DJI Phantom 4 Pro
- Brand: DJI
- Product Code: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
- Availability: Pre-Order
- Ex Tax:£1,324.17
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
The Phantom 4 Pro redefines the iconic Phantom series, bringing imaging and intelligence to new heights. Its new camera equipped with a larger 1-inch sensor and the ability to capture 4K video at 60fps and while its FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear vision sensors and two infrared sensors for a total of 5 directions of obstacle sensing and greater protection. Creators are also further empowered with a new suite of ActiveTrack and TapFly functions that makes complicated shots easier than ever.
Camera with 1-inch 20MP Sensor
The onboard camera has been redesigned to use a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. A custom engineered lens made up of eight elements is arranged in seven groups, it is the first DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter, eliminating rolling shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. In effect, it is as powerful as many traditional ground cameras. More powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate. Advanced sensors and processors ensure everything is captured with more image detail and the image data needed for advanced post-production.
5-Direction of Obstacle Sensing
FlightAutonomy is expanded with an additional set of high-resolution stereo vision sensors placed at the rear in addition to the pair placed at the front as well as infrared sensing systems placed on the left and right sides. This network creates a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance, protecting the Phantom 4 Pro from more obstacles and giving filmmakers the confidence to capture more complex images.
The Lightbridge HD video transmission system used in the Phantom 4 Pro uses TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) to transmit signals, allowing it to send controller signals and receive video transmission signals at the same frequency. As the 2.4GHz frequency band is often affected by Wi-Fi, 4G cell towers, and other types of interference in urban areas, a 5.8GHz band will increase transmission reliability. When switched on, the Phantom 4 Pro evaluates local signal levels, automatically choosing the transmission frequency with the lowest level of interference. This ensures the optimum range of a maximum video transmission of 4.3mi (7km)*
*Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC compliant.
Draw is a brand new technology for waypoint control. Simply draw a route on screen and the Phantom 4 Pro will move in that direction while keeping its altitude locked. This allows the pilot to focus on camera control and enables more complex shots. There are two Draw modes that can be used in different scenarios.
Standard: The aircraft follows the route at a constant speed with the camera facing in the direction of flight.
Free: The aircraft only moves along the route when instructed. In this mode, the camera can face in any direction during a flight.
The Phantom 4 Pro automatically recognizes subjects, follows and captures them as they move, making it easier to get complex shots.
Following fast-moving objects can be very challenging, but advanced image recognition algorithms used by the Phantom 4 Pro allow it to recognize and track the object while keeping it in frame. This new algorithm also recognizes more subjects, from people to vehicles to animals, and will adjust its flight dynamics to match, ensuring smoother shots.
Pilots can now choose between:
Trace – Follow behind or in front of a subject, avoiding obstacles automatically.
Profile – Fly alongside a subject at a variety of angles to get profile shots of the subject.
Spotlight – Keep the camera trained on a subject while the aircraft flies almost anywhere.
Fly in any direction visible on-screen with a simple tap. Tap anywhere on-screen to smoothly adjust the direction of flight while automatically avoiding obstacles * and tap the screen again or use control sticks to change direction. A new AR route function shows the aircraft’s real-time flight direction for reference as its route is adjusted. As it can be difficult to control altitude, course, speed and camera pitch simultaneously using joysticks, TapFly Free allows a pilot to set the direction of flight, allowing them to turn the Phantom 4 Pro or tilt the gimbal as required without changing the direction of flight. In total, there are now three TapFly modes:
TapFly Forward – Tap to fly in the selected direction
TapFly Backward – Tap to fly in the opposite direction of the tap, i.e. tap in the bottom right corner of the screen to fly backward towards the top left.
TapFly Free – Lock the forward direction of the Phantom without locking the camera direction allowing it to turn as it flies.
