FLIGHT TIME

16

MIN

CAMERA

1080p

30 FPS


SPEED

31

MPH

RANGE

1.2

MILES

DJI Spark

POSITIVES

Small and lightweight design
Stabilized camera
USB charging
Gesture controls

NEGATIVES

Flight time can be as short as 10 to 14 minutes
The app can be frustrating to use, especially on smaller screens.

Dronerush Score

8.2 8.9

User SCOREYour Score

Bottom Line

The DJI Spark delivers all of the basic camera drone features most people will ever need in a portable and easy to use package. However, pro aerial photographers may be left wanting.

This DJI Spark review was originally published in July 2017.

In a world of flying cars and teleportation, the good people of earth enjoy a few old world pleasures. This includes launching a small drone to take high quality photos and videos of themselves doing fun things. Oh wait, that’s today with a quadcopter like the DJI Spark

We’ll admit there is room for improvement, but overall, DJI has nailed it with the new Spark quadcopter. Small, very portable and easy to operate, this is a drone that we imagine many will incorporate into their lives. Update: Looks like DJI took all of our complaints to heart, they’ve now released the new DJI Mavic Air – combining the best features of the Mavic Pro and the Spark, adding more and improving on it all. 

Join us for our full review of the new DJI Spark.

Hold on: The new DJI Mavic Mini is better than the Spark in almost every way, and it costs less. There are still reasons to buy the Spark, but we believe the Mavic Mini is the smarter purchase.

We’re refreshing this article, but there have been no major updates to the DJI Spark in a while now. The DJI Spark is still a solid starter drone, but for those that can afford it, we recommend the Mavic Air or even the Mavic 2 Zoom or Mavic 2 Pro drones instead. Each of those alternatives is twice the price or more of the Spark, but they offer superior cameras and flying experiences.

Spark