What is the new DJI Smart Controller?


The new DJI Smart Controller, now also available directly in kit with the Mavic 2 Pro, DJI Mavic 2 Pro (DJI Smart Controller) or DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom (DJI Smart Controller), is designed to maximize your outdoor flying experience with Mavic 2 and other drones provided by the OcuSync 2.0 broadcast system. It is currently compatible with Mavic 2 Zoom, Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Enterprise.

he built-in 5.5-inch screen displays clear, crisp images in every situation. Intuitive controls and pre-installed features, such as SkyTalk and the DJI GO 4 app, make it easy for you to fly right away, with a clear view at all times.

Usually, you’d use a smartphone or tablet connected to the remote control and with the DJI Go app you’d be able to drive these drones, with the flight information displayed on your device’s screen, a live video feed from the camera of the Mavic 2 and the possibility of interacting with the drone via touch controls.

The Smart Controller replaces this configuration and is designed to offer a more robust and professional control experience of the Mavic 2.

It provides a superior performance compared to the remote control of the Mavic 2 supplied with the drone, and the larger and better spaced buttons are easier to press and control.

Ultra-bright screen

The DJI Smart Controller remote control is equipped with a 1080p screen, i.e. 5.5-inch Full HD, which offers an integrated display of ultra-clear video signal, even in direct sunlight. With its 1,000 nits (by comparison, most of today’s smartphones are between 500-700 nits), this screen is about twice as bright as that of ordinary people mobile devices.

System ocuSync 2.0 video transmission in Full HD

Thanks to the OcuSync 2.0 video transmission technology in Full HD, the DJI Smart Controller offers automatic selection between the bands of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency, reducing the impact of environmental interference on the functionality of the Mavic 2 and the quality of the images transmitted. This it also guarantees reliable transmission over longer distances.

Efficient and portable

The DJI Smart Controller remote control connects to your allowing you to take off right away, without losing your bearings not a single second of the scene to be filmed. With integrated design and removable control, DJI Smart Controller will follow you anywhere.

Reliable in every climate

The robustness of the DJI Smart Controller extends beyond the sturdy exterior. It is designed for extreme environments, capable of operating at temperatures down to -20° C and 40° C. For drone-operators on their way to to the desert or the Arctic, where smartphones and tablets don’t normally function well, it is likely to be a vitally important solution.


In terms of physical connectivity, the top of the DJI Smart Controller features three ports: one HDMI output, one standard USB port and a microSD card slot. The HDMI port can be connected to a TV set or external monitor to play back the contents stored on the remote control or the live feeds from the Mavic 2 (with resolution up to 4K), while the USB port and the card slots can be used to transfer content to and from other devices.

The card slot is particularly useful because it allows you to quickly transfer photos and videos from the Mavic 2 for editing and sharing via DJI Smart Controller.

A USB-C port at the bottom is used for recharging the battery and supports quick charging with the adapter. The 5,000 mAh battery offers about 2.5 hours of use per charge. This may not seem like much, but considering that the battery life of the Mavic 2 is only about 30 minutes per charge, it’s unlikely that the life span of the Smart Controller becomes a problem.

In addition, in the lower part there are two grids and two screw holes. The latter can be used to connect accessories such as wrist straps or laces.

Go Share

Easily transfer your aerial footage from your remote control DJI Smart Controller to your mobile device using the new Go function Share in DJI GO 4.

Personalised system

The DJI Smart Controller radio control also features an Android system and the DJI GO 4 app, giving you a great deal of freedom and assisting you in the creation of amazing projects. DJI Smart Controller supports other apps as well, to offer you even more choice in the way that share and edit your images.

Audio performance and excellent shots

With built-in microphone and speaker, the DJI remote control Smart Controller plays your videos via HDMI port at 4K/60fps, with codecs H.264 and H.265.