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DJI CrystalSky High Brightness Monitor

7-7/8" external monitor with Wi-Fi® for piloting DJI drones

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A large screen you can see in bright sunlight

A sunny day is perfect for flying your DJI drone, except that glare on the monitor screen can make it difficult to pick out details. Along comes the nearly 8-inch DJI CrystalSky high-brightness monitor, with a viewscreen that's clearly visible in direct sunlight. Dual microSD card slots let you record or back up your aerial footage. The optional CrystalSky mounting bracket lets you make a solid connection to your favorite DJI remote control.

Product Highlights:

  • 7-7/8" high brightness monitor screen
  • resolution: 2048 x 1536
  • specially designed Sunlight Readability Enhancement image processing
  • built-in dual-band Wi-Fi®
  • compatible with DJI GO and DJI GO 4 piloting apps
  • two intelligent batteries and charging hub included
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What's in the Box:

  • CrystalSky monitor
  • 2 Rechargeable batteries
  • Charging hub
  • User Guide
  • Safety Guidelines

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DJI Aerial System Compatibility: The CrystalSky CS785 monitor can quickly connect to the Inspire series, Phantom 4 series, Phantom 3 series (Phantom 3 Professional, Phantom 3 Advanced), Matrice series, and Osmo series (except the Osmo Mobile) over WiFi or via a remote controller USB port, depending on your specific product. Also, CrystalSky CS785 easily attaches to the Cendence remote controller without an additional mounting bracket.

Note: A proprietary mounting bracket (sold separately) is required when attaching a CrystalSky CS785 monitor to Inspire series, Phantom 4 series, Phantom 3 Professional, Phantom 3 Advanced, or Matrice series remote controllers. A proprietary mounting bracket (sold separately) is also required when attaching a CrystalSky CS785 monitor to Mavic Pro, Spark remote controllers.

High Resolution & Brightness: Created for outdoor aerial imaging, the CrystalSky CS785 monitor features an ultra-bright 7.85" (2048x1536) screen that is clearly visible in sunlight. A maximum 1000 cd/m² of brightness means the CrystalSky CS785 monitor is more than 4x as bright as typical mobile devices. On-screen details are clear and sharp, and colors are vibrant, giving the quality needed to fine tune image composition. A dedicated Sunlight Readability Enhancement mode is especially designed for processing the image in real-time to ensure more comfortable viewing under bright light.

Smooth Video Display: The CrystalSky CS785 monitor uses optimized video decoding to decode video in real-time. Due to limitations in software access on smartphones and tablets, video decoding in other smart devices is less than ideal. When used to view photos or videos transmitted by the camera, problems can occur including video jitter, long latency and more. The CrystalSky CS785 monitor's optimized decoder provides smooth, real-time video with minimal latency (180ms compared to 200ms found in typical mobile devices).

Customized System w/ Embedded DJI GO App: The CrystalSky CS785 monitor s designed from the ground up to work seamlessly with the DJI GO/DJI GO 4 app, giving camera operators total control. A newly designed system removes unnecessary Android apps and services and is resistant to viruses and junk software. This ensures that the CrystalSky CS785 monitor is able to offer optimum performance at all times. Its embedded DJI GO app provides full access to all DJI GO features including aircraft parameter adjustment, camera control, footage management, and playback. Using offline maps, maps can be kept available even if going out of WiFi reach.

Note: The embedded app supports DJI GO, DJI GO4, and DJI Pilot.

Dual microSD Card Slots: Equipped with dual microSD Card slots, the CrystalSky CS785 monitor's storage can be extended, or footage recorded on a microSD Card can be played back directly on the monitor. It can also be used for footage backups. Using editors built-in DJI GO, high-quality edits can be made quickly and instantly shared to social media. The CrystalSky CS785 monitor supports H.264 and H.265 video decoding, allowing it to play back these files at 30 fps and 60 fps respectively. These videos can also be output through its HDMI port.

HDMI/USB/Network Connectivity: The CrystalSky CS785 monitor's HDMI port allows up to 4K video to be output to FPV goggles and other display devices. Built-in dual-band  WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n; 2.4GHz/5GHz) means it can connect to WiFi networks and WiFi hotspots from mobile devices; and it is also compatible with 4G dongles and USB storage through its USB-A port.

  • When connected to the internet, the CrystalSky CS785 monitor gets easy access to system upgrades, live-streaming, photo or video sharing, data synchronization and more. File sizes are optimized as much as possible to minimize mobile data demands.
  • Onboard microUSB and USB-C ports make it convenient to connect the CrystalSky CS785 monitor with a remote controller or other devices

Rechargeable Battery: The CrystalSky CS785 is equipped with a built-in 980mAh/3.7V rechargeable battery and comes with a 4920mAh/7.6V secondary external battery that gives the monitor a longer operating time than comparable mobile devices. It supports quick charge, and controls its discharge rate well even in low temperatures. It can achieve a maximum operation time of 4-5 hours. The CrystalSky CS785 monitor does not include a charger; click here to learn more about compatible chargers.

Optimized for Extreme Temperature: Most smart devices are designed to operate in common temperature ranges. The CrystalSky CS785 monitor's external battery has been designed for more extreme temperatures. It is able to operate in as low as -4°F (-20°C) and, with its internal cooling system, functions normally in temperatures as high as 104°F (40°C).

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