DJI-Spark: A Quick Review

DJI stands for Da-Jiang Innovation Science and Technology Co. Ltd. It is a Chinese manufacturing company that manufactures drones that are used for aerial photography and videography, gimbals, flight platform and much more. DJI is the world leader in the civilian drone industry as its caters to the requirements of 70% of drone users across the globe. This fame is too tall for a company that came into existence only a decade ago, along with so many competitors already prevailing in the market.


After a series of successful launches, they have recently introduced their new product ‘Spark’ into the market. For people who would want to find something relatively cheap, Sparks is a great option. It has gained attention through its defining features such as gesture control that has come as an alternate for the remote control system. So as far as Spark is concerned, you can use both the remote mode and gesture mode to control your quad copter.

Features of DJI-Spark:

  • The take-off weight of the drone is 300g, and its dimensions are 143x143x55 mm
  • The maximum speed of the drone is 31mph provided you are holding the drone in sports mode in good weather conditions.
  • The preferable temperature range can lie anywhere in between 320 to 1040 F.
  • The transmitter power is 2.4GHz
  • The maximum flight time is 16 minutes, while the hovering time is 15 minutes. However, these numbers are prone to fluctuation depending on the weather conditions.
  • PROS:

  • DJI Spark is unbelievably handy, making it the best when it comes to portability. However, the arms of the copter are quite stubborn, unlike DJI Mavic that has fold-able arms.
  • The gesture mode is the best part of DJI Spark.
  • The charging options are easy in DJI Spark when compared to the previous products.
  • The camera installed in the quad copter and the picture quality is fine for a beginner.
  • There are not too many technical issues that you have to take care of, so it becomes easy to handle without taking into the head a lot of instructions from the operation manual.
  • CONS:

  • The picture quality is fit for a beginner. However, a professional has to take his call.
  • The intensity of the wavelengths, color, and light and related modifications are going to be a trouble as there are no ND filters. (Neutral density)
  • DJI Spark is not able to withstand unprecedented weather conditions.
  • Though the charging features are easily the battery runs out quickly. The user has to charge the battery for two hours in order to use the copter for 2.5 hours.
  • Though Gesture mode feature is a great addition to the drone, one common complaint registered by most of the users is that the drone can switch off and fall while flying. This means that there can be no substitute for the conventional remote control feature. So it looks like DJI has to work harder to set things right.
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