Yesterday, drone giant DJI announced an improved Phantom 4 Pro. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 brings a 60% reduction in propeller noise and OcuSync transmission for an improved FPV experience.
The new DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is only a slightly upgraded Phantom 4 Pro which was already introduced in 2016. The video features like resolution, framerate, bitrate, codec and so on all remain the same. For a significant specs upgrade we will need to wait for the Phantom 5.
Here’s a quick roundup of specs which DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 inherits from its older brother, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro:
- 1″ CMOS Sensor
- In H.265 Codec – resolutions up to C4K (4096×2160) at 30fps with 100Mbps Bitrate.
- In H.264 Codec – resolutions up to C4K (4096×2160) at 60fps with 100Mbps Bitrate.
- Up to 30 minutes flight time
- up to 7 km (4.3 miles) transmission range (without obstruction or interference)
- 5-directional obstacle sensing system
For more info you can check out the Phantom 4 Pro review which my colleague Graham Sheldon did in 2017.
Now let’s take a look at what’s new with the V2.0.
DJI introduced new propellers which have slightly different shape. Together with improved motors the drone should produce 60% less propeller noise, according to DJI.
Another improvement is the implementing of DJI’s OcuSync transmission technology for high-resolution and low-latency digital video transmission. Users who utilize the first-person-view (FPV) experience can directly connect the P4P V2.0 with their DJI Goggles for easier FPV flying experience.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has the same white airframe design as the Phantom 4 Pro. It is also available as a Pro+ Version, which comes with a very bright 5.5-inch, 1080p resolution screen built-in to the remote controller for users who want to fly the new P4P V2.0 under direct sunlight.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 along with its Pro+version are available now. The US retail price of $1,499 USD includes the aircraft, battery, remote controller, four pairs of propellers, battery charger, power cable, gimbal clamp, Micro USB cable, Micro SD Card and a carrying case. The Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0 retails at USD$1,799 and includes all P4P V2.0 accessories plus the 5.5-inch monitor built into the remote controller.
What do you think of the new P4P V2.0? Would you expect more from an update like this? Let us know in the comments below.