Here’s an idea: What if you could shoot 4K videos with great stabilization, yet didn’t have to carry around all that heavy gear? Well, DJI said “Hold my beer”, and came up with the DJI Osmo Pocket. This device is a combination of a 4K camera and a gimbal that fits in your pocket!
This device is quite small in size – only 4 inches tall. But within that, it packs a 12 MP 1/2.3″ sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and a 1″ touchscreen. The camera has an 80-degree field-of-view and can record 4K videos at 60fps, similar to DJI’s Mavic Air or the Mavic Pro. Those who are familiar with any of those devices might know what to expect from the DJI Osmo Pocket.
The Osmo Pocket also features Dual Mics for recording audio. Now, we don’t know what kind of audio from a small device such as this, but DJI’s never let us down. The camera sensor is also no bigger than what we see on the smartphone cameras of today, but the 3-axis stabilizer gimbal offers far more superior stabilization than any seen on any kind of smartphones. In addition, the Osmo Pocket also offers many of DJI’s advanced shooting modes on this small device – like object tracking, face tracking, time-lapse, and auto-panorama.
This means that you can get drone like footage in the size of a GoPro. But of course, GoPros can handle a lot more wear-and-tear than drones can. But this costs only about $350, and for all of this, it looks like a great little device.
This small gimbal-camera-stabilizer also packs an 875 mAh battery, that can last slightly more than 2 hours while recording on 4K at 30fps. On the touchscreen, you can easily toggle through your settings and frame your recordings. And yes, the 1″ screen doesn’t make for great visibility, but you can also connect your phones to it via a USB-C or Apple’s lightning port with an interchangeable mod on the side. With that, you can get better access to your recordings and better controls, using the company’s new app.
This device is available for pre-order as of now and will start shipping sometime in mid-December. The company also plans to sell various accessories for the Osmo Pocket, like a mount, Wi-Fi controller, water-proof case, etc. You can find more information about this neat little device on the company’s official site.