DJI Spark Mini Drone
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The compact DJI Spark features intuitive gesture-based control and a built-in HD video camera.
Looking for a drone that's easy and fun to fly? One that can capture great-looking videos and still images? The DJI Spark needs to be on your short list. This compact quadcopter can take off, fly, and shoot pictures with little more than its own built-in face recognition software and your occasional hand gesture.
Launch it automatically from the palm of your hand. Then change its altitude by moving your hand, or have it enter "follow" mode with a simple wave. It's one of the coolest control systems we've seen yet.
Note: we recommend adding Spark Propeller Guards for an added layer of safety.
Sure, the Spark is easy to fly, but that doesn't mean it's a toy. DJI has taken their usual care with the imaging system: a full HD video camera that takes 12-megapixel still photos. And it's mounted on a 2-axis gimbal, so your aerial footage comes out looking smooth and stable.
The Spark has some flight and photography modes that make it easy for even a novice filmmaker to shoot excellent video:
Dual-band Wi-Fi® lets you monitor your shots in 720p HD from up to 1.2 miles away. 3D obstacle sensing with GPS assist helps you avoid crashes.
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Among the best toys I've ever owned. Requires some initial patience but resources, including youtubes, are virtually unlimited. Crutchfield has the best price on the drone by itself, but the "more fly" package is the best deal, as I discovered after adding the various components separately. Best advice: Take it slow, learn incrementally. Once you've gained confidence, it's nearly as much fun as being beamed up. Caution: May result in obsessive behavior.
Pros: design, capabilities, reliability
Works great. Very impressive to use.
Simply the Best drone for the money! The easiest to fly, well made, and FUN!
Pros: Easy to fly Solid construction Fun
I bought this product for a friend who already has it, so I was going to return it. Instead I opened it to see if I liked it and decided I am going to stay with it. It's a REALLY GREAT product, which I enjoyed flying. I would totally recommend it, it is easy to handle, and takes great pictures!!
Great product and easy to learn
Easy to set up and get flying. Great video quality
Fantastic entry drone and service at crutchfield was super fast!!
Great tool for a beginner drone user and someone that wants to be a bit more conspicuous.
So far great videos
Pros: So far great videos
Best purchase for price to quality ratio. Extremely happy
Pros: Affordable, quality
Cons: Battery life
This Drone is not for the pros, but that does not mean it lacks performance. There's so much tech packed in such a small figure with a camera that rivals my phone. A wi-fi connection will insure you control over this UAV with your phone. For ideal situations you will want a controller; it will fly higher, further and faster. Smart enough to not run in to objects, yet strong enough to handle some tough use. Return to home is included like it's big brother the Mavic. follow me is called active track on this one and also can be controlled with gestures. Very stable, so image will be clear with help from on board gimble . Fun, Compact and intelligent. Just make sure you get the insurance with in 48 hours.
Pros: Fun, Compact and intelligent
Cons: short battery life (16 mins)
Mini Aerial Drone: The Spark is a mini-drone that features all of DJI's signature technologies, as well as new technologies currently only found in the Spark. The Spark mini-drone provides intelligent flight control options, automatic obstacle avoidance, a mechanical gimbal, and a high-quality camera for your piloting and photography enjoyment.
Powerful Propulsion with Speed & Precision Control: With its aerodynamic, lightweight, and slick design, the Spark soars through the air with minimal wind resistance. The gimbal and camera are flush with the aircraft significantly increasing stability. Powerful propulsion offers steady flight at up to 31mph (50kph) in Sports mode. Its advanced flight control system means flying is fun and intuitive.
- Spark can withstand wind speeds between 13‑18 mph (20‑28 kph).
- It is recommended to avoid flying Spark in rain, fog, snow, or wet weather.
- Avoid landing in or taking off from puddles, as the chassis is close to the ground
Flight Autonomy: Spark's Flight Autonomy system includes the main camera, vision positioning system (VPS), 3D sensing system, dual-band GPS, high-precision inertial measurement unit, and twenty-four powerful computer cores. This allows the Spark to hover accurately anywhere with VPS assistance at up to 98' (30m) sense obstacles from up to 16' (15m) away, and land safely.
Flight Modes: The following flights modes are available for the DJI Spark.
Intelligent Flight Modes: Intelligent Flight Modes and intuitive controls help you create cinematic aerial videos with just a few taps.
Quick Launch w/ FaceAware: Using the built-in camera and new face detection technology, the Spark lifts off from your hand by recognizing you. It will take off and hover in place within seconds of powering on.
Return To Home: The Spark will return to its home point automatically with sufficient GPS signal. If the battery gets too low, connection is lost, or you hit the Return to Home (RTH) button, the Spark flies back to the preset home point while sensing obstacles in its path. Spark's downward-facing camera captures images of the area surround home point and references these images during RTH for a safe landing.
Flight Protection: DJI's GEO system lets you know where drone flights may raise safety or security concerns, such as near airports or stadiums. This provides the information needed to fly the Spark mini-drone safety and responsible.
Flight Recorder: Flight data is automatically recorded to the internal storage of the aircraft. This includes flight telemetry, aircraft status information, and other parameter. To access this data, connect the aircraft to your computer through the microUSB port and included cable.
