DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter

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DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Quadcopter
Key Features
  • 1" 20MP CMOS Sensor
  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K60 / 20MP Imaging
  • FlightAutonomy with Five Vision Sensors
  • Obstacle Avoidance / Indoor Flying
The Phantom 4 Advanced from DJI boasts a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal camera with a 20MP, 1" CMOS sensor capable of shooting up to 4K/60fps video as well as photo bursts at up to 14 fps. Distinct from its sibling, the Phantom 4 Pro, this Phantom benefits from a total of five vision sensors, which enable precise navigation where GPS is unavailable and provide two directions of obstacle detection. Additionally, it adopts a titanium and magnesium body for increased rigidity and reduced weight. Like the Pro, the Advanced can attain a top speed of 45 mph in Sport Mode and can fly for up to 30 minutes.
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DJI Phantom 4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Gimbal Camera with 1" CMOS Sensor
  • 3Five Vision Sensors
  • 4Remote Controller with Lightbridge HD Video Link
  • 5Intelligent Flight Modes
  • 6Flight Control System

The Phantom 4 Advanced from DJI boasts a 3-axis-stabilized gimbal camera with a 20MP, 1" CMOS sensor capable of shooting up to 4K/60fps video as well as photo bursts at up to 14 fps. Distinct from its sibling, the Phantom 4 Pro, this Phantom benefits from a total of five vision sensors, which enable precise navigation where GPS is unavailable and provide two directions of obstacle detection. Additionally, it adopts a titanium and magnesium body for increased rigidity and reduced weight. Like the Pro, the Advanced can attain a top speed of 45 mph in Sport Mode and can fly for up to 30 minutes.

This variant features a mobile device holder. Using a separately available iOS or Android mobile device, you can access app-based functions and view a live feed from the camera.

Gimbal Camera with 1" CMOS Sensor

The onboard camera features 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 Advanced 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 bit rate. 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 bit rate of 100 Mbps. The Phantom 4 Advanced also supports the H.265 video codec at 30 fps in 4K resolution. For a given bit rate, 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 Advanced camera has an aerial-optimized f/2.8 wide-angle lens with a 24mm-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 Advanced uses 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 boasts a max speed of 1/8000-second, and a there is a Burst Mode capable of shooting 14 fps at 20 megapixels to catch the perfect moment.

Five Vision Sensors

Equipped with the FlightAutonomy system made up of five vision sensors, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), ultrasonic rangefinders and redundant sensors, the Phantom 4 Advanced is able to hover precisely in places without GPS and fly in complex environments. The dual forward vision sensors can see as far as 98' out in front, and enable auto brake, hover, or detour in front of obstacles within a 49-foot range.

Remote Controller with Lightbridge HD Video Link

The Phantom 4 Remote Controller integrates an upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission which enables up to 720p HD live view with a range of up to 4.3 miles. The system uses a combined 2.4 GHz signal for both control and monitoring. This in contrast to the Phantom 4 Pro, which also offers a 5.8 GHz channel for Lightbridge. The DJI GO 4 app, combined with a separately available iOS or Android mobile device, allows you to live stream, edit, and share your aerial videos and photos instantly.

Intelligent Flight Modes


With Draw, simply draw a route on screen and the Phantom 4 Advanced 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.


Following fast-moving objects can be very challenging, but Advanced, image-recognition algorithms used by the Phantom 4 Advanced 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.


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 Advanced or tilt the gimbal as required without changing the direction of flight. There are two TapFly modes:

TapFly Forward: Tap to fly in the selected direction
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 Advanced 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 Advanced is also able to adjust its flight path to avoid obstacles it has seen during its flight. At takeoff, the drone 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 Advanced 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 Advanced 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 Advanced'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 Advanced 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 Advanced 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 Advanced 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.

DJI Phantom 4 Specs

Maximum Horizontal SpeedS-mode: 45 mph / 72 km/h
A-mode: 36 mph / 58 km/h
P-mode: 31 mph / 50 km/h
Maximum Descent SpeedS-mode: 13.1 ft/s / 4 m/s
P-mode: 9.8 ft/s / 3 m/s
Maximum Angular VelocityS-mode: 250°/s A-mode: 150°/s
Hovering AccuracyVertical:
±0.3' / 0.1 m (with Vision Positioning)
±1.6' / 0.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

