DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
DJI Phantom 4 Pro & V2
Update. 9th May 2018. DJI has announced and has promised stock very very soon of the NEW Phantom 4 Pro and Plus. The V2 will be with us soon.
So what is new with the new V2. No much really. Firstly, the motors are different (EST) which are more efficient and therefore flight time, allegedly 1min ish. Secondly the V2 has new props, more economy if not violent in the look. To me as a aviator they are akin to a dihedral you now expect to see on commercial aircraft's wing tip. Thirdly, due to the efficiency of the motors and props it is all about the noise level.
Hmmmm so bugger all really in the upgrade but I suppose if you are yet to buy into the Phantom 4 Pro range then you will go to the V2 for the minor improvements, assuming that the pricing is the same. Will there be a clearance price on the V1? This is yet to be established but if it is, you can be sure that we will be leading the way. Oh and yes you can use the new props on your older models of the Phantom 4 range.
The Phantom 4 Pro series whilst bulky compared to the Mavic / Mavic Air / Spark etc, the video and photo output of the Phantom 4's is still far superior.
If you thought that the DJI Phantom 4 was amazing, wait until you read up on the upgraded (massively) DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Cameras Direct is excited and proud to be representing yet another superb DJI Innovations Drone, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
Please note that this category is all about the "DJI Phantom 4 PRO" and the "DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus" and not about the prior model the DJI Phantom 4. The differences between the two models are extensive.
If you are a decent Pilot already but you want to upgrade to the 1 inch sensor in the Phantom 4 Pro MAKE SURE you also look at the Phantom 4 Advanced ... it iha the camera as the Phantom 4 Pro but is missing the forward sensors at a massive saving ...
What's the big deal about the new (Nov 2016) DJI Phantom 4 Pro? Well the BIG thing is the BIG 1 inch sensor for starters. Add to this the f/2.8 mechanical shutter and we are already streets ahead of the predecessor, the DJI Phantom 4. So don't confuse them!
Next the DJI Phantom 4 Pro has cinema 4k video at 100mbp/s with better compression and a wider dynamic range which looking back at the Phantom 4, was clearly missing.
The improved 4k 60fps brings slow-mo to life way better than better. Remember that you can shoot 20mp RAW images and add a 14fps burst mode (yer on a drone!) and you will have chills running all over your body.
I am not going to ramble on about the other features of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, I shall let DJI tell you about it this Phantom 4 Pro video. Be prepared to be thrilled.
DJI continues to dominate the Drone / Quadcopter market especially in Australia where Australians have flocked to the now famous drones.
The new (NOV 2016) DJI Phantom 4 Pro will take sales from the Non Pro version (at least until the Phantom 4 price falls) as more and more drone fans join the revolution.
So let's quickly bang up a few differences between the Phantom 4 and the Phantom 4 Pro. The Pro has 20mp as opposed to 12mp for the original. The Phantom 4 Pro has 60fps (thats seriously good) over 30fps 4k video, the Pro has a better battery life (35min over 20ish min), and a better range (remember though you can buy better antennas for both).
Physically the Phantom 4 and the Phantom 4 Pro as the same (in the same body) BUT the Pro has senses on 5 sides as opposed to two. So you can prang it on 1 side only ... you know .. kinda.
The Phantom 4 Pro supports both 2.4 and 5.8 Ghz frequencies so interference is vastly reduced if not eliminated. The Phantom 4 had dual GPS systems but the Pro has dual GPS, IMU and compass redunancy in case of any failure so you can still get your Phantom home.
You will still some what I call "Prop Blur" on some shots but ahhhh who cares. I have to say that in low light conditions I still think that the original Phantom 4 has a nicer image but of course that's in the eye of the beholder and most of them don't really care. So shoot me. Plenty like the Mavic and Pro over the Phantom 4.
Thanks to Tony & Chelsea Northrup for there details comparison of the Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro, and Mavic Pro. Makes for interesting viewing.
So which Phantom should you buy? Well as Tony says "the best camera is the one you have with you."#DJIPhantom4Pro #DJIPhantom4ProPrice #DJIPhantom4ProAustralia #Phantom4ProVersusMavicPro