The Spark is an affordable DJI mini drone. It features DJI's reliable and advanced drone technology for a price tag friendly to the average household or the curious beginner who is considering getting into drones.
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Pro Good quality for a very affordable price tag
The majority of quality drones are much more expensive than the Spark. It's remarkable that DJI was able to offer such a good product, with such an interesting set of features, for this price.
Pro DJI offers a free hour of training
If you purchase a Spark, DJI offers you one hour of flight training. However, this is limited to some cities within the USA (as of June 2017, these are: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Atlanta and Dallas).
It's easy to learn how to control the Spark, since it has simple controls. It also has an automatic stabilization system and anti-collision sensors that help prevent impact that can cause permanent damage.
Pro Very portable
The Spark is light (300 g) and small (143 x 143 x 55 mm), making it a very portable drone, perfect for carrying around. On top of that, it's propellers are easy to assemble and disassemble and a box, for convenient storage and transportation, is included.
Pro Controllable with gestures
This drone can be controlled via physical gestures, which can be especially useful for beginners, since it provides an intuitive way of controlling flight.
Con Doesn’t come with a remote by default
The Spark doesn't come with a remote by default. If you get the more basic version, you have to control the drone via an app installed on your smartphone or tablet. If bought separately, the remote costs $149. Getting the Spark's "Fly More" Combo, which includes the remote, among other accessories, costs $699.
Con Short flight time
This drone's maximum flight time is 16 minutes, which can feel quite short.
Con 2 axis gimbal
The Spark's gimbal only has 2 axis, unlike those with 3 axis of high-end drones.
Con Camera is not of professional quality
The Spark's camera can't be compared to the cameras of more advanced drones. For example, it's not 4K and it only has 12MP.