The new DJI Spark is an intriguing and adorable little (so little) drone. While its size, specs, and usability features all seem to point at it being a drone for the masses, there are many of us wondering how it might hold up in more professional circumstances. Check out this early hands-on review to find out.
Coming to you from Kaiman Wong, this is a very practical look at DJI's newest drone. It's a peculiar little device, lacking 4K and the ability to shoot stills in raw (hopefully, that'll be enabled with a firmware update), but still carrying a solid sensor the same size at the Mavic Pro and original Phantom 4, two-axis stabilization, and the feature set and user experience that DJI is known for. Video (1080p at 30 fps) comes in at 24 Mbps, definitely below that of higher-end models, but Wong seems quite impressed with its quality and the drone's overall performance nonetheless. I have to admit I think it looks quite good as well, and for a $500 device that's ultra-portable and doesn't even need a remote controller (it can use virtual sticks on your phone), I might have to get one just to keep in my truck for those spontaneous shots.
If you'd like to preorder the Spark, you can do so here.