DJI Resumes Sales of the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

A year later after announcing that “a shortage of parts” halted production of its Phantom 4 drones, DJI has revived the much loved Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and is once again making it available for purchase.

The Phantom series supposedly ended in early 2019, making users feel that there was somewhat of a gap in DJI’s drone lineup between the more accessible Mavic series and the more professional Inspire series.

A spokesperson from DJI reiterated the shortage of parts issue which led to the Phantom’s discontinuation in the first place, and apologised to users for the year-long wait: “DJI sets high standards for the extremely advanced components in our products, which require advanced lead time and technical precision to manufacture. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers, and we thank them for their patience as we ensure the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 will continue to meet their high expectations.”

Even though the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and Mavic 2 Pro have essentially the same specifications, now users can choose between which form factor suits them best – other details which slightly differ are the offering of a C4K aspect ratio, so if you’re producing video in cinema format then the Phantom may be the better choice.

A particular complaint of many pilots is that DJI has consistently omitted ATTI mode in the Mavic line-up, which could potentially pose issues if you plan on flying your aircraft in areas with spotty GPS coverage, as this can lead to erratic flight. This is especially a problem when flying indoors or in tight spaces.

However, the Mavic does claw back a few brownie points thanks to its superb portability, superior flight time, and obstacle avoidance, as well as the stunning Hasselblad camera colour profiles.

Whichever drone you choose will ultimately be down to your intended use, making the move by DJI great news for consumers and providing a little more choice.

Now, one question remains: will DJI be making a Phantom 5?

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Tay is passionate about using the power of photography and film for powerful visual storytelling. She has an MSc in Science Communication and has filmed wildlife and people from around the world, including South Africa, Hong Kong, and India.

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