I don’t get the whole “this is a downgrade from the Spark” idea. The Mini has a better gimba., a better camera, better flight time, and packs into a smaller package when not flying. The only real shortcomings are 1) less obstacle avoidance (which rarely kicks in while I’m flying, and doesn’t work in sport mode anyway), 2) and active track.I agree. And if I were about to buy my first drone, I'm sure it would have been the mavic mini. But from th Spark, the mini actually seems like a down grade in many senses in my opinion. Sure, it has some advantages over the Spark, but I think the Spark has more advantages over the mini, especially when it comes to manual camera modes (nothing destroys a video more than constantly changing white balance in my opinion), CC hack in Europe (FCC was driving me nuts) and some intelligent flight modes. 'm not prepared to lose all that. With 5 batteries for my Spark, flying time is not an issue for me.