Drone industry’s biggest name – DJI has launched its much rumored DJI Spark Mini drone. DJI says that its new drone provides users with an affordable way to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go. Notably, the company says that DJI Spark is the first drone that users can control by hand gestures alone, flying Spark is easy because the only remote controller you’ll need is your hand.
DJI Spark drone’s camera is capable of recording 1080p videos with its 12 megapixels 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the company said in a release. The stabilization should be good, thanks to the presence of a 2-axis mechanical gimbal and UltraSmooth technology. Of course, we find GPS, GLONASS and a forward-facing 3D Sensing System to allow Spark to hover accurately with vision system assistance at up to 30 meters and sense obstacles from up to 5 meters away. It also integrates GEO System, which provides you with the latest guidance on areas where flight may be limited by regulations or raise safety or security concerns.
Moving to the plus variant of the device, the Spark sports a new advanced gesture controls like PalmControl, which lets users control Spark with hand movements. In Gesture Mode, you can also send Spark up and away from you, take a selfie, and call it back with just your hands.
“Controlling a camera drone with hand movements alone is a major step towards making aerial technology an intuitive part of everyone’s daily life, from work and adventure to moments with friends and family,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager at DJI. “Spark’s revolutionary new interface lets you effortlessly extend your point of view to the air, making it easier than ever to capture and share the world from new perspectives.” DJI said.
It packs LiPo battery allows you to fly for up to 16 minutes, a good result in relation to the weight of the drone, which is just 300 grams. Maximum speed of 50 km/h in Sport mode, which automatically locks the gimbal so as to be able to use the cam for the FPV. In this regard, Spark also offers a 720p real-time video transmission from up to 2 kilometers away from the controller.
DJI Spark Price and Availability
The DJI Spark price in USA is starting from $499 with a battery, a USB charger and three pairs of propellers. While the Combo includes an aircraft, two batteries, four pairs of propellers, a remote controller, propeller guards, a charging hub, a shoulder bag and all necessary cables, priced at $699. The drones can be purchased from Amazon online store in White, Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green color options.