DJI goes tiny with new easy-to-fly Spark drone

It's so tiny! It’s so tiny!
Photo: DJI

The drone geniuses at DJI are making it easier than ever to get
into aerial photography with the unveiling of the company’s
smallest drone ever called Spark.

DJI unveiled the
new Spark
drone at an event in NYC this morning where the tiny flying
camera impressed watchers with some innovative new features
like the ability to be controlled without using a remote.

Watch it in action:


packs a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor that
captures 12 megapixel photos and shoots stabilized HD 1080p
videos so you can get super smooth shots. It also comes with
new shooting modes you won’t find yet on the Mavic or Phantom
4: Pano and ShallowFocus.

Mode allows you to capture wide angle shots by snap pictures
while panning vertically or horizontally as it automatically
adjusts the gimbal and stitching shots together. Shallow Focus
is kind of like Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus. It creates
a shallow depth of field to make subjects stand out more.

are open starting today, with units expected to ship by
mid-June. DJI partnered with Apple for the
launch of the Mavic Pro
, so you might be able to find the
Spark at your local store soon too.

Flight time
on the Spark is around 16 minutes per battery with a range of
1.2 miles. Pricing for the basic kit starts at
, or you can get the Fly More bundle with two
batteries, extra propellers and prop guards and a carrying case
for $699.


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