DJI has launched (one other) new drone. The Phantom 4 Advanced is an upgraded model of the unique Phantom 4, which the corporate will stop promoting on April 30th.
Maybe we should always have seen this coming? Given that DJI’s Phantom three vary was stretched out to incorporate a Standard, Advanced and 4K mannequin, the transfer goes to indicate how relentless cannibalization of earlier merchandise doesn’t appear to be a problem for DJI.
Anyway, what can drone fans anticipate from the brand new Phantom 4 Advanced?
An Improvement on the Phantom 4
The new Phantom 4 Advanced is an improve on the favored however quickly to be discontinued Phantom 4. DJI says that a lot of the enhancements are in areas that aerial photographers will recognize essentially the most: the digital camera. The Phantom 4 Advanced will give photographers a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter.
The upgraded digital camera is able to capturing 4K video at 60 frames per second, whereas extra highly effective video processing will assist H.264 4K movies at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, each with a 100Mbps bitrate.
Improved optical efficiency, sensors and processors guarantee footage is captured with greater dynamic vary and the element wanted for superior post-production.
The Phantom 4 Pro’s Little Brother
Just just like the Phantom 4 Pro and the Mavic, the Phantom 4 Advanced comes new clever flight modes, together with Gesture and Tripod, together with an upgraded FlightAutonomy system with 5 imaginative and prescient sensors, a forward-facing impediment avoidance system and dual-band satellite tv for pc positioning (GPS and GLONASS).
As a end result, the Phantom 4 Advanced is ready to hover exactly in locations with out GPS and fly fastidiously in indoor and sophisticated environments.
As nicely as a boosted digital camera and extra clever flight modes, the Phantom 4 Advanced has an elevated storage capability, utilizing a 128GB microSD card, and a flight time prolonged as much as 30 minutes.
Just to make issues a little bit extra complicated…
The Phantom 4 Advanced is available in two variations. The Advanced+ model comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display screen built-in into the controller. DJI says this display screen is “more than twice as bright as conventional smart devices,” so it must be best for outside use in sunny circumstances.
The retail costs of the Phantom 4 Advanced and Phantom 4 Advanced+ are US$1,349 and $1,649, respectively. They at the moment are accessible within the DJI retailer and will begin transport April 30, 2017.
That worth level places it comfortably between the Phantom 4 Pro ($1,499) and the Mavic ($999).