All you need to know about Phantom 4
DJI, one of the best company out there which manufactures drones have brought in a new model of consumer drone known as Phantom 4. It has surprised every one because of its autonomous features, obstacle avoidance, advanced 3D positioning for more stable flight and much more.
Here are the detailed features of this masterpiece:
It has a lightweight magnesium uni body core and elegant body which helps in more smooth and precise flying. It weights around 3 lb/1.4 kg while Phantom 3 is about 2.8 lb/1.280 kg. The propellers are made up of durable plastic composite material and are easy to attach and detach by push-and-release mechanism which is also much secure.
The battery is much improved than the earlier phantom series. The 4S lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) battery has the capacity of 5350 mAh, 81.3 Wh and 15.2 Volts DC as a result gives the flight time of 22 to 28 minutes depending on the external environmental factors.
The camera which is attached to a gimbal can record 4K video and click images up to 12 Megapixel so is really a good choice for cinematography and photography. Different modes for recording enables you to record video at different resolution and frame rates. The full HD (1080 x 1920) mode allows recording at up to 120fps for slow motion effects.
|VIDEO RESOLUTION||FRAME RATES|
|720p (1280 x 720)||24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p|
|1080p (1920 x 1080)||24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p, 120p|
|2.7K (2704 x 1520)||24p, 25p, 30p|
|UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)||24p, 25p, 30p|
|DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)||24p, 25p|
The camera clicks photos in DNG RAW and as well as in JPEG formats.Other photography modes available are:
- Single Shot
- Time -Lapse
- Burst shooting
The following are the modes which offers you to fly your drone according to your mood and requirements:
Normal Mode: Standard flight mode with GPS support and visual tracking features.
Sport Mode: It boosts the speed up to 20m/s and descent speed up to 4m/s.
Attitude Mode: Helps in keeping altitude control but it switches off your GPS and turns off “Return To Home Feature”, hence it is recommended for experienced pilots.
Way Points: It allows you to set many GPS points or Way points. After setting way points the phantom will fly to each way point maintaining its height and altitude as set before. This helps you to concentrate more on controlling the camera.
Point Of Interest: It will lead the phantom 4 to automatically revolve around the object, person and or other thing which is set by the pilot.
TapFly: It is yet another feature in GO App and you just need to tap the screen once the phantom is in the air, here its obstacle sensing system is in full use.
OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE AND VISION POSITIONING SYSTEM:
The Phantom 4’s obstacle system is much more advanced than the Phantom 3 and has 2 ultrasonic sensors and 4 monocular sensors. The vision positioning systems allows you to fly in indoor environment without the need of GPS.
- Top speed of around 40mph(Sport Mode).
- Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level of 19685 feet (6000 m).
- Supports up to 64GB Class 10 or UHS-1 rating Micro SD Card.
- Push-and-Release Propellers.
- 2.400 GHz to 2.483 GHz remote controller.
- Customizable remote controller.
DJI GO APP:
The following are some of the features of the DJI GO APP:
- Live HD view and control.
- Instant video downloading.
- Youtube live streaming.
- In-App Editing.
- Social Media sharing.
- Live Map
- Interactive Flight simulator.
- Common media library.
- Detailed collection of records and achievements.
Now coming to the price, you can purchase Phantom 4 for USD $ 1399 and in India it is available for INR 1,21,000 (As on 13 July 2016) which is really interesting since you are getting one of the advanced drone currently in the market.