DJI has successfully tapped the main markets of the drone industry from industrial and professional use, rescue operations, and now, the consumer market for amateur users. With the release of the DJI Spark, it promises portability and performance which are evidently borrowed from the Mavic Pro from late last year.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions from both our readers and friends if they should buy the Mavic Pro right now (more expensive but better specs) or wait for the Spark to arrive (more affordable but not yet available). This quick guide will show where these two quadcopters differ and hopefully help you decide which to go for if you’re in the market for a new portable drone.
Design and Size
While the Spark definitely is smaller than the Mavic Pro when flying, it has fixed arms which make it slightly wider than the Mavic when folded up. This means that the Mavic Pro could still occupy a narrower space when packed and is more compact to squeeze in between things. Although when folded out, the Mavic Pro is inarguably larger and double the size of the Spark.
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