SD card for the DJI Smart Controller - which memory card fits into the remote control?

The DJI Smart Controller or the DJI Smart Remote Control I got you yesterday in a separate post presented. In it I also described that an SD card can be used to expand the memory of the customized Android device. But which memory card should you use best so that you can save and play back the high-quality aerial recordings from DJI Mavic 2 and Co.? Well, to keep this guide article short, here are the most important parameters: a microSD card with a maximum of 128 GB and enough read/write capability for 4K video with 60 fps.

The best SD card for the DJI Smart Controller? My recommendation for the drone remote control comes from SanDisk.
The best SD card for the DJI Smart Controller? My recommendation for the drone remote control comes from SanDisk.

Recommendation for DJI Smart Controllers: SanDisk microSDXC memory card

My recommendation for the extended memory in the DJI Smart Controller is this SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC memory card with A2 rating, if you want to install apps on it. It offers up to 160 Mbit / s read speed and up to 90 Mbit / s write speed. In addition, this microSD with extended capacity has speed class 3, which makes it compatible with 4K UHD video recordings. In addition, it is classified in Video Speed ​​Class 30 - or V30 for short - which continues to speak for use in digital recording devices. According to Amazon product page it is also "temperature-resistant, waterproof, shockproof and X-ray-proof".

11,87 EUR
SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC
The SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC memory card is made for use as an SD card in the DJI Smart Controller and with the DJI Mavic 2. It is fast, robust and has high read and write speeds for video recordings from the drone. It is also suitable for installing and running apps on the remote control's Android system.

Advice, explanations and information about SD cards

If you want to know what the many names, their symbols and abbreviations mean on SD memory cards, I recommend you take a look at this post: SD card designations: What are Class, SDHC, SDXC, UHS, I, A, V and Co.? In it I have compiled all the information that will help you to decipher the memory cards that are partially overloaded with glyphs. I have summarized the reason why I recommend a memory card from SanDisk, along with further advice on buying SD cards, in this guide: Buying an SD card - you should pay attention to these points! I think the two linked articles will give you extensive answers to most questions.

microSD card for DJI Smart remote control

What do you think about the topic? Do you have another recommendation for the best memory card for the DJI Smart remote control? Or do you have any questions about the general topic, this advice article or the DJI Mavic 2 drone? Feel free to leave a comment and I'll try to find a satisfactory answer;)

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6 comments on “SD card for the DJI Smart Controller – which memory card fits in the remote control?”

    1. The SD slot ensures that you still have the recordings if you sink your drone in water or in a crevice. There are filmmakers who earn their money with it and then it is better to take the recordings in poorer quality than none at all.

  1. I wonder in what quality the recordings are stored on the SD card. I initially had an SD card in the Smart Controller but found it disappointing and haven't used it since. I haven't had the problem of a lost drone yet, but I always change the SD card between important shots, because losing the photos seems (almost) worse to me than losing the drone.

  2. I think the biggest advantage is that you can use the last few minutes to find out where the drone last flew. Definitely helps to find the crash site again ;-)

    1. Jen Kleinholz

      Yes, but it also sends its position to the controller and you can still see the last position on the map - even if the drone is totally in the bucket. But well, if you don't have a GPS, the footage might be helpful.

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