Introduced in November last year, the DJI Osmo Pocket, as the name implies, is small enough to be stuffed in your pockets.
With a price tag of $349, the DJI Osmo Pocket is studded with a plethora of exciting features such as a highly sophisticated camera with a 1/2.3 inch sensor. The camera can capture videos at 4K UHD at a frame rate of 60 frames per second and a data rate of 100Mbps. It captures still images at 12MP with a pixel size of 1.55 micrometer for video footage. Boasting a battery lifespan well in excess of a couple of hours, the DJI Osmo Pocket is a beast of a machine, to be honest.
At $349, the DJI Osmo Pocket is available here:
People were absolutely enthralled by the incredible technology but at the same time, it goes without saying that the device is far from being impeccable. There are myriad specifications that all of us drone aficionados would love to be integrated into the upcoming DJI Osmo Pocket 2 to make it a phenomenal gizmo.
Here are the top specifications that we want in DJI Osmo Pocket 2.
Small-sized Lightning and USB-connectors are available already in it to copy over video footage and images but integrated WiFi functionality would really come in handy to transfer small files directly to another smartphone or handheld mobile device. If you are interested in a completely wireless solution, you can get your hands on a $59 Wireless Module which also enables the user to wirelessly maneuver the Osmo. Along with the additional price tag associated with the device, it is quite heavy which makes it rather impossible to stuff the pocket-sized Osmo into your pockets. An onboard WiFi will ensure that you get an uncomplicated experience without the hassle of handling wires or additional devices.
The internal microphone has typically received decent reviews from consumers on the whole but there have also been reports that it has not quite lived up to expectations in complex sound environments such as windy weather. We do not think that costs should be a hindrance in the way of a better quality microphone. But for professional videographers, there should be an option to attach their own external microphone. You can still use your own microphone by employing a hack: connect your microphone via a USB-C connector!
DJI Osmo Pocket Live Streaming
Real-time video streaming is an essential part of most of the DJI devices available out there so it comes up as a surprise that this feature is not available with DJI Osmo Pocket. Particularly for a product that promotes itself as a solid social media tool, it appears that the ability to indulge in live Facebook sessions or other real-time video streaming platforms would be a brilliant idea.
A Hasselblad Camera of DJI Osmo Pocket
We might be getting a bit overboard here but it would be absolutely amazing to get a Hasselblad camera integrated into the upcoming set.
The original Osmo was introduced by DJI Osmo Pocket in the fall of 2015 and other products in the series such as Osmo Mobile and Osmo Mobile 2 were launched afterward. Osmo Mobile 2 was a cost-effective alternative that banked on your smartphone for the camera capabilities instead of its own inbuilt camera. A zoom camera was added in Osmo+. So, DJI has been upping the ante with each and every new product. We should not be surprised if it was launched at any time in 2019.
Have we encompassed everything? Are we expecting too much? What would you want? Let us know by dropping a comment below!