Controls & Apps
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
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.
- Max Ascent Speed: 9.8ft/s (3m/s) in Sport mode
- Max Descent Speed: 9.8ft/s ( 3m/s) when using auto
- Max Speed: 31mph in Sport mode without wind
- Max Height: 1640 feet
- 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
- 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.
- 3D Sensing System: The Spark is equipped with a 3D Sensing System
consisting of a 3D infrared module at the front of the aircraft which scans
for obstacles during flight. The 3D Sensing System constantly scans for
obstacles, allowing the Spark to avoid obstacles when lighting is
sufficient. The aircraft will actively brake when obstacles are detected in
front. The Spark will automatically avoid obstacles up to 16' (5m) in front
of it with a maximum speed of 6.7mph (10.8kph).
- Vision Position System (VPS): The main components of the Vision
System is located on the underside of the aircraft body. This includes a
camera and a 3D infrared module. The Vision System uses the 3D infrared
module and image data to help the aircraft maintain its current position,
enabling precision hovering indoors or in environments where GPS signal is
Flight Modes: The following flights modes are available for the DJI
- P Mode (Positioning): P Mode works best when the GPS signal is
strong. The aircraft utilizes the GPS and Vision System to locate itself,
automatically stabilize, and navigate between obstacles. Intelligent Flight
Modes such as QuickShot, TapFly and Active Track are enabled in P Mode.
Forward Obstacle Sensing is also available in P Mode. The Spark has a maximum
flight speed of 13.4 mph (21.6kph) in P mode.
- S Mode (Sport): Sport mode is only available when using
DJI Spark Remote Controller (sold separately). Sport Mode unleashes the
Spark's speed potential, reaching speeds up to 31mph (50kph). The aircraft's
responses are optimized for agility and speed making it more responsive to
joystick movement. In this mode, the aircraft uses GPS for positioning.
Forward obstacle sensing is disabled so the aircraft will not be able to
sense and avoid obstacles when in Sport mode.
Intelligent Flight Modes, Pano Mode, and ShallowFocus are not
available in Sport mode.
Intelligent Flight Modes: Intelligent Flight Modes and intuitive
controls help you create cinematic aerial videos with just a few taps.
- QuickShot: QuickShots helps you shoot amazing footage with
a cinematic composition. Choose from Rocket (ascend with the camera pointing
downward), Dronie (fly backward and upward with the camera locked on your
subject), Circle (circle around your target), Helix (fly upward spiraling
around your subject). It will record a video according to the selected
shooting mode and then automatically generate a 10-second short video.
- ActiveTrack: With ActiveTrack, Spark automatically recognizes
object of different shapes and sizes them tracks them according to what they
are and how fast they move. This make tracking a subject much easier and
more reliable. Choose between two modes - Trace (track your target from in
front or behind, or even circle around it) or Profile (follow your subject
from a fixed perspective).
- TapFly: Tap your phone screen and Spark, using vision technology,
flies in the direction of your tap or exactly where you tapped while
actively sensing obstacles. Capture shot after shot with just your finger
tips. Choose between two modes - Direction (keep flying in the direction you
tap on the screen) or Coordinate (tap the screen & fly to that spot while
maintaining altitude). The aircraft will automatically avoid obstacles it
sees or brake and hover in from of them provided that there is sufficient
light between <300 lux and >10,000 lux.
- Gesture: Gesture recognition allows you to take aerial selfies
with simple hand motions. Choose between a variety of modes - Sefie (raise your arms
and wave your hands or make a frame with your fingers to maneuver Spark and
shoot selfie photos), PalmControl (Spark follows your hands movements
or even takes off and lands on your palm), PalmLaunch (using the built-in camera and new
FaceAware technology, the Spark lifts off from your hand and hovers in place
when it recognizes you), PalmLand (with your face pointed toward the camera,
place your had underneath the aircraft and it will slowly descend and land
on the palm of your hand), or Beckon (raise your arms above your head
in a Y shape and the aircraft will fly toward you and hover in place).
