Former DJI employee Eric Cheng joins me to discuss the newest aircraft to hit the drone market — the Phantom 4 from DJI. Sporting new features like collision avoidance, longer battery life and object tracking – is this new drone the new standard by which all others will be judged? Find out in this episode of TWiP Talks.
Eric and I discuss the improvements on this drone over its predecessor, the Phantom 3. What does adding so-called “machine intelligence” and “machine learning” bring the the drone world? Also, do the improvements over the P3 warrant a purchase of this new flying camera? Or should you wait for the next one.
Want to dive deeper? Be sure to check out Eric’s excellent review and first look over on his site, http://drone.farm.
All photos courtesy Eric Cheng
Front View of DJI Phantom 4
Top of DJI Phantom 4
DJI Phantom 4’s gimbal-stabilized 4K camera and arm-integrated vision sensors.
Motor of DJI Phantom 4
Bottom and back of DJI Phantom 4
Bottom of DJI Phantom 4
Side view of DJI Phantom 4
Front-facing vision sensor on DJI Phantom 4 as it looks normally, and with bright light applied to show the camera behind the cover.
LED and cooling grills on bottom of DJI Phantom 4 arm