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Official Phantom 4 ***Owner's Thread***

DJI Launches New Era of Intelligent Flying Cameras

DJI - Introducing the Phantom 4 (5 min 18 sec)

The Phantom 4 boasts sweeping curves, elegant lines and a polished shell that redefines the classic Phantom 4 shape. Its exquisite detailing and matt finish composite components add a level of finish and quality never seen before in a flying camera.

DJI - Phantom 4 - Your Creative Sidekick (2 min 36 sec)

Fly with Tap

Flying is easy for everyone. Double tap the screen to fly. An Obstacle Sensing System keeps the Phantom safe as it goes, and Smart Return Home returns it to you more safely.

Visual Tracking

ActiveTrack lets you track a subject automatically, no band or beacon required, with obstacle avoidance keeping the Phantom clear of objects. Moving POI lets everyone shoot previously impossible shots.

Extended Flight Time

Advanced propulsion systems, highly integrated and more streamlined design combined with a larger capacity battery gives the new Phantom 25% more effective flying time.

Sport Mode

A brand new Sport mode brings responsive controls and the thrill of speed everywhere. An integrated gimbal and new battery positioned to move the center of gravity close to the aircraft’s core combines with raised motors that increase torque reaction, and a reliable flight control system which precisely controls the aircraft’s movement to make flight at high speeds safer.

Advanced Aerodynamics and Stability

The Phantom 4’s sleek, streamlined and highly integrated form minimizes buffeting when flying in strong winds and against gusts from any angle, keeping its movements predictable and precise. A tightly integrated gimbal lifts the center of gravity close to the core, boosting its stability even further.

Multiple Flight Modes

The Phantom 4 is flexible enough to meet different flying demands. In Position mode you can use satellite and Vision Positioning, TapFly, ActiveTrack and Intelligent Flight Modes. Sport mode adds extra agility and speed, reaching 45mph (72kph) while maintaining satellite and Vision Positioning systems. Atti holds the Phantom’s altitude and level but switches off satellite positioning making it ideal for smooth film making movements.

Sense and Avoid

We all use our eyes to see and interact with the world. A forward Obstacle Sensing System gives the Phantom 4 it its own pair of eyes, empowering it to see in three dimensions and to react. In Normal Mode if it sees an obstacle coming close it will stop and hover. In TapFly, ActiveTrack and Smart Return Home modes it will avoid the obstacle, or hover to avoid a collision. It also gives you warnings so you always know what is happening to the Phantom. The downward facing Vision Positioning module contains dual cameras and dual ultrasonic sensors to offer five times more positioning accuracy than previous systems. Used indoors, it provides a GPS-like flying experience, giving you the confidence you need to fly indoors.

High Performance Camera

Capture moments that will last a lifetime or take aerial film making to a higher level with the powerful Phantom 4 camera, featuring 4K video capture at 30 frames per second and full HD 1080p at 120 frames per second for smooth slow motion. An aspeherical lens with a 94° field of view (FOV) reduces distortion by 36% and chromatic aberration by 56% when compared to a Phantom 3. A reduced hyperfocal length of one meter allows you to get closer to objects while keeping them in pin-sharp focus.

Professional Post Production

A total of 10 color profiles are available to give you the look you need or the image data you want. These range from a Vivid mode that amplifies color and contrast to create videos that look incredible without extra processing, to Cine-D and D-Log modes offering high dynamic range footage for professionals, providing the best color space for post-production. The power to edit is also essential for professional photography, so the Phantom 4 boasts not just 12 megapixel photos but also Adobe DNG RAW support as well as lens profiles built straight into to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Integrated Gimbal

The Phantom 4’s camera is equipped with the latest in camera stabilization systems. Featuring a specially designed u-frame structure that provides better stabilization. Its movements are controlled by a Gimbal Control Unit that is in constant communication with both the gimbal’s Inertial Measurement Unit and the Phantom 4’s flight controller so that it can prepare for the Phantom 4’s movements before they happen. This gimbal is accurate to a highly precise ±0.03°, coupled with custom designed dampers, the gimbal ensures smooth footage.

