As we all recognize DJI aims amazing photos and video, treasured personal memories, and high-end professional imagery are captured every day, in every corner of the world using DJI products. Recently a rumor regarding the DJI Phantom drones was circulating that the company is discontinuing iconic Phantom drones.
DJI’s own Director of Public Safety Integration Romeo Durscher said as much on a podcast last month: “Yes, the Phantom line with the exception of the Phantom 4 Pro RTK has come to an end,” he told the drone owner network as spotted byDroneDJ. Durscher gave the answer in response to the comment asked by some drone enthusiasts. Every single version of that latest Phantom saves the commercial RTK model, which have been out of stock for at least a month now. Some retailers are showing them as discontinued.
Today, DroneDj has reported that an unannounced Phantom 5 one with interchangeable lens is also going to cancel as well. On the other hand, “Romeo misspoke,” DJI communications director Adam Lisberg denies the news present in the reports.
“Due to a shortage of parts from a supplier, DJI is unable to manufacture more Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drones until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and recommend our customers explore DJI’s Mavic series drones as an alternative solution to serve their needs,” reads an official statement from DJI.
Not forget to mention here, DJI has been giving some explanations about the shortage of parts from over five months.
“As for the Phantom 5 rumors, we’ve never said we considered making a Phantom 5 in the first place, so there’s nothing to cancel,” adds Lisberg.
It is odd for a company like DJI to work so hard on drones and then suddenly fell short on drones parts. Last year, the company came up with DJI’s popular consumer drones which were coming in two versions, the company revealed Mavic 2 which is a true successor to the Mavic pro. The first version of Mavic 2 pro will feature a Hasselblad-designed camera and a big obstacle detecting sensor, while the other will feature zoom lenses which is of 2x optical zoom.