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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 507 reviews

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best small drone on the market

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    I consider myself to be an amateur drone enthusiast. I have a DJI Phantom 4 that I use a lot but it can be a cumbersome process to get it up and flying. Also, when I'm at a place like the beach or public park, peoples' demeanor changes whenever I start flying around my Phantom 4. I always get asked, at least once, "you're not going to follow me, are you?" I get it, the Phantom 4 is a big, white, noisy drone flying overhead and people don't like being under surveillance. Enter the newer "pocket" drones. I really enjoy these as it normally takes just a few seconds for them to get up and flying, they're extremely portable, and people are often more curious about them instead of being hesitant. So far, the pocket drone market has been filled with units that are just OK. They all have at least one major drawback and a bunch of others that led me to return them. The Hover Camera was a nice concept but it has zero wind resistance (so videos and photos were almost always titled), the facial tracking features weren't very accurate, and there weren't any safety features (aside from the cage around the props). The Zerotech Dobby was alright but video was way too wobbly because the camera wasn't on any sort of gimbal system, video quality also left a lot to be desired (my $200 point-and-shoot camera took better videos). Lastly, there was the Yuneec Breeze. It can record in up to 4K or 1080p with electronic image stabilization but, even with stabilization enabled, the video was wobbly. Also, if I flew too fast left or right, large portions of black would pop up in the video as the software tried to correct for it. People often argue for the Yuneec Breeze because it records in 4K but the video that it produces is a mess. I would rather have solid 1080p video than what the Breeze produces. Enter the DJI Spark. This is DJI's first attempt at making a small, palm-sized drone to compete with the models (and more) I previously listed. This is, without a doubt, the best pocket drone on the market. It should be too because the Spark carries a higher price tag. This starts at $499 whereas the Yuneec Breeze is $100 less and comes with more accessories (mainly two batteries and two sets of extra props). But the added $100 for the Spark is well worth it. You can read about the Spark's specs on Best Buy's and DJI's websites so I won't get too much into those specifics. I will break the review down and discuss still image quality, video quality, and ease of use. First, the still image quality is fine. The Spark has a 12MP camera that takes some pretty wide shots without having the fish-eye look. The reduced sensor size means you won't get a lot of detail in HDR situations but the images are still pretty good. Video quality is also really good. This is the area where people will complain the most because the Spark lacks 4K recording but I'm perfectly fine with it. The Spark records mpeg-4 AVC video at 1080p, 30fps and a bitrate of 24Mbps. It is more than enough for anyone who isn't looking to do professional videography. The camera is on a 2-axis gimbal and DJI has also implemented software stabilization. Resulting videos are smoother than any other pocket drone on the market without having any wobble or black areas where the software just can't catch up. Videos look great on my desktop monitors, iPad Pro, HDTV, and even projector. I can't see any compression artifacts and you really have to (digitally/artificially) zoom in before you start seeing the benefits of 4K. The Spark's 1080p quality is top notch and I don't really see the lack of 4K as being nothing more than a small nuisance especially when DJI drones don't support HDR10 and/or Dolby Color (yet). Until then, there isn't much benefit to recording in 4K other than to push the pixels. Lastly, there's ease of use. This is the easiest DJI drone to get up and running. I can launch the drone, take a picture, and have it land all in 45 seconds without even having to use a controller or my phone. The gesture controls are pretty solid and work well. Once in tracking mode, the Spark does a good job of following me around. I can then raise my hands, make a square in front of my face, and it will take a picture after a 3-second countdown. It really is that easy to take a picture. Flying with a smartphone is surprisingly easy and tactile. It isn't as tactile as using a physical remote but I absolutely hated flying the other pocket drones with my phone. DJI's software (which runs best on iOS devices and often crashes on Android phones/tablets) provides smooth controls with audible notifications when something is going to happen. My phone vibrates whenever it registers that my thumb is on one of the virtual joysticks so I know when I have control of the Spark without having to look down. DJI also included more advanced, yet still easy to use, video recording options. One where the Spark points its camera straight down and flies straight up, another where it locks onto a subject (and not just some random point on the ground like EVERY other drone of this size) and circles around them, one mode where the Spark keeps a subject in the center frame and flies up and away at a diagonal angle, and one other mode where it locks onto a subject and spirals up and away while keeping them in the center frame. The main difference here with the Spark is that it actually locks onto a subject. All other drones in this size category keep their cameras fixed. They might say that they're locked onto you but they really aren't, they're locked onto a fixed point. You can move while the Spark is recording video in either one of these modes and the camera will follow you while the drone is still moving. There are other modes as well that require a bit more thinking just so you don't crash the Spark (it will follow you from the side). DJI included ground and front facing sensors, the same as the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4. You won't get the upward, rear, and side sensors like with the Phantom 4 Pro but that's fine so long as you pay attention. DJI lists the Spark as having a 16-minute flight time and I can normally fly for a good 13 minutes before the DJI Go 4 app begins requesting that I bring the Spark back home. The Spark has GPS, return to home, and other advanced features found in the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro. DJI also included a Styrofoam case for the Spark and it's about the same size as a case used to hold fold-flat headphones (like the Bose QC35's or Sony MDR-1000X). I can easily throw it in a backpack or messenger back and take it with me anywhere. The case is large enough to hold the Spark, charger and USB cable, and two sets of extra props. I ended up buying an different carrying case online as I want to bring two additional batteries with me. I have enjoyed using the Spark so much that my Phantom 4 will become my backup drone. It's just so easy and quick to get the Spark flying and recording media. This is definitely a good first purchase for anyone who has been looking into drone flying. It's also a good secondary drone for people who want something that's even more portable than the Mavic Pro while still being capable of recording high quality photos and videos. You can buy a dedicated remote if you really want to extend the range and speed of the Spark but I'm fine using just my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice stable drone for a beginner

