DJI Spark vs DJI Mavic: Worth to “downgrade”

Portability vs High-End features

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DJI Spark vs DJI Mavic side by side
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Last week, most of the drone related publications were invaded with the leaked images of DJI Spark drone.

DJI’s new drone is also called by the enthusiasts the “Mavic Mini”.

With Yuneec Breeze and other compact portable drones sold under $500, this new DJI quadcopter has to be priced at a similar level in order for them to cover this market segment too. Frankly, I’m very exited about this new model because is the first DJI drone close to my budget (for such a gadget).

Definitely, due to its smaller size, the DJI Spark will offer much more portability but less top notch features over the Mavic Pro.

The Spark’s brushless motors are very similar to Mavic’s ones but they are slightly smaller.

Unfortunately, regarding the transmitter and control range there is nothing leaked out, yet. Either DJI is keeping this part secret or the Spark will be controlled through a smartphone APP (which means short flight range).

Comparison chart between the DJI Spark and DJI Mavic

Model Name DJI Spark / DJI MM1A DJI Mavic
Foldable design No Yes
Remote controller Not revealed Yes 
Flight battery underside removable  3s 3830mAh
Camera gimbal  2-axis 3-axis 
Camera resolution Not revealed UHD [email protected] (3840 x 2160)
Real-time image transmission Not revealed HD  720P
Max flight time Not revealed  Up to 12 minutes
Intelligent flight mode  Yes Yes
Obstacle avoidance and Positioning system Dual ultra-sonic sensors and Optical flow camera Infrared positioning sensors
Brushless motors Yes Yes
Dimensions 170mm (L) x 140mm (W)(approximated!) 83mm x 83mm x 198mm (folded)

The table above is not final and it will be updated after DJI is making the official announcement of their Spark drone.

DJI Spark gimbal test and LED lights

Image credit to SB-DJI.com

Last update on 07.04.2107

3 COMMENTS

  1. Cool, thanks for your updated information about the Spark drone! The drones from DJI are the most reliable over all drone brand!
    I still consider that the DJI Mavic Pro is the best portable quadcopter with 4K camera, which is agreed from many reviewers!
    Hopefully the DJI Spark will be at least good as its predecessor.

  2. DJI website now offering several refurbished Drone, all are tax included and Free shipping from their own website. Probably this way you will find the DJI Spark for its half price.

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