DJI’s official eBay storefront offers its Phantom 4 Drone in certified refurbished condition for $729.99 shipped. That’s a $669 savings off the original price, down $270 from most online retailers for a new condition model and the best offer currently available. Buying direct from DJI has a number of benefits, including a standard warranty from the manufacturer. We loved the Phantom 4 in our hands-on review and Best Buy customers largely agree leaving a 4.7/5 star rating.
DJI Phantom 4 Features:
- Gimbal-Stabilized 4K / 12MP Camera
- Visual Sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
- Streamlined Shell / Magnesium Unibody
- Top Speed of 44.7mph in Sport Mode
- Maximum Control Range of 3.1 Miles
- Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
- Up to 32.8′ Vision Positioning Altitude
- TapFly – Fly With a Tap of the Finger
- Avoids Obstacles When Returning Home
- Up to 28 Minutes Flying Time
We also spotted DJI’s Phantom 3 Standard for $349 shipped in refurbished condition at its official eBay store. For comparison, it usually sells for $499 in new condition. Although it lacks high-end features like obstacle avoidance and Lightbridge technology, this is an excellent entry-level model for aspiring pilots.
A sleek new design with magnesium unibody construction, obstacle avoidance sensor, dynamic range enhancing video modes, and a two-point-of-contact gimbal mount are just some the features DJI have introduced with the Phantom 4 Quadcopter. Thanks to improvements in efficiency as well as its intelligent power management system, the quadcopter boasts up to 28 minutes flying time. Its camera shoots DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24/25 fps and UHD 4K (3480 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. There is also a 120 fps mode in 1080p resolution for slow-motion effects. The camera will also take 12MP still photos in either DNG RAW or JPEG, with single shot, HDR, burst, and time-lapse modes to choose from. Computerized flight control is nothing new, but the Phantom 4 is the first Phantom to be given a pair of eyes. Among other features, these front-facing visual sensors enable obstacle avoidance during automatic return home and allow it to track a subject. It also features Vision Position, a carryover from the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced, which provides navigation for times when GPS is unavailable and the quadcopter is close to the ground.