We have reviewed the Phantom 4 Pro here, these two drones are very similar.
On May 7th, DJI released the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. DJI was pretty quiet about the release of the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0, no official release video or announcement - just updating their website to only allow the v2 drone to be purchased.
But is the Phantom 4 Pro vs v2 worth it?
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 uses the same camera as the Phantom 4 Pro and is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps.
Both drones still have the 4.3 mi (7 km) flight range.
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 also features a new design of the quick-release propellers that reduce noise by 4dB. An interesting point is that you can use the v2 propellers on the v1 Phantom 4 Pro.
New golden sticker. 👀
The Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 has the same battery life as the Phantom 4 Pro.
The remote controller of the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has 2.4 and 5.8GHz frequency switching, like the Phantom 4 Pro.
The remote with screen and without screen have vents on the bottom.
The Phantom 4 Pro uses Light Bridge transmission system to relay a signal between the drone and remote control. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is equipped with an OcuSync transmission system, which allows the drone to connect to DJI Goggles wirelessly.
*The remote controller of Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is not compatible with the Phantom 4 Pro, which uses Lightbridge transmission.
Other accessories such as batteries, chargers, and ND filters are compatible with both the Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 will not have an obsidian version.
If you already have the Phantom 4 Pro v1, I don't think the v2 is worth upgrading. If you're really worried about noise level, you can purchase the v2 props and they will work just fine on the v1 P4P!
If you don't have a Phantom 4 Pro yet, the v2 is naturally a good choice (and your only choice now if buying on the DJI site!). The small improvements will help, and using goggles wirelessly with the remote is nice - but not a deal breaker in my eyes.
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