DJI Osmo Pocket | Review & Accessories 2019

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DJI Osmo Pocket

The Ultimate Gimbal Camera

 Nowadays we have a lot of action cameras like the GoPro 7, mirrorless cameras, gimbal cameras like the first generation DJI Osmo or phone gimbals for travelling. But DJI realized that for many people, especially for video creators it is hard to always chose between so many types of cameras and carry all the equipment around, so they said why not combine the best characteristics from all those and put them in a product which is smaller than your hand. 

 In the fallowing we will take a look at this amazing gimbal camera, its capabilities and also the wide variety off accesories that can add more functionality to this camera.

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 The DJI Osmo Pocket is a camera designed for video creators but also for anyone who want to record professional and extremely stable video footage. What this camera really does is dealing with all the technical issues that you normally run into with big phone gimbals or a bigger camera. It is smaller than your hand, you can basically carry it in your pocket anywhere you travel and have easy access to cinematic shoots in the palm of your hand.  Now it is just about how far can you go, not how far can the camera go.

 The  gimbal camera is very well build, from high quality materials easy to handle and store. It is just 12cm in height and it weights only 116gr. Even with its protective cover that it comes with, it just fits into any normal pocket. It is amazing how fast you can get it ready. You just get it out of the case, press one button and in 5 seconds you can start to film. 

 The package that it comes in is pretty straight forward. Inside you will find the DJI Osmo Pocket, the protective case, a hand strap, Type C power cable which is great, a lightning adapter and a USB C adapter so you can connect the camera to the phone for accessing the pro settings mode and a bigger screen. Also it comes with "Osmo Shield" the additional insurance that doubles your warranty and also covers water damage. 

 This tiny camera records footage  in super sharp 4K Ultra HD at a rate of 60 FPS at 100Mbps FHD: 1920 x 1080 and captures 12 megapixel pictures. Osmo Pocket delivers stunning results thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. You can film stunning 4K slow motion footage or an entire project with 60 FPS to get better, smother results.

 DJI is leading in camera stabilizers as they have tons of experience from manufacturing drones and gimbals for bigger cameras. The high quality gimbal ensures that the camera is entirely mechanically stabilized so you won't experience any kind of resolution losses because of imprecise digital stabilization. The effect of the mechanical stabilization is amazing, even while running. It is really impressive how stable the footage can be. 

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  The camera is very easy to set up and use, you can basically learn all about in in just 10 minutes. On the front you have two buttons, one for recording and the other for turning the camera on or off. Also you have a little touch screen display which you can use to see what you are filming and access the different modes and settings.

 In addition to that built-in touch screen you have the possibility to connect the camera to your phone with one of the two included adapters. This will allow you a series of things. Firstly you will be able to enter the Pro Mode and adjust settings like the ISO the shooter speed and secondly you will be able to see everything on a bigger screen or control and adjust the camera in much more detail. But in most of the cases the little screen is just enough.

 DJI Osmo Pocket is also equipped with many intelligent modes that can make your experience a lot more fun, easy and help you capture cinematic shoots. The camera features face tracking which is amazing in case you are a vlogger, it can create stunning 4K motion and time lapses that don't require any post stabilizing at all. It has Active Tracking Mode which allows you to simply select and track any object or person you are filming. It also has more features like Tilt Lock which locks horizon and tilt, Follow Mode which locks the horizon and follows the orientation of your body, FPV Mode follow all axis and rolls with body, Panorama and the Night Shoot function(the night shoots are awesome). 

 The most fantastic function is the Osmo Pocket's Story Mode, which automatically creates short cinematic compositions that you can post on social media right after. It is very simple to use, just select the preset and take the shoots.  

 The dedicated app called Mimo is meant to set your imagination free with editing tools that inspires your one visual storytelling. Speaking about telling your story the camera has a high quality integrated microphone but you can also add an external one by using some of the accesories that we will talk about down bellow.

 The battery of this camera will last you up to 140 minutes of use. For some it might be enough but for anyone who needs more, the universal port allows you to connect it to a external battery, your phone or to one of the greatest accessories you can het for this camera which is the Controller Wheel.

 In terms of memory Osmo camera supports micro SD cards up to 256 GB, but you can also download the footage to your phone trough the app.

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Overall DJI Osmo Pocket delivers incredible results, it is really a game changer because in such a small size DJI managed to put together very good image quality, high-end technology. It is very easy to use and you can carry it in your pocket so it is one of the best investments for vlogging and travelling. Amazing job DJI.

 In the fallowing I will present you some of the best accessories that you can buy for this camera and the functionality that each one brings. It is amazing how many thing you can do with this tiny camera.

Accessories

    I have added the most useful accessories you can buy and also some accessories packs that you could consider. You can access those accessories by clicking the links or the pictures down bellow.

Wireless Module

Provides a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection between Osmo Pocket and your smartphone for seamless remote control and transmission.
 

Charging Case

Stores and charges Osmo Pocket, with dedicated space for two microSD cards, four ND filters, and two smartphone connectors.

Waterproof Case

Allows use of Osmo Pocket at depths of up to 60m for smooth underwater shots, detailed close-ups, and clear low-light detail.

ND Filters Set

Reduces the amount of light entering the sensor, enabling more control of camera settings in any lighting condition.

3.5mm Adapter

Allows the use of a dedicated external microphone for maximizing sound quality in a variety of situations.

Controller Wheel

Equipped with a dial for precise pan & tilt control, as well as two operation buttons for improved shooting composition.

Quick-Release Base

Uses a twist-lock design to attach to the Accessory Mount, with an industrial adhesive strip for a firm hold to a helmet, board, and other surfaces.

Accessory Mount

Provides compatibility with a wide range of sports camera accessories to use Osmo Pocket for sports and action-based scenarios.

Extension Rod

Features an expandable length, gimbal control stick, operation buttons on the handle, and 1/4" tripod mount.

Specs

General

Dimensions121.9×36.9×28.6 mm
Weight116 g

Gimbal

Controllable RangePan: -230° to +50°
Tilt: -95° to 50°Roll: ±45°
Max Controllable Speed120°/s
Angular Vibration Range±0.02°

Battery

TypeLiPo
Capacity875 mAh
Energy6.738 Wh
Voltage7.7 V
Operating Temperature0°-40° C (32°-104° F)
Operating Time140 mins (When shooting 1080p/30 fps video)
Charging Time73 mins (When using a 10W charger)

Camera

Sensor1/2.3” CMOS
Effective pixels: 12M
LensFOV:80° F2.0
Format Equivalent: 26mm
ISO RangePhoto:100-3200
Video:100-3200
Electronic Shutter Speed8s-1/8000s
Max Image Size4000×3000 pixels
Still Photography ModesSingle Shot; Panorama; Timelapse; Motionlapse; Hyperlapse
Video Resolution4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Video Recording ModesAuto ; Slow Motion
Max Video Bitrate100 Mbps
Supported File FormatsFAT32 (≤32 GB)
exFAT (≥64 GB)
Photo FormatsJPEG / JPEG+DNG
Video FormatsMP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264)
Supported SD CardsMicroSDMax.
Capacity: 256 GB
Audio Output48 KHzAAC