DJI have updated their consumer Phantom drone today, which will be priced at $1400.
It contains some serious AI.
The DJI Phantom 4 features sonar with collision detection.
TapFly now allows the drone to fly itself via waypoints tapped in via an iPhone app – in realtime whilst the drone is in flight.
ActiveTrack allows a rectangular box to be drawn around a target (human or otherwise), then the drone will follow and shoot them. Hang on that sounds a little sinister, how about “film them”.
Flight time on one charge has been increased to 28 minutes and the 4K camera has also had an upgrade.
Although it is the same 4K Sony sensor as before (also seen on the DJI OSMO) slow-motion has been given a boost to full 1080/120fps.
The lens is improved and so is the stabilisation offered by the re-designed gimbal. Of course the camera is bundled with the drone and doesn’t cost extra.