What’s New With the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0?

What’s New With the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0?

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?

Phantom 4, Pro, Advanced, Obsidian, and now Pro V2.0. The imagination of DJI’s marketing department is endless, but closer scrutiny doesn’t reveal any major upgrade.

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).

Price

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).

Conclusion

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.

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7 Comments

Edward Porter's picture

...and the new props are sold out :(

Chip Kalback's picture

Where are you seeing the new props on DJI's site? All I can find are the standard ones that came with the P4Pro.

Bill Peppas's picture

Nothing to write home about.
Recycled food...

Bill Peppas's picture

Amazing new stuff, agreed.

Extra points for your totally irrelevant comment.

Carl Murray's picture

"New Remote Rontroller Not Compatible With the Phantom 4 Pro" misspelled the word controller :)