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|
|Remote controller||Not revealed||Yes|
|Flight battery||underside removable||3s 3830mAh|
|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|
|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