DJI Mavic Pro vs DJI Spark – Hands-On Review and Comparison

Spark: Box and Package

I didn’t get the actual “Fly More” combo pack. Instead I was given a sample/demo unit by DJI. So we were missing a controller for the Spark, which is different from the Mavic Pro’s controller. Any way, opening the compact reinforced foam box, you’ll find 4 spare propeller blades, 2 spare battery packs and the drone itself.

The guys at DJI also gave us a large charging dock supporting up to 3 battery packs, 4 blade guards and of course the power adapter for the charging dock.

 

Spark: A Closer Look

The drone itself is tiny when compared with the Mavic Pro. This time is actually fits on the palm of my hand. The propeller legs are in a fixed position and does not fold away like the Mavic Pro.

Each battery has a 4-LED indicator for battery life, and a power on/off button. You’ll need to double press this button for the drone to lift off from your hands. Check out the video to see this in action.

You’ll see a few sensors on the underside of the drone, as well as the front of the drone. The 2-axis gimal holds the 12 megapixel camera in place. On the rear of the drone, you’ll find the micro USB port and the micro SD Card slot. 

 

Spark: Controller

As I mentioned before, we didn’t get the controller for the Spark demo unit. So we managed to take some photos from the DJI store. Notice there is no bulit-in display on the controller. All opreating functions will be displayed on your iPhone instead.

You still get the return-home button, power on/off, camera and recording buttons. I highly recommend you get the complete “Fly More” combo pack which will include the Spark controller. It will all you to fly the drone further and give you more range (distance and altitude) upto 2km. Without the controller, you can connect and fly via wifi, but you’ll be severely handicapped … with only a distance of 100m and 50m height.

 

Now for some actual video footage taken from both the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark … next page.

 

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