A newly designed magnesium core allows for increased stiffness and rigidity while not increasing weight. The newly designed shell also has increased aerodynamics, which allows the Phantom 4 to fly faster and for longer.
Multiple flight modes allow for intelligent navigation, speed or smooth cinematic shots.
In P (Position) mode you can use TapFly, ActiveTrack, Vision Positioning and Intelligent Flight Modes.
In S (Speed) mode the copter can reach it top speed of 45mph (72kph).
In A (Attitude) mode the Phantom 4 will still maintain altitude and level, but turns off GPS position hold. This mode is ideal for achieving smooth aerial filming.
With a flight time of approximately 28 minutes the Phantom 4 provides 25% longer flight times versus the Phantom 3 Professional. Integrated LightBridge allows for a long range of up to 3.1 miles (5km), with 720P live video feedback.
All new front obstacle sensors combine with advanced computer processing to allow the Phantom to react and avoid obstacles in its path. In normal flight mode if the Phantom detects an obstacle coming close, it will stop and hover.
In TapFly, ActiveTrack and Smart Return Home, the Phantom 4 will avoid obstacles, or stop and hover to avoid a collision.
The down facing Vision Positioning module has been improved to offer five time more accuracy than previous models. This allows for indoor flight up to heights of 33 feet (10m).
With the new Tapfly mode, the user can simply tap on the screen to send the phantom flying in that direction. With the new sense and avoid system you can simply watch the drone fly without having to worry about avoiding obstacles.
When Activetrack is active the Phantom 4 will identify your subject, follow them naturally, while also keeping them in the frame. The active track does not require any GPS bracelet, tracker or beacon.
The Phantom 4 camera allows the user to shoot in 4K at 30FPS, as well as 1080P Full HD at 120FPS for slow motion video. The camera also features a newly designed lens that will significantly increase sharpness.
The Phantom 4 features a wide range of video color profiles that include bright vibrant colors, as well as pro flat profiles such as D-Log and Cine-D. The camera also has the ability to shoot photos in 12 megapixel Adobe DNG RAW.
The advanced 3-axis gimbal reduces unwanted vibration and movement in-flight, this allows the camera to capture smooth video even during complicated maneuvers. The all new U shaped frame design provides better stabilization and control accuracy.
The DJI Phantom 4 supports both the DJI GO and the DJI SDK which allows for software and hardware development.
The Phantom 4 uses both GPS and GLONASS technologies allowing it acquire and maintain a strong GPS signal. This combination will allow the Phantom 4 to obtain up to 24 satellites.
The Phantom 4 automatically logs every aspect of your flight, allowing you to playback and review previous flights.
The Phantom 4 features dual compass and dual IMU’s (Inertial Measurement Units), this allows the Phantom 4 to constantly check the data that it is receiving.
Beginner mode creates a virtual “fence” around the drone, only allowing it fly a certain distance/height from the operator.
All of the controls on the Phantom 4 can be completely customized to fit your flying needs.
The new prop mounts are redesigned and allow for quick connect/disconnect of the propellers. The mechanism also allows the propeller to withstand harsh turning forces.
|Weight (Including Battery)||1380 g|
|Max Ascent Speed||6 m/s (Sport mode)|
|Max Descent Speed||4 m/s (Sport mode)|
|Max Speed||20 m/s (Sport mode)|
|Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level||19685 feet (6000 m)|
|Max Flight Time||Approx. 28 minutes|
|Operating Temperature Range||32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)|
|Satellite Systems||GPS / GLONASS|
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m
OBSTACLE SENSING SYSTEM
|Obstacle Sensory Range||2 – 49 feet (0.7 – 15 m)|
|Operating Environment||Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)|
|Sensor||1/2.3” Effective pixels:12 M|
|Lens||FOV ( Field Of View ) 94° 20 mm ( 35 mm format equivalent ) f/2.8 focus at ∞|
|ISO Range||100 – 3200 ( video ) 100 – 1600 ( photo )|
|Electronic Shutter Speed||8 s to 1/8000 s|
|Max Image Size||4000×3000|
|Still Photography Modes||Single shot
Burst shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing ( AEB ): 3 / 5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
|Video Recording Modes||UHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p
3840×2160 (4K) 24 / 25 / 30p
2704×1520 (2.7K) 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
|Max Video Bitrate||60 Mbps|
|Supported File Systems||FAT32 ( ≤ 32 GB ); exFAT ( > 32 GB )|
|Photo||JPEG, DNG ( RAW )|
|Video||MP4 / MOV ( MPEG – 4 AVC / H.264 )|
|Supported SD Cards||Micro SD, Max capacity: 64GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required|
|Operating Temperature||32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )|
|Rated Power||100 W|
|Controllable Range||Pitch: -90° to +30°|
VISION POSITIONING SYSTEM
|Velocity Range||≤10 m/s ( 2 m above ground )|
|Altitude Range||0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m)|
|Operating Range||0 – 33 feet (0 – 10 m)|
|Operating Environment||Surfaces with a clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)|
|Operating Frequency||2.400 GHz to 2.483 GHz|
|Max Transmission Distance||FCC Compliant: 3.1 mi ( 5 km );
CE Compliant: 2.2 mi ( 3.5 km )( Unobstructed, free of interference )
|Operating Temperature||32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )|
|Battery||6000 mAh LiPo 2S|
|Transmitter Power ( EIRP )||FCC: 23 dBm; CE: 17 dBm|
|Operating Voltage||7.4V @ 1.2A|
INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY( PH4 – 5350 MAH -15.2 V )
|Battery Type||LiPo 4S|
|Net Weight||462 g|
|Operating Temperature||14° to 104° F ( -10° to 40° C )|
|Max Charging Power||100 W|
PHANTOM 4 FAQ
ActiveTrack allows an aircraft to track a moving subject without a separate GPS tracker. Simply tap on the mobile device screen inside the DJI GO app to select the subject to be tracked. The aircraft will lock on the subject and start tracking it automatically from a safe distance.
