When DJI released the Phantom 4 Pro a few months ago it caused something of a stir. By adding a camera with a 20-million-pixel 1-inch sensor, it effectively became a flying version of a Sony RX100. In fact the Phantom 4 Pro has been so popular that DJI is calling time on the original DJI Phantom 4. The new Phantom 4 Advanced will replace the outgoing model.
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced: Orignal meets Pro
The DJI Phantom 4 Advanced will provide all of the features of the original Phantom 4, but with the same camera, with its 1-inch size 20-million-pixel sensor, as the Pro version. That means that the Advanced model will shoot still images using a mechanical shutter, and will also be able to shoot 4K video at up to 60fps.
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced: Navigation
In addition the Phantom 4 advanced will have many of the key features of the Phantom 4 Pro, namely all of the intelligent flight modes, such as Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod. Helping to keep the drone steady, and safe, whilst in flight is the FlightAutonomy system which combines made up of 5 vision sensors. These sensors include the forward-facing obstacle avoidance system, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), and ultrasonic rangefinders. However, it doesn’t include the rear obstacle avoidance system or infrared sensing systems of the Phantom 4 Pro.
An Advanced+ version will also be available that offers a 5.5-inch 1080p screen built directly in to the controller. The screen is said to be brighter than those found on a smartphones or tablets, making flying easier in sunlight.
The DJI Phantom 4 Advanced and Advanced+ are already available for Pre-Order and will retail for 1,469 GBP (1,549 EUR) and 1,699 GBP (1,849), respectively. Both versions are due to shipping on 30th April 2017.