DJI It is the undisputed leader in the commercial drones market and even in professionals, they have also done a fantastic job with mobile stabilizers, with Osmo Mobile 2, and now they are looking to attack a new segment: that of the cameras of action, but this time focused on both sports and video creators.
DJI Osmo Pocket It is an attractive bet by the Chinese to offer not only a camera with a digital stabilizer, but also has mechanical stabilization, thus bringing technology to almost anyone in an easy and hassle-free manner. But the most attractive thing about this is that everything is included in a tiny device of just 12 inches tall and 116 grams ready to operate with one hand.
Technical sheet of DJI Osmo Pocket
DJI Osmo Pocket
121.9 x 36.9 x 28.6 mm
Sensor 1.2 / 3 "CMOS of 12 MP, F2.0 and field of vision of 80 degrees
Single Shot, Panoramic, Timelapse, Motionlapse
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50 / 60p
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30/48/50 / 60p
Via microSD up to 256GB
Paneo: + 50 ° to -230 °
Inclination: + 50 ° to -95 °
Rotation: ± 45 °
LiPo 875 mAh (140 minutes of autonomy in theory)
December of 2018
Mechanical stabilization for all
We are before the smallest hand stabilizer that has manufactured DJI, the Osmo Pocket adapts much of the technology we have seen in its drones and stabilizers to this small, lightweight device. Its design allows it to take it without much complication and yes, it reminds us a lot of GoPro.
The most important difference regarding GoPro is that here we have both the camera and the stabilizer, which is also a three-axis mechanic. And in the case of GoPro to have a similar experience we would need to acquire the Karma Grip, which is sold separately, is heavier and not especially cheap.
Its design allows you to store it in one piece, which due to its size would be ideal to carry in your pocket without fear of damaging the lens of the camera. This chamber, located in the gimbal three axes and that can not be disassembled, has a 1 / 2.3-inch sensor and can capture video at a resolution of up to 4K at 60 frames per second at 100Mbps.
The Osmo Pocket is also capable of taking photographs of up to 12 megapixels and has two microphones for recording audio in the videos. According to the company, Its autonomy will be up to two hours while recording at 4K at 30fps, and if we go up to 60fps said autonomy will be reduced to just over an hour.
Tracking, 4K to 60 fps and touch screen
The Osmo Pocket includes a small touch screen that, they say, is possible to use with only one hand and that will allow us to alternate between the different modes and options. Here, like your drones and stabilizers, we have the tracking function, with which we can choose a subject for the camera to continue at all times. Something ideal for those who record vlogs or other content.
But since operating this small screen can be complicated for some people, DJI has thought about an accessory that will allow connect our iPhone or Android (as long as you have USB-C), to have a larger screen through a new company application: DJI Mimo.
In fact, DJI Mimo This is what the company lacked, since it is an application for video editing in various formats, where it will be possible to add text, animations, transitions and much more. Everything is ready to share videos with friends or relatives or on social networks.
The Osmo Pocket arrives with a modular port that will allow us to connect a large amount of accessory to expand its possibilities. Here we have WiFi controllers, filters for the lens, a waterproof case for submersing it, a height extension, a 3.5 mm adapter for connecting external microphones and even a battery case with built-in charger.
Price and availability of DJI Osmo Pocket
The DJI Osmo Pocket can be booked from today on the manufacturer's website, Its price is $ 349 and will be available during the first days of December. As for the accessories, some will be launched at the same time, at a price that will be announced later, while others, such as the battery case, will arrive in the beginning of 2019.