The DJI Osmo Pocket: A Game Changer in Action Cameras
With the marketplace seeing an abundance of cameras like the GoPro Hero 7, the popularity of action cameras has been increasing over the past few years. New action cams are being developed regularly for those who want to capture video as they move, giving unique and desired balance to each and every shot in order to capture it all without the constant jittering that cameras normally do when they are being moved.
However, with the wide variety of action cams around, the specifications they offer and deliver are dispersed amongst all of them. Each camera has its own specific quality and its own specific reason for being used by the people. However, what if an action camera combined all the different qualities offered by action cameras all in one? That’s exactly what the DJI Osmo Pocket aims to do, and let’s just say that it succeeds to a large extent. Let’s look at what the DJI Osmo offers and how good it all works.
The DJI Osmo is one of the smallest action cameras you might come across. Being just over 12 cm in length, this portable action camera weighs just 116 grams. And it ends up making each and every gram count.
This small camera is able to record 4K video at 60 fps no matter where you place it. The video quality is sublime and is far better than what your regular action camera gives to you in similar situation. In a test, the DJI Osmo Pocket was attached to a bike and the footage was captured while the bike was moving along bends on the road. The footage was remarkably clear and well-balanced throughout, with the lens finding all the right colors and capturing all the right images.
Long Time on the Road
Although it may be small enough to fit in your pocket, the DJI Osmo Pocket does not lack in the running time department. When unplugged from a power source, this action camera gives you a battery life of up to a 140 minutes. Obviously, this means that you can be on the road for more than two hours and record each and everything along the way. You don’t have to worry about this little camera running out on you. Just turn it on and go.
Highly Comfortable and Convenient
The DJI Osmo Pocket was not just designed to be attached to vehicles. Instead, it has the capabilities of being used as handheld device too. With its small size comes a body that begs to be held. With a rubber grasping area, the DJI Osmo Pocket sticks in your hand, with next to chances of slipping out. If you want to use it as a handheld camera while you run about town, you can rest assured that the video captured is going to be sublime.
Plug and Play
One of the Osmo Pocket’s best features is it’s on the go connectivity with your mobile device. The camera comes with a pin which allows you to connect it with your phone. Once you do that, you can view the captured video on your phone while also changing the settings for the camera. This feature is so good because it allows you to change the modes of the camera on a screen that is more conducive to human interaction. The camera itself, because of its small size, is not the most user-friendly. However, with the ability to hook with your phone or tablet at any point anywhere allows the DJI Osmo Pocket to make light of that limitation and maximize user experience.
The lens attached on top of the camera is not exactly fixed. The camera has the ability, called its Intelligence feature, to move based on your settings. The tracker feature allows you to set the camera on a certain object or marker, and follow it anywhere. The camera will automatically change and shift its lens to wherever that object moves on the go. You can set the camera to track another bike in front of you while you’re on your own bike and the camera will be right on the money at all moments.
Though not exactly a very remarkable feature, the auto-focus of the DJI Osmo Pocket deserves a mention because it works with every single mode. The auto-focus gives the video and image clarity when the camera’s attached to a moving object, is tracking another object, or is just being used on the go. It’s a superb camera with sublime focus that will get you image and video clarity many big cameras won’t.
One of the major problems that most action cameras face is a lack of stability when attached to moving vehicles or when planted somewhere. The cameras tend to fall down and break. The DJI Osmo Pocket takes care of this highly common problem by providing a mechanical stabilization feature that brings you the best balance and an ability to stick to the object it’s attached to at all times. Even when the vehicle experiences high winds, sudden shocks, or any other unforeseen problem, the DJI Osmo Pocket will end up staying right in its position.
With fantastic features and expansive accessories, the DJI Osmo Pocket brings you action camera features that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking for an action camera that combine portability with great video quality and a lot of freedom to customize, the DJI Osmo Pocket is the best buy for you.
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