DJI’s $499 Spark Drone iPhone-connected easy and fun camera drone for everyone

DJI Spark Min Drone
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The wait is over.  DJI has launched a new drone that works for the masses.

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This is everyone’s drone; easy peasy flying camera drone that connects to your iPhone or Android.  DJI is one the premier drone manufacturers and they have been launching drones by the droves (sic).  But for sure, their latest iteration the DJI Spark mini drone that will ship in June is set to be the first true mass market drone. I predict this inexpensive, just $499,  easy to use versatile camera drone  will become this  holiday seasons gift fad.

DJI Spark Mini Drone : peek at the specs

Prior to the Spark the other drone that drew my interest was the  Yuneec Breeze drone, that was build for the quick flight with selfies as its main life purpose.  The new Spark mini drone’s body fits in the palm of your hand and is about length and width of the Samsung Galaxy S8.  Incredibly the Spark is small enough to fit inside your jacket pocket and this without the benefit of retractable propeller arms. DJI has designed a very impressive piece of drone hardware.

Camera and Iphone and Android connectivity

DJI Spark $499 Drone
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The Spark camera has two axis stabilizers for smooth clean video and still photo capture. The 12 mega pixel camera will shoot 1080P HD video at an impressive 30 frames a second.

WHY IS THIS THE DRONE FOR EVERYONE?

This is the traditional plug and play device. Unpack  it, power up and launch from the palm of your hand.  You are ready to start the drone, capture footage, and publish the footage is just minutes. Thats it !. Wonderful, no reading manuals, understanding terms like yaw and drag. The user experience is great, intuitive gesture and remote control will make this a true fan favorite.

DJI Spark Easy Drone
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Now that you got the video and pictures you needed, you don’t have to rush to complicated video editing software like  Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.  The  DJI Go mobile app is simple and will get you editing those videos and photos in a jiffy. Yeah, Mission Accomplished.

You can invest in the DJI Spark as your new family camera. The Spark fits into your solar backpack or your beach bag or in your jacket pocket with easy.  Its  great for those impromptu shots whether you are walking biking or just partying.

And for those of you who are looking for something slightly less expensive here are a great selection of drones :

