The DJI Phantom 4 Advanced comes equipped with one of the latest drone equipped cameras. The 1-inch 20-megapxel sensor is capable of shooting 4k/6fps video with Burst Mode capable of stills at 14fps. Its titanium alloy and magnesium alloy construction help increase the rigidity of the airframe, reducing its weight and making the Phantom 4 Advanced is a similar weight to the Phantom 4. It also provides a FlightAutonomy system which adds dual rear vision sensors for great obstacle sensing and avoidance.
The upgraded camera is made from eight elements arranged in seven groups. It’s the first ever DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter which helps remove distortion of fast moving subjects or static objects when flying at higher speeds.
The camera is now just as powerful as traditional ground cameras. The video processing power supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H265 4K at 30fps, both containing a 100Mbps bitrate. And thanks to higher processors and sensors everything captured with the DJI Phantom 4 Advanced is higher detail for post-production than ever before.
Equipped with DJI’s FlightAutonomy system made up of five vision sensors, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), ultrasonic rangefinders, and redundant sensors, the Phantom 4 Advanced can hover precisely in places without GPS and navigate complex environments. The dual forward vision sensors can see as far as 30 m out in front, enable auto brake, and hover or detour in front of obstacles within a 15-meter range.
The upgraded controller that accompanies the Phantom 4 Advanced integrates with a Lightbridge HD video transmission system adding 5.8GHz transmission support. The new system gives pilots the opportunity to cut through interference and reduces lag caused by areas with high 2.4 GHz frequency usage.
The new Lightbridge HD video transmission system now uses TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) to transmit signals. This allows it to send signals and receive video transmission at the same frequency. After turning on, the Phantom 4 Adv will asses local signal levels and select the frequency with the least interference guaranteeing an optimum range of video transmission.
The screen integrated with the Phantom 4 Advanced+ offers 1000 cd/m2 of brightness which is over 2x the brightness of conventional smart devices. The screen is viewable in direct sunlight, too, thanks to the bright and vivid colour reproduction. The DJI GO app comes built in too, removing the necessity of a mobile device and allowing the pilot to completely optimise the software helping reduce video lag. WI-FI is integrated within, so images can be edited directly within the app and shared instantly. And with the five-hour battery life, you can enjoy a long-lasting flight making the Phantom 4 Adv+ the completely aerial photography drone professionals are looking for.
This new technology created from the ground up by DJI takes the Phantom 4 Adv to the next level. The feature is simple. You can draw a route on the remote controller screen and after that the Phantom 4 Adv will follow that route. This is ideal when a pilot may want to focus more on the video or photos rather than controlling their aircraft
Standard: The aircraft follows the route at a constant speed with the camera facing in the direction of flight.
Free: The aircraft only moves along the route when instructed. In this mode, the camera can face in any direction during a flight.
Another new feature of the Phantom 4 Adv is its reverse tapfly mode. It allows you to take aerial selfies by clicking the built in screen or mobile device on the controller.
TapFly Forward – Tap to fly in the selected direction
TapFly Backward – Tap to fly in the opposite direction of the tap, i.e. tap in the bottom right corner of the screen to fly backward towards the top left.
TapFly Free – Lock the forward direction of the Phantom without locking the camera direction allowing it to turn as it flies.
*Obstacle Avoidance is not available with TapFly Free