• Tom David Frey

The Best DJI Phantom 4 Series Accessories


I tested and compared dozens of accessories for the DJI Phantom 4 Series (including the Advanced and Pro Model). After I sent back most items, I kept the ten very best ones and want to share them with you.

The following ten accessories for your DJI Phantom 4 drone as must-have gadgets, every pilot should call their own.

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We’ll get started with a very basic accessory.

Get yourself a super fast MicroSD card.

You will see how much better it performs when you are, for example, taking photos in burst mode or creating long exposure shots.

Next to that you almost eliminate the chance of having faulty 4K or high frame rate video footage.

Finally you will save a lot of time when copying the files to the computer.

I recently tested and compared the speeds and durability of ten MicroSD cards and there are two clear winners: I highly recommend the SanDisk Extreme Pro, it is the best of the best cards or alternatively the cheaper Toshiba Exceria Pro Card that surprisingly made it to the second place, only slightly behind the SanDisk, but is noticeably cheaper.

You find all competitors, test videos and detailed results HERE.

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Second in line is another basic tool: a lanyard for the remote controller.

It doesn’t sound spectacular at all, but it really is helpful, especially if your drone is airborne for a longer time.

The recommended lanyard consists out of a comfortable and cushioned neck strap and a durable carbine for attaching it to the remote controller.

Next to that you can easily attach a pilot ID to the neck strap.

It is not a necessity of course, but you won’t believe how great it’s impact on people is.

Many take it as a proof that you are flying legally and that you know what you are doing.

Of course you should be flying legal at any time (just as a reminder).

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The next gadget is a must-have.

And nothing but that, if you want to take breathtaking photos or record stunning videos.

You need to invest a few dollars into ND filters.

They basically function as sunglasses for your lens, allowing less light to enter.

That again leads to a lower shutter speed, which finally means that the image is not over sharpened, but contains a good looking amount of motion blur.

Every filmmaker uses ND filters and they partly make films look cinematic (even though they don’t replace proper camera and post-production skills).

Plenty cheap and faulty ND filters make it complicated, choosing the perfect ones.

Some are too heavy and ruin the gimbal, others effect the colours or are not a hundred percent clear.

Since years I recommend PolarPro when it comes to drone filters (ND and CPL).

They are not the cheapest, but they are the go-to solution until famous brands like Tiffen or B&W enter the drone filters race.

The multi-coated PolarPro ND filters are available for almost all DJI drones.

You can study the basics, watch a comparison video and find a graphic that explains when to use which ND filter, because they are available in different strengths, by clicking HERE.

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Intelligent flight batteries are expensive. We are all aware of that.

They need to be stored correctly in order to function well for a long time.

It therefore is important to know that storing them either fully charged or completely empty harms them badly.

DJI intelligent flight batteries should be stored at a power level of approx. 30 - 50 percent.

You can enable the self-discharging function within the Go 4 App, but it takes several days until the batteries have reached the desired power level as well as it does waist the energy, which, in times of climate change and raising power prices, isn’t smart at all.

DJI therefore sells a tiny USB connector that can be attached to the Phantom 4’s batteries.

Simply turn the battery on as you usually would, plug in a smartphone cable and power your hungry mobile device for free and enjoy long lasting and safe intelligent flight batteries.

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