So you want a DJI Smart Controller for your DJI Air 2S, but you can’t justify the $650 additional cost on top of the $1,300 you’re already paying for the drone — especially when it already comes with a standard controller.
Yeah, we’re having a hard time justifying the $650 upcharge too, no matter how much we love the DJI Smart Controller. But now you can buy the DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo Drone WITH Smart Controller, and it’s a pretty solid package deal.
The DJI Smart Controller is awesome for its built-in 5.5” screen and an ultra-bright display with an output of 1000 cd/m2 (that’s twice the brightness of standard smart phones) and extended range thanks to OcuSync 2.0. But it costs $649, which can be a tough cost to swallow considering the DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo Drone, which already comes with a — albeit lesser — controller, costs $1,299 already. It also saves you from having to connect your own smartphone or tablet, as the screen integrated in the Smart Controller display does everything your smartphone would otherwise do.
But now, DJI has created the ability to purchase a drone package that foregoes the generic controller and only gives you the Smart Controller. The DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo Drone with Smart Controller costs just $1,749. In lieu of the generic controller (which would become rendered useless once you have a Smart Controller in hand anyway), you get the Smart Controller. That effectively means — when purchased in package form — you’re getting the Smart Controller for your DJI Air 2S (and Fly More Combo drone package) for just $450.
That means the new DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo Drone WITH Smart Controller package deal saves you about $200 versus buying the Smart Controller separately on its own.
The DJI Air 2S drone is a favorite for photography pros. Launched in April 2021, the DJI Air 2S stands out for its 1” sensor offering 20-megapixel photos and 5.4K video. That’s the same as what you get in the larger, more-expensive Mavic 2 Pro but with a larger pixel size of 2.4μm.
And don’t discount what’s even more impressive: the DJI Air 2S is a super small drone and highly portable. In fact, the DJI Air 2S is the smallest drone on the market right now that is capable of capturing 20-megapixel still images or video in 5.4K.
The DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo Drone with Smart Controller is available now for pre-order and is set to ship on Monday, July 26. There’s also a similar package deal where you can purchase the DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo with DJI Smart Controller at a similarly discounted rate — and that package is already available.
Here’s a look at everything that’s included when you purchase the DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo Drone with Smart Controller: