The DJI Phantom 4 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro is higher detail for post-production than ever before.
The smart FlightAutonomy system has improved with an additional set of stereo vision sensors situated at the rear as well as the two placed at the front. The Pro also comes included with infrared sensing systems found on the right and left sides. Each one of these sensors provides obstacle sensing and avoidance ensuring a protected flight and giving filmmakers and photographers a confidence in their drone.
The upgraded controller that accompanies the Phantom 4 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro+ 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 Pro+ the completely aerial photography drone professionals are looking for.
This new technology created from the ground up by DJI takes the Phantom 4 Pro to the next level. The feature is simple. You can draw a route on the remote controller screen and after that the Phantom 4 Pro will follow that route. This is ideal when a pilot may want to focus more on the video or photos rather than controlling their DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
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 Pro 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
To help make the Phantom 4 Pro more reliable, dual compass modules have been introduced along with dual IMU units. These sensors help guarantee stable flight using the data provided from both the IMU units and compass modules. The advanced algorithms use this data to check accuracy, with inaccurate data discarded without affecting flight.