What’s new with the Phantom 4 Pro Version 2.0?

Phantom 4 Pro

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Buy Phantom 4 Pro Drone @ R30,995

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Version 2 Drone
Preorder Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
Preorder Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0

ETA: 26 May 2018 | Price TBA

What’s the same?

Design wise, the drone’s shape and size is very much the same with a slight weight reduction of 1338g to 1375g.

Features wise, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 uses the same camera as the Phantom 4 Pro and is equipped with a 1″ 20MP sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps. Also, like the Phantom 4 Pro, V2.0 features a 30-minute maximum flight time and 7km long-range control. The remote controller of the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 also supports 2.4 and 5.8GHz frequency switching, and (when purchasing the Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0) a remote controller a with built-in 1080p display screen is also available.

  • 1″ 20MP CMOS sensor
  • Gimbal-stabilised 4K60 / 20MP imaging
  • FlightAutonomy with redundant sensors
  • 4 directions of obstacle avoidance
  • Top speed of 72km/h in Sport Mode
  • TapFly – fly with a tap of the finger
  • Visual tracking of moving subject
  • Max control range of 7km
  • Up to 30 mins flying time
  • Remote controller included

What’s new?

Different from the Phantom 4 Pro that uses the Lightbridge 2 system, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is equipped with OcuSync radio/video transmission technology, which allows the drone to connect to DJI Goggles wirelessly. This should improve its range and latency. It also means that the downlink stream is now able to display 1080/30fps quality video against 720/30fps previously.

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 also features an upgraded propulsion system with FOC sinusoidal driver ESCs and 9455S quick-release propellers that reduce noise, making it up to 60% quieter than the older model, and more aerodynamic.

With V2.0, DJI extended the detection range of the forward and backwards-sensing system from 10m to 30m.

Due to the adoption of the new OcySync technology, the new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0’s remote controller isn’t compatible with the older Phantom 4 Pro, which uses Lightbridge transmission. Other accessories such as batteries, chargers, and ND filters are compatible with both the Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Older propellers can also still be mounted on V2.0, while the 9455S propellers are compatible with the regular Phantom 4 Pro.

Is it worth the upgrade?

Current Phantom 4 Pro owners don’t need to upgrade, but new buyers might benefit from the improved transmission technology and 4db reduction in noise.

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