±1' / 0.3 m (with Vision Positioning)
±4.9' / 1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)
Maximum Tilt AngleS-mode: 42°
A-mode: 35°
P-mode: 25°
Maximum Wind Resistance32.8 ft/s / 10 m/s
Flight TimeUp to 30 minutes (depending on conditions)
Maximum Service Ceiling19,685' / 6,000 m (above sea level)
Flight Control System
Supported Satellite Positioning SystemsGPS
Vision Positioning
Sensor PositionsForward
Velocity Range≤31 mph (50 km/h) at 6.6' (2 m) above ground
Altitude Range0 to 33' / 0 to 10 m
Operating Range0 to 33' / 0 to 10 m
Obstacle Sensory Range2 to 98' / 0.7 to 30 m
Field of view (FOV)Forward: 60° (horizontal); ±27° (vertical)
Downward: 70° (front and rear); 50° (left and right)
Detection FrequencyForward: 10 Hz
Downward: 20 Hz
Operating EnvironmentSurface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (>15 lux)
Transmitter (Remote Controller)
Frequency2.400 to 2.483 GHz
Communication Distance4.3 mi / 7 km
Transmitter Power (EIRP)26 dBm
Power Consumption1.2 A at 7.4 V
BatteryType: Built-in
Chemistry: Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo)
Capacity: 6000 mAh
Configuration: 2S
DisplayNone: Requires separately available mobile device (mobile device holder included)
Connectivity1 x USB
Mobile Device HolderCompatibility: Tablets and smart phones
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Sensor1" CMOS
Effective Pixels20 million
LensFOV: 84°
Focal Length: 8.8 mm/24 mm (35 mm-format equivalent)
Aperture: f/2.8 to f/11
Focus Range (Auto-Focus): 3.3' (1 m) to ∞
ISO RangeVideo:
100 to 3200 (Auto)
100 to 6400 (Manual)
100 to 3200 (Auto)
100 to 12800 (Manual)
Shutter SpeedMechanical: 8 to 1/2000 second
Electronic: 8 to 1/8000 second
Photo ModesSingle Shot
Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames
Auto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias
Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 second
Photo FormatsPhoto Mode:
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 x 3648
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 x 3648
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 x 3078

Video Mode (PIV/Picture-in-Video):
4096 x 2160 at 24/25/30/48/50p
3840 x 2160 at 24/25/30/48/50/60p
2720 x 1530 at 24/25/30/48/50/60p
1920 x 1080 at 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
1280 x 720 at 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Video FormatsH.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
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30p at 50 Mbps
FHD: 1920 x 1080 48/50/60p at 65 Mbps
FHD: 1920 x 1080 120p at 100 Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720 24/25/30p at 25 Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720 48/50/60p at 35 Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720 120p at 60 Mbps

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
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30p at 60 Mbps
FHD: 1920 x 1080 48/50/60 at 80 Mbps
FHD: 1920 x 1080 120p at 100 Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720 24/25/30p at 30 Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720 48/50/60p at 45 Mbps
HD: 1280 x 720 120p at 80 Mbps
Recording MediaType: microSDHC/SDXC card up to 128 GB Format
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 Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Video Downlink
Frequency2.4 GHz
ResolutionUp to 720p at 30 fps
Latency220 ms (depending on conditions and mobile device)
Number of Axes3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)
Control RangePitch: -90° to +30°
Angular SpeedPitch: 90°/s
Control Accuracy±0.02°
Flight Battery
ChemistryLithium-ion polymer (LiPo)
Capacity5870 mAh / 89.2 Wh
Voltage15.2 V
Weight1 lb / 468 g
ChargerVoltage: 17.4 V
Rated Power: 100 W
Charging Temperature Range14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Maximum Charging Power100 W
Mobile App
NameDJI GO 4
Required Operating SystemsiOS 9.0 or later
Android 4.4.0 or later
Recommended DevicesiOS: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi and Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi and Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi and Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi and Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi and Cellular

Note: This app is optimized for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.

Android: Samsung S7 edge, Samsung S7, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Samsung tabs 705c, Ascend Mate 9, Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Honor 8, Huawei P8 Max, Vivo X7, Xiaomi 5, MI 3, Google Nexus 6p, Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, LG V20, Sony Xperia Z3, Smartisan T1
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Diagonal Size13.8" / 350 mm (excluding propellers)
Weight3 lb / 1.4 kg (with battery and propellers)
Packaging Info
Package Weight10.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.8 x 13.4 x 9.6"

DJI Phantom 4 Reviews

Worth Every Penny! AWESOME Video & Photos!

By Mariah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-20

I LOVE this drone! I started with the spark and then to the Mantis Q which was awful because there is no gimbal and the video is not usable! The P4 Advanced is easy to setup and use...I suggest watching some tutorials first! The video quality is super smooth and its very stable even in wind. The 4k quality is awesome and its very easy to fly as well. The battery lasted only 23 minutes for me so their claim of 30 is exaggerated but I have a spare...which are waaaay too expensive IMO $170!!! but a necessity if you are trying to actually film something.  This has been a great purchase and one I researched for nearly a month before finally pulling the trigger. You wont be sorry! Its big and the case is big so its not ideal for travel but it still fits in carry on space so still worth the extra bulk.

