DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral Quadcopter

The 6-camera navigation system means the aircraft can avoid obstacles in its flight path, whilst flying at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h). It’s also the very first DJI drone to feature an infrared sensing system. Get real-time, accurate positioning data on images captured by all six cameras dji fly with DJI’s TimeSync system, providing centimeter-level accurate measurements. The TimeSync system continually aligns the flight controller, RGB and NB cameras, and RTK module, fixing the positioning data to the center of the CMOS and ensuring each photo uses the most accurate metadata.

I must repeat myself, the dji drones is a fantastic drone, you will not be disappointed or ripped off for purchasing it. You can, however, get a better bang for the buck by considering the Phantom 3 for less camera intensive needs or the Mavic Pro for more portable needs. Same goes if you jump up to the Phantom 4 Pro or Advanced for the best camera in a DJI drone under $2000. I’m droning on about the newer quadcopters in the Phantom 4 line, what you came here for was to find out whether or not the Phantom 4 standard is worth buying. Admittedly, the Phantom 4 is a great drone, but we feel there are other drones that are a better purchase for your dollar.

PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering lab-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. It’s not just the increase in resolution—the Phantom 3 series captures images at 12MP—but also the larger image sensor.

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Because of this fundamental difference, WingtraOne delivers much broader coverage required by the majority of mapping projects, while multirotors like Phantom 4 RTK can only cover limited areas. It is all based on which of the 6 different filter options you choose. Even better, is that you can easily capture many different spectrum of reflected light by simply swapping cameras between flights. Sometimes you may not know which spectrum of light will show you the issue you are trying to solve, so having various Survey3 cameras can provide you the necessary insight you require. It’s the fastest Phantom so far, capable of reaching top speeds of 45 miles per hour.

can fly up to 44.7mph in Sport Mode while in ATTI Mode it can fly up to 35.8mph. Phantom 4 will use GPS/Glonass and its Vision Positioning System to achieve precision while hovering. In ATTI Mode, GPS and Vision Positioning System will not function to aid the aircraft in terms of hovering or navigation. The horizontal speed of the Phantom 4 in ATTI mode is 35.8mph (57.6kph).

Wingtra focuses a good percent of its efforts on research and development to keep its WingtraOne at the front edge of what is possible for professional survey and mapping solutions. As you can see, even with same GSD, the images vary based on the amount of noise. However, the biggest difference in this case is that, while flying the WingtraOne with the RX1R II 42MP camera, the coverage is much, much broader—230 ha compared to 35 ha . Practically, this means if you fly WingtraOne with the same 1.8 cm (0.7 in)px GSD as Phantom 4RTK, you are able to finish projects 7x faster. Full-frame also captures a wider field of view with every shot.

In our case, it was updating the firmware on both the remote controller and the drone itself. Throughout this process, we had to endure the constant, undying beeping. Because of all the features DJI has packed into this product, it means there is some effort required before you really know your way around the drone, the controller, and the software. This hardware and software kit includes a GeoCue calibrated dji mini 2 fly more combo RTK and TrueView™ LP360 post-processing software.