I’ve been meaning to buy a drone for photography for quite some time now but I didn’t need anything too professional or pricey. While it’s easy to find cheap drones just to fly them around, those that offer a decent aerial photography are usually at $1000 or more.

A couple of photographer friends of mine recommended I take a look at the DJI Spark and it seemed like the best option for me. It’s a mini drone that features all of DJI’s key features, has a solid camera and some pretty awesome FaceAware technology that allows you to control the drone with hand gestures. The drone also flies up to 4000 meters and operates within a 100 meter radius which is more than I need.

I didn’t want read thoroughly the user guide but I couldn’t figure out how to turn the drone on and off at first, so I guess it’s better if I read the manuals carefully so I don’t end up crashing it on the first attempt lol!

I bought it from BestBuy with the Spark Fly Combo at $540.