SaleBestseller No. 1
Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (White)
1367 Reviews
Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (White)
  • Headless/IOC function. Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction. By using Headless/IOC, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction. This lessens the steepness of the learning curve and allows the pilot to enjoy flight while slowly learning each specific orientation of the quadcopter.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems, 3D lock, More scheduled flight, operating more to the force!
  • Equipped with HD camera to take photos and videos while flying! Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air.
  • Wifi FPV allows you to view photos & video while flying It supports any IOS and Android phones. The cell phone holder keeps your phone secure all the time
  • One key 360° roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Choice for Drone Training
4247 Reviews
Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Choice for Drone Training
  • HEADLESS SECURITY SYSTEM Enables players of any level to fly the drone easily
  • 2.4GHz Technology Adopted for Anti-Interference
  • More Stable and Flexible with 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization System
  • Good Performance of Wind-Resistant Control Range: About 30-50 Meters
  • Flight Time: About 6-8 minutes Charging Time: About 45-60 minutes (Under currents input 0.5A-1A)
Bestseller No. 3
Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
567 Reviews
Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience
  • Wi-Fi FPV 720P HD CAMERA: Equipped with 720P HD camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system
  • APP CONTROL SYSTEM: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • MODULAR and BONUS BATTERY: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • ONE KEY START/ LANDING: Allows players of any level (Beginners Intermediates Experts) to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. Offering Release Date: 2017/8/12
SaleBestseller No. 4
DROCON Drone For Beginners X708W Wi-Fi Fpv Training Quadcopter With HD Camera Equipped With Headless Mode One Key Return Easy Operation
516 Reviews
DROCON Drone For Beginners X708W Wi-Fi Fpv Training Quadcopter With HD Camera Equipped With Headless Mode One Key Return Easy Operation
  • HIGH-QUALITY DRONE GREAT FOR BEGINNERS: Equipped with REAL-TIME WI-FI transmission and 720p camera,Great choice for starting their journey with drone flying. It's made of premium materials and comes at a fantastic price
  • ONE-KEY RETURN FOR EASY CONTROL: Never lose your drone again! The one-key return feature of this drone ensures you never have to worry about losing this drone. Wherever you are flying, hit the one-key return button and it will return straight to you
  • REAL-TIME WI-FI TRANSMISSION WITH HD Camera: Take things to new highs and enjoy a live video feed in high-definition straight to your mobile device with the all new FPV Wi-Fi feature
  • TWIN-SPEED MODES: Whether you're already skilled or a first time flier, there is a speed that will suit you. Plus, the unique streamlined-shaped body structure improves aerodynamics, thus reducing air resistance and makes landing operation more stable
  • NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING IT: Thanks to the headless mode, control of this drone is easy and you do not need to worry about the direction of the drone when flying it. You'll have total control for a straightforward flying experience
SaleBestseller No. 5
Drone with Wide Angle Camera, EACHINE E58 WIFI FPV Quadcopter With 720P 2MP HD Camera Altitude Hold Mode Foldable APP Control Pocket Drone RTF
46 Reviews
Drone with Wide Angle Camera, EACHINE E58 WIFI FPV Quadcopter With 720P 2MP HD Camera Altitude Hold Mode Foldable APP Control Pocket Drone RTF
  • 2.0MP WIDE ANGLE CAMERA: With 2.0MP 720P wide angle camera give wide range high denfinition pictures and video.
  • ALTITUDE HODE: Atmospheric pressure one key set high, you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover, from any angle shooting are convenient.
  • FINELY FOLDED: The small fuselage contains excellent performance, clever folding design, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun.
  • TRAJECTORY FLIGHT: Under the control of the mobile phone, open trajectory flight, on the screen to draw the trajectory, the drone is the trajectory of the flight.
  • ONE KEY TAKE OFF/LANDING: Can be easily through the remote control for a key to take off or landing, without hands, but also easy to control the UAV, more convenient.
Bestseller No. 6
DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone with Wifi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Chanel 6 Axis Gyro RTF RC Quadcopter, Compatible with 3D VR Headset
1547 Reviews
DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV Drone with Wifi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Chanel 6 Axis Gyro RTF RC Quadcopter, Compatible with 3D VR Headset
  • REAL TIME TRANSMISSION: Have a bird's-eye view with this flying drone. Armed with a WIFI HD camera, you're in total control and can take any photos and videos you'd like.Then share them to your favorite social network in real time for the world to see!
  • HEADLESS MODE DRONE FOR KIDS and BEGINNERS: Worried about controlling or losing the drone? With headless mode, you completely avoid these problems as you don't need to tell the orientation of the drone during the flight
  • ONE KEY RETURN: Under headless mode, click the function button for once, the drone will return automatically, making control more easily for beginners
  • 3D FLIP AND ROLL: Stun your friends by performing 360° flips in all directions. Just click the function button on the 2.4GHz controller and watch your drone's death defying stunts
  • 2 SPEED MODEs SWITCHABLE: There are two speed modes you to choose from, for beginners and experts. This not only lets you fly both indoors and out, but also allows you to practice flying skills and quickly move from beginner to expert
Bestseller No. 7
Syma X5C 2.4G 6 Axis Gyro HD Camera RC Quadcopter with 2.0MP Camera
4456 Reviews
Syma X5C 2.4G 6 Axis Gyro HD Camera RC Quadcopter with 2.0MP Camera
  • Equipped with HD camera.
  • Perform flips at the press of a button with 360 degree eversion, Wind resistant and can be flown indoors or outdoors
  • 6-axis Gyro stabilization system ensures maximum stability during flight
  • 7 Minute flight time and 100 minute charge time.
  • Kindly refer the User manual for troubleshooting steps.
SaleBestseller No. 8
WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera DBPOWER Headless Mode Quadcopter with 2 Batteries Long Flying Time Drone for Beginners
692 Reviews
WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera DBPOWER Headless Mode Quadcopter with 2 Batteries Long Flying Time Drone for Beginners
  • HIGH-DEFINITION CAMERA FOR BEAUTIFUL IMAGES: Unhappy about blurry images with other drones you tried? Then capture it all 720p HD with our camera drone. Whatever the occasion, whether it be an outdoors party, a sports event or day out at the park
  • REAL-TIME WIFI TRANSMISSION FOR INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE: Let the drone be your eyes. You'll get a HD aerial view of your flight direct to your mobile device. Then, be the envy of your friends as you share these pictures and video on social media.
  • NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING IT: Thanks to the headless mode, control of this drone is easy and you do not need to worry about the direction of the drone when flying it. You'll have total control for a straightforward flying experience.
  • BONUS BATTERY TO DOUBLE YOUR FLYING TIME: Equipped with two large-capacity batteries which can last up to 10 minutes on a full charge, giving a longer flying time than compared to the industry average flight time of 6.5 minutes.
  • MADE WITH DURABLE MATERIALS FOR A LONGER LIFE: The integrated, reinforced frame provides tough all-round protection, able to withstand impacts effectively and prevent the top of the drone receiving impact damage.
Bestseller No. 9
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
2824 Reviews
Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with Altitude Hold Function,Headless Mode and One Key Return Home, Color Black
  • Equipped with One Key Return & Headless Security System to assist beginners and help prevent losing the drone
  • Altitude Hold Function: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows the drone to hover at it's current height after releasing the throttle stick. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • One Key 360° 4-Ways Flip (left,right,forward,backward), Continuous Roll For Perfect Action And Wonderful Performance
  • Come With Two Batteries (BONUS BATTERY) For Longer Flight Time.
  • Range: About 50-100 Meters. Battery Flight Time: About 7-9 Minutes. Charging Time: About 80 Minutes
SaleBestseller No. 10
TOZO Q2020 Drone RC Mini Quadcopter Altitude Hold Height Headless RTF 3D 6-Axis Gyro 4CH 2.4Ghz Helicopter Steady Super Easy Fly for Training [Black]
370 Reviews
TOZO Q2020 Drone RC Mini Quadcopter Altitude Hold Height Headless RTF 3D 6-Axis Gyro 4CH 2.4Ghz Helicopter Steady Super Easy Fly for Training [Black]
  • Altitude Hold Function. You can release the throttle stick and the drone will keep the current height. Super simple control. Super easy fly for beginners and hobby users.
  • 360 Degree Flips & Rolls. One key 3D rolling special effects. Flip in 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward). Continuous roll steady performance.
  • Headless Security Mode. When eyes can't identify the orientation of the drone, the Headless Mode can help to control easier and prevent from losing the direction.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis Gyro flight control systems, small and portable, provide better and safer using experience.
  • Flight Tim: About 8-10 Minutes. Charging Time: About 60 Minutes. Range: About 30-45 Meters.

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Author: Michael Bennet

A solar energy professional with eight years of marketing and installation experience. Avid and passionate about the adoption of solar and related technologies in all homes. Blog about all things solar at mysolarhome.us.

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