DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 back in stock after production hiatus
The popular drone was discontinued in March 2019. At the time, DJI posted a note on its site saying, “The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is no longer in production. For the latest in DJI technology, please view our product recommendations below.” The drone maker was primarily redirecting people to the DJI Mavic 2 Pro instead.
But today, DJI sent out a note to customers announcing that the Phantom 4 V Pro V2.0 is back in stock.
At the time, the news about DJI discontinuing the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drone caused speculation that DJI could introduce a Phantom 5 model. Others speculated that there was no Phantom 5 drone in the immediate pipeline, but rather that DJI was experiencing supplier problems (a tweet from DJI’s Support Twitter account last year indicated that a shortage of parts made it impossible to manufacture more of that specific model).
The original Phantom 4 drone launched in March 2016. DJI quickly rolled out the Phantom 4 Pro the same year in November. That drone was a vast improvement upon the already groundbreaking Phantom 4 drone by adding the ability to sense obstacles not only in front, but also behind and on both sides of it.
The Phantom 4 Pro V 2.0 shoots 4K/60fps at a bitrate of 100Mbps and stills up to 20-megapixels. The camera is equipped with a 1-inch 20-megapixel sensor and has a manually adjustable aperture from F2.8 to F11. Its five directions of obstacle sensing have a range of up to 30 meters in all directions.
It’s still unclear if a DJI Phantom 5 is in the works, now that the 4 is back. Much of DJI’s drone focus now has been centered around the Mavic line of drones, which ranges from the Mavic Mini for consumer focused drones, to the Mavic Pro Platinum for more sophisticated computing.
One more note: DJI offers a new program called DJI Credit. Users with an account can earn 1% of your total purchase value back in DJI Credit, which you can use to purchase other products in the future. Orders over $159 purchased through DJI also get free shipping.