Phantom 4 Pro

Rated 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$1,393.00

An uprated camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps.The adoption of titanium alloy and magnesium alloy construction increases the rigidity of the airframe and reduces weight, making thePhantom 4 Pro similar in weight to the Phantom 4. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear vision sensors and infraredsensing systems for a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance. The onboard camera has been redesigned to use a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. A custom engineered lens made up of eight elements isarranged in seven groups, it is the first DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter, eliminating rolling shutter distortion which can occur when takingimages of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed.

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Product Description

AIRCRAFT

Weight (Battery & Propellers Included) 1388 g
Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded) 350 mm
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 S-mode: 45 mph (72 kph)
A-mode: 36 mph (58 kph)
P-mode: 31 mph (50 kph)
Max Tilt Angle S-mode: 42°
A-mode: 35°
P-mode: 25°
Max Angular Speed S-mode: 250°/s
A-mode: 150°/s
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 19685 feet (6000 m)
Max Wind Speed Resistance 10 m/s
Max Flight Time Approx. 30 minutes
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Satellite Positioning Systems GPS/GLONASS
Hover Accuracy Range 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)

VISION SYSTEM

Vision System Forward Vision System
Backward Vision System
Downward Vision System
Velocity Range ≤31 mph (50 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground
Altitude Range 0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m)
Operating Range 0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m)
Obstacle Sensory Range 2 – 98 feet (0.7 – 30 m)
FOV Forward: 60°(Horizontal), ±27°(Vertical)
Backward: 60°(Horizontal), ±27°(Vertical)
Downward: 70°(Front and Rear), 50°(Left and Right)
Measuring Frequency Forward: 10 Hz
Backward: 10 Hz
Downward: 20 Hz
Operating Environment Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux>15)

CAMERA

Sensor 1’’ CMOS
Effective pixels: 20M
Lens FOV 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)
Mechanical Shutter Speed 8 – 1/2000 s
Electronic Shutter Speed 8 – 1/8000 s
Image Size 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078
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)
Still Photography Modes Single 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 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
2.7K:2720×1530 48/50/60p @80Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 24/25/30p @50Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 48/50/60p @65Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
HD:1280×720 24/25/30p @25Mbps
HD:1280×720 48/50/60p @35Mbps
HD:1280×720 120p @60MbpsH.264
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
2.7K:2720×1530 48/50/60p @100Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 24/25/30p @60Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 48/50/60 @80Mbps
FHD:1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
HD:1280×720 24/25/30p @30Mbps
HD:1280×720 48/50/60p @45Mbps
HD:1280×720 120p @80Mbps
Max Video Bitrate 100 Mbps
Supported File Systems FAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)
Photo JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG
Video MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264; HEVC/H.265)
Supported SD Cards Micro SD
Max Capacity: 128GB
Write speed ≥15MB/s, Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

CHARGER

Voltage 17.4 V
Rated Power 100 W

APP / LIVE VIEW

Mobile App DJI GO 4
Live View Working Frequency 2.4 GHz ISM, 5.8 GHz ISM
Live View Quality 720P @ 30fps
Latency Phantom 4 Pro: 220 ms (depending on conditions and mobile device)
Phantom 4 Pro +:160 – 180 ms
Required Operating Systems iOS 9.0 or later
Android 4.4.0 or later

GIMBAL

Stabilization 3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)
Controllable Range Pitch: -90° to +30°
Max Controllable Angular Speed Pitch: 90°/s
Angular Control Accuracy ±0.02°

INFRARED SENSING SYSTEM

Obstacle Sensory Range 0.6 – 23 feet (0.2 – 7 m)
FOV 70° (Horizontal), ±10° (Vertical)
Measuring Frequency 10 Hz
Operating Environment Surface with diffuse reflection material, and reflectivity > 8% (such as wall, trees, humans, etc.)

REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency 2.400 – 2.483 GHz and 5.725 – 5.825 GHz
Max Transmission Distance 2.400 – 2.483 GHz (Unobstructed, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3 mi (7 km)
CE: 2.2 mi (3.5 km)
SRRC: 2.5 mi (4 km)
5.725 – 5.825 GHz (Unobstructed, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3 mi (7 km)
CE: 1.2 mi (2 km)
SRRC: 3.1 mi (5 km)
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Battery 6000 mAh LiPo 2S
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 2.400 – 2.483 GHz
FCC: 26 dBm
CE: 17 dBm
SRRC: 20 dBm
MIC: 17 dBm
5.725 – 5.825 GHz
FCC: 28 dBm
CE: 14 dBm
SRRC: 20 dBm
MIC: –
Operating Current/Voltage 1.2 A@7.4 V
Video Output Port GL300E: HDMI
GL300F: USB
Mobile Device Holder GL300E: Built-in display device (5.5 inch screen, 1920×1080, 1000 cd/m2, Android system, 4 GB RAM+16 GB ROM)
GL300F: Tablets and smart phones

INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY

Capacity 5870 mAh
Voltage 15.2 V
Battery Type LiPo 4S
Energy 89.2 Wh
Net Weight 468 g
Charging Temperature Range 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Max Charging Power 100 W

1 review for Phantom 4 Pro

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    The Good/Bad/Ugly —–Good News First—–
    1) Easy to fly: the stabilization in P mode is amazing. The drone doesn’t drift and has rock solid shots when hovering. A new pilot can easily pick it up and learn without the nuances and risk of a RC helicopter.
    2) Smooth Cinematic Shots: I shoot in 1080P60FPS and get smooth shots not only high up, but close to the ground. You aren’t limited to a camera slider, or crane, and have all the control in your hands to frame the perfect shot.
    3) Raw video/pictures for good post production color correction.
    4) great price for all of the features – there really is nothing better at this price point, unless you want the phantom 3 adv/pro which is about half and not much worse than the phantom 4
    5) fun to fly in sport mode – it goes really fast! This is where you may actually crash it as you want to fly low and fast
    6) DJI Go App records video to your device that you can edit and share in app. Great stuff. User friendly. Intuitive
    7) intelligent flight modes -point of interest is great as you can control camera and distance while it orbits your shot. Way points are smooth so you can focus on getting the shot after setting your points rather than flying the craft. Active track and follow modes are in the bad section.

    —–The Bad—–
    1) BUGS: following tradition, DJI releases a product that has significant flaws and bugs that may never be fixed – all of which they don’t tell you about. So let me tell YOU what to expect before you buy it:
    a) gimbal calibration bug: the gimbal will not calibrate (i experienced this) and fails at 71-72% calibration on a perfectly level surface. Eventually it calibrated and all was fine.
    b) propeller warning in sport mode – this random warning told me my propellor was loose or fell off, when in reality it just triggered when I was flying in sport mode. Freaky, but no big deal.
    c) horizon leveling: previous models had significant gimball drift (horizon shows at not level). So dji put another compass/IMU for reliability purposes. Once you get your horizon calibrated on a perfectly level surface, you should be fine. However, when you need to make some adjustments in app (like trimming) the horizon will change to level, but then immediately “snap” back to skewed left or right and there is nothing you can do about it. This is a problem I doubt DJI is willing to address as it was present in previous models, and is STILL present in the P4.
    d) artifacts in video: DJI put a “3D smoothing” selection as on in the app for better video. It works great at night for their highly compressed video to keep things looking ok, but actually makes video quality very very very poor especially in the lower half (think low quality choppy youtube video at 240p) at day. Thankfully you can turn it off, but you STILL get artifacts in the video, but not as pronounced.
    d)FPV -or first person view cuts out randomly when in clear line of sight within the advertised range, then just randomly begins again. Annoying to say the least. Previous models did not have this issue. You can improve video quality and range by reducing the quality sent to the receiver, but you sill have issues with intermittent 1 second cut outs. Luckily your video on the drone isn’t affected, so its just annoying when you see it on your device.
    2) camera is NOT anything professional, and 4K means nothing for image quality. There is significant image distortion at the edges of the camera, and is very ‘cheap’. If you set up the wrong frame rate, and sensitivity settings, you see ‘jello’ image distortion in the center of the videos. I am able to see some significant chromatic aberration as well. Faint blue and brown tones are present in water videos. with all that said though, the camera does do a good job with HD video. Just don’t expect professional quality. If you arent looking critically at the video, or are a complete novice, you may never notice these things. However, I do and am a little put off by it.
    3)Range: Now this is in the BAD category, not because of the range, but because of the range. What? Let me explain. The advertised range is for the remote controlling the drones movements, not for the video feed part of the remote that goes to the remote. So you can ‘technically’ fly it very far away, but you lose video feed at half the advertised distance of the remote. This is deceptive marketing. You really only get about a mile and a half (which is plenty) rather than the 3 point whatever. Also, when DJI says it must be in ‘clear line of sight’ it really must be in clear line of sight or your video cuts out. You can literally be flying around a leafy tree 30 yards away, and few seconds after going behind that tree, you lose video signal. Keep line of sight, but know the limitations, especially when flying close to the ground. If you cant see it, you WILL lose video feed.

