DJI has announced its latest piece of video gear, the Spark mini drone. The Spark is a tiny drone that shoots in full HD but can fit in your kit bag without taking up too much space.
Drones are a hot craze these days. They are not just a novelty though, as more and more video producers are using them in interesting ways for commercial endeavors. Be it in local news, real estate, music videos, narrative film and more, producers love the results they get from their drones.
If you are a VJ, carrying around a big drone to every shoot can be a bit of an ordeal -- even taking it to just a few shoots can be tough. The DJI Spark is the drone that was made for VJs as it is small and still gives great results. The Spark is about the size of an iPhone+ and has just as good features as youd expect from a DJI drone like a 12MP lens and a 2 axis gimbal. The drone can fly up to 16 minutes per charge and up to 50mph.
Here is video producer and taste-maker Casey Neistat's preview and review of the DJI Spark:
The Spark is available for pre-order from DJI for $499 and the Spark is set to ship in mid-June.