DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter

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  • 1" 20MP CMOS Sensor
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K60 / 20MP Imaging
  • FlightAutonomy with Redundant Sensors
  • Four Directions of Obstacle Avoidance
  • Top Speed of 45 mph in Sport Mode
  • Maximum Control Range of 4.3 Miles
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • TapFly - Fly With a Tap of the Finger
  • Up to 30 Minutes Flying Time
  • Remote Controller Included
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  • 1Description

The Phantom 4 Pro from DJI boasts a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal camera with a 20MP, 1" CMOS sensor capable of shooting up to 4K/60fps video and well as photo bursts at up to 14 fps. The hull has been updated from the previous Phantom 4, now featuring magnesium alloy construction for increased rigidity and reduced weight. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear-vision sensors plus infrared sensing for a total of five directions of obstacle sensing and four directions of obstacle avoidance. Compared to the Phantom 4 Advanced variant, the Pro features the noted four, rather than two, directions of obstacle avoidance and offers a 5.8 GHz channel for the Lightbridge link, in addition to 2.4 GHz.

Gimbal Camera with 1" CMOS Sensor

The onboard camera features a first for the Phantom line: a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. A custom-engineered lens made up of eight elements is arranged in seven groups. The camera boasts a mechanical aperture that eliminates rolling shutter distortion that can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed and a mechanical focus.
1" CMOS Sensor
Sensor size is often more important to image quality than the number of pixels, because a larger sensor has dynamic range, better signal-to-noise ratio, and boosted low light performance. The 1" 20MP CMOS sensor in the Phantom 4 Pro is almost four times the size of the Phantom 4's 1/2.3" sensor. It uses larger pixels and has a maximum ISO of up to 12,800 as well as increased contrast.
H.264 and H.265 4K Video Recording
Powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60 fps or H.265 4K at 30 fps, both recorded in a 100 Mbps bitrate. Advanced sensors and processors ensure everything is captured with more image detail and the image data needed for manipulation in post-production.
Production-Optimized 4K
An enhanced video processing system allows video to be captured in cinema- and production- optimized DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps and a bitrate of 100 Mbps. The Phantom 4 Pro also supports the H.265 video codec at 30 fps in 4K resolution. For a given bitrate, H.265 doubles the amount of image processing as H.264, resulting in significantly enhanced image quality from a more efficient compression. Record in the high dynamic range D-log mode to make the most of this image data for color grading.
High Resolution Lens
The Phantom 4 Pro camera has an aerial-optimized f/2.8 wide-angle lens with a 24 mm equivalent focal length. It features eight elements — two aspherical — arranged in seven groups that fit into a smaller, more compact frame. Its images are consistently detailed with low distortion and low dispersion, ensuring that photos and videos are sharp and vivid.
Mechanical Shutter
Capturing objects moving at high speed has always been a challenge for flying cameras using an electronic shutter. This is why the Phantom 4 Pro is the first DJI Phantom to use a mechanical shutter and a large-aperture prime lens. A maximum mechanical shutter speed of 1/2000-second eliminates motion blur and "jello effect" caused by shooting a fast moving object with a rolling electronic shutter. The electronic shutter has also been improved with a max shutter speed of 1/8000-second, and a there is Burst Mode shoot capable of shooting 14 fps at 20 megapixels to catch the perfect moment.

Remote Controller with Lightbridge HD Video Link

The Phantom 4 Remote Controller Included controller integrates an upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission system that adds 5.8 GHz transmission support. The ability to choose between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz allows pilots to cut through interference and eliminates image lag caused when flying in an area with extensive 2.4 GHz frequency use. Normally, Wi-Fi video transmission systems use a 2.4 GHz frequency to work with a controller using a 5.8 GHz frequency, as this prevents interference that can occur when both use the same frequency.
Lightbridge HD Video Link
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 2.4 GHz frequency band is often affected by Wi-Fi, 4G cell towers, and other types of interference in urban areas, a 5.8 GHz band will increase transmission reliability. When switched on, the Phantom 4 evaluates local signal levels, automatically choosing the transmission frequency with the lowest level of interference. This enables a maximum video transmission range of 4.3 miles.

Intelligent Flight Modes

Draw
With Draw, 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.
ActiveTrack
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 an object while keeping it in frame. This algorithm also recognizes a range of 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.
TapFly
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. An 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.

