Mavic Mini VS Spark VS Mavic Air Full Comparability:

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Let's speak about battery life first.

That is in all probability probably the most wonderful change DJI has made with the Mavic mini, as it will probably fly as much as 30 minutes with no wind and at a continuing velocity.
The Mavic Air can fly for 20 minutes in the identical circumstances and the Spark about 16 minutes.

These are big variations, however how a lot do every fly in actual life circumstances?

The Mavic mini can do about 27 minutes in actual life conditions, the Air about 18 and the spark about 14 minute.

How they made the Mavic Mini into such a battery monster is past me. However in all probability the smaller, extra environment friendly motors mixed with a reasonably large battery for it's measurement has achieved that.

What about vary?

The Mavic Air and the Mavic Mini each can fly so far as 4km or 2.5 miles away whereas the spark can fly for about 2km, a bit extra in case you're fortunate.

That is the vary in FCC mode, and it appears nobody is speaking about this, however in case you're getting the drone from Europe, the vary will differ quite a bit as a result of they may use CE frequencies.

So, what vary do these have in Europe?

The Flight distance for the Mavic Mini in Europe is 2km, similar for the Mavic Air, however for the DJI spark is about 500m. Which is a giant distinction.

Let's get into the velocity and how briskly these can fly in sport mode.

I initially although the Mavic mini might be a lot slower than the Spark as a result of it will have smaller motors and fewer total energy, nonetheless, that's not relaly the case.
The Mavic mini can fly as much as 47km per hour whereas the Spark can attain 50 Km h, a measly three km distinction. The DJI Mavic Air has the large prize iwth 68 KPH max velocity in sport mode.

What about digicam high quality?

At 250grams I anticipated there wouldn't necesarily be an enchancment from the Spark, however oh was I mistaken.
As you might know, initially, the DJI Mavic mini comes with a three axis gimbal, similar to the Air. This makes the aspect motion a lot smoother in comparison with the Spark for instance that solely specs a 2 axis gimbal and may get jittery in case you do circles round an object for instance.
And the two.7k decision is a substantial enchancment from the DJI Spark. I often truly document in 2.7k with 4k drones too as a result of it's simpler to course of and nonetheless has loads of sharpness and element within the picture, so the Mavic Mini is ideal by default. However it's comprehensible why you'd need to document in 4k in some conditions, so the Mavic Air winds this one.

One other simple method to inform how good a digicam information particulars is the Bitrate, that is principally plenty of bits of data that's processed in a unit of time, So the extra bits, the extra data the picture has, and the extra particulars could be captured in that respective time-frame.

The Mavic Air has 100Mega bits per second which is basically wonderful, the Mavic Mini has 40, however consider it or not, the DJI Spark comes with solely 24 mega bits per second, which is sort of a distinction.

Do not forget that the DJI spark has been launched in 2017 and digicam and drone know-how has developed a bit since then.

What about images tho?

All of them take 4k images, with barely various resolutions they usually're all nice at that.
The Mavic Air and the Mavic Mini can go as much as 3200 ISo in guide mode when taking images, whereas the spark is proscribed to 1600, however in fact, the picture goes to be fairly noisy at that time anyway.

One space the place the Mavic Mini isn't that nice is the Picture Modes.

The Single Shot and interval photograph photographs are the one tips it will probably do.

Whereas the Mavic Air and Spark can do panoramas, burst HDR and even ShallowFocus.
I personally don't use any of those so I don't care, I like taking good outdated customary images.

However you recognize what I care about and most photographers will too?

Capturing RAW.

And one factor is for certain, the Mavic Mini doesn't shoot RAW images, solely JPEG, precisely because the DJI Spark… However the Mavic Air does take each JPEG and RAW images.
So if you actually need RAW photographs for higher publish processing and taking part in with them, the Air is the best way to go.