Mavic vs phantom 4 hardware

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  1. Will Vardy

    Will Vardy Active Member

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    So alot of mixed reviews on the mavic. For me it's size outweighs every argument. I have have a small manfrotto dslr rucksack and the mavic will just squeeze in with camera and extra lense. Spot on for my type of 'oportunist' photography.

    Reviews are on the whole saying the mavic is 'nearly' as good as the phantom 4. I'm confused though? On the spec sheet it seems to be the same sensor with the same range as the phantom. Only thing I can see is that fhd will go up to 120fps on the phantom and the mavic up to 96. Obviously fov is tighter but I was always under the impression this thing is basically a phantom 4 squeezed into a much smaller airframe.

    Comments? Anyone in the know about hardware differences?

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  2. CactusJackSlade

    CactusJackSlade Well-Known Member

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    For one thing, the lens on the camera is physically smaller. A smaller primary lens is harder to get as good of quality as a larger lens.
     
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    The change in FOV to 75° with manual focus at f/2.2, from 94° with fixed focus at f/2.8 on the P4, is a significant impovement, unless you need a 94° FOV. As long as you properly set the focus on the Mavic for your subject, it will outperform the P4 because the lens is about a half stop faster (gathers more light).
     
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    A sensor being smaller would mean you're likely dealing with lower image quality but the sensors are the same.


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  5. GadgetGuy

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    Actually, the Mavic sensors are the same size, but are not the same/identical, as originally thought, but are fully capable of comparable or better results, despite the overall smaller camera size.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, but, where is that information from?
    Greetings, roe.
     
  7. GadgetGuy

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    Can't put my finger on the source right now, but it was from a source I didn't have reason to question. Doesn't make it true. :cool:
     
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  8. Will Vardy

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    Thanks for your input guys. As I said I'm set on the mavic but I had that itch in the back of my mind that maybe I was sacrificing quality over portability. I'm happy with the answer

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    Have you seen the Mavic torture test video? Definitely a hardware advantage over the P4.
     
  10. Will Vardy

    Will Vardy Active Member

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    Yeah I did! That was awesome! Although heartbreaking for those of us that are still waiting :(

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  11. GadgetGuy

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    At half the weight of a P4, it will also do less damage when falling on people and property, and when running into manned aircraft! :eek:
     
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    You mean move over mavic and P4, here comes the Phantom 4 Pro!!
    The new camera on the P4 Pro just obliterate anything price below it.
     
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    cue the P4P.. your fears are perfectly corrrect.. he he

    trog
     
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  14. Will Vardy

    Will Vardy Active Member

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    Dammit!! Now I have no fecking clue what to do?!? Screw it the mavics on its way (at some point) so I'll keep an eye on the reviews for p4p and make a decision later....

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  15. GadgetGuy

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    P4P reviews are already out! It's image and video quality blows any previous Phantom and Mavic output away! It's like going from a point and shoot to a full frame DSLR with twice the file size and 3 full stops more of low light still capability at up to 13 fps on 20MB DNG images! 4K Video at 60 fps and 100Mbs! Nothing else comes close at this price range!
     
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    Can it fit in my pocket? Lol
     
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    Not yet! The P4 Pro camera will likely soon make it's way to a new Mavic Pro! That's the logical progression! :cool:
     
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