DJI Phantom 4 Pro
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is easy to fly with obstacle avoidance, but the coolest new feature in the Phantom 4 Professional by far is TapFly. You have a live feed from the drone’s main camera on the screen of your mobile device. Tap anywhere on that image and the drone will fly in that direction. The drone will automatically ease into turns, avoiding the jerky motion you can have in footage while flying manually.
The other big autonomous feature is AutoTrack. You select a subject — a person, a bike, a car — and the drone will lock on and keep them in the centre of the frame. It does this using the same computer vision technology employed for obstacle avoidance, except this time it’s building a 3D model not just of the environment, but also of the target you want to track.
It’s fast. The Phantom 4 has a new “sport mode” that pilots can toggle on the remote controller that’s a lot like the sport mode on most luxury cars. The Phantom can fly up to 20 metres per second (approx 70km/hr)
On the Phantom 4 Pro battery life has increased from 25 to 30 minutes. The standard Phantom 4 battery is 5350mAh and the new Phantom 4 Pro battery is 5870mAh.
The Phantom 4 Pro will fly autonomously through much tighter spaces and more complex environments. Navigate to waypoints simply by drawing a line on your map with a finger.
The Phantom 4 Pro has both front and rear visual sensors for detecting obstacles up to 30 metres away. The vision positioning sensors help avoid bad landings on uneven ground or water. Infrared sensing systems on both sides allows the drone to figure out where it is within a space. It can recognise an obstacle up to 7 metres away.
Footage from the Phantom 4 Pro click here
Phantom 4 Pro Plus with included screen