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DJI's new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has infrared sensors and is 60% quieter

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
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The new Phantom is the first DJI drone to incorporate an infrared sensing system
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The new Phantom is the first DJI drone to incorporate an infrared sensing system
The new model has mildly improved its camera system
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The new model has mildly improved its camera system
The Pro V2.0 looks exactly the same as prior Phantom models
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The Pro V2.0 looks exactly the same as prior Phantom models
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
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The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
A new propeller and motor system reduces aircraft noise by up to 60 percent
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A new propeller and motor system reduces aircraft noise by up to 60 percent

DJI has just launched a small but significant upgrade to its flagship Phantom 4 drone. The new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is now 60 percent quieter than its predecessor and finally incorporates DJI's OcuSync transmission technology, allowing for better resolution and lower latency when streaming to FPV goggles.

The welcome introduction of DJI's OcuSync technology to the Phantom series brings this prosumer drone a larger transmission range – up to 4.3 miles (7 km) – and a low-latency HD transmission of 1080p at 30fps. A great option for FPV fans who previously could only use OcuSync with the Mavic Pro.

Another new addition is improved propellers and motors resulting in increased stability and a reported 4dB reduction in aircraft noise. The whiny noise of a drone has always been a big problem, especially for closer range video work, so this 60 percent reduction is certainly a notable improvement.

A new propeller and motor system reduces aircraft noise by up to 60 percent
A new propeller and motor system reduces aircraft noise by up to 60 percent

The new Phantom looks essentially the same as previous models, retaining its sleek white finish. It also inherits all the earlier smart features including obstacle avoidance, and a 30 minute flight time. A new infrared sensing system has been incorporated into the Pro V2.0 improving the drone's overall ability to autonomously move through spaces and avoid objects.

The new Phantom is the first DJI drone to incorporate an infrared sensing system
The new Phantom is the first DJI drone to incorporate an infrared sensing system

This isn't a revolutionary upgrade by any means, but it does improve on what was already an excellent prosumer drone. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 retails for US$1,499.

Source: DJI

2 comments
notarichman
no indication in the article on flight programming.
JohnStrickland
Is it possible yet to have the drone return home using its own obstacle avoidance and terrain following capabilities?
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