We arrived at the DJI Spark launch at the gorgeous Grand Cafe and Beach in Granger Bay. It was a glorious and sunny day, we were arrived to live DJ tunes, a welcome cocktail followed by lots of bubbly – so the setting and vibe made for a perfect Saturday afternoon out!
We were welcomed by Alex, founder of weFix, that introduced us to the DJI Spark and created an interactive space for us to have a hands-on experience of the DJI Spark and all its capabilities …and to have lots of fun and relax time while enjoying a great 3-course lunch.
Seize the moment
This was a launch specifically aimed at ladies and it was certainly a hit! The DJI Spark, powered by weFix, is super user-friendly and a very nifty drone that enables you to really ‘seize the moment’ (as per their strapline) for any occasion from a party to a mountain hike, to longboarding or skateboarding along the promenade – the opportunities to use this are endless… and what’s great is that it can fit into your handbag/backpack!
What the Spark can do:
It responds to hand gestures
This is very cool and a somewhat surreal experience! You don’t have to use a control, although you can attach one to your phone if you prefer. To take a picture you can simply make a ‘block-like’ gesture with your hands, to send it off you just stretch your arm out in front of you and wave goodbye! To get it back, you open your arms wide with a slow up and down motion
It has so many awesome functions and capabilities
My favorite being that it self-edits all images and filmed footage into a video clip for you, including background music, using the most stable images/footage to create it. Plus you don’t need a license to fly it when using it for recreational purposes.
The technical details include:
– A max speed of 50kph
– 2km flight distance
– Maximum 16 minutes flying time
– 1 to 16 ft (0.2-5 m) obstacle sensing range
– FHD video resolution of 1920×1080 30p
– 2970 mAh battery
– The takeoff weight is 300g
It also has various still photography modes including:
– Single shot burst shooting (3 frames), Auto Exposure Bracketing (3 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias)
– Burst shooting (3 frames), Auto Exposure Bracketing (3 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias)
– Auto Exposure Bracketing (3 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias)
– Various intervals to choose from
Note: In order to operate the DJI Spark you will require the DJI GO 4 app and iOS 9.0 or later / Android 4.4.0 or later.
All in all, I am so excited about the launch of the DJI Spark and the fact that ladies can use it too. It looks awesome and its functionality is pretty impressive for something that can fit in your handbag!
What you get:
Included in the Spark box: Cost R 8 699.00
DJI Spark aircraft
Intelligent Flight Battery
Storage box and Charger.
Included in the Spark FlyMore Combo: Cost R 13 899.00