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DJI Spark

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of DJI Spark. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and design are generally positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the battery and price.

portability, usability, size, design, image quality

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the DJI Spark is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

DJI Spark review

 

A mini drone your parents can fly

Controller-free gesture controls ; Absolutely tiny ; Automatic Quickshot modes

Spotty Wi-Fi connection with smartphones ; Short flight time ; Easily swayed by the wind

No larger or heavier than a can of soda, the DJI Spark is the portable drone you’ve been waiting for. Its automatic flight capabilities and ability to recognize hand gestures outshine its few problems.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

DJI Spark review

 

Didn't think you wanted a drone? You do now...

Excellent auto-flying modes ; Incredibly small and light ; Crisp and colourful HD video ; Manual options for levelling up

Battery life means you need spares ; Noisy at low altitude ; Expensive, particularly in the UK

A perfect beginner's drone, the Spark has flown down from gadget heaven

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

DJI Spark

 

Drones are still considered by many a rather niche and specialist piece of technology. The thought of flying an expensive gadget that, it can often seem, is only used to create fancy shots for TV shows and movies. With its Spark, DJI is “democratising...

My god, I'm glad these are mostly illegal to fly here. Imagine if they were cheap and everyone had one, that incessant buzzing sound !!! I would go mental.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

DJI Spark review

 

You know how Apple sometimes seems to be behind its competition in performance, design or features, only to eventually leapfrog them and take the lead? That's what DJI did with the Spark.

The DJI Spark delivers a tiny, lightweight design; excellent mechanically stabilized camera; USB charging and advanced features like gesture controls and obstacle detection. It travels well and is great for aerial photos and video.

The Gesture mode currently only takes photos. Flight time can be as short as 10 to 14 minutes. The app can be frustrating to use, especially on smaller screens. And you should expect to buy batteries and possibly the optional controller.

The DJI Spark delivers all of the camera drone features most people will ever need in an impossibly small package.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

DJI Spark review

 

You know how Apple sometimes seems to be behind its competition in performance, design or features, only to eventually leapfrog them and take the lead? That's what DJI did with the Spark.

The DJI Spark delivers a tiny, lightweight design; excellent mechanically stabilized camera; USB charging and advanced features like gesture controls and obstacle detection. It travels well and is great for aerial photos and video.

The Gesture mode currently only takes photos. Flight time can be as short as 10 to 14 minutes. The app can be frustrating to use, especially on smaller screens. And you should expect to buy batteries and possibly the optional controller.

The DJI Spark delivers all of the camera drone features most people will ever need in an impossibly small package.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Flying a DJI Spark by waving your hand isn't as great as it sounds

 

You can fly DJI's Spark by moving your hand, but that doesn't mean you should.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Ben Popper (theverge.com)

DJI Spark review: a little bit of magic in the palm of your hand

 

By learning to compromise, DJI has delivered its most accessible drone yet

Small and lightweight ; Great gesture control ; Lots of powerful autonomous features

Limited battery life and range ; Spotty connectivity over Wi-Fi

The ideal drone depends on what you’re after, and I would describe the Spark as the best starter drone on the market right now. It’s easy to carry around, simple to control, and safe to fly indoors and out, while retaining just enough oomph to capture...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

DJI Spark

 

The DJI Spark is a $500 palm-size gesture-controlled selfie drone for the masses, but it's hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use.

Small. Supports gesture controls. Smartphone-controlled flight. Automated shots. Subject tracking. Forward obstacle avoidance. GPS stabilization. Safety features, including return-to-home.

Battery nets about 12 minutes of flight time. Limited range and speed when controlling with phone. Video limited to 1080p. No support for 24fps or high frame rate capture. App and video editing features could be easier to use. Dedicated remote control...

The DJI Spark delivers one of the best technological parlor tricks I've ever seen. Launching out of your hand and controlling a drone with a wave of your hand is a lot of fun. But when you dive deeper, some issues become apparent. The Spark is meant to...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

This is the drone you'll actually want to buy

 

A hands-on review of the DJI Spark, which raises the bar again for consumer drones. You can almost fit this in your pocket but it's as smart as the best.

We still need to properly test all the Spark's intelligent and QuickShot modes, plus more thoroughly test its photo and video capabilities before coming to a final verdict. But our initial impressions are that this is a very impressive package. It's...

May, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

DJI Spark review

 

Didn't think you wanted a drone? You do now...

Excellent auto-flying modes ; Incredibly small and light ; Crisp and colourful HD video ; Manual options for levelling up

Battery life means you need spares ; Noisy at low altitude

A perfect beginner's drone, the Spark has flown down from gadget heaven

Jul, 2017