DJI Osmo Pocket Review
Updated: Aug 4
So this is an unusual one for me as I don't generally buy things like this but I decided I was going to record a few of my trips for my own pleasure to remind me of how some these spectacular mornings and evenings unfolded and had got fed up with footage from mobile phones so I decided to take the plunge and buy a camera system capable of 4k video.
My current camera (Canon EOS R) is capable of 4k video already but I wanted something that I could easily use, be very portable and not have to worry about switching back and forth between my cameras photo or video selections and something light & small enough to carry round when I wasn't doing photography, The DJI Osmo Pocket seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
The current RRP of the DJI Osmo Pocket is £329.99 but there was a special offer on for it to be priced at £229.99 which made me push the button and go for it.
£229.99 seemed like a pretty reasonable price for this unit but little did I know it was the tip of the iceberg as there would be a whole host of accessories that were deemed as "must have" items to go along with it which would substantially push up the cost, but more of that later.
DJI Osmo Pocket Specification/Overview
So lets have a look at the specs of the DJI Osmo Pocket, to start with you can record in 4K up to 60 FPS but this isn't without limits, if you choose to record in 60 FPS then some other functions are not available such as tracking, there is however options to record in 4K 30 FPS where most specs are available still, plus you can record in 25 & 24 FPS. There is also full UHD, 2.7k options and FHD 1080P both have a wider range of frame rates, but I have to be honest I can't really tell the difference between 4k and 1080 at say 24 FPS on a high definition TV but there obviously is some due to the size.
The 4K however will use up a lot more space on your memory card and also take a lot more computing power to process so I really can understand peoples decision to record at 1080P instead, however 4K will allow you to crop in and do much more as its so much more detailed plus you can still export at 1080 if you wish
There is also a slow motion option which is only available in 1080P at 120 FPS.
In fact here is the complete list of video specs for those of you that love the details
4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60 FPS