DJI’s reveals new Phantom Advanced drone
DJI has announced a new upgraded model of the Phantom 4 drone this week. The Phantom 4 Advanced’s onboard camera features a mechanical shutter, while also doubling the frames per second to 60 over the Phantom 4’s 30 fps.
The advanced also features a 1 inch, 20 megapixel sensor, the same as on the Phantom 4 Pro, ensuring that owners can “explore all the creative possibilities that a flying camera can provide.”
Increased video processing capability also means the new drone can record H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, with a 100Mbps bitrate.
What differs from the Pro is the new Advanced comes with a 5.5 inch 1080p screen-integrated controller, which is twice as bright as a smartphone, making it more functional for outside use. It does however share the same automatic flight modes, vision sensors and forward facing obstacle avoidance system as the Pro. We used the controller on the Phantom 4 Pro earlier this year and found it a particularly useful addition when flying.
With all these improvements, the original Phantom 4 model is slated for its EOL (end of life) on April 30th, bowing out to its successors the Phantom Pro and the new Phantom Advanced.
You can find more information on the Phantom 4 Advanced here.