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Use hand gestures to take the ultimate selfie with the DJI Spark

DJI has released new features for its Spark camera drone that make it easier than ever to capture and share life’s special moments on the go.

Spark is DJI’s smallest and smartest drone that lets users control it with just hand gestures.

Through a recent firmware update, the new features deliver a powerful combination of video and photo improvements to Spark users worldwide

New features include:

  • A new gesture to start and stop video recording.
  • Enhanced QuickShot video features for more cinematic control.
  • An 180-degree photo shooting mode and improved photo image resolution.

Paul Pan, DJI senior product manager says, “We are excited to make Spark even better with these new features and improvements, many of which are the result of the overwhelmingly positive feedback and requests we received from customers around the world.

“These updates deliver on our vision to make Spark an easy and fun camera drone that anyone can use, even if you’ve never flown a drone before.”

Through its innovative 3D Sensing System, Spark has groundbreaking features like Gesture Mode and PalmControl.

Users can control Spark with hand movements, giving it commands to follow them, take aerial selfies, send the drone away, and beckon it to come back.

With the addition of the new Record gesture, users can now start and stop video recording with a simple arm movement.

Spark’s QuickShot Intelligent Flight Modes that make creating professional videos easy have also been enhanced.

Using QuickShot, Spark automatically flies along a preset flight path while recording a short video and tracking a subject along the way.

Users can now control which circular direction the drone flies during Circle and Helix modes to give them more cinematic control when filming.

In addition to the existing Vertical and Horizontal Pano modes, a new 180 mode stitches 21 individual photos together to capture breathtaking 180-degree panoramic images.

The firmware update has also made improvements to the overall performance of Spark including better responsiveness to input from the remote controller

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