If you haven’t come across the DJI Osmo range before then it’s a stabiliser system from the drone innovators DJI. The latest addition to the Osmo range is the DJI Osmo Pocket, the smallest, lightest and most impressive Osmo to date.
There are already several Osmo models on the market, catering for the Professional user all the way through to those just wanting a mechanical stabiliser for their mobile phones.
The Osmo range is far more than just the image stabilisation as the featured app enhances the abilities and control of either the built-in or mobile cameras. The Osmo series has enabled anyone access to pro-level filmmaking on a budget.
What’s more, the scale of the Osmo range has always been compact, but now all those seemingly small past Osmo models look positively bulky with the arrival of the DJI Osmo Pocket.
Why buy the DJI Osmo Pocket?
DJI Osmo Pocket
- Camera type: Stabilised action cam
- Sensor: 12Mp 1/2.3-inch CMOS
- Lens: 26mm (35nn focal length equivalence) f/2.0
- Sensitivity range: ISO 100-3,200
- Stills shooting modes: Single Shot, Panorama, Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse
- Video resolution and frame rates: 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p, FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
- Max Bit rate: 100Mbps
- Dimension: 121.9×36.9×28.6mm
- Weight: 116g
At £329 the Osmo pocket has been priced aggressively and is aimed at today’s growing YouTube and Instagram generation.
However, if you’re a relatively normal individual and want a decent video camera to have some fun with the family or friends, the Osmo Pocket should also definitely be considered.
Inside is a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, 12mp effective which is fronted by a f/2.0 lens with an 80º FOV. ISO range is between 100-3200 for both video and stills.
Video is recorded in 4K Ultra HD at 24/25/30/48/50/60p and in Full HD at 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p. Movies are captured in MP4/Mov and still JPEG, DNG or both. Files are stored on a MicroSD up to 256GB.
It features an electronic shutter with a range of between 8s – 1/8000s. Still, photo modes include Single Shot, Panorama, Timelapse, Motionlapse.
You’ll also find Mechanical image stabilisation, and a 875mAh battery supplies the Pocket with 140 minutes of power and takes 73 minutes to charge.
The Osmo Pocket is small, measuring just 121.9 x 36.9x 28.6mm and weighing in at 116g.
The feature list is impressive, and the connection through to the Mimo App greatly extends the functionality. And the fact that the design is modular, enabling you to add extras such as the jog wheel, phone adapter or plug in an external mic also boosts the abilities of this small device further.
- Excellent stabilisation
- High-quality video footage
- Very easy to use and video can be edited on a smartphone using the DJI app or on a computer
- Works best with the Control Wheel
- No live streaming