DJI Phantom 4 Drones
DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drones
DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, has just released a new model, the new Phantom 4 Quadcopter drone.
The new DJI Phantom4 quadcopter drone feature that DJI is aggressively hyping is its “Obstacle Sensing System” that uses two front-facing sensors that detect anything in the drone’s path and can immediately steer the drone to safety. There are new companion apps (including one that enables a “touch-and-go” steering system for the drone), it has a camera that can move around more easily and it can also fly at 45 miles per hour.
DJI Phantom 4 Drone
Using ActiveTrack with the Phantom 4, you just tap your subject on screen and the drone starts following, keeping the camera centered on whoever or whatever you tapped. DJI assures that even if the subject changes shape or turns, or other people or objects enter the frame, the camera should stay on the selected subject. And you'll still have full control of camera movements to get the shot you want, not just what the drone is giving you.
Another mode called TapFly pretty much does what the name implies: Double tap on a point on screen and the Phantom 4 will fly there, avoiding obstacles along the way. Tap another point and it will transition and pilot its way there. Basically, it allows you to set up a flight path on the fly. If at any point you want to stop and think about your next move, a new Pause button on the controller will set the drone to stop and hover in place.
While previous Phantoms have been quick, they were made for photos and video, not racing. To add a bit more versatility to the Phantom 4, DJI streamlined the body and gimbal design and added a Sport mode. Flip a switch on the controller and the quadcopter will angle forward and fly at speeds of nearly 45 mph (72 kph). Phantom 4 can also ascend and descend faster, so you can set up your shot that much faster or just have fun racing around.
DJI assures that Phantom 4 flight time is up to 28 minutes due to a new more powerful battery, improved motors, power management and the redesigned chassis. That's only 5 minutes more than the Phantom 3 Professional, but it could mean the difference between getting your shot or not.
Speaking of getting your shot, the camera is for the most part unchanged from the Phantom 3 Professional's excellent shooter. DJI says it added a slow-motion option capturing 1080p at 120fps and it has improved the lens so there's less chromatic aberration and better corner sharpness.
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