There are hundreds, if not thousands, of small drones capable of recording video, so what makes the DJI Spark so different? For one, it’s the company’s first real attempt at a mass market drone — that is, if the masses have $500 to drop on what’s essentially a toy. But unlike those cheap drones buzzing around Amazon’s pages, DJI brings a level of sophistication with gesture controls, advanced flight modes and better-than-average video. The Spark is still in rarified air, but it’s a tempting option.
Behold the incredible shrinking drone. While not as small as the Hover Passport (7.2 x 5.2 x 1.3 inches),the Spark, at 7.5 inches from rotor to rotor, makes the Mavic Pro — DJI’s next-smallest drone — seem like a giant by comparison. At 0.76 pounds (with battery), the Spark is also half the weight of the Mavic. The Spark is also dwarfed by the Parrot Bebop 2 (13 x 12 x 4 inches).
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