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.
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 2||DJI Osmo Pocket|
|Sensor||64-megapixel 1/1.7" CMOS||12-megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS|
|Lens||20mm equivalent (93° FOV) f/1.8||26mm equivalent (80° FOV) f/2.0|
|Max image size||9216 x 6912 Pixels||4000 x 3000 Pixels|
|Video Modes||4K UHD up to 60fps / 2.7K up to 60fps / 1080p up to 240fps||4K UHD up to 60fps / 2.7K up to 60fps / 1080p up to 120fps|
|Video formats||H.264/AVC, MPEG-4||H.264/AVC, MPEG-4|
|Audio format||48Khz AAC||48Khz AAC|
|Storage||microSD (up to 256GB)||microSD (up to 256GB)|
|Dimensions||124.7 x 38.1 x 30.0mm||121.9 x 36.9 x 28.6mm|
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.