The Phantom 4 Pro $1499 and Phantom 4 Advanced $1199 are powerful camera drones in their own right, but can be made even more effective with the right accessories. But which ones do you need? In parts one and two, we looked at some must-have accessories for every user, followed by accessories for travelers and adventurers. Today, we’ll introduce the most important additions to your Phantom 4 Pro or Phantom 4 Advanced for discerning photographers and videographers, as well as users who fly purely for fun.
Accessories for Aerial Photography
- A Remote Controller Monitor Hood or Remote Controller with a Display
On a bright, clear day your smartphone or tablet screen is no match for the sun. It will be too dim to see your shot clearly, and the glare can create an uncomfortable, unsafe view. Fortunately, a Remote Controller Monitor Hood keeps your screen in the shade so you can see every detail on display. Better yet, a Remote Controller with display gives you a 5.5” 1080p screen with twice the brightness of a smartphone, so you can see your shot perfectly on the sunniest of days.
- ND Filters
For photos and video with rich detail, opening up your shutter speed is a great idea. However, under bright daylight overexposure can ruin what could be a beautiful photo or video. A great solution for your Phantom series camera is a Neutral-Density (ND) Filter, designed to limit light exposure for better shots. ND filters are also great for giving video more motion blur, while helping to cut down micro-vibrations that could show up in your videos. For more information about ND filters, check out this article: ND Filters for Your Drone – How They Work and Which Ones to Use.
- SD Card
Each Phantom series drone comes with a 16 GB Micro SD card, but it can only load up to 20 minutes of 4K video at 100 Mbps. Videographers need much more recording time, so picking up a high-speed 32 GB or 64 GB card is a good idea.
- Universal Remote Controller Lanyard Check the Price
For all the things we use to keep our drone safe, we sometimes forget that the remote controller is just as important. Your remote controller may slip from your hands, cracking or breaking it along with your smartphone or tablet. I like to use a 17” iPad when I shoot, making for a heavy controller I never want to drop. Luckily, a Universal Remote Controller Lanyard prevents this by catching the controller if it ever falls from my hands.
More Accessories, More Fun
DJI Googles Check the Price
First-person view (FPV) drone flying is incredibly popular among enthusiasts nowadays. Flying with virtual reality goggles gives you a veritable bird’s eye view of your surroundings, for truly exhilarating flight. While some third-party goggles support DJI products, DJI Goggles were designed exclusively for DJI drones. Dual 1080p screens and an 85° angle of view work together to give you an incredibly immersive experience. Transmission is made possible by built-in OcuSync technology, whose real-time view and decreased latency provide a smooth, realistic experience. With DJI Goggles, control your Phantom 4 series with your head, taking your flight to new, immersive heights. To learn more about DJI Goggles, check out our article, “DJI Goggles Unboxing and Quick Review.”
These accessories will help photographers, videographers, and hobbyists alike. Whatever kind of drone user you are, there are definitely useful additions to enhance your flying and shooting experience.
Thanks for Reading! We hope these accessory guides were helpful to you, and we hope you’re enjoying your Phantom 4 series drone. See you next time!