Although the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 was launched back in 2018, the drone remains one of the best in its category. It offers power, responsive controls, speed, still photos, and video suitable for professional photographers and videographers. The Phantom features a large one-inch 20MP CMOS sensor with an adjustable aperture of f/2.8-f/11 for flexibility and control (via DJI). The mechanical shutter mounted on a 3-axis motorized gimbal with powered stabilization works together with the drone’s software to eliminate rolling shutter distortion. The camera produces impressive raw stills and shoots 4K/60p video at 100Mbps.
At 1,375g, the Phantom requires FAA registration in the U.S., and along with 468g for each additional battery, plus the controller weighing 904g, the kit can be cumbersome to carry. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 offers unparalleled flight performance with 60 percent less noise than the previous model. Its automatic frequency switching, 1080p live streaming, and a maximum flight speed of 72 kph. OcuSync 2.0 technology helps provide a maximum transmission distance of 8km. While the impressive range cannot be used in areas where laws require drones to remain within 500m of the pilot and within visual line of sight, it ensures a robust signal.
DJI also adds intelligent modes such as TapFly, ActiveTrack, Draw mode, Gesture mode, and more for optimum flight performance, but the photographic capabilities make this quad an excellent choice. DJI offers the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 in various bundles priced from $2,300 to $3,500.