Note: Obstacle Avoidance is not available with TapFly Free.
Return to Home
In its 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.
Gesture Mode
With Gesture Mode, selfies can be captured using a few gestures without the remote controller. 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.

Flight Control System

Flight Modes
Different productions require different flight characteristics, and the Phantom 4 Pro offers three modes for flight: P, A and S. Switching between them allows pilots to get the control they need, whether they seek smoothness, simplicity, intelligent navigation, or speed. In Position Mode (P), TapFly, ActiveTrack, obstacle sensing and positioning features are available. Sport Mode (S) adds extra agility and higher speed, reaching 45 mph . Attitude Mode (A) switches off satellite stabilization and holds the Phantom 4 Pro's altitude. It is ideal for experienced pilots looking to capture smoother footage. Tripod Mode, which limits speed to 4 mph provides precision control for fine framing and indoor flying. Both the infrared sensing system and vision sensors are enabled in these modes for a safer flight experience.
Sensor Redundancy
The Phantom 4 Pro features dual compass modules and dual IMU units, making it more reliable when compared to many hexacopters and octocopers. Compasses and IMUs are important sensors to ensure a stable flight and the Phantom 4 Pro constantly compares the data it receives through both pairs. This data is run through various algorithms to check accuracy, and any inaccurate data is simply discarded without affecting flight, keeping flight steady and reliable.
Intelligent Battery System
Professional aerial imaging benefits from longer flight times. The Phantom 4 Pro features a maximum flight time of 30 minutes, providing more time in the air to capture the perfect shot. The DJI GO app shows battery lifetime and calculates remaining flight times according to distance traveled and more. It will give alerts when it reaches a minimum safe amount required for a safe journey back to the takeoff point. An advanced battery management system is also in place to prevent overcharging and over draining. When placed in longer term storage, batteries will discharge power to maintain good health.
UPC: 190021283862
In the Box
DJI Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter
  • Remote Controller for Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter with Mobile Device Clip
  • 4 x Propeller Pairs
  • Flight Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cable for Battery Charger
  • Gimbal Clamp
  • USB OTG Cable
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • 16GB microSD Card
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty for Gimbal Camera, Propulsion System (Minus Props), Remote Controller (with Built-In Screen), Battery, and Battery Charger
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for MC and Remote Controller (without Built-In Screen)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Performance
    Maximum Horizontal Speed S-Mode: 45 mph (72 km/h)
    A-Mode: 36 mph (58 km/h)
    P-Mode: 31 mph (50 km/h)
    Maximum Ascent Speed S-Mode: 19.7 ft/s (6 m/s)
    P-Mode: 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s)
    Maximum Descent Speed S-Mode: 13.1 ft/s (4 m/s)
    P-Mode: 9.8 ft/s (3 m/s)
    Hovering Accuracy Vertical:
    Vision Positioning: ±0.3' / 0.1 m
    GPS Positioning: ±1.6' / 0.5 m
    Horizontal:
    Vision Positioning: ±1' / 0.3 m
    GPS Positioning: ±4.9' / 1.5 m
    Maximum Tilt Angle S-Mode: 42°
    A-Mode: 35°
    P-Mode: 25°
    Flight Time Up to 30 minutes
    Flight Control System
    GNSS GPS
    GLONASS
    Vision Positioning
    Velocity Range Up to 31 mph (50 km/h) at 6.6' (2 m) above ground level
    Altitude Range 0 to 33' / 0 to 10 m above ground level
    Operating Range 0 to 33' / 0 to 10 m above ground level
    Obstacle Sensory Range 2 to 98' / 0.7 to 30 m
    Field of view (FOV) Horizontal: ±60°
    Vertical: ±54°
    Detection Frequency 10 Hz
    Operating Environment Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)
    TOF Sensing System
    Obstacle Sensory Range 0.6 to 23' / 0.2 to 7 m
    Field of View Horizontal: ±35°
    Vertical: ±10°
    Detection Frequency 10 Hz
    Operating Environment Surface with diffuse reflection material, and reflectivity > 8% (such as wall, trees, humans, etc.)
    Transmitter (Remote Controller)
    Frequency 2.400 to 2.483 GHz
    5.725 to 5.850 GHz
    Communication Distance 4.3 miles / 7 km
    Operating Current 2.4 GHz: 23 dBm
    5.8 GHz: 30 dBm
    Power Consumption 1.2 A at 7.4 V
    Battery Type: Built-in
    Chemistry: Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo)
    Capacity: 6000 mAh
    Configuration: 2S
    Mobile Device Holder Compatiblity: Tablets and smartphones
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Camera
    Sensor 1" CMOS
    Effective Pixels 20 million
    Lens FOV (Field of View): 84°
    Focal Length: 8.8 mm / 24 mm (35 mm format equivalent)
    Aperture: f/2.8 - f/11
    Focus Distance (Auto Focus): 3.3' (1 m) to ∞
    Photo Resolution Still Photo Mode:
    3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 x 3648
    4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 x 3648
    16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 x 3078
    Video Resolution 16:9 Aspect Ratio:
    5248 × 2952
    3840 × 2160 at 24/25/30p
    2720 × 1530 at 24/25/30p
    1920 × 1080 at 24/25/30p
    1280 × 720 at 24/25/30p
    3840 × 2160 at 48/50p
    2720 × 1530 at 48/50p
    1920 × 1080 at 48/50/60p
    1280 × 720 at 48/50/60p

