Capture every moment with the DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Think about all the features you love in the DJI Phantom range and then imagine better versions of them. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro brings that imagination to the skies. Reading through the list of the Phantom 4 Pro’s features makes you wonder where the evolution of drone technology is going to take us. At the moment the answer to that question is… just about anywhere.
The most powerful DJI camera
Standard on the Phantom 4 Pro camera is a new 1 inch 20MP sensor. Exciting news for all who like moving footage is that this new camera is claiming to get you much better images whilst flying at speed, or, filming fast moving objects. The high level image detail captured when still or at speed by this camera also makes it ideal for those filming with post-production work in mind.
If you’re flying a DJI Phantom 4 Pro there are no obstacles! Well, none that you won’t know about. The Phantom 4 Pro comes with 5 directional obstacle sensors so if you have your head down making sure the shot looks right you’re unlikely to not know about any impending danger to your craft. If you do happen to get too close to anything then the 4 directional obstacle avoidance system will kick in and your Phantom 4 Pro will be safe from harm.
Built In Screen
Much like its little cousin, the DJI Mavic Pro, the Phantom 4 Pro also comes with its own built in screen. This isn’t an afterthought by DJI. This is a 1080p 5.5 inch screen that is set up with the DJI GO app and if the pictures and testimonials we are seeing and hearing are correct it is equal to if not better than most of the smart devices on the market at the moment. If you are familiar with DJI’s Lightbridge system you’ll be happy to hear that they’ve upgraded this making it possible to choose between 2.4Ghz or 5.8Ghz depending on the level of interference your are expecting in your flight area. This means that the built in screen on your Phantom 4 Pro is capable of getting crystal clear non-lagging video from as far away as 7 km’s!
New Flight Modes
Draw – as simple as it sounds! The DJI Phantom 4 Pro enables you to draw your flight route on your screen in either Standard or Manual modes.
Standard mode instructs the Phantom 4 Pro to follow the set route ensuring the camera is always pointed in the flight direction while travelling at a constant speed. Manual mode is slightly different in that it follows the route you’ve drawn in only when instructed.
Manual mode also allows you to point the camera in any direction during flight.
While not a new feature in the drone world the DJI Phantom 4 Pro does, however, bring new features that help you get the best images and video of moving objects. The Phantom 4 Pro gives pilots the choice of the following Active Track options:
Trace – set the Phantom 4 Pro to track a subject while automatically avoiding obstacles from either a front on or behind perspective.
Profile – your craft will automatically take images from a variety of angles of your chosen subject based on the type of shots you are after.
Spotlight – simple…choose your subject and the camera keeps them in frame while you fly your Phantom 4 Pro anywhere you need to.
I’m not sure DJI could make flying any easier with this function. Simply tap your screen where you would like the Phantom 4 Pro to go and it will adjust smoothly to its new destination taking into account any potential obstacles. Tap Fly comes with 3 different functions:
Tap Fly Forward – tap your screen and the Phantom 4 Pro will fly in that direction.
Tap Fly Backward – tap your screen and your craft will flow in the opposite direction of the tap. Ideal for panning out from your close shots.
Tap Fly Free – allows your camera direction to be changed while the Phantom 4 Pro flies in the direction you’ve tapped.
Return To Home
With the Phantom 4 Pro DJI have made a few improvements on this standard function. The Phantom 4 Pro will record its route as you are flying and when you select Return To Home the craft will choose the best way to get there, obstacle free, based on calculations it makes from the data in its recorded flight log. If conditions have changed or new obstacles are present at the Home your Phantom 4 Pro is returning to it will simply hover at an appropriate height and alert the pilot.
Due to the level of advanced computer vision technology the Phantom 4 Pro is now equipped to react to gestures made by a subject. If you are looking to take a selfie just lift your arms while facing the camera. The Phantom 4 Pro will place you the subject at the centre of the frame and lock onto you simply through gesture recognition. The next gesture your Phantom 4 Pro will recognise is the arms held out. This tells the craft to begin a three second countdown so you can ensure you’ve got your pose down pat. The beauty of Gesture Mode is that you can appear in a selfie without the photo showing you carrying the remote control.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro comes with 30 minute flight time. More time in the air means more chance of getting that perfect image. Through the use of the DJI GO app you can track your battery usage and it will also calculate what effect the distance and height that you’ve travelled will have on your remaining flight time. As soon as you reach the minimum safe battery life required to get your Phantom 4 Pro home safely you will get an alert.
If you like this DJI drone, you should also take a look at the DJI Mavic Pro. Or for something more affordable, check out the DJI Phantom 3 Standard.