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Illuminations
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I just finished putting together a test of the DJI Spark's low light capabilities for my blog: http://illuminationsfromtheattic.blogspot.com/2018/01/dji-spark-low-light-test.html
Overall, I think it did very well - it's not too bad at higher ISOs, and can do remarkably long exposures. I did however experience sensor malfunctions at lower altitudes while flying in especially dim conditions.



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andrew roy
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nice video thanks for sharing
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Great video, very well done.
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very cool - fun stuff with  a fun edit applied!
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Cool vid - thanks for sharing
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Amazing, thank you!
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Nicely done! You captured some very beautiful Christmas decorations.
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Very cool...even for a scrooge like me.
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Nice video.
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GREAT VIDEO..
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Illuminations
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Thanks everyone! I'm glad you all enjoyed it.
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Illuminations
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In a related, upcoming video/article I'm planning a further test of the Sparks ability to shoot long exposures. However, since I don't have an ND filter I'll have to do it in dim conditions, and I can't do it at all till a time when I can travel to a good location and a time without pouring rain coincide!
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Montfrooij
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Spark did perform well!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-12 07:33
Spark did perform well!

It did, though the sensors weren't as accurate in the dark.
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Illuminations Posted at 2018-1-13 21:12
It did, though the sensors weren't as accurate in the dark.

That is true indeed.
They rely on light
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-14 03:36
That is true indeed.
They rely on light

I guess I'd thought that the VPS system wouldn't be affected. I suppose the reason the spark is more stable higher up is that is because the GPS is completely in control, and the rest of the sensor system isn't being confused.
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Illuminations Posted at 2018-1-15 17:41
I guess I'd thought that the VPS system wouldn't be affected. I suppose the reason the spark is more stable higher up is that is because the GPS is completely in control, and the rest of the sensor system isn't being confused.

That is correct.
There is a couple of ways  Spark 'knows' where it is.
All have their limitations, but combined they do a fantastic job keeping it steady.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-16 02:39
That is correct.
There is a couple of ways  Spark 'knows' where it is.
All have their limitations, but combined they do a fantastic job keeping it steady.

I kind of wish there was a way of turning different sensors off if conditions cause them to malfunction.
One thing I haven't tried at night is Tripod mode - I'm thinking that might solve some of the problems I encountered with night fling.
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Cool video, thanks.
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Thank you for this useful review! Nice test
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Illuminations Posted at 2018-1-18 11:43
I kind of wish there was a way of turning different sensors off if conditions cause them to malfunction.
One thing I haven't tried at night is Tripod mode - I'm thinking that might solve some of the problems I encountered with night fling.

Yes, that is handy sometimes.
Not sure if tripod mode will help you, but it is worth a try.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-1-19 00:43
Yes, that is handy sometimes.
Not sure if tripod mode will help you, but it is worth a try.

I think it would - also reducing the sensitivity of the control sticks might make piloting it in the dark a little easier. Unfortunately the lights have been taken down for the season, so there won't be much for me to film outside at night with the Spark till next winter!
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Illuminations Posted at 2018-1-22 22:41
I think it would - also reducing the sensitivity of the control sticks might make piloting it in the dark a little easier. Unfortunately the lights have been taken down for the season, so there won't be much for me to film outside at night with the Spark till next winter!

Let me know how it goes when you try
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Great camera work.
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Does look good. Thanks for sharing
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ImTravis Posted at 2018-3-2 06:45
Does look good. Thanks for sharing

Thank you for watching!
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Thanks for sharing!
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Prettty nice.  Good low light video
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MFPullen Posted at 2018-3-2 16:31
Prettty nice.  Good low light video

Thanks! I've got another night flight video in the works.
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