The new updated DJI Pocket 2 replaces the outgoing DJI Osmo Pocket with a bunch of new features. If you’ve ever used a gimbal with your phone or action camera you’ll know the fiddly set up time can kill the moment. The DJI Pocket does away with all of that by integrating a camera and gimbal into one small and manageable device.
It’s a perfect travel camera that will be able to fit anywhere, even…er…pockets. It weighs 117g and can reach up to 140 minutes of battery life depending on use of course.
The updated Pocket 2 features a 3-axis stabilised camera, ActiveTrack 3.0 face detection for when your significant other asks you to film something for her Instagram channel over and over again, AI editor, and DJI Matrix Stereo.
Hardware includes a 1/1.7-inch sensor can capture at 4K/60fps which is fast becoming the standard for any device capable of video. Photos are 64mp with hybrid AF (2.0) and 8X zoom illustrating just how far digital photography has come since the days of “high end” 2mp cameras, also considering this is not a photographer’s first, second, or third choice.
There are a bunch of modes which helps with creativity. Firstly, there’s Pro Mode which controls camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, EV, and focus mode. Then there’s the aforementioned ActiveTrack 3.0, slow motion with a max of 8x at 1080p, as well as Timelapse, Motionlapse for smooth camera movement, and Hyperlapse for condensed (sped up) captures. There’s also an option to livestream to Facebook, YouTube, or RTMP.
There are two panorama modes with the new Pocket 2: 180 degree and a 3×3 mode which captures a much larger area.
If you’re doing quick home videos there’s a Story mode which uses templated music and video to help create something a little more polished, and if you’re feeling super lazy, don’t have time, or trust AI features the DJI Pocket 2 can do the editing for you through its own AI feature, cutting “the best” clips into one shareable asset.
There are also some tricksy things going on with the HDR to ensure exposures are layered to produce the best results.
Sound is usually where smaller devices struggle requiring external mics to get any kind of decent sound from a recording. The Pocket 2 helps by focusing sound capture wherever the camera is pointing even when zooming.
As you’d expect, there are a number of accessories most of which you’re going to want to get such as the wireless mic with windscreen and wide angle lens which captures 110 degrees without distortion.
Priced at $599 AUD. Visit DJI for more.