The DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter has a professional and highly intelligent flight control system. Assisted GPS Navigation, although fully manual operation is possible, most users will use this feature as it is incredibly helpful. The Vision Positioning System uses dual downward-facing cameras and dual ultrasonic sensors to provide comparable stability function indoors or relatively close to the ground (up to 32.8') as GPS does outdoors. This technology allows the Phantom 4 to hold its location, stop when the controls are released, and quickly respond to pilot commands, even when GPS is unavailable.
A small camera above each leg allows the aircraft to detect an obstacle in the flight path, coming to a stop to try to avoid it. By turning on Active Obstacle Avoidance, the aircraft will attempt to fly around or over the obstacle, rather than braking. The pilot will also receive audible and visual warnings to alert you of when an obstacle is detected. This feature will also be active when you trigger Return to Home, providing for a safer flight back to the pilot.
With the Tap-Fly Mode activated, you can tap on the screen on any smartphone or tablet to navigate the Phantom 4 in any direction. A great new feature is the Active-Track which enables the DJI Phantom 4 to lock onto and track a 3D subject. The built-in camera, combined with object recognition technology will follow any subject you want it to. The DJI Phantom 4 automatically logs and remembers the details of every flight you take. Complete route, duration, distance, location, and speed tracking allow you to 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.
With the DJI Phantom 4's enhanced aerodynamics and stability, lightweight magnesium unibody core and streamlined body combine, it produces a responsive ultra-smooth flying experience with predictable and precise movements. The integrated gimbal has been moved closer to the body, shifting the center of gravity closer to the quadcopter's core and boosting stability even further.Switch the flight mode to Sport to enjoy a new level of thrill, enabling a top speed of around 40mph. This allows you to capture faster moving subjects than with previous generation Phantom models, such as motor vehicles or downhill skiers. To bring the camera to a halt at these faster speeds, the Phantom 4 features active brakingHigh-efficiency motors and a larger capacity battery allows you enjoy up to 28 minutes of flying time with the Phantom 4 (without GPS active). Each prop is fast and easy to install and can be locked securely in place.
Gimbal-Stabilised 4K Camera
Whether for cinematography or just shooting for fun, the Phantom 4 gives you the ability to capture DCI-spec 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24 or 25 fps and UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 30 fps. In addition, the Full HD (1080 x 1920) mode enables recording at up to 120 fps, ideal for creating slow-motion effects in post. Video is recorded at full quality in-camera using a microSDHC/XC card in the H.264 codec
The camera isn't just for video. It shoots 12MP still photos in widely-supported DNG RAW as well as JPEG. Time-lapse, burst shooting, and HDR modes are all available, in addition to single shot
- Video Resolutions and Frame Rates:
- DCI 4K (4096 x 2160): 24p, 25p
- UHD 4K (3840 x 2160): 24p, 25p, 30p
- 2.7K (2704 x 1520): 24p, 25p, 30p
- 1080p (1920 x 1080): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p, 120p
- 720p (1280 x 720): 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p
Under high-contrast lighting, such as outdoors in direct sunlight, you will profit from high dynamic range with a flat response curve to give you maximum detail to work with in post-production. To this end, the Phantom 4 features both Cine-D and D-Log modes to help increase dynamic range and flatten the image. The camera features a 94° angle-of-view lens, which is a narrower angle than a fisheye for less distortion while still being wide enough to capture establishing shots. The lens features an f/2.8 aperture and is comprised of 9 elements, including an aspherical element
The gimbal supports both sides of the camera, secured by a U-shaped frame designed to keep footage stable and secure even in high winds and harsh flying environments. It is coupled with custom-designed dampers to ensure vibrations from the motors to not translate into camera shake. A magnesium construction gives it lightness and rigidity, boosting stabilisation capabilities even further.
- Built-In Redundancies
- Dual compass modules and dual Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) allow the Phantom 4 to constantly check the data it is receiving. This means any incorrect data can be isolated and ignored without affecting your flight
- Beginner Mode
- Beginner flyers should build confidence by flying low and close. Beginner mode prevents new pilots from going beyond their skills. An adjustable maximum height and distance can also be set when flying skills improve
- Customisable Remote Controller
- All the controls on the Phantom 4 can be customized to match your flying style, from control stick sensitivity to the functionality of dedicated buttons
- DJI SDK
- 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
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