TapFly means you can fly in any direction with a tap of the finger, without a remote controller. With Obstacle Avoidance turned on, the aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles, slow down or hover when required, provided that the scene is bright enough ( < 300 lux) or too bright ( > 10,000 lux).
The Phantom 4 is equipped with an Obstacle Sensing System that constantly scans for obstacles in front of it, allowing it to avoid collisions by going around, over or hovering.
The advanced composite core embedded into the aircraft greatly increases rigidity, minimizing unwanted vibrations. This ensures the precision and performance of the inertial measurement unit (IMU). The weight of the aircraft is also reduced through this composite.
The Phantom 4 introduces a Sport mode, accessible through a new trio of modes, P, S and A.
P (Position) mode is the standard mode, giving access to normal flight as well as Intelligent Flight Modes, ActiveTrack and TapFly.
S (Sport) Mode unlocks maximum flight speeds of up to 44mph (72kmh)
A (Attitude) Mode remains the same and removes satellite stabilization in flight. It allows the Phantom to move more smoothly and naturally.
The ‘Playback’ button on the top right of the remote controller has been changed into a ‘Pause’ button that lets you put the Phantom into hover during any Intelligent Flight Mode, ActiveTrack or TapFly with a tap.
The Vision Positioning System now uses four sensors to increase hovering accuracy and reliability, creating a more controlled flying experience. Its sonar system has been improved and now functions from up to 10 meters off the ground. In ideal situations, these combine to give the Phantom 4 Vision Positioning System a vertical hover accuracy of +/- 0.1 m and a horizontal hover accuracy of +/- 0.3 m.
The effective range of the Obstacle Sensing System is 0.7 to 15 meters. Although the DJI GO app will indicate when there are obstacles present, pilots should always be paying attention to the aircraft during flight.
The Obstacle Sensing System can be enabled in ActiveTrack, TapFly, Normal mode and all Intelligent Navigation functions.
The motor on the Phantom 4 is designed to work with the latest Push-and-Release Propellers. With this locking mechanism, propellers can withstand drastic changes of motor speed, allowing the aircraft to be more agile and more responsive to the pilot command.
At sea level in calm environments when flying in Atti mode, the Phantom 4 can achieve 28 minute flight times. This will vary due to different flight patterns, weather conditions and altitudes.
The new Push-and-Release propellers are faster to install and more secure than the Self Tightening propellers used previously. This security allows them to handle faster acceleration and harder braking.
The gimbal and camera system is integrated into the body, bringing it closer to the aircraft’s center of gravity. It is also made of a rigid and strong composite material
The Phantom 4 camera has been improved in terms of image quality. Chromatic aberration has been reduced by 56% and lens distortion had been reduced by 36% compared to Phantom 3 Professional. In addition to lens improvements, camera firmware has been tweaked to enable the camera to capture 120fps video in full 1080p FHD (the camera’s field of view will be reconfigured to 47° when recording in this mode) for smooth slow motion. The camera is also used for ActiveTrack and TapFly modes.
A redundant IMU and compass enhances system reliability. The Phantom 4 can constantly compare data received from both IMUs and then navigate itself using the most accurate data. The same is true of the redundant compasses.
The Phantom 4’s remote control and live feed is based on DJI Lightbridge technology, providing effective control range of up to 3.1mi (5km) in unobstructed areas that are free from interference. Its HD live feed gives you an exact view of your flight, perfect for composing shots.
Yes. It also has Smart Return Home which engages the Obstacle Sensing System during return to home flight. If the aircraft sees an obstacle on its way back, it will intelligently avoid it as it comes home.
Giving a top speed of 44.7mph (72Kph), Sport mode can be used for fun, letting you fly faster than ever, or to get to your shoot location while the light is perfect.
The horizontal speed of the Phantom 4 in Atti mode is 44.7mph (72kph).
Though Phantom 4 can fly up to 44.7mph in both Sport Mode and Atti Mode, Phantom 4 will use GPS/Glonass and its Vision Positioning System to achieve precision while hovering. In Atti Mode, GPS and Vision Positioning System will not function to aid the aircraft in terms of hovering or navigation.
Tap the Stop button on the left of the screen or pull the pitch stick backward for 3 seconds to exit ActiveTrack. After exiting, the aircraft will hover in place. At this point you may choose to start a new mission or bring the aircraft back to the Home Point.
The minimum pixel size that the Obstacle Sensing system can see is 500 pixels.
ActiveTrack will work down to 9ft (3m) above the ground.