DJI Phantom 4 Pro
An uprated camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps.The adoption of titanium alloy and magnesium alloy construction increases the rigidity of the airframe and reduces weight, making the Phantom 4 Pro similar in weight to the Phantom 4. The FlightAutonomy system adds dual rear vision sensors and infrared sensing systems for a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance.Have a Sphere team member call you
Features of the Phantom 4 Pro
Camera With 1-Inch 20MP Sensor
The onboard camera has been redesigned to use a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. It’s custom engineered lens is made up of eight elements arranged in seven groups. It is the first DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter, eliminating rolling shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. In effect, it is as powerful as many traditional ground cameras. More powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate. Advanced sensors and processors ensure everything is captured with more image detail and the image data needed for advanced post-production.
5-Direction Of Obstacle Sensing
FlightAutonomy is expanded with an additional set of high-resolution stereo vision sensors placed at the rear, in addition to the pair placed at the front. Combined with the infrared sensing systems placed on the left and right sides, this network creates a total of 5-direction of obstacle sensing and 4-direction of obstacle avoidance. This provides enhanced protection for the Phantom 4 Pro from more obstacles, giving filmmakers the confidence to capture images from more complex perspectives.
Time Division Multiplexing
The Phantom 4 Pro controller integrates an upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission system that adds 5.8 GHz transmission support. The ability to choose between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz allows pilots to cut through interference and eliminates image lag caused when flying in an area with extensive 2.4GHz frequency use. Normally, Wi-Fi video transmission systems use a 2.4GHz frequency to work with a controller using a 5.8GHz frequency as this prevents interference that can occur when both use the same frequency. If using the same frequency the video transmission system and the remote controller will interfere with each other, causing image lag. The use of two different frequencies has drawbacks in terms of flight performance. For example, flight performance will be affected when either of the two frequencies suffer interference.
The Lightbridge HD video transmission system used in the Phantom 4 Pro uses TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) to transmit signals, allowing it to send controller signals and receive video transmission signals at the same frequency. As the 2.4GHz frequency band is often affected by Wi-Fi, 4G cell towers, and other types of interference in urban areas, a 5.8GHz band will increase transmission reliability. When switched on, the Phantom 4 Pro evaluates local signal levels, automatically choosing the transmission frequency with the lowest level of interference. This ensures the optimum range of a maximum video transmission of 4.3mi (7km)*
*Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC compliant.
Draw: Draw is a brand new technology for waypoint control. Simply draw a route on screen and the Phantom 4 Pro will move in that direction while keeping its altitude locked. This allows the pilot to focus on camera control and enables more complex shots. There are two Draw modes that can be used in different scenarios; ‘Standard’ mode allows the aircraft to follow the route at a constant speed with the camera facing in the direction of flight. ‘Free’ mode communicates with the aircraft to move along the route when instructed. In this mode, the camera can face in any direction during a flight.
ActiveTrack: The Phantom 4 Pro automatically recognizes, follows and captures subjects as they move, making it easier to capture intricate shots. Following fast-moving objects can be very challenging, but advanced image recognition algorithms used by the Phantom 4 Pro allow it to recognize and track the object while keeping it in frame. This new algorithm also recognizes more subjects, from people to vehicles to animals, and will adjust its flight dynamics to match, ensuring smoother shots.Pilots can now choose between:
Trace – Follow behind or in front of a subject, avoiding obstacles automatically.
Profile – Fly alongside a subject at a variety of angles to get profile shots of the subject.
Spotlight – Keep the camera trained on a subject while the aircraft flies almost anywhere.
in any direction visible on-screen with a simple tap. Tap anywhere on-screen to
smoothly adjust the direction of flight while automatically avoiding obstacles and tap the screen again or use control sticks to change direction. A new AR route function shows the aircraft’s real-time flight direction for reference as its route is adjusted. As it can be difficult to control altitude, course, speed and camera pitch simultaneously using joysticks, TapFly Free allows a pilot to set the direction of flight, allowing them to turn the Phantom 4 Pro or tilt the gimbal as required without changing the direction of flight. In total, there are now three TapFly modes:
TapFly Forward – Tap to fly in the selected direction
TapFly Backward – Tap to fly in the opposite direction of the tap, i.e. tap in the bottom right corner of the screen to fly backward towards the top left.
