DJI debuts Smart Controller for drones with built-in display

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, DJI has taken the opportunity to show off a new addition to its line of camera drone accessories – the Smart Controller.

It’s exactly what it sounds like, but more. Far from a straightforward remote control, this is a sophisticated, hardy device with a built-in 5.5-inch built-in screen – and it comes with a $650 price tag to match.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.