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The DJI Spark could be the best drone for cyclists

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 9:58am
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The DJI Spark could be the best drone for cyclists [Pic by DJI]

DJI have launched details of the brand new Spark drone, a pocket size easy-to-use gadget that looks like the perfect drone for cyclists!

Smaller and lighter than the Mavic Pro, DJI Spark seems to be aimed at the mass consumer market and would be perfect for popping into a jersey pocket or packing into your hydration pack.

Vital stats:

  • Price: $499 (without controller)
  • Flight Time: 16 minutes
  • Transmission Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Speed: 50 km/h
  • Gimbal: 2-Axis
  • Effective Pixels: 12 MP

See it in action:

Here’s the lowdown:

Spark has been designed to be the perfect lifestyle accessory you can take anywhere. It fits easily in almost any bag and weighs just 10.6 ounces (300 grams) – less than a can of soda. Spark is ready to launch within seconds whenever inspiration strikes and can be operated by a remote controller, a mobile device, or hand gestures alone. Spark will be available in five different colors: Alpine White, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Lava Red, and Sunrise Yellow.

Visually Smart, Incredibly Intuitive

Spark comes with new and exciting flight options that empower you to effortlessly capture and share your memorable moments. The new QuickShot Intelligent Flight Mode makes creating professional videos fun and easy. Select a QuickShot, and Spark will fly along a preset flight path while recording a short video and tracking a subject along the way.

Four QuickShots are available: Rocket, sending Spark straight up into the air with the camera pointed down; Dronie, flying up and away from your subject; Circle, rotating around the subject; and Helix, spiraling away from a subject as it flies upward. For each QuickShot, Spark will automatically create a 10-second video from your flight that is ready to share on social media, where everyone can see your special moments.

Previously introduced Intelligent Flight Modes such as TapFly and ActiveTrack can also be found on Spark. Developed based on DJI’s vision technology, a new TapFly sub mode called Coordinate allows Spark to fly to a location you tap on your mobile device screen. TapFly’s Direction Mode lets you keep flying in the direction you tap on the screen.

Using ActiveTrack, Spark will automatically recognise and track an object you choose, keeping it at the center of the frame for perfect shots of objects in motion. Whether you are using TapFly or tracking a subject, Spark’s 3D Sensing System will actively sense obstacles in front of the aircraft.

The DJI Spark could be the best drone for cyclists [Pic by DJI]

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