DJI Osmo Pocket camera did impress lots of users and captured tons of customers’ hearts. It’s because that has a slim body with powerful camera performance and a friendly Vlogging design. Wonder how DJI Pocket 2 performs? A rebranded, revamped, and upgraded version of its predecessor, packed with new features and intelligent functions. Should you consider replacing your original Osmo Pocket with this new kid on the block? Find out in our comparison review.
Table of Contents: DJI Pocket 2 vs Osmo Pocket
At first glance, the new model looks very similar to its predecessor. It’s thanks to its simple design comprising a vertical handle with a camera and a three-axis gimbal on top. The Osmo Pocket weighs just 116g, while the Pocket 2 is just 1g heavier at 117g. Both are lightweight and slip easily into the pocket at 12cm in length. The biggest design change is the lower portion of the handle, which can be removed and replaced with a range of optional accessories, sold separately.
Both devices are kitted with a three-axis gimbal for stable video without sacrificing their portable designs. There isn’t a lot of difference between the two DJI generations when it comes to design. Both cameras are compact and lightweight, but the Pocket 2 comes out on top thanks to its larger sensor.
The very first change is, the Pocket 2 comes with a larger sensor and a wider lens. The CMOS sensor of the Pocket 2 is larger, at 1/2.3in compared to 1/1.7in for the Osmo Pocket, As for the lens, the Pocket 2 has a 93° FOV, 20mm focal length – ideal for making cinematic vlogs and videos – and an aperture of f1/8 for low-light shooting. In comparison, the Osmo Pocket has an 80° FOV, f/2.0 aperture, and a format equivalent 26mm focal length.
The image resolution is up massively from 12 to 64 megapixels. This is the highest resolution currently available on the market for this camera size. This enables 8x lossless zoom, meaning the image can be cropped to effectively zoom in eight times while still producing 1080 Full HD video.
Maximum image quality without zooming in is 4K at 60 frames per second, which is the same as the Osmo Pocket, but the new Pocket 2 will benefit from an HDR video option that DJI says is coming to the camera via a software update at a later date.
Winner: DJI Pocket 2
Another big change is with audio capabilities. The new model has four microphones, up from two on the Osmo Pocket, and the software adjusts the audio based on which direction the camera is facing. It also automatically narrows the sound field when zooming in. This should help reduce background noise coming from sources that are out of frame.
As you know if you were a content creator, there are few things more frustrating than capturing quality footage, only to be let down by the audio. Whether that’s noise interference, such as gusting winds or passing traffic, or perhaps your subject’s interview has come out too quiet. Thankfully, Pocket 2 has undergone an upgrade to address such issues
Winner: DJI Pocket 2
Automatic Focus Performance
The Pocket 2 has also seen some updates to its focus system as well as the inclusion of a new pre-programmed shooting mode.
The Hybrid 2.0 AF blend of phase and contrast detection means that the Pocket 2 can lock onto and track moving subjects faster, and more accurately, than the Osmo Pocket.
Both the Pocket 2 and the Osmo Pocket take advantage of Pro Mode for advanced camera settings, ActiveTrack to keep your subject in the frame, three time-lapse options, panorama, and story mode for easy access to presets. Pocket 2 also includes a live streaming mode for sending footage directly to Facebook, YouTube, or RTMP.
Again, the Pocket 2’s offerings are similar to the Osmo Pocket, but the addition of faster, more accurate autofocus and a live streaming tool makes the Pocket 2 our winner when it comes to additional features.
Winner: DJI Pocket 2
The battery of the Pocket 2 is the same 875 mAh capacity as with the two-year-old Osmo Pocket, promising the same 140 minutes of use time per charge, and a 73-minute charge time from empty to full.
The new model is $349 price, which is US$20 less than Osmo Pocket, and goes on sale on November 1. DJI Pocket 2 is also offering a $499 kit that comes with the Pocket 2 plus a tripod, external microphone, handle, and an extra lens, in a bid to show off the modular design.
Winner: DJI Pocket 2
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Q1: What are the main differences between DJI Pocket 2 and Osmo Pocket?
A: The main differences between DJI Pocket 2 and Osmo Pocket are the improved camera sensor, upgraded audio system, and enhanced stabilization technology in DJI Pocket 2. Additionally, DJI Pocket 2 offers a wider field of view and supports 4K video recording at 60fps, while Osmo Pocket has a narrower field of view and supports 4K video recording at 30fps.
Q2: Is DJI Pocket 2 compatible with Osmo Pocket accessories?
A: Yes, most of the Osmo Pocket accessories are compatible with DJI Pocket 2. This includes the wireless module, extension rod, and waterproof case. However, it’s always recommended to check the compatibility list provided by DJI to ensure full compatibility.
Q3: Can I use the Osmo Pocket charging case with DJI Pocket 2?
A: No, the Osmo Pocket charging case is not compatible with DJI Pocket 2. DJI Pocket 2 comes with its own charging case designed specifically for its dimensions and features.
Q4: Does DJI Pocket 2 support external microphones?
A: Yes, DJI Pocket 2 has a built-in 3.5mm audio jack that allows you to connect external microphones for improved audio quality. This gives you more flexibility in capturing professional-grade audio during your recordings.
Q5: What is the maximum storage capacity supported by DJI Pocket 2?
A: DJI Pocket 2 supports microSD cards with a maximum storage capacity of 256GB. This allows you to store a large amount of footage and photos without worrying about running out of storage space.
Q6: Can DJI Pocket 2 be used for live streaming?
A: Yes, DJI Pocket 2 supports live streaming through various platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. You can easily connect your Pocket 2 to your smartphone and stream your content directly to your desired platform.
Q7: What is the battery life of DJI Pocket 2?
A: DJI Pocket 2 has a battery life of approximately 140 minutes when recording videos continuously at 1080p. This may vary depending on factors such as camera settings, usage, and environmental conditions.
Q8: Does DJI Pocket 2 have a built-in screen?
A: Yes, DJI Pocket 2 has a built-in 1.08-inch touchscreen display that allows you to easily control the camera settings, preview footage, and navigate through the menus. The screen is responsive and provides a clear viewing experience.
Q9: Is DJI Pocket 2 waterproof?
A: DJI Pocket 2 is not waterproof. While it can handle light splashes and rain, it is not designed to be submerged underwater. If you plan to use the Pocket 2 in wet conditions, it is recommended to use a waterproof case for added protection.
Q10: Can DJI Pocket 2 be used with a smartphone?
A: Yes, DJI Pocket 2 can be used with a smartphone. By connecting your smartphone to the Pocket 2 using the DJI Mimo app, you can access additional features, control settings remotely, and use your smartphone as a larger display for live view and playback.