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    After buying about seven cheap drones and then crashing or losing all of them I figured I should buy a gps drone. I thought about going all in on a mavic pro or phantom but besides being able to fly farther away I think I made the right choice. I’ve flown a half mile away with my spark. I plan on buying signal boosters for an extra six bucks and I should be able to fly one mile away. Perfect drone even for kids. This drone practically flies itself... you take your thumbs off the control sticks and just holds its position and waits for the next command.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best bang for the buck

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    The spark is by far the best drone for the money. I’ve flown in high wind and it still was stable enough to capture smooth video. The quality of the photos and videos are great. The app for iPhone and android makes flying and recording a breeze. Paired with the DJI remote, you can create some stunning photos, and cinematic videos with this little drone. Great for a novice, a first drone for someone wanting to start filming from the sky, or even just to use as a back up for your mavic or phantom pros. I highly recommend the remote, extra battery and ND filters.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best entry level drone out! Tons of features but e

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

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    Tons of features but easy for beginners right out of the box. I suggest you buy an extra battery or 2 as flight time is about 12 minutes and it takes 1hr to charge so keep that in mind. DJI has top notch quality and great customer support. This was my 1st drone and I love all the features like obstacle avoidance and return to home among many many more. Get one and go fly!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Just buy it! Flawless and fun

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    This Spark is one of the best drones out there. It is dummy proof very easy to use. You actually need to try and purposely crash it. It is fast and fun. Films amazing footage and people don't freak out when they see it flying over them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing!

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    Best drone you can buy for the price. It absolutely amazes me every time I fly this drone. Highly recommend.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing Drone

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    love this drone easy to fly and takes amazing pictures and Videos. This was my first drone over 100 bucks and its so much better then the cheap drones I have flown. The parts are more expensive then the cheap drones but this thing is amazing and worth the price

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Failed product + poor customer service = $ wasted

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    Was very excited to embrace DJI's smallest drone - especially to use it while traveling. Unfortunately the device is riddled with issues. From what I've read - much of what I experienced was in line with what others have reported on DJI's forms and on review sites inc Amazon's. Shortly after getting my Spark along w/ DJI's controller, I experience a verity of software issues ultimately having DJI's iOS app crash on a regular basis DURING FLIGHT! This was more than a little nerve-racking but fortunately the controller stayed functional... that is until my 10th flight. The 10th time I flew my DJI drone - I took off from my front yard and about 1 minute after take off, with the drone only about 45 feet away but moving up and away from the house - the drone completely disconnected from both my app and controller. Instead of stopping and returning to the home point it continued flying away from my house both - up and away until I couldn't see it behind trees and other houses. THE DRONE DID NOT RETURN. I spent about an hour canvassing the neighborhood to no avail. A bit deflated - I started researching more about this type of behavior on message boards and found that this is a combination software and hardware error. A week later I was in San Francisco and stopped by DJI's store there and in explaining to the what happend to the sales person - he acknowledged that his is a failure he's heard about before and that DJI should compensate me for the drone, recommending I file a ticket with the DJI customer service. This is not an easy task with a variation of questions, forms to submit and documents + flights records to upload. After 10 days of back and forth with the DJI CS team (operating in UTC+8 aka. China standard time), I was told that the problem was "Improper flight environment" - What the h#ll does that mean??? I then was offered 15% off a new same color, same model drone as long as purchased directly through DJI. NOPE! Why would I want to throw more money away on a faulty product??? Unfortunately I can not recommend this product nor any drone by a company that clearly doesn't stand behind it's devices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing little drone

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    This thing is great for beginners. Be sure to look at buying a remote if you get this by it's self. Using a phone is ok but the experience id's much better with the rc.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love it!

