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DJI launches Osmo Pocket 3 with major upgrades over its predecessor
- DJI has announced the Osmo Pocket 3.
- DJI’s latest offering delivers a plethora of upgrades, including a one-inch CMOS sensor and a rotating OLED display.
- The Osmo Pocket 3 starts at a retail price of $519.
Three years after DJI released the Osmo Pocket 2, the company is back with its successor — the Osmo Pocket 3. The third generation of DJI’s gimbal camera packs in multiple upgrades that are major improvements to what appeared before.
The time between the Pocket 2 and Pocket 3 has given DJI plenty of time to think about how to improve its portable camera stick. Arguably, one of the biggest changes to the device is a larger sensor. The Pocket 3 features a one-inch CMOS sensor capable of handling a variety of lighting conditions from night shots to bright afternoons.
This sensor is also capable of shooting in 4K resolution at 120fps when using slow-motion mode. However, regular recording is capped at 4K/60fps, but includes modes like hyperlapse, timelapse, and motionlapse. Along with the high resolution and fps, the Pocket 3 comes with 10-bit D-Log M and 10-bit HLG color modes that allow for accurate representation of colors and highlights. The company boasts that you can “explore up to one billion colors,” with the 10-bit D-Log M.
If you’re shooting in 4K/60fps, the battery will last for 116 minutes, that’s upped to 166 minutes if you’re taking 1080p/24fps footage. The battery is said to only take around 16 minutes to charge up to 80%
Another notable upgrade is the rotating touchscreen. The screen itself is a full-color two-inch OLED display that offers full-pixel fast focusing. By arranging the display in a vertical or horizontal position, you can change the shot to portrait or landscape.
DJI also built in a triple microphone array designed to reduce wind noise, capture omnidirectional stereo sound, and provide immersive audio. The company points out that users can combine it with the Mic 2 accessory for dual-person recording.
Osmo Pocket 3 features
The improvements aren’t just on the outside; the software has quite a lot going for it as well. DJI equipped the Pocket 3 with numerous modes like Product Showcase, ActiveTrack 6.0, Glamor Effects 2.0, and more. Here’s a breakdown of each feature:
- Product Showcase: Enables smooth live streaming for showing off a product
- Glamor Effects 2.0: Provides personalized beauty options
- ActiveTrack 6.0: Enables features like face auto-detection and dynamic framing
- SpinShot: Enables smooth 180-degree camera movements with one hand
- Digital zoom: Provides up to four times digital zoom
- Panorama: Allows users to capture sweeping landscapes
The Pocket 3 can be used with the DJI LightCut app for editing purposes. LightCut can also be used for AI-generated highlight reels or to create content using video templates.
Osmo Pocket 3 availability
If you’re interested in picking up an Osmo Pocket 3 for yourself, it’s available on store.dji.com or from the company’s retail partners. The gimbal will set you back $519 at Amazon, but you’ll get the gimbal, a charging cable, a protective cover, a wrist strap, and a handle. You can also get the creator combo for $669, which adds accessories like the Mic 2, mini tripod, carrying bag, and more.