Introducing the DJI Phantom 4 Advanced

Introducing the DJI Phantom 4 Advanced

Learn everything you need to know about DJI's newest quadcopter the Phantom 4 Advanced.

Last updated: Feb 26, 2021

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There’s a new member of the Phantom quadcopter family, the Phantom 4 Advanced. Read on to find out what you can expect from DJI's newest camera drone. Alternatively, visit our product page to find out how you can order yours today.

Watch The Phantom 4 Advanced in Action

Before we delve into the main details of this release, watch how the Phantom 4 Advanced performs in DJI's debut promotional video showcasing it in motion.

The Phantom 4 Advanced Key Information

Giving users a more affordable option for capturing aerial imagery thanks to a more powerful camera and controls with increased precision. The Phantom 4 Advanced is an upgrade to the original Phantom 4, featuring a 1-inch, 20MP sensor and a mechanical shutter. You can also expect up to 30 minutes flight time according to DJI. This is partly down to the P4 Advanced’s Intelligent Batteries. An advanced battery management system is in place to prevent overcharging and over draining. When placed in longer term storage, batteries will discharge power to maintain good health. Those with a need for speed won’t be disappointed as the Sports mode allows you to reach an impressive 45mph. The Phantom 4 Advanced's upgraded camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second. The more powerful video processing now supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate. Excellent optical performance, sensors and processors ensure everything is captured with high dynamic range and more image detail needed for advanced post-production. Like the Phantom 4 Pro, it comes with a range of intelligent features, allowing for smooth automatic flight modes which including the now familiar Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod settings.

The Phantom 4 Advanced+

Also, like the Pro, the Phantom 4 Advanced offers a ‘+’ version with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen integrated into its controller. The screen is more than twice as bright as conventional smart devices, making it an ideal aerial imaging solution for outdoor use. This controller also boasts a five-hour battery life, allowing you to enjoy the Phantom 4 Advanced+ for even longer. On top of all this, the built-in DJI GO 4 app allows you to live stream, edit and share your aerial videos and photos instantly. Users also have access to increased storage capacity thanks to a 128GB microSD card.

The DJI GO 4 app shows battery lifetime and calculates remaining flight time dependent on distance travelled and more. It will give alerts when it reaches a minimum safe amount required for a safe journey back to the take-off point. It’s also been equipped with DJI’s FlightAutonomy system which is made up of 5 vision sensors, forward-facing obstacle avoidance and downward vision positioning, a dual-band satellite system (GPS and GLONASS) and ultrasonic rangefinders. Because of this, the Advanced is able to hover precisely in place without GPS and fly in more complex environments. The dual forward vision sensors can see as far as 30m in front, and enable auto brake, hover or detour in front of obstacles within a 15-meter range. You also benefit from dual compass modules and dual IMU units, making the P4 Advanced more reliable as it constantly compares the data it receives through both pairs. This data is run through advanced algorithms to check accuracy and any inaccurate data is simply discarded without affecting flight, keeping the aircraft steady and reliable. Using the DJI GO 4 app, a large number of Intelligent Flight Modes are available. It also provides access to full manual camera controls, including ISO, aperture, shutter speed, image formats, and more. Any changes in DJI GO 4 will appear almost instantly on-screen. Vital flight data and video transmission status are easy to check in the app, further enhancing control efficiency and convenience. You can find out more about the DJI Phantom 4 Advanced on our product pages.

Get in Touch

As always, our support team are available to answer any of your questions on the Phantom 4 Advanced. You can reach them via the details below.


0191 296 1024


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