*Obstacle Avoidance is not available with TapFly Free
Return to Home
In its upgraded Return to Home mode, the Phantom 4 Pro can automatically choose the best route to return home depending on environmental conditions. It records its route as it flies, allowing it to return along the same route avoiding obstacles if the control signal is disconnected.
Based on its altitude at the time of disconnection, the Phantom 4 Pro is also able to adjust its flight path to avoid obstacles it has seen during its flight. At takeoff, the Phantom 4 Pro will record the scene below and compare its recording with what it sees as it returns, for more precise landing. It can also detect the ground to see whether there is suitable spot for landing. If any obstacles are found, or there is water on the ground, it will alert the pilot and hover at an appropriate height, helping the aircraft to land more safely.
Using Gesture Mode, selfies can be captured easily using a few gestures without the remote controller. Advanced computer vision technology allows the Phantom 4 Pro to take instructions through gestures. The subject simply lifts their arms when facing the camera and the aircraft will recognize this movement by locking on and placing the subject in the center of the frame. When ready for a photo, the subject holds their arms out to signal the aircraft. A three second countdown will begin, making time to strike a pose, allowing moments to be captured without the remote control.
What are the main differences between the Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro?
The Phantom 4 Pro redefines the iconic Phantom series, bringing imaging and intelligence to new heightsIts uprated camera shoots 4K/60fps at a bitrate of 100Mbps and stills up to 20-megapixels, creating dramatically better images. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear vision sensors and two Time of Flight range imaging cameras for a total of 5 directions of obstacle sensing with a range of up to 30m in all directions. The upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission system offers an extended maximum transmission range of 4.3mi (7km) and also enables you to switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. It can also be used with an optional integrated monitor for even more reliable transmission. Operators are also further empowered with a new suite of ActiveTrack and TapFly functions. The aircraft’s Intelligent Flight Battery also have increased capacity by 520mAh to enable an extended flight time of 30 minutes.
What is the difference between the Phantom 4 pro and phantom 4 pro+?
Phantom 4 Pro+ has an extra micro SD card slot and a HDMI out port on the remote controller.
The remote controller has an inbuilt screen of 1080p, 5.5 inches with twice the maximum brightness of typical mobile devices to allow for viewing even in very bright conditions.
What is new about the Phantom 4 Pro’s camera?
The Phantom 4 Pro camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor and has a manually adjustable aperture from F2.8 to F11It also supports auto focus by half-pressing the shutter button, and has a focus range, from 1m to infinity. Always refocus before capturing additional shots in the event that the subject has moved beyond the focus point. Focus at infinity if the subject is over 98ft (30m) away. Refocusing is also needed when switching from close shots to long shots during recording.
What advantages does the Phantom 4 Pro have for shooting video?
The Phantom 4 Pro is able to record UHD 4K (4096X2160) at 60fps, at a maximum bitrate of 100Mbps using the H.264 codec and also supports H.265. It also allows you to capture still images while filming. The Phantom 4 Pro camera’s sensor is also larger than before, ensuring clearer images.
What is the resolution and format of the photos captured while recording video?
Photos will be captured as JPEG in the same resolution as the video recording.
What is the advantage using the new H.265 video format?
H.265 retains 50% more information than H.264, creating more detailed and vivid images.
What’s the benefit of having a mechanical shutter?
An electronic shutter may cause artifacts and distortion, such as jello, when shooting fast moving objects. A mechanical shutter prevents this and guarantees a high-quality image.
Does the Phantom 4 Pro support focus?
Tap a point on the display to focus at that point after switching from metering to focus modes. Auto focus can also be triggered by half-pressing the shutter button, before fully pressing the shutter to capture an imageFocus can be set between 1m and infinity.
What are the main features of the Phantom 4 Pro camera lens?
The Phantom 4 Pro uses a brand new camera lens optimized for aerial imaging, with an aperture range from F2.8 to F11 and a 24mm equivalent focal length. It’s equipped with a mechanical shutter and adjustable aperture range, with auto focus support.
