An uprated camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video and Burst Mode stills at 14 fps. The FlightAutonomy system includes 5 vision sensors for 2-directions of obstacle sensing and forward-vision obstacle avoidance. The adoption of titanium alloy and magnesium alloyconstruction increases the rigidity of the airframe and reduces weight, making the Phantom 4 Advanced even lighter than the Phantom 4.
CAMERA WITH 1-INCH 20MP SENSOR
The onboard camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. A custom engineered lens made up of eight elements is arranged in seven groups.A mechanical shutter is used to eliminate rolling shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. Ineffect, it is as powerful as many traditional ground cameras. More powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both witha 100Mbps bitrate. Excellent optical performance, sensors and processors ensure everything is captured with high dynamic range and more image detailneeded for advanced post-production.
The Phantom 4 Advanced’s onboard camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. A custom engineered lens made upof eight elements is arranged in seven groups. The camera is as powerful as many traditional DSLRs.
1-INCH 20-MEGAPIXEL CMOS
Sensor size is more important to image quality than the number of pixels because a larger sensor captures more information in every pixel, improvingdynamic range, signal-to-noise ratio, and low light performance. The 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor in the Phantom 4 Advanced is almost four timesthe size of the Phantom 4’s 1/2.3in sensor. It uses larger pixels and has a maximum ISO of 12800 as well as increased contrast. It is good enough forimages to be used immediately, while also capturing enough detail for advanced post-processing.
PROFESSIONAL 4K VIDEO
An enhanced video processing system allows video to be captured in cinema and production optimized DCI 4K/60 (4096 x 2160/60fps) at a bitrateof 100Mbps, enabling you to get high-resolution slow motion shots. The Phantom 4 Advanced also supports the H.265 video codec (maximumresolution 4096X2160/30fps). For a given bitrate, H.265 doubles the amount of image processing as H.264, resulting in significantly enhancedimage quality. Recording in the high dynamic range D-log mode makes the most of this image data for color grading.
HIGH RESOLUTION LENS
The resolution and contrast of a lens is critical to image quality, because only a quality lens can capture sharp, vivid photos at high resolutions. Thebrand new Phantom 4 Advanced camera has an aerial optimized F2.8 wide-angle lens with a 24mm equivalent focal length. It features eight elements– 2 aspherical – arranged in seven groups that fit into a smaller, more compact frame. Its images are consistently detailed with low distortion and lowdispersion, ensuring that photos and videos are sharp and vivid. The MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) results have been made public, so peoplecan get a better understanding of lens performance.
* An MTF chart is used to measure the ability of a lens to reproduce contrast and resolve details. Low spatial frequencies reflect overall contrast, and high spatial frequencies reflect detailed resolution. Bothare measured in LP/mm. Image Height indicates the distance of a given point on the lens from the center of the sensor. MTF 100% indicates perfect performance.
CAPTURE EVERY MOMENT
Aerial imaging is used not only to capture landscapes but also to bring about new perspectives, like when filming action scenes and documenting motor racing.Capturing objects moving at high speeds has always been a challenge for flying cameras using electronic shutters. Phantom 4 Advanced uses a mechanical shutterand a large-aperture prime lens. A mechanical shutter with a max speed of 1/2000s eliminates rolling shutter distortion which can occur when taking images of fastmoving subjects or when flying at a high speed. The electronic shutter has also been improved with a max shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds, and a new Burst Modecapable of shooting 14 fps at 20 megapixels, all to catch the perfect moment.
5 VISION SENSORS
Equipped with the FlightAutonomy system made up of 5 vision sensors, dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), ultrasonic rangefinders andredundant sensors, Phantom 4 Advanced is able to hover precisely in places without GPS and fly in complex environments. The dual forward visionsensors can see as far as 30m out in front, and enable auto brake, hover or detour in front of obstacles within 15-meter range.
Using Gesture Mode, selfies can be captured easily using a few gestures without the remote controller. Advanced computer vision technology allows the Phantom 4 Advanced to take instructions through gestures. The subject simply lifts their arms when facing the camera and the aircraft will recognize this movement by locking on and placing the subject in the center of the frame. When ready for a photo, the subject holds their arms out to signal the aircraft. A three second countdown will begin, giving time to strike a pose, allowing moments to be captured without the remote control.