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    Still getting adjusted and still getting familiar bit I love it!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great drone for beginners

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    This was the best gift i ever got my son. The camera feature is awesome, and the stability is even better..

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect for kids

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    easy to control drone and not too fast for kids ,,, it did crashed few times and all good.. thump up !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great drone for beginners

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    Best drone I ever bought. Very handy when traveling

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic Drone!

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    DJI has put together in the Spark a top quality drone packed with features unseen in similar or even bigger drones. The Spark can be setup quite quickly but I would absolutely recommend thoroughly reading the manual and watching instructional videos on DJI's website and YouTube. Eventhough it is not as complex as a Phantom it has lots of potential gotchas that will bite you if you don't know how to set it up right. However once setup and familiar with the app this drone is fantastic! It's easy to fly and for the most part won't let you crash it. Video and photo quality is impressive. Colours are vivid. A controller and spare batteries are a must. Favorite mode is the gesture mode with active tracking : it's wild. Safe flying.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Impressive

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    Most impressive piece of technology I've seen/bought in some time. Just think of it as a flying Arlo cam. Color me VERY impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Drone... BUT not the best value IMO

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    I have been flying drones for quite a while now and have extensively flown DJI drones like the Phantom 3 series, Mavic, Phantom 4 series, as well as drones from 3DR, Autel, and Yuneek. This little spark flies just as well as any of those. It has an actual battery life of 13.5 minutes (averaged after 15 flights) which is longer than the other drones in this category by a long shot. Gesture control actually works about 90% of the time, but its not that practical and kind of gimmicky. The idea is to leave your phone in your pocket, but most people would probably want to see their shot before they take it.. The quick shots are cool and work well, it would be cool to see these implemented on other DJI Drones. Here's the thing. For your $500 you get just the drone and a battery and a charger. You use your phone to control it. This limits your range to 325 feet horizontal 150 feet vertical and speed to 4mph. To fix this, you buy the controller. Add 150 for that by itself, or 200 more for the fly more to get the controller, 2 batteries, a quick charger and a bag. Now your at $700. if your a first timer and not concerned on the size, 500-600 will get you a used Phantom 3 Pro with probably some extras. 4k camera, 3 way gimbal, 18-20 minute battery, 3+ mile range, and more. $800 gets you a used Mavic, 4k cam, 4+ mile range, folds up, 25 min battery, etc. IF the controller was included with the base bundle i could recommend this. But with the extreme limitations, and the cost to make up for those quickly gobbles up any value. If you like the small size, dont mind the limitations of the camera/gimbal (only 1080p 30 fps 2 way gimbal) and dont mind the limitations w/o the controller, or even with one.. this IS a solid drone and IS fun to fly, but not the best value IMO.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    User Friendly Drone For Beginners + Great Features

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    This is a great drone for beginners capable of giving you some great video results in a small package, With some pre installed intelligent flight modes that make it easy to seize the moment in ease that would of rather taken a lot of time and expirience to master this shots, This is my 2nd drone...My first one was the Yuneec Breeze but due to the fact that the drone did not meet my expectation I decided to return it & now that I got the DJi Spark I am very impressed in what it delivers. One reason I decided to get this over the DJI Mavic is because the look of the drone looks like a toy so if you are in the public crowd the people would not mind because they think it's a cute little toy yet it delivers some great video quality of the fact that it has a 2 axis gimble in the small body. And if for example you take a drone out like the DJI Mavic or anything bigger the people around you would not feel so invited. Pros: 1. User Friendly (Intelligent Flight Modes) 2. Small Size easy to travel 3. Can be charged with a portable charger. 4. Accepted by public crowds 5. Good stable image video 6. Obstacle Avoidence ( even though it didn't work for me and fell 25 feet high ) Cons: 1. Looses connection through wifi (hopefully fixed with a future app update) 2. No 4K video nor 1080p 60fps , but 1080p 30fps :/ 3. Batteries are 13-14 minutes long. (At least batteries are affordable compared to other drone batteries) Recommends. 1. OTG cable for direct connection from your DJI controller to your phone for better signal for your drone. 2. Buy more batteries! 3. Buy DJI Refresh because trust me your going to crash this drone if you are new and with DJI Refresh it can easily be replaced with a new one rather than being out of $500, I crashed mines due to lost signal and my drone was replaced with a new one in 7 days. 4. Buy the controller to get the most out of your drone. ( just wait and get the Fly More Combo ) In summary, I would recommend this drone to anyone who just wants to capture quick videos for Instagram or short clips for YouTube vlogs.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fun and easy to fly, excellent pictures

