DJI Spark Mini Drone

I was never a remote control car type kid.   Yet here I am, with the ultimate remote control gadget – the DJI Spark mini-drone.  And I can tell you, its pretty good fun once you work out how the fly the cute little buzzy thing (Im still very much a novice).

Before I get into the amazing footage and photos it can take….. I did a little video of whats in the box.  When I went shopping one week before I flew on my holiday, there were none on display, so I took a punt, a bit of advice and purchased (sight unseen) the DJI Spark Fly More Combo.

Why this one?  Well – its a bit cheaper then the (everyone has) DJI Mavic, it was suppose to be much smaller (Im a small person), and it was fun to play with while having the ability to shoot top notch video and photos.

The ‘Fly More Combo’ kit I was told was a ‘have too’ purchase.  And they were all right.  It has all the things in there that you really do need.  So if you are thinking of purchasing one.. get the Combo kit – you will not regret it.

Check out the Video – Whats in the Box… and my first bumpy test flight.

Coming soon footage of Cape Leveque – Dampier Peninsular of Northern Western Australia.

DJI Spark Specs

For more details go to DJI.com

AIRCRAFT

Takeoff Weight 300 g
Dimensions 143×143×55 mm
Diagonal Distance (propellers excluded) 170 mm
Max Ascent Speed 9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) in Sport Mode without wind
Max Descent Speed 9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) in Auto Landing Mode
Max Speed 31 mph (50 kph) in Sport Mode without wind
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 13,123 feet (4,000 m)
Max Flight Time 16 minutes (no wind at a consistent 12.4 mph (20 kph))
Max Hovering Time 15 minutes (no wind)
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Satellite Positioning Systems GPS/GLONASS
Hover Accuracy Range Vertical:
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
Horizontal:
+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 2.4 GHz
FCC: 25 dBm; CE: 18 dBm; SRRC: 18 dBm; MIC:18 dBm
5.8 GHz
FCC: 27 dBm; CE: 14 dBm; SRRC: 27 dBm; MIC: –
Operating Frequency 2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.825 GHz

CAMERA

Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS
Effective pixels: 12 MP
Lens FOV 81.9° 25 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.6
(shooting range: 2 m to ∞)
ISO Range Video: 100-3200
Photo: 100-1600
Electronic Shutter Speed 2-1/8000 s
Image Size 3968×2976
1440×1080 with ShallowFocus
2300×1280 with Pano (horizontal)
960×1280 with Pano (vertical)
Still Photography 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
Video Resolution FHD: 1920×1080 30p
Max Video Bitrate 24 Mbps
Supported File Systems FAT32
Photo Format JPEG
Video Format MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)

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