Next Generation Quadcopter with a Built-in 4K Camera, Obstacle Sensing System and Return Home Feature
A sleek new design with magnesium unibody construction, obstacle avoidance sensor, dynamic range enhancing video modes, and a two-point-of-contact gimbal mount are just some the features DJI have introduced with the Phantom 4 Quadcopter. Thanks to improvements in efficiency as well as its intelligent power management system, the quadcopter boasts up to 28 minutes flying time. Its camera shoots DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at 24/25 fps and UHD 4K (3480 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. There is also a 120 fps mode in 1080p resolution for slow-motion effects. The camera will also take 12MP still photos in either DNG RAW or JPEG, with single shot, HDR, burst, and time-lapse modes to choose from.
Computerized flight control is nothing new, but the Phantom 4 is the first Phantom to be given a pair of eyes. Among other features, these front-facing visual sensors enable obstacle avoidance during automatic return home and allow it to track a subject. It also features Vision Position, a carryover from the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced, which provides navigation for times when GPS is unavailable and the quadcopter is close to the ground.
One area where fixed-wing planes have traditionally held an advantage over multi-rotors is performance. The Phantom 4 aims to shake off this stigma. With its Sport Mode, the quadcopter can achieve a top speed of 44.7mph. That's enough speed to take to the races or follow fast-moving subjects, such as a vehicle or skier hurling down the slopes. Since you may need to slow down in a hurry, Active Braking brings to the quadcopter to a halt much faster than drag alone otherwise would.
Revolutionary Materials and Refined Aerodynamics
A new, specially designed, magnesium core increases the stiffness and rigidity of the Phantom 4 without compromising weight. Working in tandem with the battery, it lifts the center of gravity closer to the level of the props which increases agility and responsiveness. This is all placed within a sleek and aerodynamically efficient shell.
The Phantom 4’s sleek, streamlined and highly integrated form minimizes buffeting when flying in strong winds and against gusts from any angle, keeping its movements predictable and precise. A tightly integrated gimbal lifts the center of gravity close to the core, boosting its stability even further.
Multiple Flight Modes
The Phantom 4 is flexible enough to meet different flying demands. In Position mode you can use satellite and Vision Positioning, TapFly, ActiveTrack and Intelligent Flight Modes. Sport mode adds extra agility and speed, reaching 45mph (72kph) while maintaining satellite and Vision Positioning systems. Atti holds the Phantom’s altitude and level but switches off satellite positioning making it ideal for smooth film making movements.
Switching flight modes to meet your needs, whether you are looking for simplicity and intelligent navigation, speed or smooth cinematic movements is easy.
Fly Far for Longer
High efficiency motors and a custom designed large capacity battery offers 5350mah of power, giving the Phantom 4 a 28* minute flying time. Integrated power management, balanced charging capabilities plus smart charge and discharge protection keep the battery easy to charge and ready to fly at maximum capacity. Integrated Lightbridge technology allows you to see what the Phantom sees in 720p HD at up to 3.1mi (5km)** away. This low latency video transmission technology is extremely resistant to interference, giving you more control over your flight.
*In calm conditions with constant speed.
**Maximum range tested in unobstructed areas free of interference and may vary depending on local regulations.
Sense and Avoid
We all use our eyes to see and interact with the world. A forward Obstacle Sensing System gives the Phantom 4 it its own pair of eyes, empowering it to see in three dimensions and to react. In Normal Mode if it sees an obstacle coming close it will stop and hover. In TapFly, ActiveTrack and Smart Return Home modes it will avoid the obstacle, or hover to avoid a collision. It also gives you warnings so you always know what is happening to the Phantom. The downward facing Vision Positioning module contains dual cameras and dual ultrasonic sensors to offer five times more positioning accuracy than previous systems. Used indoors, it provides a GPS-like flying experience, giving you the confidence you need to fly indoors.
In TapFly mode, all you have to do to fly is tap on the screen of your smartphone or tablet. To change the direction of flight, you can simply tap the screen to fly anywhere. Flying using control sticks and maintaining altitude, course and speed can be challenging, so TapFly takes over all of these controls for you leaving you to focus on your shot. Using its Obstacle Sensing System, the Phantom 4 can fly places you might not have gone before, to create dynamic and inspiring footage. Through DJI GO you can also activate Smart Return Home which allows the Phantom to avoid obstacles as it returns.
ActiveTrack makes science fiction a reality. Whether you are running, driving, rafting and more, the Phantom 4 uses an advanced combination of computer vision, object recognition and machine learning to track you as you go. Circling a moving object used to only be achievable by the most seasoned of pilots, now everyone can do it with a flick of the thumb. The entire time that ActiveTrack is running obstacle avoidance is too, so it will decide whether it should continue following, avoid an obstacle or simply stop.
