DJI uncages Phantom 4 Advanced, challenges Phantom 4 Pro

Chinese aerial imaging company DJI has released the Phantom 4 Advanced (P4A) – the altered version of the Phantom 4 Pro (P4P).


Though most feature and technical specifications are the same with the Phantom 4 Pro, the Phantom 4 Advanced is offers tweaked alternative to give consumers a more affordable yet still professional choice for bird’s eye shooting.

Like the Phantom 4 Pro, the Phantom 4 Advanced includes a camera with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor that boasts 12 stops of dynamic range. It is equipped with mechanical shutter to eliminate rolling shutter effects from capturing fast moving subjects or images at high aircraft speeds. It can record 4K videos at 60 frames-per-second (FPS) at 100 Mbps while offering H.265 video compression.


The P4A comes with an optional controller that has an integrated high luminance display. This display monitor gives the users a live HD view from the main camera even in direct sunlight. The new controller has a built-in GPS, compass, micro SD card slot and HDMI port.

Draw, Gesture, TapFly, Tripod, Terrain Follow and ActiveTrack are all included in the Intelligent Flight Modes of the Phantom 4 Advanced to provide versatility needed for professional aerial imaging.


While the P4P has 5-direction obstacle sensing (three sets of visual systems to avoid obstacles in front, behind and below the aircraft, as well as an infrared sensing system on both sides), the Phantom 4 Advanced keeps the obstacle sensor in front and below.


The Phantom 4 Pro’s price is P91,500 with standard remote controller. The Phantom 4 Pro+, which includes a Phantom 4 Pro aircraft, and a high luminance display remote controller, is available at P109,800. On the other hand, the Phantom 4 Advanced is priced at P73,200 with a standard remote controller, while the P4A+ retails at P91,500.

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