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Should I just get a P4?
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chris50
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I love how portable the mavic is, but my #1 feature I care about is image quality.  Should I just get a P4 and some Nd filters?  Am I just wasting my time here waiting for my mavic?
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From what I've seen the P4 has the edge on FOV, Image quality (just) and gimbal stability. It's also not an unknown factor and there are more accessories available. If size isn't an issue the P4 is still a great bit of kit. Best of all you could go get one right now
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Get a used P4, could probably grab it for a good price because of the Mavic
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trance728 Posted at 2016-10-27 16:13
Get a used P4, could probably grab it for a good price because of the Mavic

Ditto, you can get gently used P4's with plenty of accessories for half price on ebay...
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st pauli Posted at 2016-10-28 04:16
Ditto, you can get gently used P4's with plenty of accessories for half price on ebay...

Again, post the link where you are seeing P4's selling for half price, I have some friends that would like to jump on that.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-28 04:33
Again, post the link where you are seeing P4's selling for half price, I have some friends that wo ...

This is bogus. I checked on eBay hoping to steal a bargain. They have barely dropped in price at all. Maybe next year when the mavic is finally established
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P3 Pro is the one to get.  It's pretty much a P4 without forward cameras.  Research it & you'll be pleased.  Now THOSE are going for very enticing prices with extras like batteries, goggles, props, HDMI mod, etc.  Don't forget to click "SOLD LISTINGS" when searching to get a good feel for what stuff is ACTUALLY going for on eBay.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-27 16:33
Again, post the link where you are seeing P4's selling for half price, I have some friends that wo ...

Sold listings examples:

eBay Phantom 4 Gently Used - $700: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dji-Phantom-4-/122164527929
eBay Phantom 4 NIB - $871: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DJI-Phan ... ealed-/131967765176

DJI Phantom 4 - $1399 now $1199 sale - http://store.dji.com/product/phantom-4

eBay NIB battery - $66: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DJI-Phan ... :g:47MAAOSwdU1W~BuP

dji battery - $169: http://store.dji.com/product/phantom-4-intelligent-flight-battery

The deals are there, you just have to be ready for them.

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Yes.   And St. Pauli is searching correctly for these on eBay.   You don't look for what unsold auctions are asking for.   You search on completed items to see what they are actually selling for.  This is how I determine what price to ask for my auctions on eBay.
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I just grabbed a P4 with some ND filters from Best Buy, rather go new than used with this stuff.  I think I will still buy a Mavic when it comes out, but it's time to make some movies Thanks for your help everyone
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st pauli Posted at 2016-10-28 04:56
Sold listings examples:

eBay Phantom 4 Gently Used - $700: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dji-Phantom-4-/ ...

Most I've found were at least $800-$900
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-27 22:29
Most I've found were at least $800-$900

Well I'm keeping mine I flew it today and it's still worth what I paid for it ,to me.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2016-10-28 05:44
Well I'm keeping mine I flew it today and it's still worth what I paid for it ,to me.

Agree 100%, I'll be keeping mine. You can get some pretty cool Mavic flybys with the P4
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-27 22:52
Agree 100%, I'll be keeping mine. You can get some pretty cool Mavic flybys with the P4

Looking forward to it, whenever it arrives.
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Yes do me a favour go help yourself
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hallmark007 Posted at 2016-10-28 05:54
Looking forward to it, whenever it arrives.

Yes, me too.
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Ill be using my P4, when returned from repair, for artsy fartsy shots but am looking to get a mavic when they hit the uk for opportunist moments when i can just whip it out.
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The P4 will have slightly better image quality.  And the P4 has all of the software bugs worked out.  It's stable.  And it takes great video.

The Mavic is smaller.  The Mavic is in short supply right now and it may take  a while for all the bugs to get worked out...

If you don't care about size...  I would say now is a great time to look for a deal on a P4.
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The P4 is still portable. It just wont fit down your pants.
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DJI-Ken Posted at 2016-10-27 23:52
Agree 100%, I'll be keeping mine. You can get some pretty cool Mavic flybys with the P4

I saw a dude trying to track his P3. Funny!

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quanthonytrang Posted at 2016-10-27 16:52
The P4 is still portable. It just wont fit down your pants.

Welp, not sure about you but my weekend plans are ruined.
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Nees Posted at 2016-10-28 10:53
I saw a dude trying to track his P3. Funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGH-MqefwGw

Yikes - The P3 looks pre-historic next to the mavic.
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Nees Posted at 2016-10-28 07:53
I saw a dude trying to track his P3. Funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGH-MqefwGw

100% not recommended.
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Are you sure it's not covered in DJI care
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Tracking is tracking :p He does say "lets do another stupid thing". And if you see where he lives, only trees and trees and trees around him. Noone gets hurt if he crashes and it is his money
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Nees Posted at 2016-10-28 10:34
Tracking is tracking :p He does say "lets do another stupid thing". And if you see where he lives, ...

That's why he said it wasn't recommended, because it's not lol
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Also.... I love my new Phantom so much.  Only had one flight but it's just a so great to fly and I feel addicted
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I have a P4......I love flying it here along the coast....great piece of technology.
Now anxiously waiting for my Mavic Pro......ordered it with DJI on 10/24/16...Hope to get it around mid November.
Get both if you can afford it.
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vietnamodyssey Posted at 2016-10-28 10:41
I have a P4......I love flying it here along the coast....great piece of technology.
Now anxiously w ...

Yup, having both seems like a really awesome scenario.  Maximum chance of getting all the shots you want.
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chris50 Posted at 2016-10-28 10:24
Are you sure it's not covered in DJI care

DJI Care Refresh may or may not be covered if you attempt to track another aircraft and end up crashing.
You can call 818-235-0789 in the morning and ask support.
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if the Mavic had a 35 minute flight time, an 8 mile range, and a 55mph speed, i'd really want it. The portability factor isnt that big of a deal to me since I can fit my phantom and extras into a standard backpack. Plus extra batteries for the Phantom 3 can be had for significantly less.
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Nees Posted at 2016-10-27 16:53
I saw a dude trying to track his P3. Funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGH-MqefwGw

^ Thats one of those things that is so dumb that it takes you a bit to understand it.

I thought he was trying to use some special retrieval feature.
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