DJI’s Spark drone is tiny and fast, but will leave you wanting more

DJI’s Spark drone is an exquisitely-built, incredibly easy-to-fly drone, but 16 minutes of flight time is not enough, especially when the reality is more like 10 to 12 minutes. 

There are still so many things to love about DJI’s tiny, selfie-snapping drone. The Spark is the first drone I can effectively control with my hand. It’s also fast, nimble, responsive, intelligent and has a very good camera. 

But I struggled to fully test it because the flight time was so short. Having more than one battery is a necessity for this drone.

Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s talk about why you may still want to consider the DJI Spark as your first personal drone, even with its myriad tiny flaws.

Getting started

At 300 grams (0.66 pounds) and 5.6 x 5.6 inches, the Spark comes

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