Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced

 Dji announced this Friday 14 April the Dji Phantom 4 Advanced. A slight evolution, which borrows features from the Pro model.

 No Spark, but the Phantom 4 series now has a little brother. DJI, the famous manufacturerof drones, today unveils a new model: the Phantom 4 Advanced. The camera of the product has been improved and the drone is able to shoot in 4K at 60 frames per second. Video processing now supports H.264 video codecs to 60 fps or H.265 at 30 fps.

 The Dji Phantom 4 Advanced is also full of new features, borrowed directly the Phantom 4 Pro. It will be possible to use the TapFly, allowing moving towards a place by tapping the screen of pilotage, but also the Draw mode, which proposes to draw the finger the route for the drone to follow to get from point A to point B. Finally, the Active Track to track a subject in motion, and depending on the angle of view you choose.

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 DJI announced an improved battery, with a range of 30 minutes, and the integration of a port microSD cards up to 128 GB. Also, note that there is a version Advanced +, so the controller incorporates a Full HD of 5.5 inches.

Dji Phantom 4 Specs

 Sensor  size  is more important to image quality than the number of pixels  because a  larger sensor captures more information in every pixel,  improving  dynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio, and low light  performance. The  1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor in the Phantom 4  Advanced is almost  four times the size of the Phantom 4's 1/2.3in  sensor. It uses larger  pixels and has a maximum ISO of 12800 as well as  increased contrast. It  is good enough for images to be used immediately,  while also capturing  enough detail for advanced post-processing.

Professional 4K Video 

An  enhanced  video processing system allows video to be captured in cinema  and  production optimized DCI 4K/60 (4096 x 2160/60fps) at a bitrate  of  100Mbps, enabling you to get high-resolution slow motion shots.  The  Phantom 4 Advanced also supports the H.265 video codec  (maximum  resolution 4096X2160/30fps). For a given bitrate, H.265  doubles the  amount of image processing as H.264, resulting in  significantly enhanced  image quality. Recording in the high dynamic  range D-log mode makes the  most of this image data for color grading.

High-resolution Lens

 The  resolution  and contrast of a lens is critical to image quality, because  only a  quality lens can capture sharp, vivid photos at high  resolutions. The  brand new Phantom 4 Advanced camera has an aerial  optimized F2.8  wide-angle lens with a 24mm equivalent focal length. It  features eight  elements – 2 aspherical – arranged in seven groups that  fit into a  smaller, more compact frame. Its images are consistently  detailed with  low distortion and low dispersion, ensuring that photos  and videos are  sharp and vivid. The MTF (Modulation Transfer Function)  results have  been made public, so people can get a better understanding  of lens  performance. 

An MTF chart is used to measure the ability  of a  lens to reproduce contrast and resolve details. Low spatial  frequencies  reflect overall contrast, and high spatial frequencies  reflect  detailed resolution. Both are measured in LP/mm. Image Height  indicates  the distance of a given point on the lens from the center of  the  sensor. MTF 100% indicates perfect performance.

Aerial  imaging  is used not only to capture landscapes but also to bring about  new  perspectives, like when filming action scenes and documenting  motor  racing. Capturing objects moving at high speeds has always been  a  challenge for flying cameras using electronic shutters. Phantom  4  Advanced uses a mechanical shutter and a large-aperture prime lens.  A  mechanical shutter with a max speed of 1/2000s eliminates  rolling  shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fast  moving  subjects or when flying at a high speed. The electronic shutter  has also  been improved with a max shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds, and a  new  Burst Mode capable of shooting 14 fps at 20 megapixels, all to  catch the  perfect moment.


5 Vision Sensors
Equipped  with  the FlightAutonomy system made up of 5 vision sensors,  dual-band  satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), ultrasonic  rangefinders and  redundant sensors, Phantom 4 Advanced is able to hover  precisely in  places without GPS and fly in complex environments. The  dual forward  vision sensors can see as far as 30m out in front, and  enable auto  brake, hover or detour in front of obstacles within  15-meter range. 


REMOTE CONTROLLER WITH BUILT-IN SCREEN  DJI Phantom  4  Advanced+ is equipped with the integrated upgraded Lightbridge  HD  video transmission system with a maximum video transmission range  of  4.3mi (7km).* A 5.5-inch 1080p screen integrated with the Phantom  4  Advanced+ offers 1000 cd/m2 of brightness, more than twice as bright  as  conventional smart devices, which means a visibility even in  bright  direct sunlight. A five-hour battery life makes the Phantom 4  Advanced+ a  complete aerial imaging solution. The built-in DJI GO 4 app  can allow  you to live stream, edit and share your aerial videos and  photos  instantly. 
*Unobstructed, free of interference, when FCC compliant.

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price



Draw  is  a brand new technology for waypoint control. Simply draw a route  on  screen and the Phantom 4 Advanced 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.

Forward: The aircraft follows the route at a constant speed with the camera facing in the direction of flight. 
Free:  The  aircraft only moves along the route when instructed. In this mode,  the  camera can face in any direction during a flight.


Following  fast-moving  objects can be very challenging, but advanced image  recognition  algorithms used by the Phantom 4 Advanced 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 accordingly, 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.


Fly  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 Advanced or  tilt the gimbal as required without changing the  direction of flight. In  total, there are now two TapFly modes:

TapFly Forward – Tap to fly in the selected direction.
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  Return to Home mode, the Phantom 4 Advanced can automatically  choose  the best route to return home depending on environmental  conditions. It  records its route as it flies, allowing it to return  along the same  route avoiding obstacles if the control signal is  disconnected. 

Based  on its altitude at the time of  disconnection, the Phantom 4 Advanced  is also able to adjust its flight  path to avoid obstacles it has seen  during its flight. At takeoff, the  Phantom 4 Advanced 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 a 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  Advanced to take instructions through gestures.  The subject simply lifts  their arms when facing the camera and the  aircraft will recognize this  movement by locking on and placing the  subject in the center of the  frame. When ready for a photo, the subject  holds their arms out to  signal the aircraft. A three second countdown  will begin, giving time to  strike a pose, allowing moments to be  captured without the remote  control.

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Flight Modes:

 Different  productions  require different flight characteristics, and the Phantom 4  Advanced  offers three modes for flight: P, A and S. 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  Advanced’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. 

Sensor Redundancy
The  Phantom 4 Advanced  features dual compass modules and dual IMU units,  making it more  reliable. Compasses and IMUs are important sensors to  ensure a stable  flight and the Phantom 4 Advanced constantly compares  the data it  receives through both pairs. This data is run through  advanced  algorithms to check accuracy and any inaccurate data is simply  discarded  without affecting flight, keeping flight steady and  reliable.


Professional  aerial  imaging benefits from longer flight times. The Phantom 4  Advanced has a  maximum flight time of 30 minutes, providing more time in  the air to  capture the perfect shot. The DJI GO 4 app shows battery  lifetime and  calculates remaining flight time 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 Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price


 Using  the  DJI GO 4 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 4 will appear almost instantly on-screen.  Vital flight  data and video transmission status are easy to check in  the app,  further enhancing control efficiency and convenience.

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

Dji Phantom 4 Advanced Review - Specs and Price

 The availability of the phantom 4 advanced is scheduled for April 30, and its price is announced to 1349 dollars. For the version Advanced +, it will cost $ 1649.

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