Introducing DJI’s New Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian

On September 1, DJI attended one of the world’s top consumer electronics exhibition, IFA. At the exhibition, DJI showcased the new Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian, a new addition to the DJI Phantom Series.

Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian is a drone able to rise above and outperform all other drones on the market. Its versatility in areas ranging from hobbyist and professional photography to enterprise solutions sets it apart from all competition.

Professional Photography

As a photographer, it doesn’t matter what you’re shooting; you always need a good camera. Whether it’s landscape photography, portraits or weddings, or even making short films, camera quality can make or break every shot. For professional photographers, DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian has the camera you need for all aerial shots.

DJI has equipped Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian with a camera that outshines all other consumer drones. With a one-inch Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor, the 20 megapixel camera performs exceptionally well in low light. Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian to shoot 4K video in 60p mode (H.264 codec) @ 100 Mbps and it can also shoot in 24/25/30p with the same data rate. To further improve videography, videos are filmed with the H.265 codec.

Enterprise Solutions

The power of Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian’s camera is suited for more than professional photography. 20 megapixels and a mechanical shutter mean you can quickly capture geo-referenced image data without motion blur. With DJI GS Pro flight planning software, professionals can set their Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian to automatically fly over a designated path, collecting data for high-quality 3D (or Reality) models of construction sites.

DJI has also partnered with Skycatch and DroneDeploy to develop two enterprise solutions that enable drone data to generate detailed maps. These solutions allow companies to compare as-built to design models using mapping drones to keep projects on schedule and on budget.

DJI Photo Academy

For those looking to learn how to make the most of this professional camera, DJI also has you covered. Anyone looking to improve their aerial photography skills can join DJI Photo Academy, where our professional photographers will teach you how to use the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian like a pro.

To Randy Braun of DJI Photo Academy, Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian’s technology isn’t the only important aspect. In his words: “As a professional photographer I try to appear sharp when I show up on a job. This means that my gear has to look sharp also; my Nikons, Hasselblad, and DJI drones are all matching black, which is the standard color of professional equipment.”