DJI is offering a new drone, the Phantom 4 Advanced. It was developed to offer an affordable way to capture aerial imagery with a more powerful camera and more precise controls. The new addition to the Phantom family improves on the original Phantom 4, giving users a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter.
The Phantom 4 Advanced’s upgraded camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second. The more powerful video processing now supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate.
Similar to the Phantom 4 Pro, it comes with features that allow smooth automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod. Equipped with the FlightAutonomy system made up of five vision sensors, forward-facing obstacle avoidance system, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), and ultrasonic rangefinders, the new drone is able to hover precisely in places without GPS and fly in complex environments.
The Phantom 4 Advanced+ version offers a 5.5-inch 1080p screen integrated into the controller. The screen is more than twice as bright as conventional smart devices, making it an ideal aerial imaging solution for outdoor use. In addition, it features increased storage capacity using a 128GB microSD card and a flight time extended up to 30 minutes.
With the introduction of the more affordable, yet powerful Phantom 4 Advanced, the Phantom 4 model will reach its end of life on April 30. DJI will continue to provide after-sales support to Phantom 4 customers and they can continue to enjoy fly their aircraft using the DJI GO 4 app.
The retail prices of the Phantom 4 Advanced and Phantom 4 Advanced+ are $1,349 and $1,649, respectively. They will be available on store.dji.com and will start shipping April 30.
DJI develops drone and camera technology for personal and professional use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its products and solutions have been chosen by customers in more than 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture and conservation.