DJI Announce World’s Smallest 3-Axis Stabilised 4K Camera

Chinese drone and gimbal manufacturer DJI has announced the all-new Osmo Pocket, touted as the world’s smallest 3-axis stabilised camera. Designed for ease of use, the camera is aimed at the everyday consumer looking to create high-quality imagery with maximum portability.

“Innovation is at the heart of every product me we create and DJI Osmo Pocket is here to change the way photos and videos are captured,” 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.”

Despite its tiny size, at just over 12cm in height, the Osmo Pocket packs a 1/2.3-inch sensor that can capture 12MP photos and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps. In addition, the camera has built-in dual microphones and “advanced noise-canceling algorithms” for capturing audio alongside your footage. With an average battery life of two hours when shooting 4K at 30fps, DJI provide an impressive battery life for such a small piece of kit.

The Osmo Pocket’s three-axis mechanical gimbal is said to be an improvement on DJI’s previous technology, which compensates for movements to ensure smooth footage.

At the back of the camera is a 1-inch integrated touch screen, that provides high quality live view whilst being able to cycle through the different shooting modes and adjust camera settings, as well as reviewing previous footage. The touch screen also enables access to a number of creative features, such as:

  • ActiveTrack – Employing DJI’s image recognition software to recognise and follow subjects using touch technology.
  • FaceTrack – Automatically recognising human faces and locking the subject in the centre of the frame at all times.
  • Timelapse & Motionlapse – The Osmo Pocket comes with full timelapse and motionlapse capability.

Other creative features include 3×3 & 180° panoramas, as well as a first-person mode. The Osmo Pocket also has a universal port that will allow users to connect mobile devices, linking to the new DJI Mimo app to transform your smartphone into a monitor.

The camera will be released alongside a wealth of accessories, such as a wireless module, controller wheel, expansion kit, ND filters, a waterproof case, a 3.5mm adapter, and more.

Check out this short video review by B&H, where they have hands-on experience with the Osmo Pocket.

The DJI Osmo Pocket will retail for £329, and is available for pre-order now, with shipping on December 15th.

Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.

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