DJI has unveiled the latest iteration of its popular handheld gimbal camera line new Osmo Pocket 3. Retaining the compact form factor of the Pocket series, this new model packs in upgraded sensors, stabilization, intelligent tracking and other enhancements to push capabilities forward.
The Osmo Pocket 3 starts at $519, a sizable jump from the Pocket 2’s $349 launch price, DJI also offers a $669 Creator Combo kit with accessories like a microphone, tripod mount, and filters.
Pocket 3 dimensions of 139.7mm x 42.2mm x 33.5mm, packing 1300mAh battery enables up to 166 minutes of 1080p recording per charge, quick charge deliver 80% capacity in just 16 minutes for approximately 2 hours of filming.
Built-in 3-axis gimbal utilizes DJI’s latest stabilization algorithms to deliver incredibly smooth footage, even with handheld operation, allows capturing cinematic shots on the move across a variety of shooting scenarios.
Camera re-engineered to accommodate a large 1-inch CMOS sensor with 3.2 micron effective pixel size, combined with a bright f/2.0 aperture 20mm equivalent lens, unlocks 4K video up to 120fps with greatly enhanced image quality versus the prior 1/1.7″ sensor.
Capabilities like 10-bit D-Log-M and 10-bit HLG color for advanced grading flexibility, larger sensor also provides natural background blur for professional bokeh in portraits or product shots.
An upgraded 2-inch OLED touchscreen allows full control without a smartphone, with intuitive interfaces for one-handed use. Physical buttons have been streamlined to just a joystick and record button for simplicity.
Tracking capabilities have been significantly improved thanks to Pixel-level Autofocus and the latest Subject Tracking algorithms. This ensures gimbal movements remain smoothly centered on subjects like kids, pets or performers on stage.
Osmo Pocket 3 features a 3-microphone array for directional audio pick-up and wind noise reduction. Two wireless microphones can be directly connected via the built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Intelligent shooting modes include focus tracking, rotating panoramas, timelapse, up to 4x digital zoom and more. The DJI Mimo app unlocks comprehensive features for vlogging and cinematic shots using integrated templates.
Overall, DJI has managed to keep the Osmo Pocket remarkably compact while packing in the latest tech. The 1-inch sensor and 3-axis stabilization pair with intelligent shooting modes to create a versatile creative tool. While priced higher than past models, this pocketable powerhouse camera should delight mobile videographers and vloggers alike.
For content creators seeking cutting-edge performance in a highly portable form factor, the Osmo Pocket 3 represents a monumental leap forward. DJI continues to lead the handheld gimbal camera market by iterating thoughtfully yet ambitiously. This pocketable package exemplifies that relentless drive to innovate and execute.
DJI Pocket 3 is undoubtedly a great camera, but at $519, it’s not exactly affordable for the average person. Want to shoot videos, you could consider buying an iPhone 15 Pro and pair it with a smartphone stabilizer, with this setup, you’ll have the ability to shoot 4K 60fps videos across three different focal lengths.
However, if you require features like timecode and dual wireless microphones, then it would be better to go for the Pocket 3.