DJI Spark, Mini Drone, Lava Red - 2021 report by Whydis

DJI Spark, Mini Drone, Lava Red

Color:Lava Red  |  Style:Base Spark is a mini drone that features all of DJI's signature technologies, allowing you to seize the moment wheneve...

Reviews by Features

Price

(19 reviews)
Fun

(15 reviews)
Camera

(25 reviews)
Quality

(49 reviews)
Video

(65 reviews)
Photo

(18 reviews)
Feature

(33 reviews)
Footage

(23 reviews)
Product

(56 reviews)
Spark

(68 reviews)
Thing

(41 reviews)
Command

(5 reviews)
App

(27 reviews)
Track

(8 reviews)
People

(9 reviews)
Signal

(13 reviews)
Crash

(10 reviews)
Battery life

(17 reviews)
Service

(13 reviews)
Support

(11 reviews)
Connection

(25 reviews)
Foot

(6 reviews)
User error

(6 reviews)
Tilt

(5 reviews)

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Reviews around price (5.00 of 5)

  • If this drone was sold as it was with its limited features but at a much more fair and affordable price of say ($500 with the combo), then I would argue that this is a good entry drone with some very cool features
  • Again, if it was say $500 with the fly more combo, I think that would be a fair price
  • Amazing drone and came in great condition would definitely purchase form these guys again, great price!
  • Lots of features and a good price for the entry level drone hobbyist.
  • great entry drone and the price and shipping was great.
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Reviews around fun (4.59 of 5)

  • Having so much fun with it and recommend to buy it with the remote controller
  • Next, my Bluetooth hearing aids were interfering with the signal, so after turning off the Bluetooth, everything worked great, Great fun, but battery life is short, overall..A(-).
  • For now this is great fun and easy to store compared to a Phantom
  • It's a nice fun to have, the charger doesn't charge 3 in the same time, once one is fully charged the third start charging, the remote didn't do the update for a moth and a half
  • Pretty fun to use, battery time is limited and I already had call DJI for 1 battery that's gone bad
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Reviews around camera (4.52 of 5)

  • I have a few DJI drones, I believe this one is the best for the price, lots of technology packed into this lil drone, great camera and flight operation, may want a few extra batteries though, also lights on spark are cool too, Happy flying!
  • The Spark has a great camera, and the remote is very responsive.
  • The best camera is the one you have, and the spark can always be within reach.
  • The camera really isn’t but that great and the gimble is to very sensitive
  • Small, slow moving, and a pretty good camera
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Reviews around quality (4.50 of 5)

  • so the drone is not so close to the ground) and maybe some lenses to improve your video and picture quality
  • It is so easy to fly, and so reliable, with fantastic video quality
  • Picture quality is great and video quality is very good for 1080p.
  • crashes regularlyVideo quality isn't up to professional standards
  • The less expensive drones are okay but can be frustratingly difficult to fly and the overall quality is generally cheap and flimsy feeling
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Reviews around video (4.36 of 5)

  • The spark is a joy to fly and takes great video and pictures
  • It is so easy to fly, and so reliable, with fantastic video quality
  • Though I keep seeing weak video connection in the app with the cable, it has been very stable with the cable
  • It has a 1080p camera, which is very clear and takes pretty good video.
  • Terrific Drone to get started, very easy to fly and takes amazing video, more than enough for most people starting in the drone hobby
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Reviews around photo (4.33 of 5)

  • It takes some really impressive videos and photos, with the "Tiny planet" option being my favorite to use
  • It is very stable and user friendly.it takes great photos and is great for traveling.
  • no matter if Controlled by iPhone X or RemoteAttempted to calibrate, STUCK ON IMU CALIBRATION NO MATTER WHAT!Not gonna waste my time with Support, cuz why should I?Shouldn’t have had this many problems from jump, COULDNT FLY
  • I absolutely rely on the RTH to get my Spark safely home after almost every flight.4 - Great photos and video right out of the box
  • Takes great photos and videos for any non-professional application
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Reviews around feature (4.28 of 5)

  • It’s an amazing little drone with great features DJI makes top quality products.
  • no matter if Controlled by iPhone X or RemoteAttempted to calibrate, STUCK ON IMU CALIBRATION NO MATTER WHAT!Not gonna waste my time with Support, cuz why should I?Shouldn’t have had this many problems from jump, COULDNT FLY
  • Overall, I recommend the Spark for anyone looking for an easy drone to fly with really versatile features
  • Rumor is that future updates might disable this feature
  • Dont get me wrong, I like the features of the spark but like some other people after flying it for few times I noticed that its not the drone for me
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Reviews around footage (4.23 of 5)

  • I wanted to use the cx10s to try and do this 3d work yet the footage was very lacking
  • Footage is not as good as my others, but its still quite good.
  • Now if you are a total newbie like me, this basically means that the footage will be a little more shaky vs the video footage of a mavic which has a 3 axis gimbal
  • Regardless...this little drone can yield some fantastic cinematic and stable footage
  • Really Epic drone, its 1080p camera is really good and you can easily upscale the footage to 4k in post edit
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Reviews around product (4.07 of 5)