    17:9 Aspect Ratio:
    4896 × 2592
    4096 × 2160 at 24/25/30/48/50p
    ISO Range Video: 100 to 3200 (Auto); 100 to 6400 (Manual)
    Photo: 100 to 3200 (Auto); 100 to 12800 (Manual)
    Shutter Speed Mechanical:8 to 1/2000 second
    Electronic Shutter:8 to 1/8000 second
    Photo Modes Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames
    Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
    Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/30/60 second
    Video Formats H.265:
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24/25/30p at 100 Mbps
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24/25/30p at 100 Mbps
    2.7K (2720 x 1530): 24/25/30p at 65 Mbps
    2.7K (2720 x 1530): 48/50/60p at 80 Mbps
    Full HD (1920 x 1080): 24/25/30p at 50 Mbps
    Full HD (1920 x 1080): 48/50/60p at 65 Mbps
    720p (1280 x 720): 48/50/60p at 35 Mbps

    H.264:
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24/25/30/48/50/60p at 100 Mbps
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24/25/30/48/50/60p at 100 Mbps
    2.7K (2720 x 1530): 24/25/30p at 80 Mbps
    2.7K (2720 x 1530): 48/50/60p at 100 Mbps
    Full HD (1920 x 1080): 24/25/30p at 60 Mbps
    Full HD (1920 x 1080): 48/50/60/120p at 80 Mbps
    720p (1280 x 720): 24/25/30p at 30 Mbps
    720p (1280 x 720): 48/50/60/120p at 45 Mbps
    Photo Formats JPEG
    DNG (raw)
    JPEG and raw
    Recording Media Type: microSDHC/SDXC card up to 128 GB Format: FAT32 / exFAT
    Supported File Systems: FAT32 (up to 32 GB); exFAT (over 32 GB)

