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DJI Spark Review, Specs & Price

Publish Date:
Feb 26, 2018

The DJI Spark is the smallest DJI drone featuring gesture controls and a 1080p camera focused on ease of use.

  • Gesture Controls
  • 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and stabilized 1080p
  • 16 minutes of flight time
  • Starting at $499
  • Flies up to 31mph 
Spark General Info
Release Date Jun 14, 2017
Launch Pricing $499
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Propeller guards, extra props, charging hub

Case Included?

Storage box included, fly more bundle includes a shoulder bag.

Spark Drone Specs
Weight 0.66 lbs (300 g)
Size 6.7 in (170 mm)
Firmware Update Method

USB from laptop or phone/tablet.

In The Box


  • DJI Spark
  • 4 propellers + pair of extra props
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Storage Box

Spark Fly More Combo

  • DJI Spark
  • Remote Controller
  • 4 propellers + 2 pairs of extra props
  • Prop guards
  • 2 Batteries
  • Battery charging hub
  • Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Storage Box
  • Shoulder bag
Spark Flying Specs
Battery Life 16 minutes, 1480 mAh
Flight Range 0-98 ft (0 - 30 m)
Max Speed 31 mph (50 kph)
Satellite Positioning Systems GPS/GLONASS
Obstacle Avoidance Front
Return To Home Yes, with obstacle avoidance
Flight Modes
  • Coordinate
  • Direction
  • QuickShot mode
    • Rocket
    • Dronie
    • Circle
    • Helix
  • Gesture Mode
    • PalmControl
    • Follow
    • Beckon
    • PalmLand
Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz
Video Transmission 720p 30 fps.
Landing Gear On the bottom of the drone
Compatible Video Devices

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)
Spark Camera Specs
Lens 25 mm
Sensor Size 1/2.3" CMOS
Media Storage Method Micro SD card
Gimbal Stabilization 2-axis mechanical - pitch & roll
ISO Video: 100-3200, Photo: 100-1600
Aperature f/2.6
Shutter Speed Electronic shutter 2-1/8000 s
Image Size
  • 3968×2976
  • 1440×1080 with ShallowFocus
  • 2300×1280 with Pano (horizontal) 
  • 960×1280 with Pano (vertical)
Photo Modes
  • Single Shot 
  • Burst Shooting: 3 frames 
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias
  • Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Photo Formats


Video Codec


Video Recording Resolution
  • 1920×1080 30p
Zoom Capabilities

The DJI Spark cannot zoom

Other Notable Camera Features
App DJI GO 4

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I'm a designer from Cleveland, Ohio and love to shoot photos & videos. I made my first website in 2004 to show friends photos & videos (before YouTube/Flickr were things) and have been shooting and designing ever since! I have a deep passion for making and helping others create.

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