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DJI Takes On GoPro With Tiny ‘Osmo Pocket’

DJI has taken on the likes of GoPro, by launching its smallest 3-axis stabilised handheld camera to date. The product is said to offer ‘drone quality’ footage, despite its compact size.

Shipping from December 15 – in time for Christmas – the DJI Osmo Pocket will retail for A$599.

Weighing just 116 grams and standing four inches tall, the Osmo Pocket pledges incredible portability, and is tipped be a must-have for vloggers, bloggers and YouTubers.

Sitting on a three-axis gimbal, the Osmo Pocket captures 4K video (up to 60fps at 100Mbps) courtesy of a 1/2.3-inch sensor, with dual microphones for audio recording.

DJI claims the Osmo Pocket can offer up to two hours usage, shooting 4K video at a 30fps rate.

The device can capture 12MP photographs, complemented by a tiny one-inch touchscreen, allowing users to frame shots, or adjust settings.

For a bigger viewing screen, users can connect the Osmo Pocket to their Android or Apple smartphones via DJI’s app.

Whilst some are weighing up DJI’s Osmo Pocket against GoPro’s action cams, the former does not boast the same durability claims.

Once turning off the Osmo Pocket, the gimbal tilts the camera on end, so the entire system can fit into a small ‘pocket’ sized case.

DJI’s new Osmo Pocket harnesses gimbal tech found in its smaller drones (e.g. Mavic Air) rather than former camera tech (e,g. in the Osmo Mobile).

Advanced shooting modes include object tracking, face tracking, auto panorama and time-lapse.

DJI will reportedly sell several accessories for the Osmo Pocket, including a ‘Go-Pro style mount’, Wi-Fi controller,  3.5mm adapter for external microphones and waterproof case.

A charging case is set to be released later.

Further information is available on DJI’s website here.

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