On October 2016, DJI released the Mavic Pro. With its compact size, capable 4K camera, and DJI's trademark reliability, it has become one of the most popular drone platforms for professionals and enthusiasts. About a month later on November 2016, DJI also released the Phantom 4 Pro, and the Phantom 4 Pro +, the latest in the Phantom line which is widely known to have arguably the best flight technology and image quality for its price point. Yesterday, August 31, 2017, at the IFA trade show in Berlin, DJI announced updates to the Mavic and Phantom 4 Pro.
Mavic Pro Platinum
The Mavic Pro Platinum retains the compact and foldable design we have all grown to love, in a new platinum finish. It is equipped with the same 12 Megapixel camera capable of shooting 4K videos. Its flight endurance has been upgraded by 11%, and is now capable of flying for approximately 30 minutes. The Mavic Pro's noise has also been reduced by 4Db, 60% less than the original Mavic. Considering how relatively quiet the Mavic is compared to other drones, this noise reduction is significant, and will lessen unwarranted attention while in flight. These advancements are brought about by the new FOC sinusoidal driver ESCs and 8331 propellers, which also increases flight stability.
Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian
The Phantom 4 Pro is placed as an entry-level professional drone with powerful obstacle avoidance. It is equipped with a powerful camera with a 1" CMOS sensor capable of shooting 20 Megapixel stills, or 4K60p videos. It has front and rear vision system for obstacle avoidance, coupled with left and right infrared obstacle avoidance. The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian is purely an aesthetic upgrade which features a new matte grey obsidian shell color, and a magnesium electroplated gimbal that has an anti-fingerprint coating.
The Mavic Pro Platinum is available for pre-order from the DJI website, and will be shipping in September. It is priced at $1,099, a $100 more over the original Mavic Pro.
The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian will retail for $1,499 which will be available in September.
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