    —–The Ugly—–
    1) deceptive and flat out lies in product specs for performance
    a) active track/follow just doesn’t work as advertised & marketed. It just sucks unless you are moving slowly, even then you get poor shots. Dont expect to drive a car, bike, or even run sideways and have it keep you perfectly framed. It will lose you.
    b) battery life is advertised as 28 minutes, yet real world will get 22-23 minutes tops (with gps off etc) With everything else on like you would actually fly it, count on about 20 minutes of real flying before you should land.
    2) DJI return policy: This is critical (so don’t buy from DJI to save on sales tax). I learned this the hard way. If you FLY your drone, you CANNOT return it. I get it, people are dumb and crash it and say its not their fault. But every single BUG, poor quality video, error message, etc was found out DURING FLIGHT. This is akin to a car salesman saying you cannot return your car after the test drive showed the engine was shot. Once DJI has your money, they will do everything in their power to prevent you from returning it, but they will be happy to ‘repair’ aka give you the same drone you just bought and deny any bugs/quality issues are real, or keep it for an unreasonable amount of time to test why it went wrong, then send it back to you in the same condition.

    You cannot find out about how bad it is until you actually use it, which invalidates the return policy by DJI. Yes, if there is a defect, they will REPLACE it, but you gotta find out within less than 7 days of purchase, and actually fill out their form. They jack with you and say sorry, then don’t even give you the form as an attachment. Once you go get the form on your own, you must completely fill it out and give it back, on and by the way, if you threw away the stickers they tell you to remove from packaging, or that little plastic bag that the remote came in, they WILL NOT PROCESS your refund. They do everything they can to get you to buy this drone, then do everything they can in bad faith to invalidate your rights as a consumer. Even if you start the return process, if you have not completed it within 7 days, you are OUT OF LUCK.

    So what to do? Id buy the drone, but not from DJI directly. Amazon, apple store, best buy etc… When the competition catches up, I’d be looking at other drones from reputable companies. Until then, ill be flying my phantom 4.

    P.S. if you want to save some money, and get about the same drone, and you aren’t making 4k video (lets face it guys, most people cant even view or edit 4k video yet) I’d recommend the phantom 3 advanced, which is less than half of the Phantom 4 at the time I wrote this article. Stay informed, and know what you are getting into before you buy this. Don’t believe at all the hype, and don’t be scared to buy it because of the glitches and deception that DJI has. I bought this thing knowing there would be quality and bug issues and love flying it. Its just not cracked up to what it was advertised to be.

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