Sunday , October 24 2021

DJI's Osmo Pocket is a small handheld gimbal that shoots 4K footage


DJI's newest product, the Osmo Pocket, is the smallest handheld stabilizer the drone / camera company has made. It takes a bunch of things the Chinese company has done well and puts them into an impressive small form factor. It's meant to offer drone-like footage in a size that is comparable to a GoPro (even if it can not take the same types of wear and tear). The Osmo Pocket costs $ 349 and ships on December 15th.

The Osmo Pocket stands only four inches tall and weighs nearly four ounces (116g). When you turn it off, the gimbal slides the camera on end so that the whole system can fit in a small case, which then easily slides into a pocket – therefore the name.

The Pocket prompts more from the camera and gimbal tech found on the smaller drones company, like the Mavic Air.

The camera that sits on the three-axis gimbal uses a 1 / 2.3-inch sensor and can capture 4K footage at up to 60 frames per second at 100Mbps. DJI says the Osmo Pocket will last for two hours shooting at 4K at a slightly lower frame rate of 30 fps. The Osmo Pocket also captures 12-megapixel photos, and it has dual microphones for recording audio.

There's a small one-inch touchscreen on the Osmo Pocket where users can frame their shot or move through settings. It's a bit hard to make out at arm's length, but users can also plug their iPhone or Android phone (it comes with USB-C and Apple Lightning Adapters) into a modular port on the Osmo Pocket side for a bigger viewing screen and more granular controls, using the company's new app. While it may be smaller than previous DJI stabilizers, the Osmo Pocket still offers some of the advanced shooting modes, including object tracking, face tracking, time-lapse, and auto panorama.

DJI also plans to sell a number of accessories for the Osmo Pocket. There's a mount that will let users attach it to things, GoPro style, as well as a Wi-Fi controller, a set of ND filters, a waterproof case, a extension rod, and a 3.5mm adapter for external microphones. Also coming soon is a carrying case with a battery that can charge the Osmo Pocket while stored. You can find pictures of these accessories at the bottom of DJI's product page.

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