DJI’s drones tend to be pricey

so the company has made a new one that aims to capture the mid-range segment of the drone market. The Spark is DJI’s smallest and cheapest drone yet. The company describes it as an “easy-to-use, fun-to-fly” mini camera drone which can take off from the palm of the user’s hand to capture moments that matter.

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Spark is also DJI’s first drone that can be controlled using hand gestures alone. This means that it will be very easy to control even for those who have not flown a drone before.

The Spark automatically enters Gesture Mode when it takes off from the hand. It has advanced gesture controls like PalmControl which enable the user to send it up, take a selfie, and call it back all by using hand gestures.

The drone can fit easily in almost any bag and it weighs just 10.6 ounces, that’s less than a soda can. It can also be controlled with a remote controller, a mobile device or just hand gestures. DJI is going to sell the mini-drone in Alpine White, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Lava Red, and Sunrise Yellow colors.

It has a QuickShot Intelligent Flight Mode that makes it easy to capture professional videos. Users can select a QuickShot and the Spark will then fly along a preset flight path while recording a short video and tracking a subject along the way.

DJI Spark can reach speeds of up to 31 miles per hour and touts a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor that can capture 12 megapixel photos and shoot stabilized HD video in 1080p resolution. The battery has a maximum flight time of 16 minutes.

DJI is going to sell in the Spark for $499 in the United States, the package includes one drone, a battery, a USB charger, and three pairs of propellers. It’s available for pre-order now and will start shipping in mid-June.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Dji and Drones. Source: dji

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