Phantom 4 Advanced model features more processing power for 4K video shooting at 60fps

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DJI has taken the wraps off a new drone for its Phantom family – the Phantom 4 Advanced – which, although it appears to have the same 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor as the Phantom 4 Pro, has increased processing powers that allow 4K video shooting at 60 frames per second.

The more powerful in-camera video processing now supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate. DJI claims that “excellent optical performance, sensors and processors ensure everything is captured with high dynamic range and more image detail needed for advanced post-production”.

Intelligent features
Like the Phantom 4 Pro, the new Phantom 4 Advanced comes with many key intelligent features that allow for smooth automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod. It is equipped with the FlightAutonomy system made up of five vision sensors, a forward-facing obstacle avoidance system, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS) and ultrasonic rangefinders. These should help to enable the Phantom 4 Advanced to hover precisely in places without GPS and fly in complex environments.

Advanced+ version
The Phantom 4 Advanced+ version of the drone features a 5.5-inch 1080p screen integrated into the controller (pictured above). The screen is said to be more than twice as bright as conventional smart devices, thus making it a useful solution for viewing and reviewing outdoors. The Phantom 4 Advanced is said to have a storage capacity using a 128GB microSD card and a flight time of 30 minutes (both matching the specs of the Phantom 4 Pro).

Prices and availability
With the introduction of the Phantom 4 Advanced drone the original Phantom 4 model will be discontinued on 30 April 2017… but DJI has promised it will still provide support to Phantom 4 customers so they can continue to fly their drones using the DJI GO 4 app. The RRPs of the Phantom 4 Advanced and Phantom 4 Advanced+ drones are £1,469 and £1,699 respectively. They can be ordered online from the DJI store and will start shipping on 30 April 2017.

Find out more…
To find out more details about the new DJI Phantom 4 Advanced and Phantom 4 Advanced+ drones just click here. To watch The Video Mode’s recent ‘First Look’ video on DJI’s Mavic Pro drone just click here.