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DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced delivers a better camera

DJI today announced an upgrade to its Phantom 4 drone — the Phantom 4 Advanced.

The drone primarily improves on the Phantom 4’s camera, this time with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter lens.

It shoots 4K video at 60 frames per second with a video processor supporting H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate.

DJI also announced the Phantom 4 Advanced+, which makes big changes to the controller. The controller will have a 5.5-inch, 1080p screen that is twice as bright as most smartphones and tablets — an ideal solution for people who have trouble seeing what the drone’s camera is seeing, particularly on bright, sunny days.dji phantom 4 advanced controller

The Phantom 4 was one of DJI’s most revolutionary drones when it was announced; it was the first consumer drone to offer sense and avoid technology. If the drone sensed and object in front of it — be it a building or a human — it would simply hover in place and not move forward. If it could detect a way to autonomously navigate around the object, it could also do that. But since it only had a sensor on the front side, the Phantom 4 Pro, announced in November 2016, improved on that by providing obstacle sensors on five sides.dji phantom 4 advanced

DJI will discontinue production of the Phantom 4 on April 30, 2017, the same day that the Phantom 4 Advanced and Advanced+ will start shipping. The Phantom 4 sells for $1,199.

The Phantom 4 Advanced will retail for $1,349, and the Phantom 4 Advanced+ will retail for $1,649. (Yes, that’s $300 more for the remote controller with screen).

The existing Phantom 4 Pro starts at $1,499 or $1,799 for the screen upgrade.

Will you be purchasing the Phantom 4 Advanced? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced delivers a better camera”

  1. Very interesting to learn how DJI seems to be paying such close attention to its audience, trying to improve its existing products based on problems or issues identified with its currents drones, like the one described in this blog post: “an ideal solution for people who have trouble seeing what the drone’s camera is seeing”.

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