The latest drone from the house DJI is called Spark and is mainly advertised as a Selfie drone. The functions of the small quadrocopter revolve around the most uncomplicated control and personal recording. For this, however, DJI also asks for cash: Around € 600 will cost the Spark. But what do you get for your money?
DJI Spark mini drone
- BNF version without remote control at GearBest for 471,69€ (voucher: GBspark & Germany Express ) | FastTech 473,70 € | Banggood for 474,37 € | TomTop for € 494.96 (coupon: AJDJISPK50 ) | Zapals for € 498.58
- RTF version Fly More Combo at FastTech for 643.70 € | Geekbuying for 735,34 €
IMPORTANT : If you select Priorty Line ( Germany Express ) during the ordering process, Gearbest will pay the customs fees for you, so there will be no additional costs . Shipping usually takes no longer than 14 days.
|Dimensions||143 x 143 x 55mm|
|Battery pack||1480mAh LiPo
<16 minutes flight time
|Camera||Photo resolution: 12MP
Video resolution: FullHD (1920 x 1080p) @ 30fps
|Features||Gesture control, collision detection, GPS, GLONASS|
Selfie drone on the road
The most striking feature of the drone is the fact that the control can only be carried out by means of hand gestures . This makes DJI a big step further than Zerotech with DOBBY, where a smartphone still has to be used as a control element despite the recognition of the face. Optionally, the Spark can also be operated by remote control; This is included in the € 200 more expensive Fly More Combo.
With only 300g of weight, the drone is also extremely light and starts from the palm of the hand. All in all, one wants to keep the operation as simple and intuitive as possible, in order to address a broad buyer. If the control works as promised the Spark could actually be a photo and video drone for everyone – provided you are willing to spend the 600 € for it.
The camera of Spark
The camera takes videos in 1080p and photos with up to 12MP on – a 4K camera would probably have driven the price too much and is not installed here. The camera sits on a 2-axis gimbal and supports various photo modes, including panoramic and bokeh modes . The drone can automatically follow objects and people while it is filming, ejects collisions autonomously, and returns to you as soon as the battery draws to its end.
The drone can be pre-ordered in the DJI Store for € 599 ; 799 € costs the Fly More Combo, which also contains a remote control, a bag, a second battery, the battery charging station and four propeller protection as well as an extra propeller pair. Currently there are at GearBest but already an offer for 471.69 € with the voucher GBspark . If it is similar to the Spark similar to the Mavic Pro, then the price of the other Chinashops is likely to fall.