Can the Phantom 4 Pro record in 120FPS?
Obstacle Sensing System
When do the infrared sensing system work during flight?
Only in Beginner mode and Tripod mode.
How do the infrared sensing system work?
Available in Beginner Mode and Tripod Mode only, the infrared sensing system has a sensing field with a 70° angle horizontally and 20° angle vertically. The radiated infrared light is reflected back by obstacles, allowing the sensors to “see” them at a distance of up to 23ft (7m) by calculating the difference in projection and reflection times and using this information to create a 3D model about the environment and obstacles in it
What improvements have been made to the Phantom 4 Pro’s obstacle sensing system?
Phantom 4 Pro’s maximum front obstacle sensing range has been extended to 98ft (30m), with the rear sensing system sharing the same capability. Additionally, the Phantom 4 Pro is equipped with infrared sensors on both sides of the aircraft, precisely detecting the distance between the aircraft and obstacles within a range of up to 23ft (7m)
Is there any difference between the front and rear obstacle sensing systems?
Are the Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro remote controllers compatible with each other?
What’s new in the Phantom 4 Pro remote controller?
The Phantom 4 Pro is compatible with two types of controllers, standard and optional. both can switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequency bands with a maximum controllable range of 4.3mi (7km) (Unobstructed, free of interference, FCC compliant.). Both can focus by half-pressing the shutter release button. The Phantom 4 Pro + has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, with 1000 cd/m2 brightness and built-in DJI GO 4 appIts remote controller is also equipped with HDMI port, Micro SD slot, microphone, loudspeaker and Wi-Fi connectivity
Can I detach the integrated display from the Phantom 4 Pro + remote controller?
Can I connect an iOS device or Android device to the Phantom 4 Pro + remote controller to use DJI GO 4?
Does the Phantom 4 Pro + remote controller have a built-in loudspeaker and microphone?
What is the resolution of the Phantom 4 Pro + remote controller display?
What apps are preloaded on the Phantom 4 Pro + screen remote controller display?
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo and a browser app.
What operating system does the Phantom 4 Pro + remote controller display use?
It uses a customized DJI system based on Android 5.1.
Is the remote controller’s screen display’s brightness adjusted automatically or manually?
Can I download other apps onto the Phantom 4 Pro + remote controller display?
No. Currently the Phantom 4 Pro + controller does not support downloading additional third party apps.
Does the Phantom 4 Pro + remote controller support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity?
It supports Wi-Fi but not Bluetooth.
Can I livestream on the Pro+?
Yes, a Wi-Fi connection is required.
Does the Pro+ screen have a headphone jack?
If I buy the Phantom Pro is there any way I can counteract the poor visibility of my screen in very bright situations?
What new Intelligent Flight Modes are on the Phantom 4 Pro?
AR Route, TapFly Backward, TapFly Free in Tap Fly mode, Circle, Profile, and Spotlight in ActiveTrack, as well as Draw and Gesture ModeIt also supports Narrow Sensing and uses new RTH algorithms.
How is Phantom 4 Pro’s Smart Return Home improved?
The new Smart Return Home forms a map of its environment in real-time. The aircraft will choose the best flight path to return home and senses as far as 300m to avoid obstacles more effectively. If the control signal is lost, the Phantom 4 Pro will retrace its original path to regain its connection after 1-minute. When it reconnects, it will return to home following a straight route. If it fails to regain connection, it will also revert to straight line RTH.
How to use Narrow Sensing?
Set C1 or C2 as activation switch for Narrow Sensing. When flying in a complex environment, activate Narrow Sensing and the aircraft will adjust its sensing range and flying speed to fly through narrows gaps.
What SD card do I need?
You will need a micro SD card for your drone, it is recommended you get a UHS speed class 3 (30MB/s or higher) if recording in the highest quality and/or FPS with the Phantom 4 pro, if not recording in the very highest settings it will be suitable to go for a UHS speed class 1 (speed class 10) at 10MB/s or higher
What sort of memory card size do I need to get?