Intelligent Flight Positioning

The Phantom 4 draws on up to 24 satellites to give you more accuracy and a faster connection to satellites, keeping you in complete control of your flight. Using a combination of GPS and GLONASS it is completely aware of its starting point and location and relation to you during flight. This intelligence means it knows its last position, provides return to home, shows you where it is on a map and much more.

Built-in Redundancies

On rare occasions, inconsistencies in compass or IMU data can affect the way an aircraft behaves. The Phantom 4 features dual compass modules and dual Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) that allow it to constantly compare the data it is receiving through both pairs. This data is run through advanced algorithms to check accuracy and any inaccurate data is simply discarded without affecting flight.

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Revolutionary Materials and Refined Aerodynamics

A new, specially designed, magnesium core increases the stiffness and rigidity of the Phantom 4 without compromising weight. Working in tandem with the battery, it lifts the center of gravity closer to the level of the props which increases agility and responsiveness. This is all placed within a sleek and aerodynamically efficient shell.

Multiple Flight Modes

Switching flight modes to meet your needs, whether you are looking for simplicity and intelligent navigation, speed or smooth cinematic movements is easy.

Fly Far for Longer

Fly for 28 minutes, an increase in effective flight time of 25% from the Phantom 3 Professional. Enjoy 3.1mi (5km) of range, with complete control and a live 720p HD view of everything the camera sees.


Sense and Avoid

Front obstacle sensors combine with advanced computer vision and processing to give the Phantom active obstacle avoidance that allows it to react to and avoid obstacles in its path. Additionally, DJI’s Vision Positioning System has been refined, increasing its effective altitude by over 300% from the Phantom 3’s altitude to 10 meters and sharpening up its positioning capabilities, allowing for greater security and confidence when flying indoors.


The Phantom 4 reacts to your touch. In TapFly mode, simply tap on the live view on your smart device screen to send it flying in that direction. With Obstacle Sensing Systems you can watch it fly without worry.


Using ActiveTrack, the Phantom 4 will recognize your subject, follow them naturally, and keep them in the frame. No GPS bracelet, tracker or beacon required.


High Performance Camera

Shoot sharp, clean video in up to 4K at 30fps and Full HD 1080p at 120fps for slow motion, through a newly designed lens that dramatically increases sharpness.


A range of video color profiles are available to help you get the look you want easily, from bright vibrant colors to professional flat profiles including D-Log and Cine-D that are ready for video post-production. Photographers can shoot images in 12 megapixel Adobe DNG RAW.

Integrated Gimbal

An advanced 3-axis gimbal takes out unwanted vibration and movement in-flight, enabling the camera to capture smooth and fluid footage even during complex maneuvers.

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Feb 20, 2016, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the Fish
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How to calibrate the VPS and Avoidance cameras.
Last edited by Tahoe Ed; Mar 02, 2016 at 09:26 AM.
Feb 20, 2016, 09:23 PM
Phantom 3P, Inspire 1, P4
Feb 20, 2016, 10:23 PM
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Good stuff is on the way!

Feb 21, 2016, 05:21 AM
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it's a DJI fpv racer????
Feb 21, 2016, 06:35 AM
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Perhaps a nice new @DJI Phantom Anniversary edition? ;-)

Feb 21, 2016, 02:15 PM
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lets see if this makes me cancel my preorder for yuneec H.....
Mar 01, 2016, 11:47 AM
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Object avoidance on RTH
DJI Phantom 4 RTH - With Object Avoidance (1 min 31 sec)
Mar 01, 2016, 11:48 AM
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I can't tell you how happy I am that DJI decided to add yet another proprietary battery to the range.
Mar 01, 2016, 11:49 AM
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Thanks for the post! Awesome.
Mar 01, 2016, 11:52 AM
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We have been testing for a few weeks now. The results are amazing. We will be posting videos and pictures soon.
Mar 01, 2016, 11:52 AM
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I love the music in that video! (I'm a blues guy anyway!).....

So, when can we get one delivered?

Also, really short and sweet, what are the main camera hardware improvements?
Mar 01, 2016, 11:52 AM
....... This should be interesting.......
Last edited by newtoarea333; Mar 13, 2016 at 10:06 PM.
Mar 01, 2016, 11:53 AM
The stalling italian
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Looks amazing!!

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