Dji Osmo Pocket review


This product is something I have ever imagined. Small in size big in features is what this gimbal is all about. It also has a lot of many accessories available to use with it which enhances your experience to use this little stuff. This is the same kind of arrangement that we have seen on DJI Mavic 2. Start capturing silky smooth video footages with no more camera shakes and blurring videos.

Eventually, if I put it this way that, it is DJI Mavic 2 minus the drone part of it, is what DJI OSMO Pocket plus one tiny monitor to find out what is being shot. 

Image source credits: DJI 

In short, if I say this is a smartphone camera mounted on three axis gimbal but without that clumsy big mechanical structure, which cant be pocketed but this one can be with the same quality and features onboard. This entire unit with a camera and onboard screen weighs just at about 116grams isn't that amazing.  

Let's take a look at some of the technical specifications DJI Osmo Pocket


Dimensions 121.9×36.9×28.6 mm
Weight 116 g

Sensor 1/2.3” CMOS

Effective pixels: 12M

Lens FOV: 80° F2.0
ISO Range Photo: 100-3200
Video: 100-3200
Electronic Shutter Speed 8s-1/8000s
Max Image Size 4000×3000 pixels
Still, Photography Modes Single Shot, Panorama, Timelapse, Motion lapsed
Video Resolution 4K Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

Video Recording Modes Auto; Slow Motion
Max Video Bitrate 100 Mbps
Supported File Formats FAT32 (≤32 GB), exFAT (≥64 GB)
Photo Formats JPEG/JPEG+DNG
Video Formats MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD Cards microSD (Max. Capacity: 256 GB)
Audio Output 48 KHz AAC


Controllable Range Pan: -230° to +50°
Tilt: -95° to +50°
Roll: ±45°
Max Controllable Speed 120°/s


Type LiPo
Capacity 875 mAh

Energy 6.738 Wh

Voltage 7.7 V
Operating Temperature 0°-40° C (32°-104° F)
Operating Time 140 mins
Charging Time 73 mins

The camera onboard is very capable and it can really take some scenic videos and stills, which you would probably judge from the specs above. The monitor screen on the gimbal is one-inch diagonal, but it's a touch-capable display.

Connecting the smartphone with this gimbal makes things even more fun. Many configurations and features will otherwise remain unexplored without the smartphone connection. The DJI app installed on the phone automatically pops up once you connect the phone with a supplied adapter or lightning connector both provided in the box. Else for all other activities, you don't need a smartphone and that's the basic purpose of this device.

In addition to usual video features like slow motion, timelapse, and motion lapse, you can also use the gimbal to track faces and other objects. DJI’s FaceTrack feature automatically stays focused on your face when the gimbal is in selfie mode, and the ActiveTrack feature allows you to manually select what you want to track.

There’s also a Story Mode feature, which allows you to quickly create on the fly 10- to 20-seconds-long montages, complete with editing and transitions, perfect for sharing to Instagram.

Those of the professional videographers and photographers won't be giving up their gear for this unit as when it comes to reproducing sharp and crisp images and videos it falls short. But If you never owned a gimbal and you planning to buy one then I will definitely recommend this product. 

I can say that it performs better then your old Gopro camera, and if you are planning an upgrade to new Gopro then consider this more potential option. 

Considering the early release price of 350 USD it's not cheap, but considering the power that it packs in, also justifies its price. This will roughly translate to about say 26000/- INR. 

This gimbal camera will definitely appeal a lot of vloggers, pro-level videographers and video and gadget enthusiasts.  

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