types
    Micro SD, Max Capacity: 128GB. Micro SD Micro SD Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
  • Shutter Speed Range
    8 - 1/2000 s 8s -1/8000s 1/8000 - 8 seconds
  • Photo ISO Range
    100 - 3200 (Auto); 100- 12800 (Manual) 100 - 1600 100 - 1600
  • Photo File Formats
  • Max Image Size
    3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078 4000×3000 4000 x 3000
  • Stabilization The number of axes that the camera's stabilization gimbal supports. This means that as the drone changes direction along these axes, the camera's position will stay the same, allowing for high-quality video and images. The three axes of rotation are pitch, roll, and yaw. These cover all of the axes which a drone can move along, and the more axes that the stabilization gimbal supports, the better.
    3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw) 3 axis 3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)
  • VR Headset Compatible
  • Live View Ability to see live video that is being relayed from the drone's camera back to your control system.
  • Video ISO Range This is the range of ISO settings that the camera can be set to for video recording.
    100 - 3200 (Auto); 100 - 6400 (Manual) 100-3200 100 - 3200
  • Video Recording Modes
    MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264;HEVC/H.265) C4K: 4096×2160 24p
    4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
    2.7K: 2704×1520 24/25/30p
    FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
    HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p, 25p
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
    1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
    720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p


  • Operating Range (m) The maximum distance away from the control system (you) that the drone can fly.
    7 km 7000 2000m
  • Controller Frequency The frequency at which the controller communicates with the drone while flying.
    2.400 - 2.483 GHz and 5.725 - 5.825 GHz 2.4 Ghz 2.4 Ghz
  • Control System
    Remote Controller or Smartphones Remote Control + Phone/Tablet Remote Control + Phone/Tablet
  • Minimum Operating System Compatibility
    iOS 8.0 or later, Android 4.1.2 or later iOS 8.0 or Android 4.12
  • Controller Battery Capacity
    6000mAh LiPo 2S 2970mAh 6000 mAh LiPo 2S
  • Mobile Device Holder


  • Battery Capacity
    5870 mAh 3830 mAh 4480 mAh
  • Battery Weight
    468 g 240g 365g
  • Battery Type
    LiPo 4S LiPo 3S Lithium Polymer 4S
  • Battery Charger Voltage The maximum voltage that the battery charger can reach to charge the drone's battery.
    15.2 V 13.05 V 17.4 V