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DJI Spark vs Mavic Air - Specs & Price

Dji Spark Front

Spark Top Features

Full Spark Review

  • Gesture Controls
  • 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and stabilized 1080p
  • 16 minutes of flight time
  • Starting at $499
  • Flies up to 31mph 
Mavic Air Front

Mavic Air Top Features

Full Mavic Air Review

  • 4K 30fps
  • Forward & Backward Obstacle Avoidance
  • 42mph (68kph) Max Speed
  • Available in Arctic White, Onyx Black and Flame Red
  • DJI GO 4 App

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Spark vs Mavic Air General

Spark Release Date:
2017-06-14

Mavic Air Release Date:
2018-01-27

Spark Cost:
$499.00

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Mavic Air Cost:
$799.00

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Spark Accessories:

Propeller guards, extra props, charging hub

Mavic Air Accessories:

Spark Case Included:

Storage box included, fly more bundle includes a shoulder bag.

Mavic Air Case Included:

Spark vs Mavic Air Aircraft Specs

Spark Weight:
0.66 lbs (300 g)

Mavic Air Weight:
0.95 lbs (430 g)

Spark Size:
6.7 in (170 mm)

Mavic Air Size:
Folded: 168×83×49 mm, Unfolded: 168×184×64 mm

Spark Firmware Update Method:

USB from laptop or phone/tablet.

Mavic Air Firmware Update Method:
Spark In The Box:

Spark

  • DJI Spark
  • 4 propellers + pair of extra props
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Storage Box

Spark Fly More Combo

  • DJI Spark
  • Remote Controller
  • 4 propellers + 2 pairs of extra props
  • Prop guards
  • 2 Batteries
  • Battery charging hub
  • Charger
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Storage Box
  • Shoulder bag
Mavic Air In The Box:
  • DJI Mavic Air
  • Remote Controller
  • 1 Battery
  • 2 pairs of propellers (4 total)
  • Propeller Guards
  • Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Controller to controller cable
  • Remote Controller to Micro USB cable
  • Remote Controller to USB C
  • Communication Cable USB C cable
  • Carrying case
  • Travel bag
  • Gimbal Protector
  • Remote Controller cable slider - large
  • Remote Controller Slider - small
  • 1 pair of Spare control sticks (2 total)

Spark vs Mavic Air Flying Specs

Spark Battery Life:
16 minutes, 1480 mAh

Mavic Air Battery Life:
21 minutes, 2375 mAh

Spark Flight Range:
0-98 ft (0 - 30 m)

Mavic Air Flight Range:
2.5 mi (4 km)

Spark Max Speed:
31 mph (50 kph)

Mavic Air Max Speed:
42mph (68kph)

Spark Satellite Positioning Systems:
GPS/GLONASS

Mavic Air Satellite Positioning Systems:
GPS + GLONASS

Spark Obstacle Avoidance:
Front

Mavic Air Obstacle Avoidance:
Forward, Backward and Downward

Spark Return To Home:
Yes, with obstacle avoidance

Mavic Air Return To Home:
Yes

Spark Operating Frequency:
2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz

Mavic Air Operating Frequency:
2.4 GHz - 5.8 GHz

Spark Video Transmission:
720p 30 fps.

Mavic Air Video Transmission:
720p at 30fps

Spark Landing Gear:
On the bottom of the drone

Mavic Air Landing Gear:
Two flip down feet in the front to protect the camera.

Spark Compatible Video Devices:

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)
Mavic Air Compatible Video Devices:

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)

Spark Flight Modes:

  • Coordinate
  • Direction
  • QuickShot mode
    • Rocket
    • Dronie
    • Circle
    • Helix
  • Gesture Mode
    • PalmControl
    • Follow
    • Beckon
    • PalmLand

Mavic Air Flight Modes:

  • Active Track
  • QuickShot
    • Rocket
    • Dronie
    • Circle
    • Helix
    • Asteroid
    • Boomerang
  • SmartCapture
  • TapFly
  • Tripod Mode
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Point of Interest
  • Tripod Mode
  • Gesture Mode
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Fixed-Wing Mode
  • TapFly
  • Terrian Follow
  • Point of Interest
  • Course Lock
  • Waypoints
  • Home Lock


Spark vs Mavic Air Camera Specs

Spark Lens:
25 mm

Mavic Air Lens:
24 mm

Spark Sensor Size:
1/2.3" CMOS

Mavic Air Sensor Size:
1/2.3” CMOS

Spark Media Storage Method:
Micro SD card

Mavic Air Media Storage Method:
Micro SD Card, 8GB of onboard internal storage

Spark Filters:
Mavic Air Filters:

Filters are available.

Spark Gimbal Stabilization:
2-axis mechanical - pitch & roll

Mavic Air Gimbal Stabilization:
3-Axis

Spark ISO:
Video: 100-3200, Photo: 100-1600

Mavic Air ISO:
Video: 100 - 3200 (auto) 100 - 3200 (manual) Photo: 100 - 3200 (auto) 100 - 3200 (manual)

Spark Aperature:
f/2.6

Mavic Air Aperature:
f2.8

Spark Shutter Speed:
Electronic shutter 2-1/8000 s

Mavic Air Shutter Speed:
Electronic Shutter: 8 - 1/8000s

Spark Image Size:
  • 3968×2976
  • 1440×1080 with ShallowFocus
  • 2300×1280 with Pano (horizontal) 
  • 960×1280 with Pano (vertical)
Mavic Air Image Size:
  • 4:3: 4056×3040
  • 16:9: 4056×2280
Spark Photo Modes:
  • Single Shot 
  • Burst Shooting: 3 frames 
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias
  • Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Mavic Air Photo Modes:
  • Single shot
  • HDR
  • Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
  • Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Spark Photo Formats:

JPEG

Mavic Air Photo Formats:
  • JPEG
  • DNG (RAW)
Spark Video Codec:

H.264

Mavic Air Video Codec:

MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)

Spark Video Recording Resolution:
  • 1920×1080 30p
Mavic Air Video Recording Resolution:
  • 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
  • 2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
  • HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Spark Zoom Capabilities:

The DJI Spark cannot zoom

Mavic Air Zoom Capabilities:

None.

Spark Other Notable Camera Features:
Mavic Air Other Notable Camera Features:
  • Features 8GB of onboard storage
  • 32 megapixel sphere panoramas
  • Gimbal is tucked inside the body of the drone more than the Mavic Pro
Spark App:
DJI GO 4
Mavic Air App:
DJI GO 4

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