DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: what’s the difference?

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-10-31 2397

October 30, DJI ultimately release the DJI Mavic Mini drone we expected long time. Sine August, the rumors about DJI new drone is ongoing. And recently, the DJI Spark drone is out of the stock on official DJI online store. Does DJI Mavic Mini replace DJI Spark in the entry-level drone. We make a detail comparison in these two DJI drone in appearance design, camera and 3D sensing system and other features.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone 

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: appearance and design

Let’s start with their size, DJI Spark is lightweight drone with 300g, while DJI redesigned the new drone. DJI Mavic mini is 249g that is 51g lighter than Spark, and the folding size is 140 x 80 x 57 mm, as small as an iPhone 11 Max.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: 

As the light weight, DJI add some stable structure in DJI Mavic Mini, you can hang it on your backpack or put it in to your pocket.

 

Sine recent changes of FFA’s rules that drone under 250 g don’t require the special Part 107 waiver that flying a UAS or drone over people or at night is prohibited unless you apply. So that means you can take it flying without registered.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: camera

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: 

The system of DJI Mavic Mini is similar to DJI Spark and the specifications are more close to DJI Mavic Air. 2.7K Quad HD video can be shoot, which is a big improvement over DJI Spark for the beginner. More over, with a 1/2.3” CMOS image senor, it can capture 12MP stills and the resolution increases to 4000 x 3000. Though the video decode remains the same, DJI Mavic Mini can shoot stills in JPEG.

 

And DJI Spark also has the same 1/2.3” CMOS image senor, and record video speed in 1080p30. But the 24 Mbps bitrate is a litter inferior to DJI Mavic Mini 40Mbps.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: 

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: 3D sensing system

In terms of the obstacle avoidance, most user worried about their drone crash against trees or other objects.

 

This new DJI Mavic Mini drone has two components for landing and sensing direction downward. It’s operating range is from 0.5m to 10m in downward.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: 

And DJI Spark just has one component for sensing direction download and forwards, allowing it to use obstacle avoidance.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: battery life

As the mini size, you may think DJI Mini will not take a big capacity battery. While it has 2600 mAH which can flying up to 30 mintues at he 14kph windless conditions. You will never worry about DJI Mavic Mini discontinued it flight when you enjoying your record.

 

Though DJI Spark can’t flying as longer as DJI Mavic Mini, the 16 minutes flying time is enough for you to take a wonderful video.

DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: gimbal

This is another improvement over DJI Spark drone. As DJI Mavic Mini has 3-axis mechanical stabilization in pitch, roll and yaw, DJI Spark works on pitch and roll.

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DJI Mavic Mini vs DJI Spark drone: Max speed

In the sport mode, Mavic Mini max speed is up to 46.8km/h which is more close to Spark. And the Max Decsent speed is the same, is 3m/x. But DJI Mavic Mini max ascent speed is 1m/s faster than DJI spark.

In conclusion, DJI Mavic Mini is the improvement edition of DJI Spark and in the specification, it is more close to DJI Mavic Air. We also make a detail specification comparison among these three DJI consumer drones in previous post.


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