The DJI Osmo Pocket is an all-in-one camera with a three-axis stabilizer. The DJI Osmo Pocket shoots in HD or 4K resolution, and you can dump your footage to your PC with a USB-C cable or immediately to your phone using the DJI Mimo app. It’s a good camera, but it doesn’t quite live up to its billing as an all-in-one vlogging powerhouse. Another thing to note is that DJI’s camera isn’t waterproof.
The Osmo Pocket’s key feature is a three-axis stabilized gimbal, which guarantees that your film is smooth and professional-looking even when you’re not using a tripod.
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- 20mm (equiv.) F1.8 lens
- 1/1.7” CMOS sensor
- 64MP and 16MP photo modes
- Video: 4K/60p, 2.7K/60p, 1080/60p
- 8x zoom (64MP mode), 4x lossless zoom in 1080p or 16MP mode
- Panorama modes in 3×3 and 180°
- 4 microphones with directional audio and sound tracking
- Micro SD slot up to 256 GB
- 140 min. battery life (1080/24p)
- Weight: 116 g
- Dimensions: 121.9×36.9×28.6 mm
- HDR Video: 2.7K/30p (arriving in a future firmware update)
It also has more advanced features like time-lapse and motion-lapse compatibility, which makes capturing the other standards of the vlogging genre easier.
A pair of buttons – one multifunctional and the other for recording video and taking images — and a small one-inch touchscreen are located beneath the camera. A compact, removable pair of connectors (one USB-C and one Lightning) is also included with the camera. The Osmo Pocket may then be attached to the bottom of a phone and held horizontally to control the camera or transmit footage using the phone’s touchscreen. The connector can be rotated around so that it does not protrude when not in use.
The Osmo Pocket can also film in slow motion, capturing at 120 frames per second to make a 30 frames per second video.
The audio, on the other hand, was a disappointment. If you’re not mindful, you’ll rub your hand over both mics on the Osmo Pocket as you change grip positions. But even with handling it with caution, Osmo Pocket’s audio still sounded like it was captured from a little built-in microphone.
Given the Osmo Pocket’s emphasis on vlogging, it’s reasonable to expect higher sound quality than you’d get from a conventional compact video camera. For the camera, DJI supplies a small USB-C to microphone jack adapter, and there are also USB-C microphones available as alternatives.
The DJI Osmo Pocket performs an excellent job of delivering on its form factor’s capabilities. It’s small simple to use, and overall it’s very convenient. I also think the shots are pretty good.
I would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for something to do B-roll photos on or something that you want to capture some decent video and really not an audio profile type device, just more of a fun to use device in my opinion.