Best-Selling Aerial Photography Quadcopters Comparison Chart

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter
Yuneec Typhoon H Hexacopter
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Type

Quadcopter

Hexacopter

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Quadcopter

Best for

High-level cinematography and aerial photography

Aerial Photography/Videography

Aerial Photography/Videography

High-level cinematography and aerial photography

Aerial Videography/Photography

Skill Level

All

Intermediate/Advanced even though beginners may fly it

Intermediate

Advanced

Intermediate

Advanced Aircraft Features

Flight Time

28 minutes

25 minutes

23 minutes

18 minutes

25 minutes

Number of Rotors

4

6

4

4

4

Max Ascent Speed

6 m/s

5 m/s

5 m/s

5 m/s

10 m/s

Max Descent Speed

4 m/s

3 m/s

3 m/s

4 m/s

Max Speed

20 m/s

10 m/s

16 m/s

22 m/s

24.6 m/s

Payload Capacity

462 grams

300 grams

1,700 grams

420 grams

Maximum Flying Altitude

6,000 meters

122 meters

6,000 meters

4,500 meters

122 meters

Maximum Operating Temperature

40°C

40°C

40°C

45°C

Advanced Flight Features

Ready To Fly

Bind And Fly

GPS Compatible

Altitude Hold

Position Hold

Flight Planning

Autonomous Flight

Follow Me Capable

Automatic Landing

Return To Home

Collision Avoidance

Headless Mode

Streaming

Drone Physical Attributes

Weight

1,380 grams

1,850 grams

1,280 grams

2,935 grams

1,500 grams

Dimensions

15 x 8.7 x 12.8 inches

520 x 457 x 294 mm

18 x 13 x 8 inches

20 x 15 x 15 inches

20 x 16.5 x 11 inches

Wingspan (mm)

410 mm

590 mm

559 mm

460 mm

Body Material

Magnesium

Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber

Plastic

Rotor Material

Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber

Plastic/Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber

Plastic

Available Colors

White

Black

White

White
Black

Black

Camera Basics And Attributes

Still Camera Resolution

12 megapíxels

12 megapíxels

12 megapíxels

12 megapíxels

Depending on external camera

Max Video Resolution

4K

4K

1080p

4K

Depending on external camera

Stabilization

3 axis

3 axis

3 axis

3 axis

3 axis

Lens Field of View

94 degrees

115 degrees

94 degrees

94 degrees

Depending on external camera

Lens Focal Length

20 mm

14 mm

35 mm

20 mm

Depending on external camera

Lens Aperture

f/2.8

f/2.8

f/2.8

f/2.8

Depending on external camera

Sensor

1/2.3”

Sony EXMOR 1/2.3”

Sony EXMOR 1/2.3" CMOS

Depending on external camera

Camera Control Range

-90 to +30°

-90 to 30°

360°

Depending on external camera

Supported SD Card Types

Micro SD

Micro SD

Micro SD

Micro SD

Micro SD

Controller Basics And Attributes

Operating Range

5,000 meters

1,000 meters

2,000 meters

2,000 meters

805 meters

Controller Frequency

2.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.483 GHz

2.483 GHz

2.4 GHz

Control System

Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Remote Control

Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Remote Control + Phone/Tablet

Mobile App Name

DJI GO

DJI Pilot

DJI Pilot

3DR SOLO

Minimum Operating System Compatibility

Android 4.1
iOS 8.0

Android 4.1.2
iOS 8.0

iOS 8.0
Android 4.12

Android 4.3
iOS 8.0

Controller Battery Capacity

6,000 mAh

8,700 mAh

6,000 mAh

6,000 mAh

2,600 mAh

Receiver Sensitivity

23 dBm

-101 dBm

-93 dBm

Controller Battery Type

Lithium Polymer 2S

Lithium Polymer

Lithium Polymer 2S

Lithium Polymer 2S

Lithium-ion

Mobile Device Holder

Smartphone
Tablet

Smartphone
Tablet

Smartphone
Tablet

Smartphone
Tablet

Controller Voltage

7.4 V

3.6 V

7.4 V

7.4 V

7.2 V

Controller Amperage

1.2 A

1.2 A

1.2 A

Transmitter Power

23 dBm

20 dBm

20 dBm

Battery Basics And Attributes

Battery Capacity

5,350 mAh

5,400 mAh

4,480 mAh

4,500 mAh

5,200 mAh

Battery Weight

462 grams

365 grams

570 grams

500 grams

Battery Type

Lithium Polymer 4S

Lithium Polymer 4S

Lithium Polymer

Lithium Polymer 6S

Lithium Polymer

Battery Power

15.2 V

14.8 V

15 V

22 V

15 V

Battery Charger Voltage

17.4 V

14.8 V

17.4 V

26.3 V

Vision Positioning System (Only For DJI Phantom Models)

Maximum Altitude

1,000 cm

300 cm

500 cm

Operating Range

1,000 cm

300 cm

250 cm

Maximum Velocity

10 m/s

8 m/s

8 m/s

Operating Environment

Surfaces with a clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)

Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)

Brightly lit (lux > 15) patterned surfaces

Photography And Video Details

Shutter Speed Range

1/8000 to 8 seconds

1/8000 - 1/30 seconds

1/8000 - 8 seconds

1/8000 - 8 seconds

Depending on external camera

Photo ISO Range

100 - 1600

100-1600

100-1600

Depending on external camera

Photo File Formats

DNG
JPEG

DNG
JPEG

DNG
JPEG

Depending on external camera

Photography Modes

  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5
  • Bracketed Frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 shots
  • Single Shot
  • Time-lapse
  • HDR

Single Shot

  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5
  • Bracketed Frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 shots
  • Single Shot
  • Time-lapse

  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5
  • Bracketed Frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 shots
  • Single Shot
  • Time-lapse

Depending on external camera

Max Image Size

4000 × 3000

4000x3000

4000 x 3000

Depending on external camera

VR Headset Compatible

Depending on external camera

Live View

Depending on external camera

Live View Quality

720p

720p

720p

720p

Depending on external camera

Live View Speed

60 frames per second

30 frames per second

30 frames per second

Depending on external camera

Live View Frequency

5.8 GHz

5.8 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.483 GHz

Depending on external camera

Video ISO Range

100-3200

100-3200

100-3200

Depending on external camera

Video File Formats
  • AVC
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MP4

  • AVC
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MP4

  • AVC
  • H.264
  • MOV
  • MP4

Depending on external camera

Maximum Bitrate of Video Storage

60 Mbps

40 Mbps

60 Mbps

Depending on external camera

Video Recording Modes

  • 1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
  • 2.7K: (2704 x1520) 30p (29.997)
  • 720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
  • UHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p

  • 1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
  • 720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p

  • 1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
  • 720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p

Depending on external camera

Miscellaneous Aircraft Specification

Software Type

Open Source

Proprietary

Proprietary

Open Source

Replacement Parts Available

  • Batteries
  • Rotors

  • Batteries
  • Motors

  • Batteries
  • Landing Gear
  • Motors
  • Rotor Guards
  • Rotors

  • Batteries
  • Frame
  • Rotors

  • Batteries
  • Landing Gear
  • Motors
  • Rotors

EIRP

200 mW

100 mW

900 mW

Technical Support Available

  • Chat
  • Email
  • Phone

  • Email
  • Phone

  • Chat
  • Email
  • Phone

  • Chat
  • Email
  • Phone

  • Email
  • Phone

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