DJI’s new CrystalSky Drone (USD $469) is the solution to many of the drawbacks of using your smartphone as your monitor while filming with a drone. Especially pertinent to skiers and snowboarders, the CrystalSky Monitor is far superior to a smartphone interface under direct sunlight and in freezing cold conditions:
“A maximum 2000 cd/m² of brightness means the CrystalSky monitor is more than four times 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.”
Cold Weather Operation:
“The CrystalSky 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).”
DJI Crystalsky overview:
“Professionals all over the world use DJI drones and camera gimbals to push every creative boundary. To capture the world in a way that matches their unique vision, filmmakers and storytellers need the ability to see their shot. The DJI CrystalSky monitor is designed to give professionals the picture they need in any situation, even under direct sunlight, freezing cold, and the middle of nowhere. See your vision clearly with DJI CrystalSky.”
The CrystalSky is available for purchase HERE.