Las Vegas, NV—DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a very compact three-axis stabilized camera. The Osmo Pocket offers intelligent features to help capture creative videos and photographs in a portable form factor.
“Innovation is at the heart of every product we create. DJI Osmo Pocket is here to change the way photos and videos are captured, not just by professionals but by parents, couples, adventurers, travelers and everyone in between,” said Roger Luo, president, DJI. “The Osmo Pocket is a portable personal camera crew.”
Less than 5 inches tall, Osmo Pocket is DJI’s smallest three-axis stabilized camera. As such, it redefines DJI’s family of handheld gimbals, offering features never before seen in a product this compact, Luo added.
The device’s 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photographs and 4K video up to 60 frames per sec at 100Mbps. It also uses built-in dual microphones and advanced noise-canceling algorithms to capture high-quality audio. Furthermore, it has a battery life of up to two hours when shooting 4K 30-fps video.
DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Features
Building on DJI’s experience creating gimbal technology, the Osmo Pocket helps capture stable video, as its three-axis mechanical gimbal compensates for movements and smooths motions. The gimbal camera uses a 1-inch integrated touch screen. The screen provides a live view as well as the ability to toggle through shooting modes. Users can also adjust settings, review footage and gain access to the camera’s creative features.
Among its features are DJI’s ActiveTrack. Via image recognition algorithms, the Osmo Pocket recognizes and follows subjects of choice. In addition, FaceTrack takes ActiveTrack a step further. It automatically recognizes a human face and locks the subject in center of the frame at all times. It does not identify individual faces but keeps the camera centered on one.
Moreover, if shooters are looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse captures unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around the camera. And Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of camera movement to Timelapse.
Another feature is FPV mode, which lets users record video from their perspective. Instead of locking the gimbal to maintain the horizon, FPV tells the camera to follow the user’s tilt and lean, shooting footage exactly as experienced. In addition, users can capture wide-angle photos with two panorama modes: 3X3 takes an expansive nine images in total; 180° mode captures four images. The Osmo Pocket software stitches them together automatically.
Additional Osmo Pocket Functions
In addition, a universal port under the touch screen enables users to connect mobile devices that use iOS Lightning or USB-C. Upon connection, the dedicated DJI Mimo app automatically opens and serves as a monitor.
The in-app menu offers various intelligent features and recording modes, including Story mode. This mode offers creative editing with preset music, video transitions as well as coloring. It provides 10 templates, and Mimo handles the camera movement. After finishing, Mimo automatically generates a short story that’s ready to share. Furthermore, if videographers want more control over content, Pro mode gives them access to camera setting adjustments and exposure settings. In addition, the camera automatically detects then illuminates low-lit scenes into bright photos. This helps eliminate the need for a tripod. In addition, the gimbal keeps the camera still for a shutter speed of up to three seconds. Moreover, users can capture the movement of light in a light painting.
DJI’s Osmo Pocket retails for $349.
Available Osmo Pocket Accessories
In addition to the gimbal-stabilized camera, DJI offers various dedicated accessories. An expansion kit includes an accessory mount, a wireless module and a controller wheel:
• The accessory mount makes Osmo Pocket compatible with action camera accessories. This permits it be mounted on a helmet, backpack or wrist.
• A wireless module supports Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth transmission between the Osmo Pocket and a smartphone. The connection provides remote access to the camera feed and control of the camera.
• The controller wheel allows user to control gimbal movement (left-right or up-down) to adjust the composition. Users can also re-center the gimbal or switch to selfie mode with dedicated buttons on the handle.
DJI also plans to offer the following accessories for the Osmo Pocket.
• An ND filters set is specifically designed for the Osmo Pocket. ND filters attach to the front of the camera to reduce the amount of light entering the sensor. The set provides several levels of filter darkness as well as allows for more control over the camera’s aperture, exposure time and sensor sensitivity settings.
• A waterproof case will bring an underwater perspective to footage. It enables the camera to function at a depth of nearly 200 feet.
• An upcoming accessory extension rod attaches to the camera’s Lightning or USB-C port, adding 31 inches of reach to the Osmo Pocket. A gimbal control joystick and camera button on the handle permit remote control when using the extension rod and a tripod is added to the bottom for expanded use cases.
• The charging case is a dual-purpose accessory. It not only protects the Osmo Pocket while in transit, but it also charges it. In addition, the case has dedicated sections for storing a microSD card and ND filters.
• The 3.5mm adapter will enable users to connect an external microphone to capture audio using a separate device.