High Performance Camera
Capture moments that will last a lifetime or take aerial film making to a higher level with the powerful Phantom 4 camera, featuring 4K video capture at 30 frames per second and Full HD 1080p at 120 frames per second for smooth slow motion. An aspherical lens with a 94° field of view (FOV) reduces distortion by 36% and chromatic aberration by 56% when compared to a Phantom 3. A hyperfocal length of one meter allows you to get closer to objects while keeping them in pin-sharp focus.
Professional Post Production
A total of 10 color profiles are available to give you the look you need or the image data you want. These range from a Vivid mode that amplifies color and contrast to create videos that look incredible without extra processing, to Cine-D and D-Log modes offering high dynamic range footage for professionals, providing the best color space for post-production. The power to edit is also essential for professional photography, so the Phantom 4 boasts not just 12 megapixel photos but also Adobe DNG RAW support as well as lens profiles built straight into to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
The Phantom 4’s camera is equipped with the latest in camera stabilization systems. Featuring a specially designed u-frame structure that provides better stabilization. Its movements are controlled by a Gimbal Control Unit that is in constant communication with both the gimbal’s Inertial Measurement Unit and the Phantom 4’s flight controller so that it can prepare for the Phantom 4’s movements before they happen. This gimbal is accurate to a highly precise ±0.03°, coupled with custom designed dampers, it ensures smooth chinematic footage.
DJI GO is all you need to fly, create, share, and connect. Compatible with the Phantom series, Inspire series, Osmo and more. Capture and share beautiful content using the DJI GO app with the Phantom series, Inspire series and Osmo. Built for universal DJI compatibility and upgraded usability, simply connect your device, launch the app, and go.
The Phantom 4 is compatible with DJI’s SDK, offering up access to additional sensors and even more control so that developers can create customized apps and exciting new features.
Intelligent Flight Positioning
The Phantom 4 draws on up to 24 satellites to give you more accuracy and a faster connection to satellites, keeping you in complete control of your flight. Using a combination of GPS and GLONASS it is completely aware of its starting point,location and relation to you during flight. This intelligence means it knows its last position, provides Return to Home, shows you where it is on a map and much more.
Automatic Flight Logs
Information recorded includes complete flight routes, duration, distance, location, and speed so you can playback a previous flight path and even check your control stick movements. Cached versions of any photos and videos taken during your flights are kept at your fingertips for future reference. At the same time, an advanced flight recorder constantly records data from its internal mechanisms, which you can choose to share with the DJI support team if you ever have any questions or issues.
On rare occasions, inconsistencies in compass or IMU data can affect the way an aircraft behaves. The Phantom 4 features dual compass modules and dual Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) that allow it to constantly compare the data it is receiving through both pairs. This data is run through advanced algorithms to check accuracy and any inaccurate data is simply discarded without affecting flight.
The Phantom 4’s Beginner mode limits beginner flyers to 100ft (30m) up and away. It also prevents camera tilt controls to allow new pilots to familiarize themselves with flying before adding more distance and camera control. When Beginner mode is switched off, the Phantom 4 will default to a maximum flight altitude of 390ft (120m) above the takeoff point. This can be adjusted to a maximum of 1640ft (500m). You can also set your own maximum distance.
Customizable Remote Controller
Designed with sensitive control sticks, dedicated buttons, and up to 3.1 mile (5km)*range, the Phantom 4 remote controller makes shooting images with the Phantom 4 almost as easy holding a camera in your hands. It features dedicated controls for shutter release, start/stop video recording, a pause button to freeze your Phantom in the air during autonomous flight modes, a dial for gimbal pitch and a dial for camera settings. It also has two customizable buttons so you can tailor your flying experience.
*Maximum range tested in open areas free of interference and may vary depending on local regulations.
The new prop mounts of the Phantom 4 allow each prop to be mounted more quickly and securely than before, requiring a simple push and twist to attach or release instead of screwing down each prop. This security allows the Phantom 4 to fly with more overall agility. Built from a durable composite material, each prop is durable enough to withstand many hours of flight.
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
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:
Video Recording Modes
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 )
Voltage: 17.4 V
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
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 )
Capacity: 5350 mAh
Voltage: 15.2 V
Battery Type: LiPo 4S
Energy: 81.3 Wh
Net Weight: 462 g
Operating Temperature: 14° to 104° F ( -10° to 40° C )
Max Charging Power: 100 W