New DJI Spark Firmware - Drone World Expo

Spark owners will definitely want to apply the new firmware update (V01.00.0500) that fixes some aggravating bugs and brings about a few much-desired features.


Highlights from the Spark firmware include:

  • Gesture recognition improved.
  • Photo resolution improved to 4K in gesture mode.
  • Video recording now available in gesture mode.
  • Fixed the problem that caused photos not to save with no shutter sound in gesture mode.
  • Optimized battery's gas gauge.
  • New option to adjust gimbal tilt sensitivity.
  • Added a 180 degree Pano shooting mode.
  • And more (really!)

The firmware update is a biggie, over 90 MBs, so set aside a little time to execute it. I applied the update using the DJI GO 4 app on an iPhone, and everything ran smoothly. Just follow the prompts.

I'm going to test the new gesture capability this week. I'll follow up if there's anything noteworthy to report.

Drone World Expo Coming to San Jose

For those who want to hear from industry experts, mark Oct. 3 and 4 on your calendar now for Drone World Expo.

Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users will gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to your business and environmental challenges.

I'll be in San Jose covering the Expo in October. If you want to attend, early bird pricing is available until Sept. 22. That includes a $200 discount on the conference program. And the Expo pass (with keynotes) is free during this period. After early bird, the Expo pass is $50.

Want to learn more about the DJI Spark?

Listen to my podcast, DJI Spark - The Nimble Drone.

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