10 January 2019
DJI has officially launched a new 3-axis handheld stabilized camera named Osmo Pocket. It is being touted as the world's smallest stabilizer of its kind with the goal of offering the freedom to carry it around. It also seems to be DJI's answer to compete with GoPro's Hero lineup.
The DJI Osmo Pocket is only 4-inches tall and can be carried around in one's pocket with ease which also justifies its name and company's idea behind the release. It features a 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 80-degree field of view. While it is capable of doing all the basic things you would expect, it is also capable of shooting 4K footage (up to 6fps) at 100Mbps.
There are dual microphones for capturing sound and active noise cancellation algorithms to get rid of any kind of noise. It is said to last for two hours while shooting a 4K video at 30fps. This suggests that battery life on this stabilized camera is quite good and is something which is likely to be appreciated by vloggers.
It also has a 1-inch display to help you see what is being recorded, preview the footage, and play around with settings. If you end up finding the display to be too small, you can always connect your Android or iOS device with the Osmo Pocket. This will allow you to check the feed and settings directly on your phone via the companion app.
The DJI Osmo Pocket comes with a lot of features like the ability to recognize and follow the selected subject, detect a human face, timelapse, motionlapse, 180-degree panorama, Pro mode, and Story mode. There are a bunch of official accessories as well. DJI has priced it at $349 with pre-orders currently live via DJI website, flagship stores, and authorized stores. All the pre-orders will start shipping from December 15th.