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Can the Gimbal point up?
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willoneal
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Is there any way to make the gimbal point up just a little bit? On the screen, there is the gimbal position indicator, and it extends above horizontal, but I can't move the camera past horizontal.

Is it possible to look up a little? Is this my issue alone or is it not allowed at all?
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ps01
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Yes you can, but only in tripod mode.
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DJI Diana
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It can't look up, as you can see the specs of the Spark.
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Pitch: -85° to 0°
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Wachtberger
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It can look up very well  for panorama pictures. But this happens through the software, you can't do it manually. Nevertheless this is the evidence that technically the gimbal is not limited to 0°
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S-e-ven
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Spark can  "0°" in full speed sports mode.
Which is a lot more + as 0° in reality, isn't it?
It is doing +° in Pano modes.
So DJI only needs to allow the usage for video and photomode.
Maybe in tripodmode or slow flights with obstacle avoidance on or such.
DJI, let the pilot decide, if he wanna risk propellers in the piture!
Please ;-)
And being on it:
How about that we can do Panos with setting the  -° angle for the first center-picture by ourselfs?
I would love to have some Panos with less sky, sometimes, and more foreground/bottom.
But without having to fly the Spark in usual "Smartphone" heights and in closer distances!
It still should be a Pano, not a closeup
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ps01
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Seriously, I am using an iPad mini connected via USB ( or wifi ) to the remote and in tripod mode I can lookup up about 10 to 15 degrees ( see pics below )
I also work with my android phone connected to the remote. Note that I did not try without the remote.

horizontal

horizontal

up

up
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Aeromirage
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You can add 10 degrees by adjusting gimbal pitch in settings.
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SeanGillian
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There is a slight adjustment you can make in the DJI Go app camera setting, turn on Spark with camera facing you, connect to your app, and go into camera setting and adjust gimbal....you can see it moving up and down to your preference setting
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Montfrooij
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Interesting feature
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willoneal
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I see. Thank you.
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Aeromirage
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Just confirmed that it will point up when in tripod mode.
Thanks ps01!
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Lucas775
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Hopefully DJI can add this feature to the next FW update, If the mavic can do it i'm sure it's possible for the spark also.
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MauiMacMan
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I’d like to know that also?
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S-e-ven
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MauiMacMan Posted at 1-3 06:47
I’d like to know that also?

It can in tripod mode!
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