DJI’s Phantom 4 dodges obstacles on its own
DJI announces the newest member of its quadcopter lineup for shooting professional-grade videos — the Phantom 4. Not only is it faster, has a longer battery life, and better optics, but it also has new features which give it its own set of “eyes” that see obstacles and avoid them.
The new Phantom 4 isn’t all about the specs and you’d most likely want to have it for its new features. Below are some of them:
ActiveTrack – allows the Phantom 4 to track a moving subject without a separate GPS tracker. Just tap on the subject at the screen and it will lock on it and start tracking automatically from a distance.
TapFly – allows you to tell the Phantom 4 where to go without using a controller and just by tapping on the screen.
Obstacle Sensing System – the drone constantly scans for obstacles ahead of it — allowing it to avoid collisions by going around, over, or stop and just hover in place.
4K UHD recording – the Phantom 4 can shoot 4K videos in 24p, 25p, and 30p.
Full HD slow motion – allows you to shoot slow motion videos at 120fps in Full HD resolution.
Check out more of its features in this video:
As for the specs, the Phantom 4 is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor with 94-degree FOV. It also has a magnesium core that enhances rigidity and minimizes unwanted vibrations and a 5350mAh Li-Po battery that the company says could last up to 28 minutes of flight time.
The new Phantom 4 will cost you $1,399 (approx. Php66K) and pre-orders start today with Apple retail stores reportedly having them on March 15.