DJI Phantom 4 Pro Specs: Controller Has A Built In Screen!

DJI Phantom 4 Pro


These were the words that jumped out at me upon seeing DJI’s new announcement of their DJI Phantom 4 Pro.

For those of you who many not follow news about Drone gear yet (yet being the key word here), arguably the biggest name in the “Drone Industry” is DJI. The Mavic Pro model has been getting such high praise it’s not hard to see all the nerds, like me in the audience start frothing at the announcement of the next big thing.

Let’s take a little peak at what is lying underneath the hood of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro.

1) A brand new 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor.
A nice hefty upgrade from the previous 12 megapixels that the original Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro had.

2) 12 stops of dynamic range.
DJI says that this will “bring out levels of detail and low-light performance unprecedented in a flying camera of this size.”

3) Its mechanical shutter eliminates rolling shutter distortion in fast-moving scenes.
Rolling shutter, roll on outta here!

4) The DJI Phantom 4 Pro can capture slow-motion 4K video up to 60 fps at a maximum bitrate of 100 mbps. 
Say whaaaat? Slow-mo 4k video from a drone? Yes please, I’ll take 4…k…. that was a terrible joke. #dadjokes

Click here for the official crazy town full length Spec Sheet straight from DJI.

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So what else is new about this sucker. Oh, yeah. THE SCREEN!

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Here’s what DJI has to say about their new remote controller:

“DJI Phantom 4 Pro’s revolutionary new compact remote controller comes with an optional high luminance display, providing a clear and vivid live HD view from the main camera as well as essential telemetry data, even in direct sunlight. The aircraft will automatically choose between 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz once powering on to gain a clear signal in areas with high radio interference. The new controller has a built-in GPS, compass, Micro-SD card slot and HDMI port.”

Finally I no longer have to have a separate iPad/iPad mini/iPhone/Android blahblahblah tablet to make this bad boy take off. It’s all there and built in.

Dear DJI, yes please and thank you.

To quote those young whipper snappers (and/or myself), check out this “completely amazeballs” video from DJI.

We look forward to getting our hands on this, but until we do what do you think? What are you looking forward to? What are you concerned about?

Leave your comments below!

Casey Cosley

As a Seattle-based photographer, I incorporate the culture and style of the city into the sense and attitude of my work. I deliver a stunning and vibrant body of work for my clients, and am available for commercial & editorial travel and/or location photo assignments worldwide. Check out my work on Instagram.