The newest drone from DRI is the smallest yet available to consumers and can be controlled by simple gestures

DJI, the largest manufacturer of consumer drones, has launched the smallest drone yet available on the consumer market. Spark is just about palm-sized, with a body unit length of 5.6 inches—less than half the size of DJI’s now second smallest drone, Mavic.

A teaser titled ‘Seize the Moment’—the drone’s tagline—emphasized Spark’s photo and video capabilities with dramatic shots of people and their surroundings. Users can dispense with its remote controller, as simple gestures, such as raising your hand or making a frame with your fingers, will trigger the drone to capture the desired shot.

Spark is now available to pre-order for $499. The mini drone is bound to be a major player in the future of storytelling—and selfies.

DJI Spark

DJI, the largest manufacturer of consumer drones, has launched the smallest drone yet available on the consumer market. Spark is just about palm-sized, with a body unit length of 5.6 inches—less than half the size of DJI’s now second smallest drone, Mavic.

A teaser titled ‘Seize the Moment’—the drone’s tagline—emphasized Spark’s photo and video capabilities with dramatic shots of people and their surroundings. Users can dispense with its remote controller, as simple gestures, such as raising your hand or making a frame with your fingers, will trigger the drone to capture the desired shot.