From the moment it was announced, the DJI Osmo Pocket became an instant hit with vloggers. But with great quality video and a tiny form factor that easily fits into your pocket while housing a full 3-axis gimbal, that eventuality was not much of a surprise.
One big issue for vloggers, though, is audio. Many choose to use external microphones. There haven’t really been any options for the Osmo Pocket to get external audio. There are various Type-C to microphone adapters out there, but none of them actually worked with the Osmo Pocket. Now, though, DJI has their own official adapter.
The adapter was first reported back in January, with a review from YouTube channel DC Rainmaker, although it’s only being released just now. By all accounts, though. it appears to work pretty well.
The adapter plugs into the DJI Osmo Pocket’s Type C socket at the bottom and offers a 3.5mm TRS socket for a standard microphone. You can use it with TRRS microphones like the rode smartLav+, although you’ll need to use something like the Rode SC3 TRRS to TRS adapter in order to do it. But any standard TRS mic, like the Rode VideoMicro or VideoMic Pro, should work just fine straight into the microphone adapter.
Although the internal microphone on the Osmo Pocket isn’t completely terrible, you will benefit from the use of something external with a little better direction or proximity. So, this little adapter will be a welcome addition for many Osmo Pocket users.
Do you use an Osmo Pocket for vlogs? Will you switch to an external mic now?
[via The Verge]