TapFly Free – Lock the forward direction of the Phantom without locking the camera direction allowing it to turn as it flies.
*Obstacle Avoidance is not available with TapFly Free
Return to Home: In its upgraded Return to Home mode, the Phantom 4 Pro can automatically choose the best route to return home depending on environmental conditions. As it flies, it records flight routes, allowing it to return along the same course, even avoiding obstacles if the control signal is disconnected.Based on its altitude at the time of disconnection, the Phantom 4 Pro is also able to adjust its flight path to avoid obstacles it has seen during its flight. At takeoff, the Phantom 4 Pro will record the scene below and compare its recording with what it sees as it returns, for more precise landing. It can also detect the ground to see whether there is suitable spot for landing. If any obstacles are found, or there is water on the ground, it will alert the pilot and hover at an appropriate height, helping the aircraft to land more safely.
Gesture Mode: Using Gesture Mode, selfies can be captured easily using a few gestures without the remote controller. Advanced computer vision technology allows the Phantom 4 Pro to take instructions through gestures. The subject simply lifts their arms when facing the camera and the aircraft will recognise this movement by locking on and placing the subject in the centre of the frame.
Flight Modes: Different productions require different flight characteristics. The Phantom 4 Pro offers three modes for flight: P(Position), A(Altitude) and S(Sport). Switching between them allows pilots to get the control they need, whether they seek smoothness, simplicity, intelligent navigation or speed. In Position Mode, TapFly, ActiveTrack, obstacle sensing and positioning features are available. Sport Mode adds extra agility and higher speed, reaching 45mph (72kph). Atti Mode switches off satellite stabilization and holds the Phantom 4 Pro’s altitude. It is ideal for experienced pilots looking to capture smoother footage. Tripod Mode, which limits speed to 4mph (7kph) provides precision control for fine framing and indoor flying. Both the infrared sensing system and vision sensors are enabled in these modes for a safer flight experience.
4.3mi (7km) Long-Range Control: Using brand new DJI Lightbridge HD video transmission technology, the Phantom 4 Pro has a maximum transmission range of 4.3i (7km)*. Before each flight, it scans a range of available frequencies to find and use the one with the least interference. By supporting 2.4GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, it gives you more reliable control. Tightly integrated with DJI GO, Lightbridge video transmission also sends vital flight statistics in real time, and can be used to quickly download photos and videos to connected mobile devices.The Lightbridge video transmission system uses advanced transmission technologies and can automatically adjust to environmental conditions. It ensures high quality, low latency image transmission across its range and offers pilots a better shooting experience. Traditional analog video transmission occupies a larger bandwidth and is more susceptible to interference. It also suffers from poor image quality and short range. Wi-Fi transmission also compares poorly, suffering from low latency, lengthy re-connection times, and short transmission distances due to the high cost of more powerful Wi-Fi transmission.
* Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC compliant.
Sensor redundancy: The Phantom 4 Pro features dual compass modules and dual IMU units, making it more reliable when compared to many hexacopters and octocopters. Compasses and IMUs are important sensors to ensure a stable flight. The data received is constantly compared through each sensor. It is then processed through advanced algorithms to check accuracy, with any inaccurate data discarded without affecting flight, keeping flight steady and reliable.
Intelligent batteries: Professional aerial imaging benefits from longer flight times. The Phantom 4 Pro has a maximum flight time of 30 minutes, providing more time in the air to capture the perfect shot. The DJI GO app shows battery lifetime and calculates remaining flight times according to distance traveled and more. It will give alerts when it reaches a minimum safe amount required for a safe journey back to the takeoff point. An advanced battery management system is also in place to prevent overcharging and over draining. When placed in longer term storage, batteries will discharge power to maintain good health.
