Video News: Drone Giant Unveils Smallest Handheld Mechanical Gimbal Ever
NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 28, 2018 — B&H is pleased to share that DJI unveiled today the newest member of its Osmo family: the Osmo Pocket. As the name suggests, the Osmo Pocket is so compact it literally fits inside your pocket (or purse, or pack). At 4.8" tall and weighing 0.25 lb, the Pocket is the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, and quite possibly the smallest mechanical gimbal available on the market. But despite its pocket portability and small stature, the Pocket packs a ton of powerful specs and features you would only expect to find in much larger devices.
- Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
- Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design
- Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to100 Mb/s
- 12MP JPEG or DNG RAW Still Photos
- Handle with Retractable Extension
- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Monitoring & Control
- POV, ActiveTrack & FaceTrack Modes
- Standard Time-Lapse & Motionlapse
- NightShot & 3 x 3 Panorama Modes
Starting with the built-in camera: The Pocket’s setup includes a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80-degree FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. For comparison, that’s the same sensor size used in the Mavic Pro, Mavic Air, and Mavic 2 Zoom. It can shoot stabilized 4K video at up to 60 fps and will capture 12MP stills. Other impressive specs include 100 Mb/s transfer speeds and HDR photo mode—just to name a few.
Camera aside, the obvious marvel of the Pocket is its miniaturized design, which is made possible thanks to DJI’s micro-scale manufacturing process. This process, combined with the Pocket’s finely tuned brushless motor system, delivers precise control and shake-free stabilization. Additional design perks include an intuitive touchscreen for easy operation, ergonomic, single-handed design, universal connection port for your smartphone, and a passive cooling system that keeps operation quiet and performance consistent.
Arguably more impressive than camera specs and miniaturized gimbal system are all the functions and modes DJI managed to cram into the Pocket. Users familiar with DJI drones will recognize both ActiveTrack and Motionlapse modes. ActiveTrack allows you to select a target for the Osmo Pocket to track and record; while Motionlapse is DJI’s take on time lapse video, allowing you to condense an entire day into a single, stabilized shot. That’s not all, either. The Pocket also includes additional photog-friendly functions, such as Panorama, FPV, and NightShot—each mode aimed at giving users a unique way to capture the moment. These features can be accessed using the new DJI Mimo app, which was designed to give DJI Osmo Pocket users a powerful editing and storytelling tool.
On top of its native capabilities, the Osmo Pocket supports a suite of accessories that will expand its use cases even more. These accessories include a combination charge-and-store case, a wireless module for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, tripod mount, ND filter kit, and more. The accessories are optional, so you can use one, none, or mix and match as the situation demands.
The Osmo Pocket is another breakthrough for DJI, which has dominated most of 2018’s consumer drone-related headlines. The combination of power, portability, and performance makes the Pocket an ideal shooting solution for vloggers, travel enthusiasts, or anyone who wants to capture life’s impromptu moments in cinematic detail.
The DJI Osmo Pocket is now available for pre-order at B&H Here:
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