Drones are taking over the world. Such a bold statement if it were not true. The uptake of drones has steadily and meteorically risen over the past few years from devices that were solely for military applications and then being the preserve of a few geeks. Now UAVs are considered a common consumer electronics with newer models coming up every other day. Their costs have also become significantly affordable.
DJI is one such company which has made a name for itself in consumer drones and quadcopters. With its affordable and user-friendly assortment of drone models, it has become the go-to brand for hobbyists and aerial photographers. The latest addition to the DJI drone family is the DJI Spark that packs both affordability and portability into one single device while still maintaining the ability to take clear high-quality images.
The dji spark comes with the latest gesture technology and an obstacle detection system. The gesture control makes the drone easier to control and navigate for amateurs and pros alike and the obstacle detection system protects it from flying into trees and buildings thus prolonging its lifetime.
Weighing a paltry 300 grams with a length and width of 14cm and height of 5cm, it is small and portable such as to easily fit into your backpack or your back pocket, this quadcopter is robust and durable despite its diminutive appearance and it is easy-to-use for even beginners and those who are trying their hand at flying drones for the first time. The size and robust build further steel it against possible damage on the rare case it hits trees or buildings.
It comes with a 12 Megapixel camera. It does not, however, come with a three-axis gimbal control, neither is it compatible with 4K videos, this makes it unsuitable for professional videography. It takes JPEG images and operates with a two-axis gimbal. The battery can sustain the drone for up to 15 minutes of flight time at a maximum speed of about 45 kilometers per hour although this might change on the prevailing weather conditions such as wind strength and direction of flight. The batteries are rechargeable with a USB cable but a power adapter can be obtained when one upgrades to the superior Fly More package that comes with an assortment of accessories like a battery charger, remote controller, extra rechargeable batteries, and spare parts. With a remote controller, the user has control of the device for a radius of up to 1.8 km.
For its size, affordable price and cutting-edge technology, and putting into consideration the design and quality of build, the DJI Spark is a good buy for beginners and mid-level photographers.