DJI Drone Help Forum

DJI Spark - is it worth it?


I am looking to spice up my life, and I want to start documenting the places I go… I have a GoPro HERO 1 that only shoots in 1080p, but I feel it does the job since I’m a broke college kid. Would anybody recommend the DJI Spark to start me off as a drone pilot. From YouTube videos I’ve watched, it seems like the camera quality is about the same as my GoPro, which I’m fine with. Yes? No? Do I pull the trigger on the Spark? PutLocker


The Spark would be a good fit for shooting 1080p footage while traveling. Its small size makes it easy to pack in any bag.

If your budget allows for it, the Mavic Air would be another good choice. It’s nearly the same size when packed up and is superior in many ways. For example, it’s faster, flies further, has 5 more minutes of flight time, shoots RAW photos, and shoots 4K video. You can compare all of the other specs side-by-side here.

Either way you go, you could save some money if you buy a refurbished drone from DJI or used drone from a place like eBay. A bonus of buying a refurbished drone is that it comes with the same 1-year warranty as a brand new DJI drone.


Well, if you have not opened your wallet so far, I can vouch for the Spark, its a great little drone, but you need to learn and understand its inherrant weaknesses in order to protect your investment. It lacks compass and IMU redundancy, which means if you get into a situation where there is interference, then fly aways are possible. However, if you take some time to read and watch (YT) on all things Spark, you can have thousands of hours of fun… If I had more time I’d really be racking up the flights, I have 84 flights , 12 hours and 64Km logged so far, only one minor issue and it was my own fault. Your mileage may vary. The Mavic Air is basically an improved spark with better everything, except it still uses Wifi as its control signal. Its about budget in my case… and mine was a gift so…