DJI’s Pocket 2 Gimbal comes with a new 1/1.7″ 64MP sensor, wider FOV and f/1.8 aperture

Oct 20, 2020

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DJI’s Pocket 2 Gimbal comes with a new 1/1.7″ 64MP sensor, wider FOV and f/1.8 aperture

Oct 20, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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DJI has officially announced its newest iteration of the DJI Osmo Pocket camera gimbal. Not surprisingly, it’s called the DJI Pocket 2 (they’ve dropped the “Osmo”, seeming inline with dropping the “Onin” on their other new gimbals) and on the outside, it looks almost identical to its predecessor, save for a couple of extra buttons below the LCD. On the inside, though, it’s had quite the overhaul.

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It still keeps some of the features of the original DJI Osmo Pocket, like 4K 60fps video, although DJI says that a new HDR video option will be coming with a future firmware update. What it has got, though, is a new larger and higher resolution sensor, a wider (and wider aperture) lens, and a new audio array with more microphones.

DJI Pocket 2DJI Osmo Pocket
Sensor64-megapixel 1/1.7″ CMOS12-megapixel 1/2.3″ CMOS
Lens20mm equivalent (93° FOV) f/1.826mm equivalent (80° FOV) f/2.0
ISO100-6400100-3200
Max image size9216 x 6912 Pixels4000 x 3000 Pixels
Video Modes4K UHD up to 60fps / 2.7K up to 60fps / 1080p up to 240fps4K UHD up to 60fps / 2.7K up to 60fps / 1080p up to 120fps
Video Bitrate100Mbps100Mbps
Photo formatsJPG/JPG+DNGJPG/JPG+DNG
Video formatsH.264/AVC, MPEG-4H.264/AVC, MPEG-4
Microphones42
Audio format48Khz AAC48Khz AAC
StoragemicroSD (up to 256GB)microSD (up to 256GB)
Dimensions124.7 x 38.1 x 30.0mm121.9 x 36.9 x 28.6mm
Weight117g116g

You’ll also note from the table above that the ISO range in the new gimbal has increased by a stop, ranging the cap from ISO3200 to ISO6400. The Pocket 2 also sees a very slight size increase over its predecessor, but it’s not really going to be noticeable in the real world. As with the original, it can be used as either a standalone handheld device or connected to the end of your smartphone in landscape orientation to offer you a larger realtime preview of what it sees.

Also new with the Pocket 2 is the removable base, allowing you to attach other modules to increase functionality – such as the new “Do-It-All” handle which includes a tripod base, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module, speaker, 3.5mm jack and wireless microphone receiver. There are a number of other accessories available, too, including a waterproof housing and a wide-angle lens.

The DJI Pocket 2 comes in two different packages, which are available to pre-order now. There’s the basic kit for $349 ($20 cheaper than the original Osmo Pocket) which includes the Pocket 2, a 1/4-20″ tripod mount and a Mini Control Stick. The other is the Creator Combo which includes all the basic accessories along with a wide-angle lens, wireless microphone with a windscreen, DJI’s Do-It-All handle and a micro tripod. Shipping is expected to begin on November 1st.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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