- Tripod Mode: Tripod Mode limits the mini-drone's
maximum speed to just 2.2mph, and the control sensitivity of the remote app
is slowed to give you the precision you need for accurate framing. It is
also great for flying indoors in small spaces where the mini-drone's normal
speed may make it more challenging to fly.
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
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
- 1/2.3" CMOS Image Sensor: The camera features a 1/2.3" CMOS image
sensor, allowing you to shoot stabilized video at 1080p and stills at 12MP.
Larger pixels mean Spark is acutely sensitive to light and records colors
- Powerful Wide-Angle Lens: The camera has an f/26 wide-angle lens
with a 25mm equivalent focal length. Five elements are arranged into a
single group that fit into a compressed frame. Images are consistently sharp
and vivid with very little color aberration and distortion.
- Mechanical Gimbal Stabilization: Spark's 2-axis
(pitch/roll) mechanical gimbal
stabilization and UltraSmooth technology dramatically reduce shake and
rolling shutter effect, keeping shots stable and detailed. The gimbal has an
85° tilt range.
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
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
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
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
shooting modes, while adding two new modes (Pano & ShallowFocus).
- Single or Bust: Capture one still image (single) or
three images at a time (burst) with each press of the shutter button.
- Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): Three bracketed frames at 0.7EV
- Interval: Set to capture a still image every 2, 3, 5,
7, 10, 15, 20, 30, or 60 seconds.
- Panorama: Shoot horizontal or vertical
panoramas by automatically adjusting its gimbal and heading. In Vertical
mode, the camera will capture three photos vertically and then combine them
to make a vertical panorama. In Horizontal mode, the camera will take nine
photos from different angles vertically and horizontally and then combine
them to make a horizontal panorama.
- ShallowFocus: Uses it 3D vision technology to
create photos with a shallow depth of field.
Controls & Apps
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.
- Flight Controls: Control the flight pattern of the
Spark from your mobile device and the DJI Go 4 app, while viewing a live
video feed and flight telemetry data. Virtual joysticks on your compatible
mobile device's touchscreen let you control the direction of the aircraft.
- Live Video Feed: The DJI Go 4 App provides a live video feed
(720p) of the mini-drone's camera. The video transmission latency to your mobile device is about 200 ms. It is
subject to the performance of your mobile device and signal interference.
- Camera Functions: The DJI Go 4 app gives you complete
control of the mini-drone's camera right on your mobile
device's touchscreen. You'll be able to adjust camera settings and line up the perfect shot. You can snap photos and record
vides with just a tap on your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen.
- Video Editor: An intelligent video editor is built into
the DJI Go 4 app. After recording several video clips and downloading them
to your mobile device, you can select a template from the DJI Go 4 app and
specify which clips you want to combine and create a short film that can be
- SkyPixel: Take part in the world's largest aerial
imaging community at
SkyPixel. Learn tips and tricks from power users, find people to fly
with and give your productions a global audience.
- Me: If you have a DJI account, you will be able to
participate in forum discussions, and share your creating with the
- Flight Simulator: The DJI Go 4 app even includes a
flight simulator that gives you the lifelike experience of flying the mini-drone in a safe, controlled virtual environment.
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.
- Battery Type: LiPo 3S
- Capacity: 1480 mAh
- Energy: 16.87 Wh
- Voltage: 11.4V
- Max Charging Voltage: 13.05V
- Operating Temperature: 41°F to 104°F
- Weight: 0.2 lbs
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.
- When using the included charger, it takes 80 minutes to fully charge a battery.
- When using the optional Charging Hub (sold separately), it takes 52 minutes to fully charge one
battery, 55 minutes when charging two batteries and 85.2 minutes when charging
three batteries at the same time.
Note: It is recommended to fully charge the battery or batteries at least once every three