RIP DJI Phantom 4 Drone – Hello DJI Phantom 4 Advanced
New Phantom 4 Advanced Gives Creators The Ideal Flying Camera For Expanding Their Creative Vision
In true DJI fashion, it looks like it’s out with the old and in with the new. In this case, it’s the DJI Phantom 4. At a little over a year old DJI officially announced this morning that the P4 has officially been discontinued.DJI will continue to provide after-sales support to Phantom 4 customers and they can continue to enjoy flying their aircraft using the DJI GO 4 app. Let’s pause for a moment of silence. Now in with the new. Say hello to the new DJI Phantom 4 Advanced and Advanced +.
The Phantom 4 Advanced offers creators an affordable way to capture aerial imagery with a more powerful camera and more precise controls. The new model improves on the original Phantom 4, giving photographers a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter that lets them explore all the creative possibilities that a flying camera can provide.
The P4 Adv’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. Excellent optical performance, sensors, and processors ensure everything is captured with high dynamic range and more image detail needed for advanced post-production.
This system comes with many key intelligent features that allow smooth automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod. Equipped with the FlightAutonomy system made up of 5 vision sensors, forward-facing obstacle avoidance system, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), and ultrasonic rangefinders, the Phantom 4 Advanced is able to hover precisely in places without GPS and fly in complex environments.
P4 Advanced +
The new 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, creators can now do more with the Phantom 4 Advanced’s increased storage capacity using a 128GB microSD card and a flight time extended up to 30 minutes.
More Info + Pre-Ordering
According to DJI, the product will start shipping on April 30, 2017. For more information and to pre-order:
- Phantom 4 Advanced ($1,349.99)
- Phantom 4 Advanced+ ($1,649.99)