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Worth so much more!
I cannot believe how wonderful this device is for its price especially when there's drones out there much more expensive. After a few attempts I was able to control the device. Lots of practice will only make it better! The footage is fantastic! Took it with us to New Zealand and the video we took was priceless! Guy at store was telling us to start off with a cheaper version, but after extensive reading of product, we are glad we stuck with the Spark. Does suck up a lot of battery life on your mobile, but that depends on what mobile you have. Overall very happy as this is a quality drone for its price. DJI are simply the best.
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Faulty product, terrible service
Purchased from Kogan
Battery was faulty out of the box - would not charge beyond 2 out of 4 dots.
When turned on (not flying, just turned on), the unit ran out of power in few minutes, when the flying time is supposed to be ~12 min. So the battery was not even charging 50%.
Contact Kogan - said to contact DJI.
Contact DJI, they send me an email with many questions, request for multiple photos and videos. After I complied with all that, they send me a questionnaire to complete.
This process has been ridiculously long. I'd say they designed their support system to be arduous on purpose so people will give up.
If you're buying your first Drone, maybe get something cheaper (2 year experience)
I've owned a DJI Spark for 2 years now and here's my experience. Note, the Spark is the only Drone I've owned.
After a couple of months of obsessing over the DJI Spark, eBay has a 20% off coupon and I seize the opportunity to buy one for a steal @ $699.
It arrives. It is as awesome as it looks in its photos and videos, if not better. It feels sturdy with a bit of weight to it, and it looks expensive, wearing its price well; I'm happy with the $699 price tag. I plug it in, charge it up via USB Micro cable and leave it until the next day.
The a...pp (and hardware) is packed with settings. The camera alone provides a lot of functionality you'd expect from a DSLR camera (adjust ISO, digital aperture...etc.). You can also adjust the sensors, flight range, paths, gesture settings...etc. There's also video editing and sharing...the list goes on. It took a week to get my head around everything. After familiarising myself with both the Spark, App settings and watching several DJI tutorials, I take her for a test flight. It's a little quicker than expected and exceptionally responsive to my mobile phone movements, "this is great!" I take numerous test photos, panoramic shots and videos. I push the Wi-Fi range limits. The Drone won't fly beyond 120m in height (it's just a speck in the sky at this point) and 200m in distance (virtually invisible on the horizon). The shots and footage are everything I can ask for. So why only 3 stars?
We were excited to get our first ever drone and we enjoyed flying it the one time we took it out to practice where we live Australia. Pretty straightforward to use. This one flight, however, was the only one we'd enjoy with it. We bought it specifically to capture our 3-week vacation in South America. We brought it out once we were there and flew it for about 5 minutes before it flew far in the opposite direction, out of our control, and was never to be seen again. We looked for it for hours and reached out to DJI. About a week later, after ana...lyzing our flight data, they got back to us saying that it was a product malfunction and that they'd replace it. Three weeks later, after our return to Australia, the replacement drone arrived. Unfortunately, it came without a box - just parts thrown in with some foam (and we left our box in South America thinking we'd get the whole package replaced). Not only was this incredibly ungenerous, but there was also no sense of recognition from DJI of the loss we sustained because of their faulty product. They had the opportunity to ensure that we'd be return customers, but they fell short. Now all we can say is that DJI's customer service was on par with the product we got: cheaply done.
Purchased in January 2019 for $456.00.
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Great tech but needs extras not included
I upgraded from the Phantom 3, the spark is superior in every way! It’s amazing technology for the price. But you will need to buy landing gear and a battery safety clip to protect your investment. The bag it comes with is less than useful, eBay has better options for cheap
Awesome first drone
This is a perfect small portable drone for a beginner to intermediate operator. Very stable and manoeuvrable even in slightly windy conditions. The supplied DJI remote links to your phone allowing the operator to take high quality photos and videos as there is a good quality camera. Recommend to purchase and learn how to operate prior to upgrading to a more capable unit.
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A compact drone with all the bells & whistles
The DJI Spark is incredibly sophisticated for its size featuring a vast array of automated modes.
It can be controlled with the DJI Remote Controller, or with just your mobile (or tablet) or just hand movements.
If you want all the accessories, you can easily end up spending the Spark's purchase price all over again - but they are good to have (some would say essential, and generally excellent quality.
The quality of the Spark's still pictures and (HD) video is fabulous..
Larger drones are much noisier and are inclined to attract (often unwanted) attention.
I highly recommend The DJI Spark.
Good camera drone for beginner
I had this drone in the DJI Spark Drone Fly More Combo as my last year Christmas present. From the past 6 months Spark pilot experience, it is extremely easy to control with the remote controller (RC) and takes nice videos and pictures in sunny and open spaces (for it receives 10 or more GPS satellites' signal, i.e. P mode). Initial feeling is excellent as beginner for the price and performance.
Some of the new features of camera drone as shown in DJI ads are not fully functional and reliable. e.g. Object avoidance (it just stops short dista...
Superior quality, well worth the cost
I upgraded from a Parrot branded drone and I honestly could not recommend this drone more! The quality of the video and photos are absolutely amazing for a $700 drone. The camera has a 'steady' function, when means the camera is able to film footage that is both steady and of high quality. The drone is very small, but has the ability to fly up to 2kms away and up to 500m high (law permits 120m), as long as you have the optional controller. My family and friends are amazed at the quality of the footage. The app itself offers so many functions - ...plus has this cool function that allows you to combine various videos and it will make you a short 30 second clip of the 'best' bits of those clips! I have recommended this drone to friends and family, and this is something that would suit a novice! Don't be freaked out by the cost, because it's worth it! Also, I would recommend that you purchase the 'fly more combo' because it's value is great in comparison to buying all the additional items separately.
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Good small intellegent drone - best on market for size and price
After owning a few drones in 2017, i sold my last drone for bought a smaller more expensive DJI Spark. The range of features on Spark is amazing and not used them all yet, check out youtube for instructions. With front sensors i have not crashed it into trees or wall outside and flys well in high winds. I would advise getting the controller, for accurate control and longer signal range than using mobile only.
Good quality, but...
Flying for an hour now. In all the built is very solid and the control are very accurate. Tested with mobile phone control has no problem flying 100m far and 50m height. Image and video quality is excellent. Only thing is that gesture control is not that accurate. Need more practise and move slowly.
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