DJI is an undisputed leader in the commercial drones market, and even professionals have done fantastic work with mobile stabilizers with Osmo Mobile 2 and are now trying to challenge a new segment: action cameras, but this time it has focused both on athletes and on video makers.
DJI Osmo Pocket It's an attractive Chinese bet that offers not only a digital stabilizer camera but also mechanical stabilization, bringing technology to almost any person easily and without complications. But the most appealing is that everything is included in a small device that is barely 12 centimeters high and 116 grams ready for operation with just one hand.
DJI Osmo Pocket Data Sheet
DJI Osmo Pocket
121.9 x 36.9 x 28.6 mm
1.2 / 3 "CMOS sensor with 12MP, F2.0, and 80 degrees of field of view
Single shot, Panorama, Timelapse, Motionlapse
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50 / 60p
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30/48/50 / 60p
Through microSD up to 256 GB
Movement: + 50 ° to -230 °
Tilt: + 50 ° to -95 °
Rotation: ± 45 °
LiPo 875 mAh (140 minutes autonomy)
Mechanical stabilization for all
We have before us the smallest hand-held stabilizer produced by DJI, Osmo Pocket adapts most of the technology we saw on our drones and stabilizers to this small and lightweight device. Its design makes it easy to do it, and yes, it reminds us of a lot of GoPro.
The most important difference with GoPro is that here we have a camera and a stabilizer, which is also a three-axis mechanical. And in the case of GoPro, to have similar experience, we would have to get the Karma Grip, which is sold separately, is harder and not too cheap.
Its design allows you to keep it in one piece that due to its size would be ideal for wearing in your pocket without worrying about damage to the camera lens. This camera, which is placed on bones with three axes and can not be removed, has a 1 / 2.3-inch sensor and captures video up to 4 k at 60 frames per second at 100 Mbps,
Osmo's pocket also captures up to 12 megapixels and has two microphones for video recording. According to the company, its autonomy will be up to two hours while we recorded at 4K at 30fps, and if we go up to 60 frames per second, the autonomy will be reduced to less than an hour.
Watching, 4K at 60 fps and touchscreen
The Osmo Pocket features a small touchscreen that can be said with just one hand and it allows us to alternate between different modes and possibilities. Here, like its drones and stabilizers, we have a tracking function with which we can choose the subject that the camera still has to watch. Something ideal for those who record vlogs or other content.
But how to control this small screen may be complicated for some people, DJI thought the accessories that allow it connect your iPhone or Android (if it has USB-C), have a larger screen through a new company application: DJI Mimo.
Actually, DJI Mimo that's what the company was missing because it's a video editing application in various formats where you can add text, animations, transitions, and much more. Everyone is ready to share videos with friends or family or social networks.
Osmo pocket comes with a modular port that allows us to connect a large number of accessories to expand their capabilitiesHere we have wireless controls, lens filters, a waterproof box that can be immersed, a height extension, a 3.5mm adapter for connecting external microphones, and even a battery case and a built-in charger.
Price and availability of DJI Osmo Pocket
DJI Osmo Pocket can be ordered from today on the manufacturer's website, its price is $ 349 and will be available in the early days of DecemberAs for the accessories, some will be launched at the same time, at a price that will be announced later, while others such as batteries will arrive at the beginning of 2019.