DJI GO: When shooting aerials, the remote controller is responsible for most physical controls including piloting and capture. However, more challenging shoots require a real-time video feed, vital flight statistics and advanced settings. These are traditionally handled through a smart device, making the smart device essential to aerial imaging. The DJI GO app is optimized for aerials and is updated along with the aircraft to ensure all features are supported. It can be used on smart devices and is available to be integrated into the DJI CrystalSky monitor, providing simple and convenient control.Using the DJI GO app, a large number of Intelligent Flight Modes are available. It also provides access to full manual camera controls, including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, image formats, and more. Any changes in DJI GO will appear almost instantly on-screen. Vital flight data and video transmission status are easy to check in-app, further enhancing control efficiency and convenience.
DJI GO includes editing features for quick editing and sharing to social media and even live streaming. After each flight, flight routes and data are automatically recorded and synchronized to the attached DJI GO account, keeping it readily accessible for you to review. Both flight logs and data are easy to record and review.
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- Aircraft Body x 1
- Remote Controller x 1
- Propeller Pairs x 4
- Intelligent Flight Battery
- Battery Charger x 1
- Power Cable x 1
- Manuals: In the Box, Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines, Intelligent Flight Battery Safety Guidelines, Quick Start Guide
- Gimbal Clamp x 1
- USB OTG Cable x 1
- Micro USB Cable x 1
- Micro SD Card (16GB) x 1
- Carrying Case x 1
*(Accessories are not covered by warranty)
Weight (Battery & Propellers Included):1388 g
Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded): 350 mm
Max Ascent Speed: S-mode: 6 m/s; P-mode: 5 m/s
Max Descent Speed: S-mode: 4 m/s; P-mode: 3 m/s
Max Speed: 45 mph (72 kph) (S-mode); 36 mph (58 kph) (A-mode); 31 mph (50 kph) (P-mode)
Max Tilt Angle: 42° (S-mode); 35° (A-mode); 25° (P-mode)
Max Angular Speed: 250°/s (S-mode); 150°/s (A-mode)
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 19685 ft (6000 m)
Max Flight Time: Approx. 30 minutes
Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C)
Satellite Positioning Systems: GPS/GLONASS
GPS Hover Accuracy Range: Vertical: ±0.1 m (With Vision Positioning); ±0.5 m (With GPS Positioning); Horizontal: ±0.3 m (With Vision Positioning); ±1.5 m (With GPS Positioning)
Velocity Range: ≤31 mph (50 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground
Altitude Range: 0 – 33 ft (0 – 10 m)
Operating Range: 0 – 33 ft (0 – 10 m)
Obstacle Sensory Range: 2 – 98 ft (0.7 – 30 m)
FOV: 60°(Horizontal), ±54°(Vertical)
Detection Frequency: 10Hz
Operating Environment: Surfaces with clear patterns and adequate lighting (> 15 lux)
Sensor: 1’’ CMOS; Effective pixels: 20M
Lens: FOV (Field of View) 84°, 8.8 mm / 24 mm (35 mm format equivalent), f/2.8 - f/11. auto focus at 1 m - ∞
ISO Range: Video: 100 - 3200 (Auto); 100 - 6400 (Manual); Photo: 100 - 3200 (Auto); 100- 12800 (Manual)
Mechanical Shutter: 8 - 1/2000 s
Electronic Shutter: 1/2000 - 1/8000 s
Max Image Size: 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648; 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648; 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078
PIV Image Size:4096 × 2160 (4096 × 2160 24/25/30/48/50p); 3840 × 2160 (3840 × 2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p); 2720 × 1530 (2720 × 1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p); 1920 × 1080 (1920 × 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p); 1280 × 720 (1280 × 720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p)
