Today, DJI stealthily released a drone we’ve been excited for: the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. There was no big announcement or anything, it just showed up on the store. While there’s been speculation of a camera upgrade, a speed upgrade, among other things, DJI didn’t really upgrade much about the P4 Pro.
In fact, there are almost no upgrades made to the build and quality of the drone. It’s basically all internal upgrades.
What are the main upgrades in the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0?
The biggest upgrade in my opinion is that DJI put Ocusync transmission on the V2.0, while the original used a Lightbridge connection. There’s no difference in transmission distance, but Ocusync is generally more reliable, and you can connect to DJI goggles wirelessly, whereas with Lightbridge you would need a cable.
Another difference is that V2.0 has a new propeller design, with an upgraded propulsion system as well. These propellers have angled tips, as you can see in the picture, which reduce noise level and improve aerodynamics.
The camera on the Phantom 4 Pro is identical to the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. This means that if you want to upgrade, all of your ND filters and camera accessories are still good to use. The only issue is that the V2.0 controller does not work with the original Pro drone.
The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 comes in at $1499, just like the original P4 Pro when it first came out. You can buy it from DJI here. Now, considering that you can get the original Phantom 4 Pro for $1,375 on Amazon (or even 1,099 new from this EBay seller), you’ll have to decide whether it’s worth the extra 125 dollars.
Should I buy the V2.0 or the original?
We’ll make a more in-depth article on this later, but for now I’ll give a brief conclusion. For the upgrades you get, I don’t personally think it’s worth spending the extra money. But in the end, both drones are excellent UAVs, and it all depends on what you think will serve you best.
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