In this video Colin Smith walks through the difference between DJI Spark and the DJI Mavic Pro drones. Which is better, in fact, which is better for you to buy? See the strengths and weaknesses of each as well as secs, photo and video comparisons.
Both, the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark are highly portable drones.
There are a number of similarities in features and capabilities, such as the ability to control the drone from a smart phone or a controller, using the smart flying modes with obstacle avoidance and follow me modes. They both have intelligent flight modes for orbiting, waypoints etc. Both can be stored without removing props etc, so they are ready for flight quickly.
Some of the differences are 4k video on the Mavic VS 1920×1080 video on the spark. The Mavic can also shoot photographs in RAW, while the Spark is limited to jpg. Another is the range. The Mavic uses occusync and can fly up to 4.1 miles away. The Spark can have its video range increased by plugging your FPV device into the controller rather than relying on wifi, but it still has less range.
The Spark is great for more stealthy flying as its smaller and looks more like a “toy” (even though its not) but it doesn’t attract as mi=uch attention or make as much noise. The same can be said for the Mavic compared to the Phantoms, it’s very quiet and unassuming too. As far as taking kicks, the gimbal is a little fragile on the Mavic, so the spark is definitely a lot more rugged and will better lend itself to someone flying for the first time, who may be prone to one or two knocks.
Finally, the price point will also help some people make their decision with the spark starting at $500 USD ($700 for Fly more kit with Controller etc). The Mavic starts at $999 USD