DJI just released a new Phantom V2.0 that adds a new model to the already crowded Phantom family. This V2.0 variant brings evolutions to the table. So, what’s new?
OcuSync With 1080/30 Video Link
The main evolution is the introduction of the OcuSync radio transmission technology on the Phantom family that previously used the Lightbridge 2 system. In real life, the range and latency should be improved over the older Phantom models. The downlink stream is now able to display video in 1080/30 fps against 720/30 fps previously.
New Remote Controller Not Compatible With the Phantom 4 Pro
Due to the adoption of the OcuSync technology, the older Lightbridge controllers won’t be compatible with the V2.0.
New Powertrain and Quieter Propellers
DJI fitted new motors and ESCs on the V2.0 with new propeller profiles (like the Mavic Air Platinum). According to DJI, these 9455S propellers are up to 60% quieter (4dB) than the regular propellers. Older propellers can still be mounted on the new Phantom, while the 9455S model are compatible with the regular Phantom 4 Pro version.
Increase Range of the Anti-Collision Sensors.
The anti-collision system remains the same, but DJI extended the detection range of the forward and backward-sensing system to 90 feet (30 meters) instead of 30 feet (10 meters).
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is already available for $1,499.
What Hasn’t Changed?
The overall shape and size is nearly identical with a slight weight reduction (48.5 ounces versus 49 ounces / 1375 grams versus 1388 grams). The camera comes with the same one-inch sensor able to deliver 20 megapixels and 4K/60 video. The battery of the V2.0 is identical and the flight time is unchanged (25-30 minutes).
This new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is only a small evolution of the Phantom 4 Pro family. Current owners don’t need to upgrade, but new buyers might take advantage of the improved transmission technology and reduced noise signature until the Phantom 5 hits the market sometime this year or next year.