New Firmware Update for DJI Osmo Pocket: Pro Mode Settings without a Cell Phone

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kurth Senior Member • Posts: 1,467
Re: How about initial activation?

Markr041 wrote:

kurth wrote:

Markr041 wrote:

kurth wrote:

Adrian Tung wrote:

kurth wrote:

problem with that is ...then u need to stay friends for the life of the camera, with the cellphone owner ! I'm kinda of waiting cause they're saying a new ipodtouch is at the gates, and I like the idea of no phones whatsoever. It's just an additional cost to make the camera complete that I don't sit well. And truthfully, it seems a bit conspiratorial. I'm sure it's true for everyone but dji customers, that no one had to ever register their cameras before using them...ever. As I see that dji continues to refine this camera, I'll get it sooner of later ...later since I live in mexico... or a new version will come out first. I'd like if they were able , like they did with the osmo, of adding a 3x zoom. And what about terms of solutions. Have they released a mic input connector yet ?

Personally I feel that if you do not like or support the practice, don't go looking for workarounds or hope it may be changed in the future. Just go find another alternative, vote with your wallet and don't look back.

well personally Adrian....that's standup advice....'cept for one I hope you're aware. There is no alternative to the pocket. If and when some other gimbal makers come up with some competition, then I'll be sure to take that obvious advice. Until then, why don't people ask themselves why a chinese drone company is digging so deep into their personal lives ?

I share your general concern, but...You signed up for posting on this site. So these guys using your data is ok? Is it your privacy you are worried about or China? You lost your data to many entities already, many times if you signed for any social media site or any retailer at all. Have you registered any camera you own online? To Sony or Panasonic? They are tracking you too. Use Google? Tracked. Is this just China bashing?

china bashing ....humm...china concern ? ....absolutely. China is far more involved in the governmental abuse of personal data than the west, even though the west is following. They already have full facial recognition programs operating in society, and are leading in it's development. And as I said...absolutely no one, except possibly customers of dji , if you're aware of another company, let me know...but in no other other circumstances on planet earth are cameras buyers forced into signing in with a personal communications device to gain operational ability of the camera. Nor do any social media sites require that ability to be used. I kinda of find it suspicious that a drone company would have that policy, considering most drones wouldn't want to be tracked. Voluntarily registering any camera for warranty and firmware updates is not even analogous , and doesn't limit the cameras functionality whatsoever, if not done. In every circumstance I've encountered, even using microsoft, I don't have to register with a personal communications device to use the product. NO where...if you can name an example, please do.

I agree the mandatory aspect is different, and odd and therefore perhaps suspicious. Do you refuse to register anything you bought online? I bet not. So somehow you trust other companies but not this one. Sony's massive data base was hacked, for example, so even if some company is innocent, your data is at risk anywhere. Yet, you just pick on DJI?

I agree that many of the China government's policies associated with internet data are reprehensible. But you are talking without any real knowledge about how your or my data are being used or misused by any site or company you have any account with, whether in China or anywhere else, least of all specifically DJI. Can you cite any example of DJI's misusing the activation or other data? Again, if you are so risk-averse about how your data could be misused that you are giving up some nice capabilities of this camera no one can argue with you (except your double standard, since you register other equipment you buy), but no one should take your fears about DJI as facts either. They say more about you than about DJI.

But you could be right and I and other OP users could end up having our identities stolen and homeless and bankrupt. So far, after more than a month, I have not experienced anything adverse. But you never know...

Your pov is shortsighted. No, I usually don't register anything with a manufacturer, only my proof at point-of-purchase, or if an ungraded is required, an account online, where, if I wished I could be using a there's no double standard. I should be able to do that with any product, even at an anonymous internet cafe ! It's impossible to have any idea of negative repercussions of this data being grabbed, esp gps , unless it is leaked. That's like the dumb argument that who cares if they're spying on you, if you're not doing anything wrong! GPS data could be used for much more dangerous things than just stealing your identity, esp, if in the future there's a conflict, which is highly possible, if you know anything whatsoever about geopolitical events and ai. Look at the hauwei scandal. I bet that poor canadian in china who had his parole revoked and a death sentence instead, wished he wasn't sharing his gps data ! And as I said....registering any product online is not the same as being forced to register on your smartphone . There's no similarity. And, I'd bet there's some legal issues. And Mark....your trust of dji says far more about you as a consumer than I.

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