DJI Puts 4K In Your Pocket

Pocket 2
The DJI Pocket 2 is a portable camera with exceptional audio capabilities. 

DJI is on a roll of new product releases lately. After the Mavic Air 2 earlier this year, the company released two new gimbals in the RS 2 and RSC 2. Now they've refreshed the Osmo Pocket with its second-generation portable camera, simply dubbed Pocket 2

Key Features

  • 1/1.7" Sensor 
  • 20mm F1.8 lens, 93° FOV 
  • 16MP or 64MP Photos 
  • 4K 60fps
  • Hybrid AF 2.0 
  • 8x Zoom or 4x Lossless Quality 
  • Four Microphones 
  • External Port for Accessories 
  • 140-minute Battery Life 
  • Weight 116g 

Pocket 2

The Pocket 2 features an upgraded sensor capable of recording 4K UHD video up to 60fps at 100Mbps via a 20mm F1.8 lens.

The lens is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal to help keep footage smooth. Additionally, Pocket 2 offers an 8x zoom option in 64MP mode, or a 4x lossless zoom in 1080p or 16 mode.

Autofocus has been revamped to use DJI's Hybrid 2.0 AF, which is said to lock onto subjects faster with higher accuracy. HDR video will also be added to Pocket 2 at a later date. For the photogs out there, stills can be captured in 16MP or 64MP flavors. 

While it's compact and lightweight, the Pocket 2 doesn't skimp out on audio quality. DJI incorporated four microphones in the device for better sound, as well as some new features. Directional Audio will allow you to pick up sound from specific microphones, SoundTrack will adjust the audio based on where the camera is facing, and Audio Zoom will narrow the sound field as you zoom in. DJI also added a wind noise reduction option. 

For video features, Pocket 2 has new features as well:

  • Pro Mode: Manually control ISO, shutter speed, EV, and focus 
  • Story Mode: Preset camera movements, color profiles, and music 
  • ActiveTrack 3.0: Tracks a subject automatically
  • Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Motionlapse: Record in RAW format and use ActiveTrack 3.0
  • Panoramas: 180° Pano or 3×3 Pano
  • Slow Motion: Capture slow-mo at 8x at 1080p
  • Livestreaming: Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, or RTMP

Pocket 2 Creator Combo
Other cool things DJI added to the mix are accessories. Unlike the Osmo Pocket, you can remove the bottom portion of the Pocket 2 to attach a tripod, a larger handle, a WiFi and Bluetooth module, a speaker, a 3.5mm audio jack, or a wireless microphone receiver. DJI has made other accessories available, like a waterproof housing, which is ideal for when you want to grab some sweet underwater shots. 

Overall, the Pocket 2 looks to be a solid update to the Osmo Pocket. Expect it to start shipping November 1 in two kit forms. The basic one is $349, and the Creator Combo that includes the mini control stick, tripod mount, wide-angle lens, wireless microphone, handle, and tripod is $499.     

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