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DJI Spark

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of DJI Spark. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and image quality are overall positive. The size and usability also get good views, whereas the battery and price get less positive views.

portability, usability, size, image quality, design

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the DJI Spark is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

DJI Spark review

 

You know how Apple sometimes seems to be behind its competition in performance, design or features, only to eventually leapfrog them and take the lead? That's what DJI did with the Spark.

The DJI Spark delivers a tiny, lightweight design; excellent mechanically stabilized camera; USB charging and advanced features like gesture controls and obstacle detection. It travels well and is great for aerial photos and video.

The Gesture mode currently only takes photos. Flight time can be as short as 10 to 14 minutes. The app can be frustrating to use, especially on smaller screens. And you should expect to buy batteries and possibly the optional controller.

The DJI Spark delivers all of the camera drone features most people will ever need in an impossibly small package.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Flying a DJI Spark by waving your hand isn't as great as it sounds

 

You can fly DJI's Spark by moving your hand, but that doesn't mean you should.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Ben Popper (theverge.com)

DJI Spark review: a little bit of magic in the palm of your hand

 

By learning to compromise, DJI has delivered its most accessible drone yet

Small and lightweight ; Great gesture control ; Lots of powerful autonomous features

Limited battery life and range ; Spotty connectivity over Wi-Fi

The ideal drone depends on what you’re after, and I would describe the Spark as the best starter drone on the market right now. It’s easy to carry around, simple to control, and safe to fly indoors and out, while retaining just enough oomph to capture...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

DJI Spark

 

The DJI Spark is a $500 palm-size gesture-controlled selfie drone for the masses, but it's hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use.

Small. Supports gesture controls. Smartphone-controlled flight. Automated shots. Subject tracking. Forward obstacle avoidance. GPS stabilization. Safety features, including return-to-home.

Battery nets about 12 minutes of flight time. Limited range and speed when controlling with phone. Video limited to 1080p. No support for 24fps or high frame rate capture. App and video editing features could be easier to use. Dedicated remote control...

The DJI Spark delivers one of the best technological parlor tricks I've ever seen. Launching out of your hand and controlling a drone with a wave of your hand is a lot of fun. But when you dive deeper, some issues become apparent. The Spark is meant to...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Ray Maker (dcrainmaker.com)

DJI Spark In-Depth Review

 

I'm always on the lookout for a better way to capture cool footage while out running, cycling, swimming, hiking, or doing whatever the heck it is I'm doing. Be that a better GoPro or a better way to get a unique shot, there's always room for...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

DJI Spark Review: Great Video, But Gesture Controls Need Work

 

DJI is not some fly-by-night drone maker, and the Spark is yet another great flier in the company's hangar. However, the Spark is not going to inspire some revolution in drone-based photography by the masses. While small and easy to fly, it's not cheap...

Small and portable ; Easy to fly ; Stable, clear video ; Autonomous flight modes

Still expensive for most ; Gesture controls not always recognized ; No 4K video

While pricey, the DJI Spark is the company’s smallest and least expensive drone, and can be controlled using nothing but your hand.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

DJI’s New Spark Drone is Now Shipping

 

The new $500 palm-sized DJI Spark is now in stock and shipping out to customers. The Spark has an HD video camera on-board with a 2-axis gimbal. The video can be transmitted to your smartphone up t…

The new $500 palm-sized DJI Spark is now in stock and shipping out to customers. The Spark has an HD video camera on-board with a 2-axis gimbal. The video can be transmitted to your smartphone up to 2km away. You can also use DJI Goggles to view the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Heater Veanne Cao (techcrunch.com)

The DJI Spark is fun, but not the mainstream drone we were promised

 

The Spark is, at once, an impressive feat of engineering and a reminder that drones are a ways from being true mainstream devices. It's DJI's smallest and cheapest drone by far, and the company also has tossed in some neat gesture control tricks that...

Truly mastering the drone takes more than a couple of days of testing, of course. But that brings into sharp relief the fact that the Spark isn’t really the beginner’s product it might have seemed at first. The simple fact of the matter, though, is...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

DJI Spark review

 

A mini drone your parents can fly

Controller-free gesture controls ; Absolutely tiny ; Automatic Quickshot modes

Spotty Wi-Fi connection with smartphones ; Short flight time ; Easily swayed by the wind

No larger or heavier than a can of soda, the DJI Spark is the portable drone you’ve been waiting for. Its automatic flight capabilities and ability to recognize hand gestures outshine its few problems.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

DJI Spark

 

DJI Spark review: DJI's gesture-controlled drone is incredibly fun to fly with lots of automated modes that make it a great first advanced drone.

Small, lightweight build ; Intelligent flight modes ; Easy to fly ; Good image quality

Expensive in the UK ; Gesture mode is a little unreliable ; Battery life is short and extras are pricey

An incredibly fun advanced drone with some seriously clever modes for dramatic footage

Jul, 2017