CAMERA WITH 1-INCH 20MP SENSOR
The onboard camera has been redesigned to use a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. A custom engineered lens made up of eight elements isarranged in seven groups, it is the first DJI camera to use a mechanical shutter, eliminating rolling shutter distortion which can occur when takingimages of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. In effect, it is as powerful as many traditional ground cameras. More powerfulvideo processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps, both with a 100Mbps bitrate. Advanced sensors and processorsensure everything is captured with more image detail and the image data needed for advanced post-production.
The Phantom 4 Pro’s camera system improves upon everything that made the original Phantom 4 so iconic. Every aspect has been significantly upgraded,including the sensor size, resolution, and image processing system, making it the most powerful Phantom to date. Users can also adjust aperture fromf2.8-11 for more versatile imaging.
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 Pro is almost four times the sizeof 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 for images tobe used immediately, while also capturing enough detail for advanced post-processing.
PHANTOM 4 PRO1”PHANTOM 41/2.3”
* Effective Pixel Area
RAW SNR 18%
- 1/2.3 Inch Sensor 1s F2.2 ISO 100 EV 0.0
- PHANTOM 4 PRO 1/2s F2.8 ISO 100 EV 0.0
PRODUCTION OPTIMIZED 4K
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 Pro also supports the H.265 video codec (Maximum resolution4096X2160/30fps). For a given bitrate, H.265 doubles the amount of image processing as H.264, resulting in significantly enhanced image quality.Record in the high dynamic range D-log mode to make 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 Pro camera has an aerial optimized F2.8 wide-angle lens with a 24mm equivalent focal length. It features eight elements – 2aspherical – 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. For the first time ever with a DJI camera, MTF (Modulation Transfer Function)results have been made public, so people can 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 detail resolution. Both are 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 not only used to capture landscapes; it brings new perspectives to everything from action scenes to motor racing. Capturing objects movingat high speed has always been a challenge for flying cameras using an electronic shutter. This is why the Phantom 4 Pro is the first DJI Phantom to use amechanical shutter and a large-aperture prime lens. A mechanical shutter with a max speed of 1/2000s eliminates rolling shutter distortion which can occurwhen taking images of fast moving subjects or when flying at high speed. The electronic shutter has also been improved with a max shutter speed of 1/8000seconds, and a new Burst Mode shoot capable of shooting 14 fps at 20 megapixels to catch the perfect moment.