Best Memory Cards for DJI Osmo Pocket Review

Best Memory Cards for DJI Osmo Pocket
Review

Tuesday January 29, 2019

By Angela Nicholson

DJI is now a big name in the drone market, but it’s also known for making video stabilisation devices like the Ronin-S and Osmo Mobile 2. The latest introduction to the Osmo range, the Osmo Pocket, has received a lot of attention because of its small size and wealth of features. It combines a camera with a 12Mp 1/2.3-inch sensor and a motorised gimbal. Plus it has some of DJI’s technology, like Active Track to help keep the camera pointing in the right direction.

That’s all in a device that measures 121.9 x 36.9 x 28.6mm and weighs 116g.

 

Although it can shoot stills, the Osmo Pocket’s video capability is the main draw for potential buyers. It can record 4K (3840 x 2160) video at up to 60p. Naturally, that requires a storage device and DJI has given the Osmo Pocket a MicroSD card slot. 

Many people get distracted by the capacity of memory cards, but it’s more important to get one that has a fast enough write speed to keep up with the data being supplied by the camera in 4K mode.

And of course, you need a card that’s reliable. The cards listed below are the ones that we recommend. They are available in a range of capacities and have the speed and reliability that the DJI Osmo Pocket demands.

Top memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket 

Delkin Prime
64GB – 128GB
300 MB/s Read
100 MB/s Write
Class 10 / U3 / V60
Lifetime Warranty
Delkin Memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket

Samsung PRO Endurance
32GB – 128GB
100 MB/s Read
30 MB/s Write
Class 10 
Up to 5 Years Warranty
Samsung Memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket

Sandisk Extreme
32GB – 256GB
90 MB/s Read
100 MB/s Write
Class 10 / U3 / V30
30 Year Warranty
Sandisk Memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket 

Lexar High-Performance 300x 
16GB – 64GB
45 MB/s Read
45 MB/s Write
Class 10 / V30
1 Year limited Warranty
Lexar Memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket

PNY Elite
32GB – 128GB
90 MB/s Read
100 MB/s Write
Class 10 / U3 / V30
5 year Warranty
PNY Memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket

Kingston Canvas React
32 – 512GB
80 MB/s Read
100 MB/s Write
Class 10 / U3 / V30
See website for details
Kingston memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket

Verbatim Pro+
32GB – 64GB
80 MB/s Read
90 MB/s Write
Class 10 / U3 / V30
Limited lifetime Warranty
Verbatim Memory cards for DJI Osmo Pocket

What capacity memory card do I need for my DJI Osmo Pocket?

As I mentioned earlier, the DJI Osmo pocket is capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps. It writes at 100Mbps or 12.5MB/s. 

A 32GB card should provide enough capacity, for around 30minutes of footage. So while that’s likely to be enough, it’s nice to have some extra capacity. We’d recommend going for a 64Gb or 128GB card.

 

 

What UHS MicroSD card should I buy for DJI Osmo Pocket?

The relevant information about the Osmo Pocket here is that it writes at 100mbps or 12.5MB/s.

The UHS on memory cards stands for Ultra High Speed and it takes into account two elements, Speed Class and Phase.

The speed of a card is often classed as U1, U2 and U3, which refers to the minimum write speed. A U1 has a minimum write speed of 10MB/s, U2 20MB/s and U3 30MB/s. That means a UHS-I U1 card should be capable of keeping pace with the Osmo Pocket.

These ratings have recently been extended to V6, V10, V30, V60 and V90. A V6 card has a minimum write speeds of 6MB/s, a V10 card 10MB/s, a V30MB/s and a V90 has a minimum write speed of 90MB/s. That makes the V ratings a bit easier to remember.

As the Osmo Pocket writes at 12.5MB/s it requires a V30 card. A V6 card would be too slow while a V60 card is faster than you need.

The Phase of a card is shown by the Roman numerals I, II or III. Those figures refer to the phase or generation of SD card and the bus speed. The original SD cards had a bus speed of 25MB/s, UHS-I have a bus speed of 104MB/s, UHS-II 312MB/s and UHS-III 624MB/s.

As you’ve probably realised, the top end cards have a specification that’s well beyond what the Osmo Pocket requires. 

Is there a difference in flash memory quality?

We’d always recommend that you buy a reputable brand of memory card. Cheap memory cards can be enticing but the quality of the flash memory varies greatly. Also, some cheaper brands can use a variety of manufacturers to supply their cards. This means that the quality of the cards can differ from bath to batch.

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Best Memory Cards for DJI Osmo Pocket
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Best Memory Cards for DJI Osmo Pocket
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If you're thinking about buying a DJI Osmo Pocket, you'll want a memory card to insert in its card slot to store the video and stills.
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