It’s been almost two years since DJI launched the unique Osmo Pocket. Actually, the little gimbal is likely one of the most pleasant merchandise from an organization that makes a variety of them. As — at greatest — an novice smartphone photographer, I loved my time with the product and am fairly psyched to get somewhat hands-on time with the sequel.

The brand new product streamlines the title a bit, dropping the “Osmo” to develop into, merely, the DJI Pocket 2. Like its predecessor, it really works as each a standalone digicam, or a smartphone accent, utilizing a handset and a big show to preview photographs in actual time. The three-axis gimbal can document 4K video at 60 frames a second. HDR video is now on board, as is a 8x hybrid zoom (or 4x optical). A four-mic system has been added to enhance sound recording.

As ever with DJI, the software program is a giant piece. I used to be actually impressed with the way in which the corporate was capable of deliver a few of its drones’ extra superior capturing modes to the product, permitting for polished, cinematic photographs on a pocket-sized system. The brand new model has a half-dozen or so totally different modes. Per DJI:

  • Professional Mode: Management superior digicam settings resembling ISO, shutter pace, EV, and focus mode.
  • ActiveTrack 3.0: Choose a topic and let DJI Pocket 2 maintain it within the body robotically.
  • Gradual Movement: Seize the fast-moving world in sluggish movement with a max pace and backbone of 8x at 1080p.
  • Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Motionlapse: Velocity up the world round you with the various results of three totally different time-lapse operations. Hyperlapse robotically integrates Digital Picture Stabilization (EIS) for added smoothness. Customers have the power to avoid wasting particular person photos individually, document in RAW format, and use ActiveTrack 3.0.
  • Panoramas:
  • 180° Pano: Captures 4 images for sweeping panorama photos.
  • 3×Three Pano: Merges 9 photos for a large and detailed view.
  • Livestreaming: Livestream on to Fb, YouTube, or RTMP.
  • Story Mode: Preset digicam actions, colour profiles, and music make it simpler to decide on a template, document the second, and share to social media immediately

The {hardware}’s been redesigned a bit this outing, with a detachable baseplate for attaching a bunch of recent equipment, together with an extra microphone, charging case and wi-fi housing. There’s a wi-fi module as properly, which lets it connect with a smartphone with out having to plug it in instantly.

Picture Credit: DJI

It’s an expensive little deal, so far as cell gimbals go, owing to the entire {hardware} on board. It retains the unique’s $349 beginning worth, which features a management stick and tripod mount. The $499 Creator Combo provides a wide-angle lens, wi-fi mic with windscreen and a mini tripod. Each can be found by way of DJI’s web site beginning November 1.


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