    Note: Write speed of 15 MB/s and Class 10 / UHS-1 or faster card required
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Gimbal
    Number of Axes 3 (pitch, roll, yaw)
    Control Range Pitch: -90° to +30°
    Angular Speed Pitch: 90°/second
    Control Accuracy ±0.03°
    Flight Battery
    Chemistry Lithium-ion (LiPo)
    Capacity 5870 mAh / 89.2 Wh
    Configuration 4 S
    Voltage 15.2 V
    Weight 1 lb / 468 g
    Charger Voltage:17.4 V
    Rated Power:100 W
    Charging Temperature Range 14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Maximum Charging Power 100 W
    General
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Diagonal Size 13.8" / 350 mm (without propellers)
    Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg (with propellers and battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.9 x 13.5 x 9.6"
    Phantom 4 Pro Quadcopter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 148.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Need internet connection before flying drone each day DJI with its recent firmware update now restricts the drone to a height of 30 meters and a distance of 50 meters unless one first uses a computer with an internet connection to update the No Fly Zone GPS coordinates in the drone. No internet connection and the user is subject to this very small flying area. Where I live in Monterey county in California there is no cell phone service and only dial-up phone access to the internet so I would need to drive to the library with my kit and set it up and then connect to the DJI server before flying the drone. I would need to do this each time I wanted to fly the drone. Crazy, crazy, crazy.
    Date published: 2017-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sold my Mavic bought the Phantom 4 Pro Mavic vs. Phantom 4 Pro After several months waiting for the Mavic I was thrilled to get it, its an incredible quad and I've been flying an Inspire 1 for the past year. I love everything about it, then I sold it. I have to make a living with these machines and I do a lot of land survey type photos. The Phantom 4 Pro is a much better camera, the resolution is fantastic and with a ND16 filter my photos are very sharp with good color. The 360 degree object detection on the Phantom is much better than the Mavic. If your like me and want to give your clients the best photos possibles then its a no brainier, the P4P is the way to go.
    Date published: 2017-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely amazing! I am blown away... I currently have the P2V+ but am tired of the curved Fisheye lens effect pics and video. The P4P (and P4P+) are incredible! The images are crystal clear, and the video is unbelievable. DJI has had some initial firmware bugs, (I was fortunate and had none) but are diligently taking care of them. If you are just a hobbyist and want to see things from the sky, you can get by cheaper and pick up the P3, but if you are into photography, this is a must have item. Hands down, the best images and video from the sky come from one of these things! (short of spending $10K or more for professional equipment) I am beyond pleased with my choice!
    Date published: 2016-12-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Poor documentation The Phantom 4 Pro would be a strong 5, but the documentation for the P4 Pro is terrible, insufficient, inadequate and of minimal help. I upgraded from the Phantom 4. My experience is limited with quadcopters (less than 3 hours total, but over 2500 hours in FAA certificated aircraft). As a metallurgical engineer my ability to evaluate documentation is above average and the documentation is so poor, DJI should be embarrassed. Thankfully I have a friend with years of quad experience and his instruction was invaluable (for instance, he never lands his quads, he taught me to hover and grab the landing gear while turning off the motors). He says landing is where much damage to quads occur. Also several YouTube videos have been helpful in making me a better quad pilot.
    Date published: 2016-12-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Image quality is still not great I'm totally new to this so I can't really speak for this specific drone, but I can say something about the quality of the camera's images. They are disappointing. I would have expected more from this sensor. Even at 100 iso, shooting raw, at proper exposure, the image quality is sub par. You can see noise in the sky areas, and especially in the shadows when you're looking at the image at 100%. If you are looking for image quality that matches a full frame SLR or even a mirrorless camera with a smaller sensor you will be disappointed. If you're willing to compromise a bit or your output is strictly for the internet, then it won't matter.
    Date published: 2016-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better Image Quality Coming from a Phantom 3 and Inspire 1Pro I have to say that image quality and flight duration are the most important features of this advanced pro drone. Compare to the inspire 1 Pro, even though the Inspire is a Micro 3/4 sensor the 1 inch P4P Sony sensor beats it in detail and color quality, no more mushy leafs. The tonal gradation and highlights are much better. The lens is equivalent to a 24mm which for me doing real estates and architectural is the ideal lens. Also Shutter and diaphragm are real!! Stability in windy days is much better than P3, maybe not as much as I1P. My 2 cents (or $1500).
    Date published: 2017-03-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great when it works. Horrible out of the box I own several DJI drones and they are great products when they work. They are definitely not ready out-of-the-box. First you have inconsistent firmware and you have to update everything. The batteries come almost dead so you have to charge them first at least about 50% because you have to update the software. Then hopefully something else isn't wrong because you don't want to have to contact DJI for support. My battery charger block is hissing and really hot and so I contact DJI support and they want to see proof of purchase and it's been 30 minutes with online chat and still no word from DJI. So, basically, get this drone because which other drone are you going to get?
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just an evolution... The camera. There, I said it. This quad is worlds better than the previous versions because the camera is just that good. The new sensors on the quad are nice and all (note that the side sensors only work in Beginner Mode), but the camera is what makes the difference. The 1 sensor delivers incredible stills, and, combined with the better codecs, amazing video. Truly outstanding. Probably comparable to the Inspire 1 (not the Inspire 2, mind you, which is mind-boggling). New intelligent modes work well and can be useful. Really happy with this quad!
    Date published: 2016-12-13
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