DJI’s latest product isn’t a drone, but that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting. The Osmo Pocket is a small camera that’s three-axis stabilized by its own gimbal.
It shoots 4K60 video at 100Mbps with its 1/2.3″ 12 MP sensor that has 1.55μm pixels, f/2.0 aperture, and an 80-degree field-of-view. The Osmo Pocket has dual mics, as well as an 875 mAh battery that should last up to 140 minutes and charges from 0 to 100% in 73 minutes.
The Osmo Pocket has a sandstone finish non-slip and sweat-proof handle, and a built-in 1″ touchscreen paired with buttons for a single-handed user experience. If that’s not enough to get the framing just right, you can plug in your iPhone or Android device into a modular port on the side (it comes with USB-C and Lightning adapters) for a bigger viewing screen.
The device’s dimensions are 121.9 x 36.9 x 28.6 mm, and it weighs only 116g. You can pair loads of accessories to it: a charging case, wireless module, extension rod (don’t call it a selfie stick), waterproof case, ND filters, a controller wheel, a 3.5mm adapter for external mics, and more.
The hardware isn’t everything – you can use Pro mode to manually adjust camera parameters, shoot RAW photos and D-Cinelike videos, while Story mode uses “a combination of preset shooting patterns and camera motions to help you create professional quality video”, with “exclusively designed filters and soundtracks” to “give a unique finish to your footage”. All of these options can be found in the companion DJI Mimo app for smartphones.
Osmo Pocket has NightShot, a tripod-free night mode with 2-3s handheld long exposures. Motionlapse, on the other hand, adds smooth camera movement for dramatic effects on top of Timelapse shots. You also have the option for 3×3 panoramas, actively tracking subjects, and First-Person view mode which follows the gimbal’s orientation to find “thrilling action shots with smooth results”.
The DJI Osmo Pocket is up for pre-order now for $349. It will ship on December 15.