Object of Desire: DJI Phantom 4 Pro 2.0

August 6, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro 2.0 drone

After setting an aggressive pace for product introductions, DJI’s latest drone is a more modest iteration of the Phantom family.

The Phantom 4 Pro 2.0 features DJI’s new OcuSync transmission system for sending higher-resolution video to ground-based controllers at a lower latency than the older Lightbridge system. OcuSync delivers a 1080/30p video signal vs. Lightbridge’s 720/30p delivery. Version 2.0 is also up to 60 percent quieter than the original thanks to a new powertrain and propellers. The new propellers (model 9455S) can be used on existing Phantom 4 Pro drones, too, to cut down on the high-pitched buzz.

The Pro 2.0 also boasts improved object avoidance thanks to longer range anti-collision sensors. The front and rear facing sensors have had their detection range increased from 30 feet on the original Phantom 4 Pro to 90 feet on version 2.0. Beyond that, the Pro 2.0 has the same build and camera system with a 1-inch CMOS sensor and 30 minute max flight time.

PRICE: $1,499
INFO: www.dji.com

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