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.
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