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DJI Pocket 2: price, specs, release date revealed

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Back in February 2019 we took a look at the compact DJI OSMO Pocket. It was and impressive piece of pocketable imaging kit and now the DJI Pocket 2 has arrived.

While this is the DJI OSMO Pocket 2, DJI is referring to this release as simply the Pocket 2 rather than OSMO Pocket 2.

DJI Pocket 2

What made the original OSMO Pocket so good aside from the size was the pure volume of features backed by the usually fully featured mobile app.

Again the new Pocket 2 packs in the features with the standard 3-axis motorised mechanical stabalisation, 4K video a larger sensor and wider lens.

DJI are claiming that the image and video quality is a step-up from thee last generation, which to be honest was pretty good anyway.

Another new feature that really boosts the design is a built in zoom, and upgraded autoofocus with lock and track so you can follow fast moving subject and action with even more accuracy.

The audio on the OSMO Pocket was surprisingly good, but now with the inclusionof the new DJI Matric stereeo that audio quality is improved further.

DJI Pocket 2

One of the fun features of the OSMO Pocket were the pre programed shooting modes, here again the new Pocket 2 boosts this feeature enabling you to create engaging and interesting short videos without the need for editing.

With this itteration of thee Pocket 2, DJI has mad sure that the build is as modular as possible, furthere expanding the options and possibilitiees for its use. The Pocket 2 can be useed as a stand alone camera, connected to a mobile or operated remotely.

“There was nothing like the DJI Osmo Pocket on the market when we first released it in November 2018, and it immediately changed the way we capture life’s special moments,” said DJI President, Roger Luo. “DJI Pocket 2 takes it even further. We listened to our customers’ feedback and adapted the iconic design and form factor while raising the bar for the camera system. Pocket 2 brings an improved audio experience, as well as wider expandability. Whether you are out and about capturing everyday stories or a vlogger who requires more creative flair, the built-in intelligent features and different video templates allow anyone to create cinematic and engaging content. Everyone and anyone can shoot a video, but Pocket 2 can help you capture footage like a pro, taking your visual storytelling skills to a whole new level.”

The small camera designed to always be with you

Where the Pocket 2 differes from an action camera is that it has been designed to be handheld whilst remaining small and compact. It also utilises mechanical stabalisation rather than digial RockSteady as used in the OSMO Action.

DJI Pocket 2

Like an acyion camera the size and weight is small, coming it ay just 117g and offering over two hours of use on a single chargee.

The new DJI Pocket 2 sees several enhancements including a new 1/1.7-inch sensor which is fronted by a 20mm f/2.8 lens.

Alongside video the Pocket 2 has also been designed to take still images at 16mp with a high resolution mode enabling you to increase that to 64mp.

In video you have the option to record at 4K 60fps matching that available for most action cameras and this footage can be recorded down at 100mbps.

Other video fetaures have beeen enhanced with access to HDR and a 4x lossless zomm when shooting 1080p.

Improved autofocus uses Hybrid 2.0 AF which is a blend of phase and contrast detection that helps to increase speed and accuracy. 

Better audio for the Pocket 2

DJI has worked hard to boost the already good audio and visual features of the Pocket 2. The new sensor helps to increase video quality and likewise four microphones placed around the device help to capture clear crisp audio in all situations.

These small diretional microphones work intelligently locking on and focusing on the important audio. There’s also a powerful wind noise reduction system the help to keep audio clear when filming outdoors.

Intelligent Features boost the filming experience

To ensure the filming experience is as fast and simple as possible DJI has worked hard at the feature set of the new Pocket 2. If you want the camera to take control then the intelligent features will take control, alternatively if you want to get creative then you can unlock all the advanced manual features.

Here’s a quick overview of what’s available.

  • Pro Mode: Control advanced camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, EV, and focus mode.
  • ActiveTrack 3.0: Select a subject and let DJI Pocket 2 keep it in the frame automatically.
  • Slow Motion: Capture the fast-moving world in slow motion with a max speed and resolution of 8x at 1080p.
  • Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Motionlapse: Speed up the world around you with the varying effects of three different time-lapse operations. Hyperlapse automatically integrates Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for added smoothness. Users have the ability to save individual images separately, record in RAW format, and use ActiveTrack 3.0. 
  • Panoramas
    • 180° Pano: Captures four photos for sweeping landscape images.
    • 3×3 Pano: Merges nine images for a wide and detailed view.
  • Livestreaming: Livestream directly to Facebook, YouTube, or RTMP.
  • Story Mode: Preset camera movements, color profiles, and music make it easier to choose a template, record the moment, and share to social media instantly.

Price and Availability 

DJI Pocket 2 is available for now from store.dji.com and authorized retail partners.

At present there are two options for purchasing the DJI Pocket 2

DJI Pocket 2

DJI Pocket 2 includes the Mini Control Stick and tripod mount (1/4”) for the retail price of 339 GBP/360 – 389 € (depending on VAT rates)/349 USD.

The DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo includes the Mini Control Stick, tripod mount (1/4”), Wide-Angle Lens, Wireless Microphone + Windscreen, Do-It-All Handle, and Micro Tripod for the retail price of 469 GBP/497 – 529 €/499 USD.

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