When the DJI OSMO Pocket arrived in 2019, there was no doubt it was an impressive piece of kit. A pocketable compact 4K camcorder on a motorised gimbal. However, there was an issue, although it was good, why would you need it when most people have their smartphones.
The answer was that it’s a dedicated device, it has better video and stills quality, it had features such as mechanical stabilisation that smartphones don’t have, and with the connection to the Mimo App you can take all sorts of amazing video creations that you can instantly share.
It’s true the OSMO Pocket was better than most smartphones, the image stabilisation is still incredible, and the video quality and preset video projects are amazing, but it’s still another device and it didn’t feel like it did enough to be that much different
DJI had to do something impressive with the Pocket 2 to make it stand out, and they’ve done exactly that.
Opening the box and at first, you’re hit by what looks for all intense and purpose like the DJI OSMO Pocket, and it is. But, delve into the box a bit further, and there are some interesting new additions, as this is the Creator Combo.
The Creator Combo is the DJI Pocket 2 with a bunch of accessories, and for an additional £100, it takes the Pocket 2 from a nice gadget into something that all vloggers should seriously consider.
For a start, there’s the Do-it-all handle and the wireless microphone transmitter, mini control stick and wide-angled lens. In effect everything you need to go out and film, vlog and so much more.
This time DJI has listened to all the feedback about the potential of the Pocket and thrown it all into a box ready to go.
Of course, there’s still the question of can’t my smartphone do all this? The answer is yes, but the added accessories that you’d need to get this quality and the features would firstly still set you back a few hundred, and be far more bulky and weighty than the small DJI Pocket 2.
There are of course still a few frustrations and annoyances, let’s take a look at what the DJI Pocket 2 has to offer.