After a not so cryptic tweet and a few leaked images, DJI has officially unveiled the new DJI Pocket 2 (dropping the Osmo name). While the Osmo might be gone, DJI has stayed true to the product. The DJI Pocket 2 has received a slight update with its design, but the internals have received a fundamental upgrade.
DJI Pocket 2 Specs
The camera of the DJI Pocket 2 is completely new – and now features a 1/1.7-inch sensor and a wider 20mm f/2.8 lens.
Alongside video the Pocket 2 has also been designed to take still images at 16mp with a high resolution mode enabling you to increase that to 64mp.
The DJI Pocket 2 now lets you take 16mp photos (including 4x zoom), and if you enable high resolution mode you can boost that up to 64 mp (8x zoom). Videos are recorded in 4K with 60 fps and 100 Mbps, and HDR videos with a maximum of 2.7k and 30 fps are now also possible. The camera is stabilized by a 3-axis image stabilizer.
The audio options have also been improved, four microphones are now available internally, and the DJI Pocket 2 also supports an external wireless microphone, which is of course a great thing, especially for content creators. The DJI Pocket 2 has also received a much improved hybrid autofocus for moving subjects, and features an operating time of around 140 minutes.
Intelligent Features and Modes
DJI has apparently put in a lot of work creating modes and features that let you get the most out of the Pocket 2, such as:
Pro Mode: Control advanced camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, EV, and focus mode.
ActiveTrack 3.0: Select a subject and let DJI Pocket 2 keep it in the frame automatically.
Slow Motion: Capture the fast-moving world in slow motion with a max speed and resolution of 8x at 1080p.
Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Motionlapse: Speed up the world around you with the varying effects of three different time-lapse operations. Hyperlapse automatically integrates Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for added smoothness. Users have the ability to save individual images separately, record in RAW format, and use ActiveTrack 3.0.
180° Pano: Captures four photos for sweeping landscape images.
3×3 Pano: Merges nine images for a wide and detailed view.
Livestreaming: Livestream directly to Facebook, YouTube, or RTMP.
Story Mode: Preset camera movements, color profiles, and music make it easier to choose a template, record the moment, and share to social media instantly.
DJI Pocket 2 Price and Release Date
The DJI Pocket 2 is available now via all authorised retailers and comes in two variants:
The standard DJI Pocket 2 will cost $349.
DJI also offers the DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo which includes the Mini Control Stick, tripod mount (1/4”), Wide-Angle Lens, Wireless Microphone + Windscreen, Do-It-All Handle, and Micro Tripod all for $499