I have spent the last several months searching for a vehicle of a particular make, model, type and year. Occasionally one will pop up for sale, usually at some far flung reaches of Australia - which is tantamount to putting things on the top shelf away from an excited puppy - to which a mad scramble will ensue only to find it's a rusted hulk or not actually the year specified or not available any more.
But thankfully where there is no good news on the vehicle hunt, there is some exceedingly good news on the drone front....for there is nothing so exciting as new! Whilst I yearn for a new Mavic, DJI have been planning something slightly different...
With leaks of the latest DJI drone, The Spark, this has my credit card twtiching in my wallet. Of course in likelihood this wont suit my needs as really I'm still very envious of anyone with a Mavic Pro - its portability, size, camera with RAW photos and pure range capability has me slathering drool from my gaping jaw....and yet I'm holding off purchasing one purely because I'm expecting a Mavic Pro 2 to come out with an upgraded camera and perhaps obstacle avoidance sensors all around. Pretty much like the phantom 5 but into a smaller package. This year I will be searching 'DJI Rumors' about one million times. A day. Every Day. And Night. And twice on Sundays.
The first picture above shows a good size comparison between the The Spark and the legendary, spoke with bated breath, The Mavic.
The Spark though does seem to make The Mavic, a drone that itself made all others seem like a monstrous waste of space and money, look like a flabby Lenny to the more agile and nimble George (Steinbeck reference for you - its not all about drones, its a learning day!). Completely different purposes mind you. The Spark looks like a perfectly cool selfie machine with a rotating camera which will no doubt be able to follow you, yet since its DJI, you never know whats coming next. A company that is at the forefront of drone tech can seemingly do no wrong...other than cocking up the release of the Mavic through numerous delays and some recalls...but its still probably the best compact camera drone you can buy.
The pictures and the story above can be found entirely on techcrunch including a pretty cool video too, but since the great people at TechCrunch launched their info, more and more sites have confirmed. So something is definitely coming, and it flies!! <puppy, top shelf, more drool etc>