So, without further ado, Heliguy's Insider Blog presents all the information you need to know about the all-new DJI Spark.
Before we delve into DJI's new quadcopter in more detail, here are the main things you need to know about the Spark:
- Capable of 31mph in Sport Mode
- 16 minutes of flight time
- A 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor captures video at 1080p and stills at 12MP
- Plenty of shooting options including advanced gesture control
- All the familiar intelligent camera modes are included plus Pano & ShallowFocus
- Use the Spark's controller, your mobile device or even hand gestures (PalmControl) to fly the Spark
The DJI Spark Has LandedFeaturing an aerodynamic, lightweight design, the DJI Spark's sleek design is optimised for minimal wind resistance. The front-mounted gimbal and camera are flush with the aircraft which increases the overall stability of the system. A powerful 50kph of propulsion means you can expect a steady flight at speeds of up to 31mph in Sport Mode. DJI has also developed an advanced flight control system to make flying even more fun and intuitive. Controlled via a new remote controller, your mobile device or even your hands, the DJI Spark signals the next generation of intuitive drone operation. [caption id="attachment_9694" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Introducing the DJI Spark[/caption] The DJI Spark uses a high-energy density LiPo battery and features 12 intelligent protection features which ensure greater safety during flights. Additionally, the mini drone's battery can estimate remaining flight times, which offers a heads up on when to land in real-time. Additionally, an innovative HD Wi-Fi system allows 720p video transmission from up to 2km away. Even with all of its smart features, you can get up to 16 minutes of flight with a fully-charged battery, allowing you to capture more footage. [caption id="attachment_9698" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Intelligent battery specs are displayed in real-time on your device[/caption] DJI has designed the Spark's camera to ensure that all imagery us consistently sharp with little-to-none colour aberration and distortion. Featuring a f/2.6 wide-angle lens with a 25mm equivalent focal length, the camera's five elements are arranged into a single group that fit into a compressed frame. Small and compact like the drone itself, the camera features a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor which allows for stabilised video at 1080p and stills at 12MP. The use of larger pixels means that the DJI Spark is sensitive to light and can record colours with precision. Keeping the camera in place is the 2-axis mechanical gimbal coupled with UltraSmooth technology which dramatically reduces shake and rolling shutter effects. [caption id="attachment_9701" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The DJI Spark is a small, powerful & affordable aircraft[/caption] The Spark has adopted all of the previous DJI shooting modes while adding two new features: Pano and ShallowFocus.
- Pano: This mode shoots both horizontal and vertical panoramas by automatically adjusting its gimbal and heading.
- ShallowFocus: This feature uses the DJI Spark's 3D vision technology to create photos with a shallow depth of field.
- Rocket: The Spark ascends with the camera pointing downwards, capturing the scene below
- Dronie: This setting makes the drone fly backwards and upwards, with the camera locked on its subject
- Circle: A self-explanatory feature that circles around the target
- Helix: With Helix, the Spark flies in an upward spiral around the subject
- Dronies: Simply raise your arms, wave your hands, or make a frame with your fingers to manoeuvre the Spark and shoot photos.
- PalmControl: The Spark can follow your hand movements or even take off and land in your palm.
- Trace: Track your target from in front or behind, or even circle around it.
- Profile: Follow your subject from a fixed perspective
It's also compatible with DJI's SDK (Software Development Kit) allowing you to customise the Spark to fit your needs. Finally, DJI's GEO system lets you know where drone flights may raise security concerns, such as near airports or stadiums. This provides the information needed to fly the Spark safely and responsibly.
GALLERYSee below for all of the available imagery of the Spark from DJI - we'll be updating you with further blogs and images across our social channels as we learn more: [huge_it_gallery id="20"]
GET IN TOUCHOur team of customer support agents are here to fill you in on everything you need to know about DJI's new mini-quadcopter the Spark. Either call us on 0191 296 1024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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