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DJI Spark vs Mavic Air - Specs & Price

Publish Date:
Mar 06, 2018
Categories:
Research

Spark vs Mavic Air

Dji Spark Front

Spark Top Features

Full Spark Review

  • Gesture Controls
  • 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and stabilized 1080p
  • 16 minutes of flight time
  • Starting at $499
  • Flies up to 31mph 
Mavic Air Front

Mavic Air Top Features

Full Mavic Air Review

  • 4K 30fps
  • Forward & Backward Obstacle Avoidance
  • 42mph (68kph) Max Speed
  • Available in Arctic White, Onyx Black and Flame Red
  • DJI GO 4 App

Shopping Options

Spark vs Mavic Air General

Spark Mavic Air
Release Date: Jun 14, 2017 Jan 27, 2018
Price: $499
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$799
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Accessories:

Propeller guards, extra props, charging hub

Case Included:

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

Spark vs Mavic Air Aircraft Specs

Spark Mavic Air
Weight: 0.66 lbs (300 g) 0.95 lbs (430 g)
Size: 6.7 in (170 mm) Folded: 168×83×49 mm, Unfolded: 168×184×64 mm
Firmware Update Method:

USB from laptop or phone/tablet.

In The Box:

Spark

  • 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
  • DJI Mavic Air
  • Remote Controller
  • 1 Battery
  • 2 pairs of propellers (4 total)
  • Propeller Guards
  • Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Controller to controller cable
  • Remote Controller to Micro USB cable
  • Remote Controller to USB C
  • Communication Cable USB C cable
  • Carrying case
  • Travel bag
  • Gimbal Protector
  • Remote Controller cable slider - large
  • Remote Controller Slider - small
  • 1 pair of Spare control sticks (2 total)

Spark vs Mavic Air Flying Specs

Spark Mavic Air
Battery Life:

16 minutes, 1480 mAh

21 minutes, 2375 mAh

Flight Range: 0-98 ft (0 - 30 m) 2.5 mi (4 km)
Max Speed: 31 mph (50 kph) 42mph (68kph)
Satellite Positioning Systems: GPS/GLONASS GPS + GLONASS
Obstacle Avoidance: Front Forward, Backward and Downward
Return To Home: Yes, with obstacle avoidance Yes
Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz 2.4 GHz - 5.8 GHz
Video Transmission: 720p 30 fps. 720p at 30fps
Landing Gear: On the bottom of the drone Two flip down feet in the front to protect the camera.
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)

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)
Flight Modes:
  • Coordinate
  • Direction
  • QuickShot mode
    • Rocket
    • Dronie
    • Circle
    • Helix
  • Gesture Mode
    • PalmControl
    • Follow
    • Beckon
    • PalmLand
  • Active Track
  • QuickShot
    • Rocket
    • Dronie
    • Circle
    • Helix
    • Asteroid
    • Boomerang
  • SmartCapture
  • TapFly
  • Tripod Mode
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Point of Interest
  • Tripod Mode
  • Gesture Mode
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Fixed-Wing Mode
  • TapFly
  • Terrian Follow
  • Point of Interest
  • Course Lock
  • Waypoints
  • Home Lock


Spark vs Mavic Air Camera Specs

Spark Mavic Air
Lens: 25 mm 24 mm
Sensor Size: 1/2.3" CMOS 1/2.3” CMOS
Media Storage Method: Micro SD card Micro SD Card, 8GB of onboard internal storage
Filters:

Filters are available.

Gimbal Stabilization: 2-axis mechanical - pitch & roll 3-Axis
ISO: Video: 100-3200, Photo: 100-1600 Video: 100 - 3200 (auto) 100 - 3200 (manual) Photo: 100 - 3200 (auto) 100 - 3200 (manual)
Aperature: f/2.6 f2.8
Shutter Speed: Electronic shutter 2-1/8000 s Electronic Shutter: 8 - 1/8000s
Image Size:
  • 3968×2976
  • 1440×1080 with ShallowFocus
  • 2300×1280 with Pano (horizontal) 
  • 960×1280 with Pano (vertical)
  • 4:3: 4056×3040
  • 16:9: 4056×2280
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
  • Single shot
  • HDR
  • Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
  • Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Photo Formats:

JPEG

  • JPEG
  • DNG (RAW)
Video Codec:

H.264

MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)

Video Recording Resolution:
  • 1920×1080 30p
  • 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
  • 2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
  • HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Zoom Capabilities:

The DJI Spark cannot zoom

None.

Other Notable Camera Features:
  • Features 8GB of onboard storage
  • 32 megapixel sphere panoramas
  • Gimbal is tucked inside the body of the drone more than the Mavic Pro
App: DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4

Mavic Air For Sale from DJI Direct


About the Author:

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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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