The first generation Mavic Air and the DJI Spark were the two smallest drones in the company’s product offering when they first launched. They’ve since been replaced by the Mini and the Air 2, but if you’re looking to get into droning with something small and easy, you could still do worse than picking up a used older model. 


Unbelievably, it’s been more than half a decade since  DJI launched the massively popular and very portable Mavic Pro. The palm-sized smaller Spark followed a year later. Since then, we’ve seen the arrival of the Mavic Mini, Mavic Air 2, DJI Air 2S and the Mavic 3. 

Still, if you’re after something tiny and more affordable than the latest models, you might be wondering whether it’s still worth considering the DJI Spark or original Mavic Air. So which is best? 


DJI Spark vs DJI Mavic Air: Design

  • Mavic Air is foldable, Spark is not
  • Spark weighs 300 grams
  • Mavic Air weighs 430 grams
  • Spark…