DJI has today added another handheld camera to its Osmo line of gimbals. The new Osmo Pocket brings everything DJI’s gimbals are known for to a miniature form factor. It’s only four inches tall and when the camera is folded, the whole system fits in a pocketable case. With a miniature size also, of course, comes with a more affordable $349 price tag.
In spite of the shrunken exterior, the DJI Osmo Pocket packs nearly every camera feature you would need to record that vacation. It has a 1/2.3-inch sensor that sits on a three-axis gimbal and is capable of shooting 4K footage at up to 60 frames per second. It is, in fact, the same sensor found on DJI’s Mavic Pro and Air drones.
In addition, you can capture 12-megapixel pictures and there’s also a pair of microphones for crisp audio. As for the battery life, DJI says if you record 4K videos at 30fps, the Osmo Pocket can last about two hours. You even get most of the advanced shooting modes such as the ability to track faces, objects, time-lapse, and panorama.
Unlike other DJI Osmo gimbals, the Osmo Pocket also has a 1-inch touchscreen which you can employ for composing your shots or switch resolutions. Plus, you can plug your Android or iOS phone in as well for a larger viewfinder and better controls. DJI is also kind enough to bundle both USB-C and Apple Lightning adapters. DJI will soon release a bunch of accessories too like a waterproof case, Wi-Fi controller, an extension rod, a 3.5mm adapter for external microphones, etcetera. More importantly, DJI also plans to launch a battery-equipped that can charge the Osmo Pocket.
The DJI is available of pre-order now and will ship starting December 15th.