With the success of the Phantom 4, DJI introduced the jaw dropping Phantom 4 Pro (Professional). The 4 Pro is not just an upgrade, apart from all the other new features the airframe is now made of a magnesium alloy which increases rigidity and reduces the weight which keeps it down to the same weight as the standard Phantom 4. It also includes an uprated camera equipped with a 1 inch 20 megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and “Burst Mode” stills at 14fps. The “FlightAutonomy” system adds to the original forward and downwards sensors dual rear vision sensors and side infrared sensing systems for a total of 5 directions of obstacle sensing and 4 directions of obstacle avoidance.
The camera has an engineered lens and uses a mechanical aperture that eliminates rolling shutter distortion that can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. Advanced sensors ensure everything is captured with more image detail and the data that is required for advanced post production editing.
FlightAutomony is expanded with an additional set of high resolution stereo vision sensors placed at the rear in addition to the pair at the front and below. It also has as well infrared sensors placed on the left and righthand sides. This network of sensors creates a total of 5 directions of obstacle sensing and 4 directions of obstacle avoidance which protects the Phantom 4 pro from more obstacles and gives filmakers the confidence to capture more complex images.
The Phantom 4 pro controller integrates an upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission that has the ability to choose between 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz. This allows you to cut through interference and also eliminates image lag in area’s where this is extensive use of 2.4Ghz. It also gives you a transmit and video tranmission range of 7km. The controller is the same high quality device that you get with the standard Phantom 4 which will hold the smart device of your choice. Download the DJI GO app and the fully optimized software will further reduce video lag. Combine this with a 5hr battery life on the controller and all the other features and you can see why this makes this the complete aerial imaging solution.
Draw: Technology for waypoint control. Simply draw a route on the screen and the Phantom 4 Pro will follow that route whilst keeping the altitude locked. There are 2 modes, first one is “Standard” and this means the Phantom will follow the course with the camera locked pointing forwards. The second mode is “Manual”, the Phantom Pro will now only move along the course when intructed and the camera can face in any direction during flight.
Active Track: The Phantom 4 Pro automatically recognizes subjects and follows them as they move. Fast moving objects can be very challenging to follow but advanced image recognition algorithms used by the Pro will keep the object in the frame at all times. There are 3 modes of tracking. Mode 1 is “Trace”, the Pro will follow behind or in front of the subject and avoid obstacles automatically. Mode 2 is “Profile”, the Pro will fly alongside the subject at a variety of angles. Mode 3 is “Spotlight”, this mode will keep the camera trained on a subject while the Pro flies almost anywhere.
TapFly: Fly in any direction visible on the screen with a simple tap. Tap anywhere on the screen to smoothly adjust the direction of flight whilst automatically avoiding obstacles. Once again there are 3 modes you can use in TapFly. Mode 1 is “TapFly Forward”, tap to fly in any direction. Mode 2 is Tapfly Backwards, tap to fly in the opposite direction. Mode 3 is “TapFly Free”, locks the forward direction of the Pro without locking the camera allowing it to turn as it flies.
Return to Home: This is an upgraded feature in as much as the Phantom 4 Pro will find the best way home avoiding obstacles as it does so. It even records the route it has already flown on and will return that way if it deems it the best route depending on environmental conditions. It will even do this if the control signal becomes disconnected.
Flying Weight: 1390g
Max Ascent Speed: 6 m/s
Max Descent Speed: 4 m/s
Max Speed: 70km/h
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 19685 feet (6000m)
Max Flight Time Approx: 30 minutes
Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
GPS Mode: GPS / GLONASS
Diagonal Size: (Excluding Propellers) 350 mm
Phantom 4 Pro Aircraft
Phantom 4 Pro Controller
3-Axis Camera Stabilization Gimbal
Built-in Camera Captures 4K video 60fps
DJI Lightbridge Video Downlink, 7km range
4S 15.2V 5870mAh Intelligent Flight Battery