DJI's Osmo Pocket: a tiny camera with big features

DJI Osmo Pocket

DJI has now officially unveiled their new handheld 4K action camera complete with camera stabilising gimbal.

The camera has dual microphones for recording audio. The device even comes with interchangeable USB-C and Lightning connectors so both sides of the mobile crowd are covered. Priced at just $349, it's $50 cheaper than the new GoPro and some of the software features like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse and 3×3 panorama make it a killer tool for people looking to shoot high-quality videos on the fly.

DJI, the company btter known for its video camera drones and stabilized video cameras has launched its latest and the smallest Osmo Pocket 3-axis stabilized handheld camera that can capture your best momets at any time.

Pro Mode - If you want even more control over your content, "Pro mode" gives you access to camera setting adjustments and exposure settings to let you create exactly how you want, from rich video in bright conditions to a ideal handheld long exposure photo at night.

In this video, Jake from B&H puts the DJI Osmo Pocket to the test in snowy Vermont.

DJI Osmo Pocket retail box

FaceTrack: The FaceTrack function is a step on from the ActiveTrack function, applying enhanced ActiveTrack algorithms, the FaceTrack function can recognise human faces, locking the subject in the middle of the frame.

FPV Mode - Popularised by drones this mode releases the gimbal and enables the camera to follow your every tilt and lean that will capture footage as you experience it. It's supposed to last for up to two hours shooting in 4K at 30fps.

The retail box shows that the device's companion app called the DJI MIMO App will work on Android and iOS devices. Waterproof casing and extension rod is not included, but can be purchased additionally. The pre-orders will start shipping on December 15th.

Borrowing from its drone technologies, Osmo Pocket also operates in several modes. For more details and full specifications jump over to the official DJI website by following the link below.

DJI will continue to sell its older models including the original Osmo and Osmo Mobile 2. I like that there's also a GoPro mount adapter, but would be extra cautious when using the Osmo Pocket when skiing, for example; unlike the GoPro, which has no moving parts, I'd be afraid of damaging the Osmo Pocket's gimbal if I fell.



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