  • I dont understand why dji sends out these faulty products after all they cost so much money
  • If you aren't worried about this product being undependable and
  • DJI makes a fairly solid product, however, their support and customer service are the worst
  • Product came damaged and had been used so it was not brand new.
  • Great product overall and the Fly More Package is a total necessity
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Reviews around spark (4.01 of 5)

  • Appreciate the Spark for what it is, and you’ll love it.
  • This makes seeing what the Spark is seeing difficult and can make video recording and photos difficult
  • So with my personal experience I can not recommend the Spark
  • Only get the base model if you destroy/lose your first Spark.
  • 3 stars only because, when it works properly, the Spark is a great drone.
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Reviews around thing (3.44 of 5)

  • Another annoying thing about it is you need to update your drone
  • The best thing you can do, is take time with the drone, use the drone
  • Sport mode is pretty awesome, this thing flies INSANELY FAST for its size.
  • This is a bug DJI needs to fix, such crazy thing can easily be prevented, don't even let it launch to fly at the first place
  • This thing rips but it disconnects and the signal gets weak fairly
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Reviews around command (2.94 of 5)

  • Allow me to explain the main cons of this Spark and also include pros at the end to be as unbiased as I can.*As a quick preliminary thought - with the 2 main cons I discuss below, the lack of a 3rd Axis on the Gimbal and being locked to 1080p 30fps - it feels as though DJI has intentionally held back this Spark drone so that it is not seen as a direct competitor to the DJI Mavic
  • I wanted to love this drone as it was so small and nimble compared to the p3 I already own but to start things
  • Even if you are cautious with how you fly, it can still ignore your command and go wherever it pleases as if it has a mind of its own
  • Brand new, under an hour of flight time, and it flew away into the forest ignoring my commands to land
  • Pros:- Not intimidating as it is small and has stable hover during flight

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Reviews around app (2.57 of 5)

  • It does not appear to crash but rather the app just closes
  • The drone itself is great and looks solid but the app you use to fly it is horrible
  • It’s my first drone and it is so easy to fly, super compact and the app is easy to use and edit videos right off of.
  • Make sure that you read the fine print regarding whether or not DJI's app is compatible with your current phone, else you'll either have to buy a new phone or their ridiculously expensive controller.
  • The app was easy to follow and walked through the process to get everything setup
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Reviews around track (2.54 of 5)

  • you are a professional and are looking for a high end device which will be a money-making tool, this flying camera is not for you, or if you have a super flashy 4K larger than life TV, you might want something more advanced like the DJI Mavic, but for everyone else, this drone is like a dream come true
  • Pros:- Not intimidating as it is small and has stable hover during flight
  • I wanted to love this drone as it was so small and nimble compared to the p3 I already own but to start things
  • Allow me to explain the main cons of this Spark and also include pros at the end to be as unbiased as I can.*As a quick preliminary thought - with the 2 main cons I discuss below, the lack of a 3rd Axis on the Gimbal and being locked to 1080p 30fps - it feels as though DJI has intentionally held back this Spark drone so that it is not seen as a direct competitor to the DJI Mavic
  • Keeping your self fluently to its moments as to not wonder off screen and lose the track
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Reviews around people (2.44 of 5)

  • The quality of the camera is like a really good cell phone camera, which means that depending on the lighting conditions, you can make some amazing footage that will make your Phantom owning friends jealous because you were able to toss it into your day bag and take it just about anywhere without freaking people out with a giant loud buzzard that looks like an alien food processor
  • DJI has the drone market under control, from their quality, to the UI of the DJI Go4 App...which I have read a few people having issues with phone compatibility (sorry if you are one of those folk)
  • the 1080 P is excellent (I wish it had 60 frames per second however)
  • I've being hesitated for choosing this one or Mavic Pro, because of budget, just like most people who are now viewing this
  • Many people will hate this.-Poor Instructions: Tying in with the point above, this isn't very intuitive to use and setup
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Reviews around signal (2.12 of 5)

  • My guess is that the metal in the construction of the bridge caused the signal to get messed up, which ultimately caused the drone to meet its untimely demise
  • Even with the controller you are going to have a weak signal
  • Get yourself a signal booster for the controller too so you can keep a good signal
  • Iv been able to fly 1 mile out before i lost signal (probably could have gone
  • You really better need the OCT cable to connect it to the cellphone to have a good signal, otherwise the video feedback its getting interrupted often but that doesn't affect your flying.really confortable to fly (i have also a phantom 3)
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Reviews around crash (2.11 of 5)