FAA Rules & Regulations: Please familiarize yourself with the FAA's rules & regulations for unmanned aircraft systems before flying your drone. Click here for more details.
High-Performance Camera with Gimbal: The Spark's high-performance camera features a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor, powerful wide-angle lens, mechanical gimbal stabilization, and UltraSmooth technology for amazing images (up to 12MP) and stabilized video (up to 1080p). A live preview of what the camera sees can be monitored on a connected mobile device via the DJI Go 4 app.
Two Gimbal Operation Modes: Two gimbal operations modes are available. In the Follow mode, the angle between the gimbal's orientation and aircraft's nose remains constant at all times. In FPV mode, the gimbal will synchronize with the movement of the drone to provide a first-person perspective flying experience.
microSD Card Slot: Video footage and still image photography is recorded onto a microSD/SDHC memory card (up to 64GB). No microSD card is included with mini-drone. A UHS-1 microSD memory card is recommended due to t heir fast read and write speeds for high-resolution video recording.
Note: Video and still image footage can be saved to your mobile device (running the DJI Go 4 app) if there is no microSD card installed or the microSD card is full. Not that the resolution of photos is limited to 1024x768 and video to 12870x720.
Video Recording (up to 1080p): With the Spark, you are able to shoot video up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. Video is recorded in MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264).
Photo Capture (up to 12MP): The Spark is capable of capturing 12 megapixel photos in JPEG format. Spark offers the following still image resolutions - 3968×2976 (when shooting without tracking an object), 1440×1080 (when tracking an object in ActiveTrack or Gesture mode), 1440×1080 (with ShallowFocus), 2300×1280 (with Panorama horizontal), & 960×1280 (with Panorama vertical). The Spark adopts all previous DJI drone shooting modes, while adding two new modes (Pano & ShallowFocus).
DJI Go 4 App: The DJI Go 4 app (for Apple iOS 9.0-up & Android OS 4.4-up) lets you control flight & camera functions from your compatible mobile device, while also providing a live video feed from the Spark's camera on your mobile device's screen. The DJI Go 4app and your compatible mobile device has a wireless range of 328' from the Spark mini-drone.
Optional Remote Controller: An optional DJI Remote Controller (sold separately) is available to pilot the Spark with more precision at a greater distance (up to 1.2 miles). The remote controller still uses the DJI Go 4app on your compatible mobile device for a live video feed of the mini-drone's camera. Your mobile device clamps onto the controller. The remote controller has a battery life of approximately 2.5 hours.
Optional DJI Goggles: Optional DJI Goggles (sold separately) will make flying totally immersive, putting two lifelike displays with a wide-angle of view in front of your eyes for a true bird's eye look at the world around you. You will also need the DJI Remote Controller (sold separately) in order to connect the DJI Goggles.
Intelligent Flight Battery: The Spark uses a high-energy density LiPo battery for optimal performance with twelve intelligent protection functions to help deliver safe flight. Additionally, the Intelligent Flight Battery estimates remaining flight time letting you know when to land in real-time. You can fly for up to 16 minutes with a fully charged battery (no wind at a consistent 12.4mph). Spare batteries are sold separately.
Hibernation Mode: When the battery is less than 10% charged, it will enter Hibernation Mode after approximately six hours of nonuse. When a battery is completely drained, it will enter Hibernation Mode within 10 minutes of turning off.
Battery Charger: Use the included microUSB-to-USB cable and the USB/AC battery charger to charge the Spark's battery inside the drone. During charging, do not remove the battery from the aircraft. You can use the optional Charging Hub (sold separately) to charge three batteries simultaneously. If using the Charging Hub, you will need to remove the batteries from the aircraft and place them all in the Charging Hub.
Note: It is recommended to fully charge the battery or batteries at least once every three months.
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Very good drone for the price [ M Mar 22, 2018 ]
I'm a 1st time drone user and I can't describe the amount of joy this brings me. Make sure your buy from Crutchfield because the shipping is free and fast, no sales tax, and crutchfield rewards points for more accessories in the future. [ Chris Jul 18, 2017 ]
On sale [ MARIA C Nov 27, 2018 ]
Entry level to get my feet wet with drones. I want a better one eventually, but have zero experience right now. So like buying cameras, you don't need the best or top of the line when starting out. And this little compact drone has great reviews! [ CRAIG Feb 06, 2018 ]
highly reccomended [ anthony Mar 29, 2018 ]
The camera has an f/26 wide-angle lens with a 25mm equivalent focal length. There is no "zoom" outside of flying the drone closer to the subject. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the drone's main webpage. [ Ryan Feb 02, 2018 ] Staff
The DJI Go 4app and your compatible mobile device has a wireless range of 328' from the Spark mini-drone. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the Spark's main webpage. I hope that helps My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Jun 01, 2018 ] Staff
About 16 minutes. Multiple batteries are the key. You are warned that the battery is getting low but if you begin to run out of charge the Spark will either fly "home" or land on its own. [ PAUL May 01, 2018 ]
Yes it does! As Titanium Man indicated above, the DJI Spark Mini includes dual-band GPS. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry May 23, 2018 ] Staff
"Spark's Flight Autonomy system includes the main camera, vision positioning system (VPS), 3D sensing system, dual-band GPS", copy and pasted from the 'details' tab. [ titanium May 20, 2018 ]