You may or may not be aware, DJI recently released an upgraded version of the Phantom 4 Pro, with a few key updates, however, is it worth the upgrade if you already have a Phantom 4 Pro? Let's take a look.
Better down-link stream
While the original Phantom 4 Pro uses DJI’s Lightbridge video transmission system, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 features the latest OcuSync HD transmission for high-resolution and low-latency digital video transmission. It connects to DJI Goggles RE wirelessly and supports automatic dual-frequency band switching. Owners can use their Goggles for an immersive first-person view flying experience.
The down-link stream is now able to display video in 1080/30 fps against 720/30 fps previously.
DJI fitted new motors and ESCs on the V2.0 with new propeller profiles (like the Mavic Air). According to DJI, these 9455S propellers are up to 60% quieter (4dB) than the regular propellers.
What Hasn’t Changed?
The overall shape and size is nearly identical with a slight weight reduction (1375 grams versus 1388 grams). The camera comes with the same one-inch sensor able to deliver 20 megapixels and 4K/60 video and the battery of the V2.0 is identical and the approximate flight time is unchanged (25-30 minutes).
Check out DJI's comparison of the Phantom 4 range below.
How much is the V2.0?
The Phantom 4 V2.0 is currently priced at £1589 with the Standard RC, and £1819 with the Screen (5" & 1080p).
If you already have the Phantom 4 Pro (V1?), then it's not worth the upgrade - maybe hold out until DJI releases the Phantom 5 later on in the year or potentially next year.
New buyers looking to purchase a Phantom 4 Pro would probably benefit from the OcuSync HD transmission to get a clean 1080 downlink over the 720 of the Lightbridge 2 technology.
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