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DJI Announces Phantom 4 Pro V2

By May 8, 2018 No Comments

DJI’s latest quadcopter is the Phantom 4 Pro V2. It’s redesigned with an all-new controller, ESCs, propellers and even OcuSync transmission technology. We weren’t able to get our hands on one quite yet, but the guys over at WeTalkUAV did – and they made a video on it! Check it out;

You may be asking, “What actually is similarities & differences about the Phantom 4 Pro V2 compared to the original Phantom 4 Pro?”

We begin with the camera, the thing that attracts people to the phantom range of drones. The Phantom 4 Pro V2 uses the same camera as the original Phantom 4 Pro, which is attached with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel camera that is able to shoot 4K 60fps footage at 100Mbps if desired. Also with the Phantom 4 Pro V2, we see the same 30 minute max flight time with 7-kilometre max range. The new remote for the Phantom 4 Pro V2 supports 2.4GHz & 5.8GHz frequency switching, and like the original Phantom 4 Pro, a controller with a built in screen is also optional. Different from the original Phantom 4 Pro, the new Phantom 4 Pro V2 is using the OcuSync transmission system, which give the pilot the option to connect DJI Goggles wireless. The Phantom 4 Pro V2 also boasts an upgraded motor system with FOC sinusoidal driver ESCs and 9455S quick-release propellers that not only reduce noise but they make the drone more aerodynamic. Due to the new OcuSync system the remote controller of the Phantom 4 Pro V2 is not compatible with the Phantom 4 Pro, which uses Lightbridge transmission. Other than that, the accessories such as batteries, chargers, and ND Filters are compatible with both Phantom 4 Pro & Phantom 4 Pro V2.

Phantom 4 Pro V2 Pros

  • The brand new ESCs are made to be more efficient. The propellers have also been upgraded with an angled tip to increase efficiency and decrease flight noise by up to 4db (60% of original noise)
  • The new Phantom 4 Pro V2 can now be paired with a DJI Goggles (Racing Edition) headset without any extra wires thanks to the OcuSync. The also means latency is reduced since OcuSync gives users the ability to see what the drone sees without extra lag.
  • The controller was also redesigned with speakers now placed on the bottom of the controller. The back USB module is now limited to only two ports: USB and Micro USB.

Phantom 4 Pro V2 CONS

  • The newest Phantom aircraft is built with the same external features as the original DJI Phantom 4 Pro, so that means everything from the sensor placements to the shape of the drone is identical to the older model. This is seen as a con because the upgrades are mostly internal.

Price & AVAILABILITY

  • The Phantom 4 Pro 2.0 is also made in a plus version, which comes with a 5.5-inch, 1080p resolution screen built into the remote controller. The Phantom 4 Pro 2.0 is now available to buy on DJI’s official website and authorized dealers worldwide for $1499, while the Phantom 4 Pro + retails for $1799. Both models will include 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 only difference between the plus model is that the more expensive one comes with a bright, 1000 cd/m² screen built into the remote controller. We will also leave links below to take you directly to DJI’s official online store to purchase this drone.

Conclusion

  • The Phantom 4 Pro 2.0 loos to be the Mavic Pro Platinum of the Phantom 4 series, but it is still built to be an amazing drone. Of course, the Mavic Air is designed with portability in mind, but the Phantom 4 Pro 2.0 has a 1″ CMOS sensor, which means it is better than any Mavic drone at shooting low-light situations. It is also rated with a longer flight time of 30 minutes and a maximum range of about 4.35 miles (7km). So DJI’s newest release may just be a revamped version of the Phantom 4 Pro, but the upgraded features ensure an optimal flight experience, especially for people looking to get their first drone from DJI’s Phantom 4 range.
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