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timdelma
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Is it possible with the Phantom 4 Pro to switch the camera from landscape to portrait orientation, like the Mavic Pro?
I thought this was possible but cannot find it online...



2018-10-15
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Ditto,  I'd like to be able to do that too
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Labroides
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No, it's not possible, not even with the new Mavic 2 Pro.
But you can crop reasonable portrait mode images from your landscape format shots.
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Not without editing in post
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Hi there, thanks for the inquiry. However, Portrait mode is not available on Phantom 4 Pro but you can just edit your image taken from your drone from landscape to portrait. If you have further question, please let us know. Thank you.
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I'm sorry, but any photographer knows that cropping the picture to portrait mode is not the same than taking the picture right in portrait mode at the beginning .
In this case, I loose a lot of pixels, so I have to make multiple shots and stitch them together. The vertical pano can be an option. I'll try that one later with my Mavic Air.

I just don't understand why some features are not available on all DJI-drones, especially the more expensive ones. The Phantom, Inspire or higher should ALWAYS have all the available options, unless the hardware does not support/allow this...

I'm new in the world of droning, getting my commercial drone pilot license to use drones for my photography.
For the moment I'm so in doubt what drone to buy for my photography. The Phantom 4 Pro with CrystalSky-display is ideal, except for the sensor of the drone. The new sensor in the Mavic Pro 2 is much better but the drone itself is in my opinion not 'professional' enough for more extreme photography jobs.
I get the feeling DJI is not putting much effort in the further development of the current Phantom but they are rather working on a newer version of the Phantom.
So I don't know what to do... first go for the Mavic Pro 2 and wait for the new Phantom with, hopefully, a way better camera...
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Hi
In Pano mode you do have the option to take a vertical pano if that helps ?
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KEJ Posted at 2018-10-16 23:19
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In Pano mode you do have the option to take a vertical pano if that helps ?

Yes, Just move the camera up-down rather than left-right
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timdelma Posted at 2018-10-16 22:59
I'm sorry, but any photographer knows that cropping the picture to portrait mode is not the same than taking the picture right in portrait mode at the beginning .
In this case, I loose a lot of pixels, so I have to make multiple shots and stitch them together. The vertical pano can be an option. I'll try that one later with my Mavic Air.

how about learning to fly sideways?
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timdelma Posted at 2018-10-16 22:59
I'm sorry, but any photographer knows that cropping the picture to portrait mode is not the same than taking the picture right in portrait mode at the beginning .
In this case, I loose a lot of pixels, so I have to make multiple shots and stitch them together. The vertical pano can be an option. I'll try that one later with my Mavic Air.

I'm sorry, but any photographer knows that cropping the picture to portrait mode is not the same than taking the picture right in portrait mode at the beginning .
Yes, they do.  But when you have a camera that can''t rotate to portrait mode like the original Mavic can, what are you going to do?

I just don't understand why some features are not available on all DJI-drones, especially the more expensive ones.

The feature you are asking about only works on the Mavic because it has a tiny round camera that rotates.
It's the only ready-to-fly drone camera that can do it.

To achieve that with a bigger camera like the Phantom's is asking too much mechanically and $$ -wise.

The Phantom 4 Pro with CrystalSky-display is ideal, except for the sensor of the drone. The new sensor in the Mavic Pro 2 is much better.
It's the same sensor !!

I get the feeling DJI is not putting much effort in the further development of the current Phantom but they are rather working on a newer version of the Phantom.

You get the feeling?  Based on what?
You have no idea what DJI are working on, but based on their record of knocking it out of the park every time, it's a pretty safe bet that the next Phantom will be something special.
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Labroides Posted at 2018-10-16 23:50
I'm sorry, but any photographer knows that cropping the picture to portrait mode is not the same than taking the picture right in portrait mode at the beginning .
Yes, they do.  But when you have a camera that can''t rotate to portrait mode like the original Mavic can, what are you going to do?

I'm sorry, but any photographer knows that cropping the picture to portrait mode is not the same than taking the picture right in portrait mode at the beginning .
Yes, they do.  But when you have a camera that can''t rotate to portrait mode like the original Mavic can, what are you going to do?

I just don't understand why some features are not available on all DJI-drones, especially the more expensive ones.

The feature you are asking about only works on the Mavic because it has a tiny round camera that rotates.
It's the only ready-to-fly drone camera that can do it.
To achieve that with a bigger camera like the Phantom's is asking too much mechanically and $$ -wise.
Sorry, I did not know that. I thought they could easily turn the camera in the portrait position

The Phantom 4 Pro with CrystalSky-display is ideal, except for the sensor of the drone. The new sensor in the Mavic Pro 2 is much better.
It's the same sensor !!
First and for all the Mavic 2 has the Hasselblad optical lens. Nice upgrade compared to the lens of the Phantom. But the lens only effects the sharpness of the image. But his has nothing to do with the sensor.
I based my opinion on 2 DNG/RAW files I have. One of the Phantom 4 Pro and the other one of the Mavic 2 Pro. Same settings (including sharpness & contrast) at the same location at the same time. When I load but files in Lightroom both images are sharp, but the Mavic 2 image is a bit crispier.
I know DJI says the sensor is the same but when I compare both images I find the pixels of the Mavic 2 image of a better quality... I get more out of that image than the Phantom image and this is not only caused by the better lens...

I get the feeling DJI is not putting much effort in the further development of the current Phantom but they are rather working on a newer version of the Phantom.

You get the feeling?  Based on what?
You have no idea what DJI are working on, but based on their record of knocking it out of the park every time, it's a pretty safe bet that the next Phantom will be something special.

Maybe because it's been a while since they released a big update for the Phantom? Or maybe the Phantom is that good it does not need an upgrade? I don't think they can't improve the Phantom any more, right? There is always room for improvement...
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Do a tall pano....
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They are both good but it's interesting that you think the M2 is the better one photographically.  The forums are full of pixel peepers complaining it's  not as good.
I don't have one to check closely so I can't  say one way or the other.
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