DJI Pocket 2
The new DJI Pocket 2 expands and improves on the impressive features of the DJI Osmo Pocket. The most notable improvement is that the DJI Pocket 2 allows you to zoom while shooting with it, something the Osmo couldn't do. The camera features a 20mm equivalent lens with minimal distortion, enabling you to take flattering portraits as well as landscapes. The 1.1/7" 64 MP sensor—you read that right, a 64 MP sensor—enables the Pocket 2 to shoot 4K video, as well as HD, and to take up to 64MP still photos. It supports 2x zoom at 4K, 3x zoom at 2.7K, 4x zoom when shooting 1080p, and you can even use the zoom when capturing stills.
The Pocket 2 features improvements to its software for smoother shooting, and it supports more creative in-camera functions. These functions include an improved Hybrid AF, which helps avoid out-of-focus images and wasted time focusing. Along with the improvements to the autofocus system, the Pocket 2 features ActiveTrack 3.0, which recognizes adults, children, and pets with greater accuracy, allowing the camera to follow automatically and keep them in frame as they move, with a simple double-tap on the touchscreen and camera. The camera also has advanced time-lapse functions that include selections for time-lapse, motion-lapse, and hyper-lapse. You can also create a 3 x 3 panorama with the press of a button on the gimbal itself. The included ¼"-20 tripod mounting accessory allows you to mount it on a tripod, so you don't have to become a statue while taking advantage of the advanced time-lapse and panorama functions. The Pocket 2 also features Glamour filters, which you activate and select merely by swiping down on the touchscreen. The effect is immediate and requires no post-processing.
With four built-in microphones, you can adjust the direction of the audio, which is something that vloggers are sure to appreciate. This provides for an immersive audio experience, and there is no need to use external mics or twist the gimbal to align the mics with the camera. You can also have the audio follow the zoom, so as the camera zooms in or out, the audio pickup adjusts to match. This can help make distant sounds stand out and be more clearly audible. The built-in microphones allow you to record in mono or stereo, and they also provide for improved noise reduction, especially on windy days.
Along with these impressive features built into the camera comes an update to the Mimo app, which is downloadable for iOS and Android. Among the updates, it features an AI Editor that can recognize the highlights of your footage and combine them into a shareable video. The Mimo app also includes preset creative video templates that make for attention-grabbing videos that are easily posted to social media. The Mimo app is being updated for the release of the Pocket 2, so you will need to update it to enjoy the new functionality.
The DJI Pocket 2 weighs just over 4 ounces and has an integrated battery that fully charges in less than 75 minutes, and it will power the gimbal for more than 2 hours. It supports recording to SD cards with up to 256GB capacity. The Pocket 2 comes with a protective cover, mini control stick, ¼"-20 tripod mount accessory, wrist strap, power cable, smartphone adapters (lightning and USB), and DJI sticker set. It is also available as the DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo, which includes the Pocket 2 and its accessories, and adds the Pocket 2 Do-It-All Handle, wireless microphone transmitter, and windscreen, as well as a micro tripod, wide-angle lens attachment, and a USB splitter charging cable.
The DJI Pocket 2 looks to be a gigantic stride forward for all-in-one pocket-size gimbals, bringing increased detail and clearer images, while removing the limits of your creativity.