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Meet the Small, Smart & Colourful New DJI Spark Mini-Drone

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The New DJI Spark Mini-Drone

Have you ever wanted to fly a drone? Well, now you can with the tiny new DJI Spark mini-drone. It is easy to use and easy to fly.

So Tiny, It Fits Into Your Hand

It is so clever, it activates by recognising you and launches from the palm of your hand. Yes, it is that tiny! The aircraft itself is 143 x 143 x 55 mm, roughly the size of the average smartphone and weighs but a mere 300 g, making it DJI’s smallest, lightest drone to date.

Buy The DJI SPARK MINI-DRONE @ R8,699.00
Buy the DJI Spark Fly More Combo & R12,159.00

Intuitive Control with Hand Gestures

Control it with your hand, mobile device, optional remote controller or DJI goggles. And, with simple hand gestures, you can call it back or wave it away to make it fly further. You can even take a selfie by making a finger frame in front of you from 3.5 m away. It is incredibly intuitive and helps you fly without bumping into obstacles. It can fly up to 16 minutes at a time.

Create a finger frame to take photos with the DJI Spark

Pick Your Colour

It comes in a variety of colours like red, blue, green, yellow and white, so you can have your pick. Better yet, it is for sale at a consumer-friendly price point, making it the ideal gadget for capturing everyday moments or as a gift.

DJI Spark comes in a variety of colours like red blue green and yellow

Main Features

Quick Launch: With FaceAware, Spark lifts off from your hand by recognising your face. It takes off and hovers in place within seconds of powering on.

Simple Control: Take amazing aerial photos using just hand gestures, without a remote controller or mobile device.

Create With Ease: Intelligent Flight Modes and intuitive controls help you create cinematic aerial videos with just a few taps.

Edit & Share: The DJI GO 4 app features automatic editing templates and an array of filters. Quickly edit videos and share them straight to social media.

Even More Features!

Intelligent Flight Modes

QuickShot: Let Spark take professional shots for you. QuickShots help you shoot amazing footage with cinematic composition.

TapFly: In TapFly mode, just envision your shot and Spark captures it for you. Tap your phone screen and Spark, using vision technology, flies in the direction of your tap or exactly where you tapped while actively sensing obstacles. Capture shot after shot with just your fingertips.

ActiveTrack: With ActiveTrack, Spark automatically recognises objects of different shapes and sizes then tracks them according to what they are and how fast they move. This makes tracking much easier and more reliable

Gesture: Deep learning gesture recognition allows you to take selfies with simple hand motions. With PalmControl mode, control Spark’s movement by hand. If you want, leave your remote controller and phone at home.

Flight Performance

Powerful Propulsion: With its aerodynamic, lightweight, and slick design, Spark soars through the air with minimal wind resistance. The gimbal and camera are flush with the aircraft, significantly increasing stability. Powerful propulsion offers steady flight in strong winds at up to 50 km/h in Sport Mode.2 And an advanced flight control system means flying Spark is fun and intuitive.

HD Wi-Fi Video Transmission: Innovative HD Wi-Fi technology allows for 720p real-time video transmission from up to 2 km away.3

Stay in the Air: Even with all of Spark’s intelligent features, flight time isn’t compromised. Fly for up to 16 minutes with a fully-charged battery, capturing more footage.4

FPV Flight: Switch to Sport Mode and unleash Spark’s speed potential. Sport Mode sets the gimbal mode to FPV by default, so the camera moves with you as you fly. For an upgraded FPV experience, pick up a pair of DJI Goggles and see a different world.5

  1. Propeller guards are recommended when using these functions.
  2. Remote controller (optional accessory) required.
  3. Unobstructed, free of interference, with remote controller when FCC compliant.
  4. Estimated flight time is based on flying in windless conditions at a constant speed of 12.4 mph (20 kph). Actual flight times may vary depending on your environment.
  5. Remote controller required; DJI Goggles compatibility coming soon.

High-Performance Camera

Mechanical Gimbal Stabilisation: Spark’s 2-axis mechanical gimbal and UltraSmooth technology dramatically reduce shake and rolling shutter effect, keeping shots stable and detailed.

Powerful Lens: All Spark images are consistently sharp and vivid with very little colour aberration and distortion. Spark’s camera has an f/2.6 wide-angle lens with a 25 mm equivalent focal length. Five elements are arranged into a single group that fit into a compressed frame.

1/2.3″ Sensor: Small and compact, Spark’s camera features a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, allowing you to shoot stabilised video at 1080p and stills at 12 megapixels. Larger pixels it’s acutely sensitive to light and records colours precisely.

Multiple Shooting Modes: Spark adopts all previous DJI drone shooting modes while adding two new modes: Pano and ShallowFocus.

Flight Safety

FlightAutonomy: Spark’s FlightAutonomy system includes the main camera, vision positioning system (VPS), 3D sensing system, dual-band GPS, high-precision inertial measurement unit, and 24 powerful computing cores. This allows Spark to hover accurately anywhere with VPS assistance at up to 98 ft (30 m), sense obstacles from up to 16 ft (5 m) away, and land safely.

Return to Home: Like all recent DJI drones, Spark can return to its home point automatically with sufficient GPS signal. If the battery gets too low, the connection is lost, or you hit the Return to Home (RTH) button, Spark flies back to the preset home point while sensing obstacles in its path. Spark’s downward-facing camera captures images of the area surrounding the home point and references these images during RTH for a safe landing.

Flight Protection: DJI’s GEO system lets you know where drone flights may raise safety or security concerns, such as near airports or stadiums. This provides the information needed to fly Spark safely and responsibly.

Intelligent Flight Battery: Spark uses a high energy density LiPo battery for optimal performance. 12 intelligent protection functions help deliver safe flight. Additionally, Spark’s battery estimates remaining flight time, letting you know when to land in real time.

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