  • Easy to Fly∙ Easy to Learn∙ Durable (Mine crashed twice, once into some branches because a friend underestimated Sport mode and once into a door
  • Yesterday evening I think what the most violent crash so far.
  • Pros:- Not intimidating as it is small and has stable hover during flight
  • While flying it the day before her wedding to prep the camera settings, the drone randomly lost GPS connection and crashed into the house we were staying in
  • I wanted to love this drone as it was so small and nimble compared to the p3 I already own but to start things
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Reviews around battery life (2.02 of 5)

  • Cons: the battery life made me decide to get a third battery
  • I wanted to love this drone as it was so small and nimble compared to the p3 I already own but to start things
  • Battery life is good, but you should buy additional batteries.
  • Allow me to explain the main cons of this Spark and also include pros at the end to be as unbiased as I can.*As a quick preliminary thought - with the 2 main cons I discuss below, the lack of a 3rd Axis on the Gimbal and being locked to 1080p 30fps - it feels as though DJI has intentionally held back this Spark drone so that it is not seen as a direct competitor to the DJI Mavic
  • battery life could be better, wish it came with one more battery.
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Reviews around service (1.87 of 5)

  • I had heard that DJI had poor customer service, and they do
  • Poor customer service backed up by product that fails miserably.
  • Amazon needs to discontinue with DJI.Amazon built it's empire with excellent customer service mostly located in U.S.
  • Very poor instructions, and terrible customer service, although Amazon responded right away with return, replacement, and subsequent return.
  • Based on DJI forum, many people have had the same problems, and DJI is apparently refusing warranty service
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Reviews around support (1.76 of 5)

  • the 1080 P is excellent (I wish it had 60 frames per second however)
  • DJI makes a fairly solid product, however, their support and customer service are the worst
  • To have an online tech tell me, after 30+ minutes he cannot help me is some of the worst customer support anyone can receive.
  • the 1080 P is excellent (I wish it had 60 frames per second however)
  • Works good on IOS but they have terrible android support
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Reviews around connection (1.53 of 5)

  • Literally after 5 minutes of ownership/flight I lost connection and it just flew off
  • Other problems included significant connection errors / random disconnections while flying (one time it disconnected and just hovered until it ran out of
  • After having this thing for two months+, it suddenly flew away and lost connection
  • I do recommend this DRONE to anyone that lives where they can get a good connection .
  • Also looses connection quite often, where as it did not before
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Reviews around foot (1.00 of 5)

  • Heck, I crashed it into a tree this past weekend, it fell probably 75 feet and all it needed was some new propellers
  • (Which is supposed to allow a distance of about 1 mile) and only got 500 feet away only about 200 feet up before it lost connection and never came back
  • and it fell about 20 feet onto grass with absolutely zero damage
  • You pull it out of the bag and fire it up... with in a few seconds you are flying before you attack to much attention its 400 feet in there air and no-
  • No need to constantly course correct it like cheap drones as I am a complete noob.- Touch of a button and slide to take off 3 feet above ground
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Reviews around user error (1.00 of 5)

  • It is user error as they used these modes in tight locations they should not have (Crashing into tress, walls, etc)
  • I reached out to DJI for support (3 times) and warranty citing the device malfunction and on 4 instances, they gave me different reasons as to why this occurred citing user error
  • After a couple of user error issues, it is flying wonderfully
  • They refused to repair it, as a warranty item stating, user error which it was not
  • They even covered one of my drones crashing due to user error (my one and only!
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Reviews around tilt (1.00 of 5)

  • its a total nightmare.3) Lack of smooth movements: If you slow the tilt speed down in the app and use tripod mode, you can get pretty slow and smooth tilting and flying shots which are nice
  • no matter if Controlled by iPhone X or RemoteAttempted to calibrate, STUCK ON IMU CALIBRATION NO MATTER WHAT!Not gonna waste my time with Support, cuz why should I?Shouldn’t have had this many problems from jump, COULDNT FLY
  • It is also part of the assembly that allows the camera to pan/tilt up and down
  • no matter if Controlled by iPhone X or RemoteAttempted to calibrate, STUCK ON IMU CALIBRATION NO MATTER WHAT!Not gonna waste my time with Support, cuz why should I?Shouldn’t have had this many problems from jump, COULDNT FLY

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More about DJI Spark, Mini Drone, Lava Red

  • Color:Lava Red  |  Style:Base Spark is a mini drone that features all of DJI's signature technologies, allowing you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired
  • With intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality, Spark empowers you to push your creative boundaries.Quick LaunchWith Face Aware, Spark lifts off from your hand by recognizing your face.[1] It takes off and hovers in place within seconds of powering on
  • Simple ControlTake amazing aerial photos using just hand gestures, without a remote controller or mobile device.[1]Create with EaseIntelligent Flight Modes and intuitive controls help you create cinematic aerial videos with just a few taps
  • Edit and ShareThe DJI GO 4 app features automatic editing templates and an array of filters
  • Quickly edit videos and share them straight to social media.