Up till now, obstacle avoidance systems on camera drones, including the Phantom 4’s, only really helped prevent head-on collisions. Fly backward or sideways toward a building, tree, car or person and you are on your own to stop a crash.
The Phantom 4 Pro has the visual sensor, before and after up to 30 meters or 98 feet can be detected obstacles. Its abdomen sensors can help to avoid landing on the uneven ground or water, while infrared sensing systems on both sides allows the drone to figure out where it is within a space, recognizing obstacles up to 23 feet or 7 meters away. The top of the drone is the only side left unprotected.
The camera has a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor with 11.6 stops of dynamic range, aperture control (f2.8-f11) and a mechanical shutter. The latter will help with motion artifacts like Jell-O effect, skewed lines and warped-looking propellers, while the larger image sensor should significantly improve image quality. The camera also boasts a maximum resolution of 4K at 60 frames per second with a very high bit rate of 100Mbps.
In addition, the use of Pro, you can choose to terminate the mobile device to view your needs of the content of the film. Average will provide with super bright screen Pro Plus version, its controller. Use the new remote controls, you can also turn your radio frequency between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz, its built-in GPS, an SD card slot and a mini HDMI port.
DJI added some new flight mode, through the obstacles to avoid possible. An improved the precision of the system, make its can narrow environment, such as through the door or window. ActiveTrack, the drone’s subject tracking mode, can now handle following a subject’s profile by flying sideways or backward in Spotlight mode. And its TapFly mode, which lets you tap a location on screen to automatically fly to, will now work backward and you can rotate the drone or tilt the camera without changing its path.
The drone also has an enhanced Return-to-Home mode that will guide it home from up to 984 feet away (300 meters) and avoid obstacles along the way. Also, DJI says within a minute of the Pro losing its GPS signal, it will automatically return to the last connected position and hover as it waits for your next command.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro will start selling this month and can be ordered now for $1,500 with a standard controller or with the high-luminance display controller for $1,800. In Australia, the Pro is AU$2,600 with the standard controller and $3,100 with the screen version. For those in the UK, getting the display controller costs £1,820 and the Pro is £1,590 for the standard.