DJI announces the Osmo Pocket, 'the world's smallest 3-axis gimbal' that shoots 4K60p video
DJI has announced the DJI Osmo Pocket, the world's smallest three-axis stabilized camera system.
The Osmo Pocket features a 1/2.3" sensor that captures 12-megapixel photographs and 4K60p video at 100Mbps. It also captures slow-motion footage at 120 fps when shooting 1080p. Audio is recorded with two buiilt-in microphones (one on the bottom of the camera and one on the rear of the camera) that feature noise-cancelling technology for reducing unwanted background noise.
To compose shots, review media, navigate the menu, and select the various shooting modes DJI included a 1" integrated touchscreen onboard the Osmo Pocket. The integrated shooting modes include ActiveTrack, which tracks a subject within the frame; FaceTrack, a more advanced version of ActiveTrack that will follow a particularly persons face when visible; Timelapse & Motionlapse, modes that speed up time and integrate motion into timelapse videos; FPV Mode, a locked shooting mode that follows the movement of the users hand while keeping the footage steady; and Panorama modes, which enables the capture of multiple images for stitching together in post-production.
For times when the onboard screen isn't enough — and to unlock a slew of other features — users can also attach a mobile device using the onboard USB Type-C port. Using the included adapters, Android and iOS mobile devices can be connected to the DJI Osmo and operated with the dedicated DJI Mimo app. In addition to live-view and image review, DJI Mimo also adds Story Mode and Pro mode.
Story Mode simplifies the entire video creation process by offering ten templates that automatically control the camera movement and include music, transitions and color grading presets in post-production. After shooting is finished, the DJI Mimo app constructs an entire video that's ready to share.
Pro Mode, which is available on numerous other DJI products, gives complete control of almost every camera setting imaginable. As its name suggest, it's oriented more towards professionals, but when auto modes just aren't enough, Pro Mode is there to fill in the gaps.
The DJI Osmo Pocket battery life is rated for two hours when shooting 4K30p video. The battery is built-in, so there's no swapping out batteries on the fly, but it's possible to charge on-the-go with an external battery pack.
DJI has also announced a range of nine accessories for the Osmo Pocket to expand creative possibilities, including an accessory mount, wireless module, controller wheel, expansion kit, ND filter set, waterproof case, extension rod, charging case, and a 3.5mm adapter.
Capture Life’s Moments With Ease Using The DJI Osmo Pocket Stabilized Camera
The world’s smallest three-axis stabilized camera is made for your travels, family events and adventures
November 28, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, today announced Osmo Pocket, a highly compact three-axis stabilized camera created for everyone. Designed to be incredibly easy to use, Osmo Pocket offers a host of intelligent features to help capture creative videos and photographs in a portable form factor.
“Innovation is at the heart of every product we create and DJI Osmo Pocket is here to change the way photos and videos are captured, not just by professionals but by parents, couples, adventurers, travelers, and everyone in between,” said Roger Luo, President at DJI. “Osmo Pocket is a portable personal camera crew and we can’t wait to see how people use it to capture their stories and share them with the world.”
Small yet powerful
At just over 4 inches tall, Osmo Pocket is DJI’s smallest three-axis stabilized camera. It redefines DJI’s family of handheld gimbals offering features never before seen in a product this compact. A 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photographs and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail. Osmo Pocket also uses built-in dual microphones and advanced noise-canceling algorithms to ensure you capture high quality audio to match your footage. Furthermore, a battery life of up to two hours shooting video in 4K, 30fps means you can always rely on Osmo Pocket to capture your story no matter where you are at the very best quality.
Smooth, stable video
Building on DJI’s experience creating gimbal technology, Osmo Pocket helps capture stable video for all of life’s moments. The state-of-the-art three-axis mechanical gimbal compensates for movements and smooths these motions so you can focus on composition and subject matter. Whether you are taking videos of your vacation or documenting special holiday moments, Osmo Pocket helps ensure your video comes out smooth.
Simple and smart
Designed with ease of use in mind, Osmo Pocket doesn't just let anyone shoot cinematic footage; it empowers creativity. The gimbal camera uses a 1-inch integrated touch screen that provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features including:
- ActiveTrack- DJI's image recognition algorithms allow Osmo Pocket to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with the tap of your finger.
