Mavic Pro versus Phantom 4 Pro

Here at Skyfire Consulting we often recommend that a fire or police department start with, or include, a small, easily-deployable drone in their arsenal. This helps in several ways:

First, the drone can be used to train new operators. It's a bit more palatable to the Top Brass to have inexperienced operators putting a couple grand in the air, versus tens of thousands of dollars. 

Secondly, small drones can be stored easily in patrol cars or on fire trucks in order to be quickly deployed on scene. In many cases a small drone can begin the process of sizing up a scene faster than any other method. Even if the small drone isn't ultimately the right tool for the job, it can help understand what the first responders are facing quickly and efficiently.

So, what are the best small drones for police and fire? While there are a ton of small drones on the market, departments are going to find it hard to top the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro for sheer bang for the buck. To help you decide between these two great drones, we've gone ahead and created this side-by-side comparison of the cameras, flight time, and carrying capacities of the Mavic Pro and the P4P.