Mar 22, 2017 09:10 AM EDT
Tech experts gave their seal of approval to the DJI Phantom 4 Pro + drone for the technical advances the Chinese manufacturer has made and innovations which were noticed and appreciated. DJI honed and enhanced the drone’s robotic intelligence by adding on the struts rear-facing sensors on top of a pair of sensors on the front struts. With the rear sensors, the drone would be prevented from backing into trees, people, buildings and other objects.
Better Image Quality. DJI likewise improved the image quality of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro + by installing a new 20MP camera which shoots 4K video at 60 fps. It comes with a standard RC controller in which the drone owner would supply the screen with an Android or iPhone to run the $1,499 DJI Go software. By adding another $300, a drone owner could add an RC with a 6-inch display which is large enough and provides impressive footage even if the sunlight is very bright, Mashable notes.
The package comes with a carry case and a charger for the RC and 5870mAh intelligent battery for the DJI Phantom 4 Pro +, and two sets of propellers and instructions. However, unlike the Mavic Pro, it could not fold and fit into a backpack. Charging of the batteries, which must be done before flying, takes about one hour which would be enough juice for 30 minutes.
Upcoming Industrial Drones. Cinema5D, in its review of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro +, says the drone is a dream to fly and built clearly with DP’s/occasional drone operators in mind. It considers the drone the perfect solution to situations when productions are travel-heavy, but it is not possible to have a dedicated drone operator.
CNET adds that besides the DJI Phantom 4 Pro +, the Chinese drone manufacturer would soon unveil its M2000 series of industrial drones for search-and-rescue operations and inspections of power lines. These drones, rather than fly by line of sight, would fly using the first-person view. However, it is still in the prototype stage, but DJI targets to launch it in fall.
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