Best Drone

By Curtis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-15

This is a fantastic piece of equipment. A lot of fun, very sophisticated, easy to fly and takes great pictures. It is also easy to update compared with earlier models. I love it

Fantastic photo / video platform!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-08

I absolutely love this drone. Longest flight times I've ever experienced with a drone, and right out of the box the photographs and videos I have taken have been jaw dropping. I had owned a Mavic Air for some time before getting the Phantom 4 Advanced. I love my Mavic Air, and when it comes to grab and go in a very small convenient package - that is my go-to rig. It is also an amazing drone in its own right. It makes getting the perfect shot or video a blast whether it be out in the mountains on your mountain bike or at the top of a ski slope ready to shoot yourself and your friends making a killer decent. It is the best "portable / packable" drone on the market, IMHO. But when portability is not an issue, the Phantom 4 Adv. takes it to the next level. I feel like I could shoot in gale force winds with this beast and still have perfectly sharp photos and beautiful, smooth video footage. I've shot some amazing footage use my Mavic Air in winds you would never imagine you could shoot in with such a small, light drone, but the sheer size and weight of the P4A, in addition to it's pro-level camera and gimbal, take it to a whole new level. Your footage will blow your mind when you get back home and review and edit your captures. I recommend getting the largest MicroSD cards you can get if you shoot a lot and want to get the most out of your camera. These data sets can be massive - but worth it!! I could not be happier with my DJI rigs and this drone has just made my happiness that much greater. If you're looking for a pro level drone, DJI beats the competition in every price range for quality and features - no competition. The pic I uploaded here was the very first pic, on the very first test flight I did with my Phantom 4 Advanced. Right out of the box - up - click and WOW.

Great Copter

By Ron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-05

Best drone for the money. Great camera....

Love This Drone

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-17

This drone is fun and easy to operate, even for a beginner hobbyist like myself. B&H delivers promptly and is a great company to do business with.

Nice, but way too bulky for 2019...

By Brian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-13

I ended up returning and getting the Mavic Pro Alpine White. It came with three batteries and was much easier to tote around. The case that I got for this Phantom 4 was the size of a suitcase. Thats just absurd for todays standards, in my opinion. As far as the photo quality, I felt that it wasnt any better than the Mavic Pro that I ended up exchanging it for, and at a much lesser price. In summary, a nice drone, but its years behind at this point...

I love this drone and it is a great value

By Howard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-13

I purchased this drone from B&H at a great sale price. It is true that the battery that came with the unit was DOA. So after the battery back to DJI for a replacement I purchased two more since I knew I would need three batteries anyway. Before I started using the drone I looked online for training tips and techniques. Now I love the quality of video and stills that it can add to my real estate photography business.

Battery Dead On Arrival

By John
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-11

Battery was dead out of the box. Contacted DJI and after trouble shooting they directed me to B&H to address the issue. My mistake for not reading the other negative reviews of the DJI Phantom 4 Advance. You would think DJI would step up their Quality Control since this seems to be a common issue opposed to passing their problems off to the reseller.

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Asked by: SAYAVEDRA B.
Limited 6-Month Warranty for Battery, Battery Charger, Gimbal Camera, Vision Positioning System, and Propulsion System (Excluding Props)Limited 1-Year Warranty for Main Controller and Remote Controller
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Hi, i see coments about battery problems. What if i buy the drone from Peru and the battery doesn't work?
Asked by: Alberto
Sorry, dont know the answer to that one, although I would expect it to be the same.
Answered by: Ted H.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Hello, I'm going to have to film a night scene of a woman standing in a big field. The only light will be some light in the narrative coming from a building. Is that camera on that particular drone going to do the job? If now, does anybody know which drone, that doesn't break the bank, could take the GH5s? THanks
Asked by: Philippe
While nearly any small camera will have a hard time shooting at nite time, the P4P's 1 sensor gives you one of the most powerful dynamic range capabilities on a drone of its size.
Answered by: Joe S. DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


Would it be possible to implement drone goggles?
Asked by: lars
Although the DJI Goggles will work with a variety of DJI aircraft, they will only work wirelessly with the Mavic Pro. With the Phantom 4 series, Inspire 2, Mavic Air and Spark, they must be connected to the aircraft controller via a cable that is supplied with the goggles.
Answered by: Louis S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


In India....if i buy this drone... what type of permission i needed
Asked by: Pinaki S.
Unfortunately we can't answer regulatory questions. Please contact DGCA for more info.
Answered by: Joe S. DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does this drone support the DJI X5R camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. It only supports its own built-in camera.
Answered by: Joe S. DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


what is in the box
Asked by: Nachiketh
The Phantom 4 comes stock with the aircraft and camera, carrying case, remote, battery, charger, propellers + extra, cables and documents.
Answered by: Joe S. DJI Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


Do you ship international
Asked by: Thoha A.
Yes they do
Answered by: Robert R.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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