DJI's Phantom 4 has hit high standards with the drone community, and a new model has just been added to the lineup. The new Phantom 4 Advanced and Advanced+ models will replace the soon to be discontinued (April 30th) Phantom 4 base model touting better specs for a similar price-point.
These new models come packed with a larger 1-inch 20MP sensor matching that of the Phantom 4 Pro. Along with the new sensor, it also has the Pro's capability of capturing 4K up to 60 frames per second in h.264 (100Mbps) or 4K at 30 frames per second in h.265 (100Mbps).
Unlike the Phantom 4 Pro's six sensors and complex obstacle avoidance system, the Advanced model offers five sensors with only forward and downward obstacle detection. Flight time is improved up to 30 minutes, and the drone now accepts 128GB microSD cards.
Along with the hardware improvements, the Phantom 4 Advanced is capable of many automatic flight modes including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod.
The Advanced+ model is the same as the Advanced version yet it sports a 5.5-inch touchscreen display built into the controller. This display's panel has double the brightness of a traditional mobile device making it visible in direct sunlight.
Pricing starts at $1349 for the Advanced model and $1,649 for the Advanced+ version. Both will ship as of April 30th, the same day that the base Phantom 4 model becomes discontinued.
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