DJI, the popular commercial and civilian drone company, recently announced a new tiny handheld gimbal device that is able to take 4K video called the Osmo Pocket. The Osmo Pocket is the smallest handheld stabilizer that DJI has rolled out thus far.
It’s worth mentioning that the DJI Osmo Pocket is able to take footage that is similar to what is captured with a drone. And the video quality gives it the power to compete against some of GoPro’s latest devices.
After you turn off the Osmo Pocket, the gimbal tilts the camera on end so that it can be fit into a small case, which fits in your pocket — according to The Verge.
Here is a breakdown of some of the DJI Osmo Pocket features:
On the Osmo Pocket is a one-inch touchscreen for controlling the settings and to configure the shot. The Osmo Pocket comes with Lightning and USB-C adapters so you can connect your iPhone or Android phone on the side of the device in case you want to see the content on a larger screen.
The Osmo Pocket also has several advanced shooting modes such as object tracking, face-tracking, time-lapse, auto panorama.
Some of the accessories that DJI is going to sell for the Osmo Pocket includes an accessory mount, a Wi-Fi controller, ND filters, a waterproof case, a 3.5mm adapter, and a carrying case with a battery.
The DJI Osmo Pocket measures at 28.6 by 36.9 by 121.9 millimeters. And it weighs a little bit more than four ounces (116g).
The Osmo Pocket camera is placed on a three-axis gimbal and it uses a 1/2.3-inch sensor with 1.55μm pixels and is able to capture 4K cinematic footage at up 60 frames per second at 100Mbps.
The camera also captures photos at 12-megapixels. And the Osmo Pocket has dual microphones to capture high-quality audio.
In terms of the battery life, the Osmo Pocket is able to last for up to two hours shooting in 4K at a lower frame rate of 30 fps.
Price / Availability
The DJI Osmo Pocket has a retail price of $349 and it will start shipping on December 15, 2018.