Without any doubt, DJI is the king of the drone market, and the company proves that their only competitor is themselves. They already had a great catalog of products for different people. Phantom 4 was one of their products, and it was probably the most popular one because of its features provided with an easy-to-fly system. Now, they have a new drone. Well, not exactly completely new, but an update over the Phantom 4. That is the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
The new Pro model has a better camera alongside with a larger battery, and of course, it comes with a more advance obstacle avoiding system.
To start with, camera is improved in many ways, and it is especially an important step for a drone that is designed to take pictures or videos. Phantom 4 Pro has a 20MP camera with 1-inch CMOS sensor. However, there are two important updates with the camera. First one is the widened dynamic range, which means the camera can make a better balance between light and dark, allowing the drone to shoot better videos when there it is neither too bright nor too dark. The second important update is the addition of the mechanical shutter. It will ( at least, on the paper ) prevent rolling shutters during the footages, which is a term used when image is wobbled unnaturally.
The other different between the Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro is the new sensors. Both Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro could avoid obstacles, but when they were flying forward. The Pro, however, does not have a limitation like that, thanks to the new sensors on all four sides. This means even when flying backwards, the drone can sense objects and avoid them. Furthermore, the new obstacle avoiding system can work up to 31 miles per hour, compared to 22 mph with the regular model.
The Phantom 4 Pro can also be chosen with a remote with built-in display. In the past, DJI drones required you to connect your mobile device to the controller. It was eventually a nice move to decrease the prices of the remotes, but it was affecting the battery life of your phone or tablet. Now, you have a second option for a remote with a screen.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro costs $1,499 and can be preordered either from its website or from its flagship stores in Asia. However, if you want the remote with a built-in display, the price increases to $1,799. Nevertheless, preorders will start to be shipped next week no matter which model you opted for.