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Inspire vs phantom,

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by grizgrin, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. grizgrin

    Jul 15, 2016
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    So the P4 seems to cover a lot of ground that the Inspire does. Short of some camera upgrades (which admittedly may make a huge difference, for sure), independent camera, I am not seeing a lot that adds value. Of course, the lower flight time and larger size are what sticks out to me more as I plan on flying in much tighter quarters.

    So what am I missing? It's more impressive, bigger and cooler. Some may see enough value in that to merit the premium. What are your thoughts?
  2. With The Birds

    Jan 4, 2016
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    The M43 camera is the decision maker. Particularily if you shoot stills and especially in low light. It absolutely pulls the pants down on 1/2.3" P3/4 sensor and lens combos.

    You wont be as thrilled with video performance improvememt. The Inspire for reasons unknown still has a low bitrate output from the compressor (unless your happy to pony up for the X5R).

    As a disadvantage you have set up time, portability and will likley find some scenarios where you will attract unwanted attention while you could have flown a phantom without problems.
  3. deltalimatango

    Jun 22, 2016
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    Just buy both and be done with it. :)

    A small joke there, however, I tend to agree with everything said. The camera alone will be enough for some people.
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  4. Rik Roukens

    Aug 24, 2016
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    Two different beasts, I would go with a phantom 4 if you plan to travel a alot, for it's size it is amazing, if you want the different camera options, go for the Inspire, but if you plan to buy it with the x3, don't bother :) I own both and have to say love flying both. I mostly use the inspire 1 pro for dual operator work. but love my P4 just as much!
  5. ryanmanchester

    Feb 7, 2016
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    The inspire sits in the air with much ease, I've used my inspire in 35mph with 40mph gusts. Owned a p3a too, both great birds, inspire for me

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