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DJI Spark

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews of DJI Spark. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and portability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and memory get negative comments.

usability, size, price, portability, reliability

battery, memory, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the DJI Spark is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Drew Prindle (digitaltrends.com)

DJI Spark review

 

Tons of intelligent flight modes ; Obstacle avoidance ; Two-axis gimbal stabilization ; Ultracompact form factor ; Excellent flight performance

No 4K camera ; Average flight time

The Spark is easily one of the best portable drones available right now. Despite the fact that it can’t shoot 4K video like some of its competitors, it outshines the competition in just about every other regard. It’s faster, smarter, can fly for longer...

Expert review by : Ben Popper (theverge.com)

The best drone you can buy right now

 

The right pick for pros, beginners, or adrenaline junkies.

Detachable gimbal doubles as handheld stabilizer ; Comes with shoulder harness for mounting camera on your body ; Well priced if you already own a GoPro camera

Limited range ; Can’t autonomously track subjects ; Can’t sense and avoid obstacles

The right pick for pros, beginners, or adrenaline junkies

Jul, 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

TechGearLab Best Buy Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

DJI Spark Review

 

The perfect balance of portability, capability, and fun for those looking to take some photos and enjoy flying

Portable, easy to fly, fun

Mediocre video quality, shorter flight time

The is the most fun and most capable small drone we've tested. If you're new to drones and just want something that can take photos, some basic video, and is fun to fly, the is perfect. The is comparably portable but much more expensive and has a...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Adam Clark Estes and Michael Roselli (gizmodo.com)

The DJI Spark Is an Incredibly Exciting Start to an Insane Future

 

Small drones are not new. Toy-sized quadcopters have been on the market for years helping kids (and dads) start flying for a relatively reasonable price and not much expertise. Yet small drones that can do almost anything a big drone can do? That's...

It's super fun, especially for the price.

It's super fun, especially for the price.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

DJI Spark In-Depth Review

 

This is pretty much the last round of deals on sports tech devices, including solid offerings from GoPro, Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, Velocomp, Tacx and more! Pretty much all those brands are offering deals on their latest devices. I've consolidated them...

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 : 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1480
Battery capacity (Watt hours):16.87
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:11.4
Charging Time:80
Operating time:15
Transmitter battery capacity:2970

Camera

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Camera shutter speed:1/8000 - 2 / 2-1/8000
Field of view (FOV) angle:81.9
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum image resolution:3968 x 2976
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Megapixel:12
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Design

Color of product:Black, White
Product color:Black, White
Type:Mini-drone / Quadcopter

Features

Frequency band:2.4/5.8 / 24/5.8
GLONASS:Y
GPS compatibility:Y
Horizontal hover accuracy:11.8
Hovering time (max):15
Maximum ascent speed:3
Maximum descent speed:3
Maximum operating distance:157480.3 / 196.9 / 78740.2
Maximum speed:13.86 / 3
Maximum weight capacity:0.661
Number of axis:2
Number of gyroscope axis:2
Number of rotors:4
Vertical hover accuracy:3.94
Wi-Fi:Y

Management Features

Moving control functions:Backward, Downward, Forward, Turn left, Turn right, Upward

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory card slot(s):Y

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB
Charger:Y
Handheld remote control:N / Y
Manual:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.5
AC adapter output voltage:12
Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP):27

Weight & Dimensions

Battery weight:3.35
Depth:5.63
Height:2.17
Takeoff weight (max):10.6
Weight:10.6 / 3.35
Width:5.63