- FaceTrack- FaceTrack takes ActiveTrack one step further. With enhanced ActiveTrack algorithms, FaceTrack automatically recognizes a human face and locks the subject in center of the frame at all times. It does not identify individual faces, but keeps the camera centered on one. To initiate FaceTrack, simply select selfie mode and the camera will detect your face.
- Timelapse & Motionlapse- If you’re looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of camera movement to your Timelapse.
- FPV Mode- FPV Mode lets you capture your greatest adventures by recording video from your perspective. Instead of locking the gimbal to maintain the horizon, FPV tells the camera to follow your every tilt and lean, shooting dynamic footage exactly as you experienced it.
- 3x3 & 180° Panorama- For capturing breathtaking wide-angle photos, Osmo Pocket offers two Panorama modes. 3X3 takes an expansive 9 images in total while 180° mode captures 4 images. Osmo Pocket software stitches them together automatically so you can focus on the framing of the scene.
Unlock the full power of Osmo Pocket
A universal port under the touchscreen allows users to connect their mobile devices that use iOS Lightning or USB-C. Upon connection, the new dedicated DJI Mimo app will automatically open and serves as a monitor, while in-app menu offers a variety of intelligent features and recording modes:
- Story Mode – Bring creative editing to your video with a host of preset music, video transitions and coloring. Choose one of 10 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After finishing, Mimo automatically generates your very own short story, ready to be shared.
- Pro Mode - If you want even more control over your content, “Pro mode” gives you access to camera setting adjustments and exposure settings to let you create exactly how you want, from rich video in bright conditions to a perfect handheld long exposure photo at night. Whatever you want to shoot, Osmo Pocket and DJI Mimo let you explore and expand your creativity. Osmo Pocket automatically detects and illuminates low-lit scenes into bright photos. This helps eliminates the need for a tripod, and you can rely on the gimbal to keep the camera still for a shutter speed of up to three seconds. Illuminate the dark, or capture the movement of light in a “light painting.” You’re only limited by your imagination.
A versatile tool with a range of accessories
An ecosystem of accessories unlocks the potential of Osmo Pocket:
- Accessory Mount- The accessory mount makes Osmo Pocket compatible with action camera accessories so you're able to capture your adventure footage, such as when mounted on a helmet, backpack or your wrist.
- Wireless Module- The wireless module supports Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth transmission between Osmo Pocket and your smartphone, providing remote access to the camera feed and control of Osmo Pocket; perfect for setting up a Timelapse or Motionlapse on a busy city street.
- Controller Wheel- The wheel allows you to precisely control gimbal movement (left-right or up-down) enabling you to easily adjust the composition of your shot. Re-center the gimbal or switch to selfie mode easily with dedicated buttons on the handle.
- Expansion Kit- The expansion kit includes the Accessory Mount, Wireless Module and Controller Wheel.
- ND Filters Set**- Specifically designed for Osmo Pocket, ND filters attach to the front of the camera to reduce the amount of light entering the sensor. The ND Filter Set offers several levels of filter darkness and allows for more control over the camera's aperture, exposure time, and sensor sensitivity settings.
- Waterproof Case**- Bring a unique underwater perspective to your footage using the Waterproof Case which can be placed at a depth of 60 meters.
- Extension Rod**- The Extension Rod attaches to the Lightning or USB-C port and provides 31 inches of reach to Osmo Pocket, opening a world of new creative angles that are normally difficult or impossible to get. A gimbal control joystick and camera button on the handle were designed for remote control when using the Extension Rod and a tripod was added to the bottom for expanded use cases
- Charging Case**- This dual-purpose case not only protects Osmo Pocket while in transit but charges it as well. Dedicated sections were added into the case for your MicroSD card and ND filters so you can quickly grab your Osmo Pocket and know you’re ready to capture those moments and adventures.
- 3.5mm Adapter**- The 3.5mm Adapter allows you to connect an external microphone if you prefer to capture audio using a separate device.
Price and Availability
Osmo Pocket retails for $349 USD and will be available for pre-order at store.dji.com, DJI Flagship Stores, DJI Authorized Retailers and additional retailers beginning today, November 28th 2:15 PM EST. Pre-orders will start shipping in December. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of Osmo Pocket, please visit www.dji.com/osmo-pocket.
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