If you are filming at the highest quality in 60 or 30 fps aim for 50GBs of free space per hour of filming.
Be aware though that it is recommended to get multiple smaller memory cards so that less recordings will be lost if the drone crashes or the card malfunctions, multiple 32GB memory cards will be suitable as the Phantom 4 pro flies for 30 mins with a camera attached and so you can put in a new SD card after each battery change.
Which Micro SD cards are officially supported?
Currently supported Micro SD cards are:
Sandisk Extreme 32GB UHS-3 V30 MicroSDHC;
Sandisk Extreme 64GB UHS-3 V30 MicroSDXC;
Panasonic 32GB UHS-3 MicroSDHC;
Panasonic 64GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC;
Samsung PRO 32GB UHS-1 MicroSDHC;
Samsung PRO 64GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC;
Samsung PRO 128GB UHS-3 MicroSDXC;
Though others that meet the required specifications will work as well.
Can I use Phantom 4 propellers on the Phantom 4 Pro?
How is Phantom 4 Pro’s propulsion system optimized?
It has the same Sport Mode max speed as the Phantom 4 and faster Obstacle Avoidance enabled flight, achieving 31mph (50kph).
Video Transmission System
What is difference between Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro Lightbridge systems?
The Phantom 4 Pro uses a new dual-signal Lightbridge video transmission systemIt has a transmission distance of up to 4.3mi (7km) (Unobstructed, free of interference, FCC compliant). Users can also switch between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz control frequencies to cut through interference.
Batteries and Battery Charger
Are the Phantom 4 Pro batteries and battery charger compatible with the Phantom 4?
What is the capacity of the Phantom 4 Pro battery? How much has the flight time been extended compared to the Phantom 4?
The battery capacity is 5870mAh. It flies for two additional minutes compared to the Phantom 4.
During upgrading, if the level of flight battery or controller battery drops below 50%, will the upgrading process fail?
Yes Always use a battery with more than 50% power when upgrading.
What if battery firmware is not consistent with the upgraded aircraft?
Use DJI GO 4 to upgrade the battery firmware to the appropriate version.
|Diagonal Size (Excluding Propellers):||350 mm|
|Weight (Including Battery And Propellers):||1388 g|
|Max Ascent Speed:||S-mode: 6 m/s; P-mode: 5 m/s|
|Max Descent Speed:||S-mode: 4 m/s; P-mode: 3 m/s|
|Max Speed:||45 mph (72 kph) (S-mode); 36 mph (58 kph) (A-mode); 31 mph (50 kph) (P-mode)|
|Max Altitude Above Sea Level:||19685 ft (6000 m)|
|Operating Temperature:||32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C)|
|Hovering Accuracy (GPS Mode):||Vertical: ±0.1 m (With Vision Positioning); ±0.5 m (With GPS Positioning)
Horizontal: ±0.3 m (With Vision Positioning); ±1.5 m (With GPS Positioning)
|Max Angular Velocity:||250°/s (S-mode); 150°/s (A-mode)|
|Max Tilt Angle:||42° (S-mode); 35° (A-mode); 25° (P-mode)|
|Max Flight Time:||Approx. 30 minutes|
|Max Transmitting Distance:||2.400 GHz - 2.483 GHz(Unobstruoted, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3mi (7km);
CE: 2.2mi (3.5km);
SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km)
5.725 GHz - 5.825 GHz(Unobstruoted, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3mi (7km);
CE: 1.2mi (2 km);
SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km)
|Operating Temperature Range:||32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)|
|Operating Voltage:||1.2 A @7.4 V|
|Remote Controller Battery:||6000mAh LiPo 2S|
|Operating Frequency:||2.400 - 2.483 GHz and 5.725 - 5.825 GHz|
|Video Output Port:||GL300E: HDMI，USB
