New Drone Sits Between Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro on Price List
DJI announced the new Phantom 4 Advanced, which upgrades the camera found on its predecessor, just in time for NAB.
Like the more expensive Phantom 4 Pro, the Phantom 4 Advanced camera has a one-inch sensor that captures 4Kp60 video behind a mechanical shutter, recording 4K to H.264 (60p) and H.265 (30p) files at a maximum bit rate of 100 Mbps. It is designed without some rear-vision and infrared FlightAutonomy sensors found in the Pro version, and the remote lacks DJI’s Tapfly Backward feature and does not work at 5.8 GHz.
Otherwise, the two drones are essentially identical in the particulars of their imaging as well as their flight specs. Both units are rated for a maximum speed of 45 mph and a maximum flight time around 30 minutes. The Phantom 4 Advanced’s automatic flight modes include Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod.
The Phantom 4 Advanced is scheduled to ship April 30 at $1,349, or $1,649 for an Advanced+ model that adds a 5.5-inch 1080p screen to the remote controller. (Compare to the $1,499 base price for the Pro version, or $1,799 with the integrated remote screen.)
DJI said the existing Phantom 4 is reaching end of life on April 30, though it will continue to provide customer support to owners.