DJI has this week announced a brand new quadcopter, called the Phantom 4 it is a unibody drone that can automatically detect and avoid obstacles.
It is also able to shoot sharper video in all videos that the Phantom 3.
For that, you need to set aside $1,399.95, which is $150 more expensive than the previous version. Which is pretty decent considering the changes.
With a brand new camera lens for sharper quality around the edge of the captured picture, an Obstacle Sensing System that will help you steer away from trees or other obstacles.
It also uses two forward-facing optical cameras, with two sensors under the drone to scan for objects. With this it can sense up to 50 feet away and over 30 feet underneath, which it will then use to move the drone around things in its flightpath.
If the Phantom 4 can’t avoid an obstacle, it will hover on the spot and wait for the next command.
There’s also a new feature called ActiveTrack which enables the drone to follow and film any subject or object you want.
This is all controlled via the DJI mobile app.
You can pre-order the DJI Phantom 4 from both DJI’s website and from Apple’s website, and it is expected to ship by March 15th.