|Mobile Device Holder:||GL300E:Built-in display device (5.5 inch screen, 1920×1080,
1000 cd/m2, Android system, 4G RAM＋16G ROM)
GL300F:Tablets and smart phones
|Transmitter Power (EIRP):||2.400 GHz - 2.483 GHz
FCC: 26 dBm; CE: 17 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm
5.725 GHz - 5.825 GHz
FCC: 28 dBm; CE: 14 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm
|Electronic Shutter Speed:||1/2000 - 1/8000 s|
|Max Image Size:||3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078
|Mechanical Shutter:||8 - 1/2000 s|
|Operating Temperature :||32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)|
|Photo Formats:||JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG|
|PIV Image Size:||・4096 × 2160 (4096 × 2160 24/25/30/48/50p)
・3840 × 2160 (3840 × 2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p)
・2720 × 1530 (2720 × 1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p)
・1920 × 1080 (1920 × 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p)
・1280 × 720 (1280 × 720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p)
|Supported File Systems:||FAT32 (≤ 32 GB); exFAT (> 32 GB)|
|Video Formats:||MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264；HEVC/H.265)|
|Video Storage Bitrate:||100 Mbps|
|Sensor:||1’’ CMOS; Effective pixels: 20M|
|Lens:||FOV (Field of View) 84°, 8.8 mm / 24 mm (35 mm format equivalent),
f/2.8 - f/11.
auto focus at 1 m - ∞
|ISO Range:||Video: 100 - 3200 (Auto); 100 - 6400 (Manual)
Photo: 100 - 3200 (Auto); 100- 12800 (Manual)
|Still Photography Modes:||Single Shot
Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed
frames at 0.7EV Bias
Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/30/60 s
|Video Recording Modes:||H.265
・C4K：4096×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps
・4K：3840×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps
・2.7K：2720×1530 24/25/30p @65Mbps
2720×1530 48/50/60p @80Mbps
・FHD：1920×1080 24/25/30p @50Mbps
1920×1080 48/50/60p @65Mbps
1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
・HD： 1280×720 24/25/30p @25Mbps
1280×720 48/50/60p @35Mbps
1280×720 120p @60Mbps
・C4K：4096×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps
・4K：3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps
・2.7K：2720×1530 24/25/30p @80Mbps
2720×1530 48/50/60p @100Mbps
・FHD：1920×1080 24/25/30p @60Mbps
1920×1080 48/50/60 @80Mbps
1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
・HD： 1280×720 24/25/30p @30Mbps
1280×720 48/50/60p @45Mbps
1280×720 120p @80Mbps
|Supported SD Card Types:||Micro SD, Max Capacity: 128GB.
Write speed ≥15MB/s, class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
|Controllable Range:||Pitch: -90° to +30°|
|Stabilization:||3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)|
|Max Controllable Speed:||Pitch: 90°/s|
|Rated Power:||100 W|
|Intelligent Flight Battery (PH4-5870mAh-15.2V)|
|Battery Type :||LiPo 4S|
|Capacity :||5870 mAh|
|Charging Temperature Range :||14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)|
|Energy :||89.2 Wh|
|Max Charging Power :||100 W|
|Net Weight :||468 g|
|Voltage :||15.2 V|
|Infrared Sensing System|
|Detection Frequency:||10 Hz|
|FOV:||70° (Horizontal), ±10° (Vertical)|
|Obstacle Sensory Range:||0.6 – 23 ft (0.2 – 7 m)|
|Operating Environment:||Surface with diffuse reflection material, and reflectivity > 8% (such as wall, trees, humans, etc.)|
|Obstacle Sensory Range :||2 – 98 ft (0.7 – 30 m)|
|Altitude Range:||0 – 33 ft (0 – 10 m)|
|Operating Range:||0 – 33 ft (0 – 10 m)|
|Operating Environment:||Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)|
|Velocity Range:||≤31 mph (50 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground|