DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Review


DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Review

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0- A well-built drone with some powerful features and performance.

Our Verdict:

 DJI has done it once again. With Phantom 4 Pro V2.0, the latest version in the Phantom series, DJI reminds us why it is still the most sought-after drone company. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is one of the most strong-built drones among the consumer-level drones. With its excellent metallic body and awesome built-in features, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is easily the best drone to perform high-end tasks.

Camera 20 MP, 4K
Battery life 30 minutes
Dimension 21.5 x 18 x 9 inches
Weight Weight 3 pounds

In the box:

Some of the smart flight features are

  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone
  • Remote controller (1 no)
  • Charger (1 no)
  • Power cable (1 no)
  • Flight battery (3 nos)
  • Gimbal clamp (1 no)
  • Drone bag
  • Propeller pair (4 nos)
  • Micro USB cable (1 no)
  • Drone bag

Reasons to choose DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0:

  • The image sensor is enormous.
  • The Phantom can track your subject
  • Excellent flight speed
  • Powerful drone with a well-built body.

Things to note about DJI Mavic Air:

  • Not easily upgradeable.
  • The drone is not foldable and takes some time to setup.
  • The drone is heavy, which makes it difficult to carry around.

Introduction:

 The Phantom series drone is one of the most sought-after drones for both professionals and photograph experts alike. This drone has put the DJI on the map of best consumer drones for industrial use. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 features a professional-grade 1-inch CMOS sensor that can record in 4K video resolution and 20 megapixels still photos.

When it comes to flight performance, the Phantom 4 Pro is unbeatable. It has a flight speed of 72kph 8km range with 1080p live streaming. The flight time is 30 minutes, so you have ample time for your shooting. It may not be as efficient as the Inspire version drones from DJI, but it still effortlessly pulls off the task.

Special features:

  • TapFly- One press to fly in any direction
  • ActiveTrack- Follows the person or the object marked.
  • Draw mode- Allows you to create your flight paths.
  • Gesture mode- Can control the drone with predetermined hand signals.

Design:

 We know that the DJI's Mavic series gains most of the DJI drone's attention. Nonetheless, the Phantom series drones are well known for theory built quality and sturdiness. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 serves as a "drone for all season." The drone is built for both aerial photography and professional purposes too. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is well suited for search and rescue purposes by firefighters, 3-D mapping, and aerial surveying with its healthy outer body. This drone can perform high-end tasks and can withstand heavy and windy weather. The drone is not waterproof.

Camera:

 The noteworthy feature about DJI Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 is its camera. It comes with a 1-inch 20 megapixel CMOS sensor, which also includes a mechanical shutter. This mechanical shutter can eliminate the shutter distortion, which gives you a sharper image. It has a  3-axis motorized gimbal, which provides you with stable hovering and steady video footage. It can take 4K videos at 60FPS (100 Mbps) and can handle 20 megapixel still images. If you are looking for a 4K drone, consider this drone in your list. This drone also hasH.265 codec mode and D-Log mode. This mode allows you to take high-quality footage for both professional and commercial purposes. Due to the excellent camera quality, some people use this drone for mapping too.

Flight time, range, and speed:

  The 5870 mAh battery provides 30 minutes of flight time. This is the best flight time for any drones at this price range and battery specification. You can now shoot high-quality videos and images without worrying about when the drone battery will drain out. But it's still wise to plan your schedule. And the flight range is around 8 km with excellent video transmission. The maximum speed of the drone is 72kph. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is well known for its flight speed. It comes with three different speed modes- 72 kph in sports mode, 58 kph in attitude mode, and 50 kph in positioning mode. Choose the best speed mode according to the environment and your needs.

Controller:

 There are two sets of controller options for you to choose from before you buy. Either with a 5.5-inch screen or without any screen on the controller. The price range of the drone varies according to the controller you select. Even if there isn't any screen, you still have a smartphone holder on your controller. With the in-built screen controller, the DJI Go 4 app is pre-installed. You can install this app on your smartphone too. ( iOS 10.0 and above, Android V5.0 and above). The controller has a USB port, micro USB port, and also HDMI post. With a 6000mAh battery, the controller can last up to 5 hours.

Overall review:

  For some people, portability is one of the most important things. When they purchase a drone, they will be traveling, hiking, and different things. For people like them, the folding drone is the best choice. However, for some other people, the quality of the output video is what's most important. And in a situation like that definitely, the phantom 4 V. 2.0 is your best bet. So we take all that into effect, I would say "YES" definitely the Phantom 4 Pro still has a place in 2020. In my opinion, it's probably still the best bang for your buck if portability is not an issue.

 If you need portability, then the Phantom 4 Pro is not for you. You can still put it in a backpack and hike with it, but it will take up a lot more space. Phantom 4 Pro is a tried and tested drone. It's been around for a long time, so you know what you're getting and what the drone is capable of. Many people have built businesses around the Phantom 4, and if you talk to them, they won't use any other drone but the Phantom 4. So I know many people are quite happy that DJI relaunched the Phantom 4 Pro, and because of the high specs of the drone, you know that you still have a good couple of years to survive in the market.

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DJI Phantom 4 PRO Professional Drone, Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White, CP.PT.000488 Toys & Games

  • Camera with 1-inch 20MP sensor the onboard camera has been redesigned to use a 1-inch Megapixel CMOS sensor.
  • Five-directions of obstacle sensing. Please refer the Instructional Video and the User Manual before use.
  • More powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate
  • Note: Refer the Instructional Video and the User Manual before use which is highly recommended.
  • Max Flight Time Approx. 30 minutes... Read More

Some alternatives:

1. DJI MAVIC 2 PRO:

  DJI Mavic 2 Pro has a 20MP camera that takes stunning aerial photography, and the video transmission is an unbeatable 4K resolution liked by all the professionals. It comes with CMOS sensors, which lets you take stunning aerial shots. The flight time is 31 minutes, which is pretty much what every professional drone comes with these days. The controller offers up to 135 minutes on a full charge, which is impressive.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Drone Quadcopter UAV with Hasselblad Camera 3-Axis Gimbal HDR 4K Video Adjustable Aperture 20MP 1" CMOS Sensor, up to 48mph, Gray Toys & Games

  • Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 camera drone lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907G takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card Support up to 128 GB
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2. 0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photos
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2. DJI INSPIRE 2:

DJI Inspire 2 is capable of doing more efficient and professional tasks. There are two video quality options. It takes 6K videos in CinemaDNG/RAW and 5.2K in Apple ProRes when used with the Zenmuse X7 camera.  The top-flight speed of DJI Inspire 2 is 94kph and 27 minutes of flight time. It also has Obstacle avoidance, Object tracking, Multi-user operation, and much more.

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DJI Inspire 2 Drone Toys & Games

  • Efficient workflow
  • Sense and avoid
  • Spotlight Pro; Compatible with 5.2K Gimbal Cameras
  • Intelligent flight modes. Obstacle Sensing Range : 0-16.4 feet (0-5 m)
  • Smart return to home.Operating Temperature:-4° to 104° F (-20° to 40° C)... Read More

3.POWERVISION POWEREYE:

   The best part of PowerEye is that it has a Micro Four Third (MFT) system, enabling the user to connect various lenses according to their preference. The 16.1MP camera may sound less, but it is capable of taking great photos and videos. The object detection technology allows it to detect any flight path obstacle within 30 feet. The video transmission ranges up to 3.1 miles.

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PowerVision PowerEye 4K Camera & 3-Axis Gimbal Professional Ariel Imaging Quadcopter Toys & Games

  • Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system compatibility enables users to connect a variety of lenses based on their personal preferences
  • Object detection technology uses an array of integrated sensors to detect flight path obstacles and sound an alert within 30 feet
  • Highly portable 600mm class aircraft integrates collapsible legs and rotors for quick and easy transport
  • Control range and real-time high definition video stream up to 3.1 miles (5 kilometers)
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4. AUTEL EVO 2 8K:

   Autel Evo 2 8K is a foldable drone that is unbeatable in its camera quality, taking 8K video at 25FPS and 4K video at 60FPS. The best thing about Autel Evo 2 is the pilot can change from 8K,6K, and Dual thermal payload according to their needs. It has a 40 minutes flight time with a 5.5 miles transmission range and can fly at 45mph speed providing efficient results. With its 12-omnidirectional obstacle sensors, you can fly anywhere safely and confidently. It has a great controller with a 3.3 inch OLED screen with 4 hours of battery life.

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Autel Robotics EVO 2 Drone 8K HDR Video Rugged Bundle with $498 Value Accessories Kit (2021 Newest Ver.) Toys & Games

  • 【BUNDLE INCLUDES】: This bundle comes with 1 X EVO II 8K Drone, 3 X Batteries(1 pre-installed on the drone), 6 Pairs Propellers(2 pairs pre-installed on the drone, 4 pairs in the package), 1 Set X Remote Controller, 1 X Landing Pad, 1 X 32GB SD card, 1 X Hard Plastic Case. For any questions or better deal, please contact autelofficial @ outlook . com directly.
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