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    I wanted a drone that wasn't a toy and could take some aerial shots of my home and recreational photos. I did a little online research and the DJI Spark got consistently positive reviews for beginners who wanted to learn to fly a "real" drone that does more than simply challenge you to maintain its position in the air. I connected to my Android phone and though that seems convenient I will eventually be buying the DJI remote for my Spark. The reason I mention this is that with my phone I'm restricted in my speeds and my range. That being said the DJI Go 4 app works very well and is easy to use. The Spark uses multiple GPS signals with its built in GPS receiver to maintain its position while taking pictures and to also allow it to return home (RTH) when you want to end the flight or when the battery reaches critical low level. The first flights went well, I suggest researching various YouTube videos, start with DJI's videos and then look at productions by "Kloo Gee" and "jeven dovey" to begin with. They offer experience driven, common sense advice about important things you really need to know and how to drill down to understand them and fly your Spark safely and effectively and have a little fun at the same time and to also take pictures and videos worth watching while it's flying. I do want to say I've only taken 16 flights so far but I really enjoy my Spark. I've bought 2 spare batteries, an aftermarket landing gear and a basic case to organize all my gear. I have been flying in temperatures ranging from 25°F to 60°F, the low temperatures do affect battery life and I get flying times ranging from 9 to 13 minutes. The Spark weighs in at .66 lbs and as that's greater than .55 lbs you must register your Spark with the FAA prior to your first flight. Remember, line of sight flying only, 400' vertical limit and respecting no-fly zones and to inform airports within 5 miles that you'll be flying your drone within the mentioned limits. The control you have with this drone is incredible but remember to make sure you have GPS signal, otherwise you're flying at your own risk. There's a beginner mode that reduces your speed and range and unless you've flown before use it for the first few flights, after that, don't be afraid to leave beginner mode! My wife enjoys it too! The only thing I might have done differently is to have bought the Mavic Pro which given the fact it comes with a DJI remote and can fly faster and has more than twice the battery life of my Spark. I want to say that I'm not disappointed, just offering advice is all. Watch the YouTube videos, consider the "Flymore" package version of the Spark or the Mavic Pro but if you want fun, good pictures and video and enhanced flight modes, you can't do better than the Spark.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Love it!

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    I've been wanting a drone for a long time, but felt like I was priced out of the market... until I came across this one! It is so much fun to fly and really easy out of the box. I recommend downloading the software to your laptop and plugging the drone directly in to update it. It was much quicker then using the app! Good luck!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great photo drone for the price

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    After 6 months of flying, I can definitively say that I LOVE this drone! Great resolution on the camera. Great value for the price. Intuitive to fly. Great for capturing farm photos through the seasons. Flew it on a 4 degree Fahrenheit day with no issues, also flew it in a light snowfall over my property with no issues (although you probably aren’t supposed to do that)! Issues I have had: At first, it would not sync with the controller and the DJI app. After trying over and over for a few hours, it finally synced. Very frustrating. I just wanted to fly the darned thing! Sometimes there is a lag on the video, which is unfortunate. One time, the drone controls stopped working all of the sudden and the drone just started going off on its own random direction, without me even touching the controls. After a couple of minutes, the controls mysteriously started working again. The DJI app would not work with an old Samsung smartphone- the screen kept freezing, but works well with a newer iPad. Over time, the battery life/ flight time seems to slowly decrease. The return-home feature works great UNLESS you are flying below trees in the woods, and the auto-return-home feature kicks on, and your drone flies upwards so quickly before you can hit ‘cancel return home’, and your drone flies itself into a tree (this happened once, not too high off the ground, so nothing broke). This happened because the distance sensors that tell the drone it is too close to an object turn off automatically when the drone is in ‘return home’ mode. Also, they say you can launch it from your hand and have it land in your hand, but I’d be seriously afraid of losing a finger! Those rotors are powerful! Overall, this is a great drone for the money! Buy it, already!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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