Still Photography Modes: Single Shot; Burst Shooting: 3/5/7/10/14 frames; Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias; Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/30/60 s
Video Recording Modes:
H.265: C4K：4096×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps; 4K：3840×2160 24/25/30p @100Mbps; 2.7K：2720×1530 24/25/30p @65Mbps; 2720×1530 48/50/60p @80Mbps
FHD：1920×1080 24/25/30p @50Mbps; 1920×1080 48/50/60p @65Mbps; 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps
HD： 1280×720 24/25/30p @25Mbps; 1280×720 48/50/60p @35Mbps; 1280×720 120p @60Mbps
H.264: C4K：4096×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps; 4K：3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p @100Mbps; 2.7K：2720×1530 24/25/30p @80Mbps
2720×1530 48/50/60p @100Mbps; FHD：1920×1080 24/25/30p @60Mbps; 1920×1080 48/50/60 @80Mbps
1920×1080 120p @100Mbps: HD： 1280×720 24/25/30p @30Mbps
1280×720 48/50/60p @45Mbps
1280×720 120p @80Mbps
Video Storage Bitrate: 100 Mbps
Supported File Systems: FAT32 (≤ 32 GB); exFAT (> 32 GB)
Photo: JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG
Video: MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264；HEVC/H.265)
Supported SD Cards: Micro SD, Max Capacity: 128GB. Write speed ≥15MB/s, class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Voltage: 17.4 V
Rated Power: 100 W
Stabilization: 3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)
Controllable Range: Pitch: -90° to +30°
Max Controllable Angular Speed: Pitch: 90°/s
Angular Control Accuracy: ±0.01°
INFRARED SENSING SYSTEM
Obstacle Sensory Range: 0.6 – 23 ft (0.2 – 7 m)
FOV: 70° (Horizontal), ±10° (Vertical)
Detection Frequency: 10 Hz
Operating Environment: Surface with diffuse reflection material, and reflectivity > 8% (such as wall, trees, humans, etc.)
Operating Frequency: 2.400 - 2.483 GHz and 5.725 - 5.825 GHz
Max Transmission Distance:
2.400 GHz - 2.483 GHz(Unobstruoted, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3mi (7km);
CE: 2.2mi (3.5km);
SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km)
5.725 GHz - 5.825 GHz(Unobstruoted, free of interference)
FCC: 4.3mi (7km);
CE: 1.2mi (2 km);
SRRC: 2.5mi (4 km)
Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Battery: 6000mAh LiPo 2S
Transmitter Power (EIRP):
2.400 GHz - 2.483 GHz
FCC: 26 dBm; CE: 17 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm
5.725 GHz - 5.825 GHz
FCC: 28 dBm; CE: 14 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm
Operating Voltage: 1.2 A @7.4 V
Video Output Port: GL300E: HDMI，USB; GL300F: USB
Mobile Device Holder:
GL300E:Built-in display device (5.5 inch screen, 1920×1080,
1000 cd/m2, Android system, 4G RAM＋16G ROM)
GL300F:Tablets and smart phones
INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY (PH4-5870MAH-15.2V)
Capacity: 5870 mAh
Voltage: 15.2 V
Battery Type: LiPo 4S
Energy: 89.2 Wh
Net Weight: 468 g
Charging Temperature Range: 14° to 104° F (-10° to 40° C)
Max Charging Power: 100 W
Important Safety Information
- You must operate this aircraft in your line–of–sight in daylight. Do not let it get too far away from you.
- You must not fly closer than 30 metres to vehicles, boats, buildings or people.
- You must not fly over any populous area, such as beaches, other people’s backyards, heavily populated parks, or sports ovals where there is a game in progress.
- If you are in controlled airspace, which covers most Australian cities, you must not fly higher than 400 feet (120 metres).
- You should not fly within 5.5km of an airfield.
- It’s illegal to fly for money or economic reward unless you have an Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operating Certificate (ReOC) or are flying in accordance with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) guidelines (More info: CASA Commercial RPA Use).