DJI Spark Drone
4 of the 5 colours are now out of stock on DJI’s UK store (Alpine White is still available), but all colours remain stocked on the US store.
The DJI Spark drone is a new line in the DJI series that is aimed directly at the mass market that just want a small, simple to use drone. Spark is a tiny phone sized camera drone that shoots full HD 1080p video using a 12 megapixel camera setup on a 2-axis gimbal. Spark has 16 minute flight time and can fly up to 31mph (50kph) with the optional remote in the sports mode setting. Spark uses a phone or tablet to control it and can fly up to 100 metres away, this can be increased to over 1.2 miles (1.9km) with the DJI remote control (sold separately).
Its DJI flight autonomy includes GPS / Glonass, forward facing 3d vision sensing and vision positioning that all keep it flying stable. A nice feature of the Spark is that it supports direct charging over Micro USB, but also has a removable battery. Spark is controlled by the DJI Go 4 app and is full of useful flight features.
Spark is packed with gesture controls for taking photos and video. Its intelligent flight modes include QuickShot, ActiveTrack, Tap Fly and Gesture. A wave of the hands can take a photo or land the drone on your hand. QuickShot is for creating cinematic movements and includes rocket, dronie, circle and helix, each creating a stunning style of video movement. TapFly allows you to simply tap where you want the drone to fly and it will use its front-facing sensors to fly there safely. ActiveTrack is perfect for following a moving subject. For photo it packs in pano and shallow focus modes for professional looking shots.