The DJI Osmo Pocket launched in November to much fanfare, primarily over its teeny-tiny size — appropriately small enough to fit into a pocket.
The DJI Osmo Pocket has truly incredible specs for its $349 pricetag, including a high-end camera with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. It’s capable of shooting video at 4K/60fps at 100 Mbps, and it shoots photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage. The device itself has a battery life of more than two hours.
The DJI Osmo Pocket costs $349 and is available here.
And while people were rightfully wowed by the technology, it’s not perfect either. Team Drone Girl (as well as many other people on the Internet) is already dreaming about what specs we can expect to see in the DJI Osmo Pocket 2 to make it truly great.
Here are the top specs we want to see in the DJI Osmo Pocket 2.
You do get tiny Lightning and USB-C connectors to copy over footage, but built-in wifi would be useful in transferring small files directly to another smartphone or tablet. If you absolutely want wireless, you can get it via a $59 Wireless Module, which also allows you to remotely control the Osmo. Aside from the additional cost, it’s also a bit bulky — taking the word pocket out of Osmo Pocket. A built-in wifi connection would provide a more seamless experience, no extra cords or devices needed.
A microphone input
While the internal microphone gets generally good reviews, some reports have suggested it won’t hold up in complicated sound situations, such as in high winds. We don’t think a “better mic” is warranted, in lieu of keeping costs down. But for more high-tech filmmakers, they could appreciate hooking up their own mic. There is a current hack so you can use your own microphone: use a USB-C adapter to connect your own mic.
Most of DJI’s products on the market today DO allow live streaming, so it’s a little surprising that the current iteration of the DJI Osmo Pocket does not. Especially for a product that markets itself for being used on social media, it seems the ability to participate in Facebook Live or other live streaming social networks would be a must.
A Hasselblad camera
Okay, maybe now we’re getting greedy, but how awesome would it be to have a Hasselblad camera on a DJI Osmo Pocket? Need we say anything more?
DJI first launched its original Osmo back in October 2015, and later added other sister products, such as the Osmo Mobile and the subsequent Osmo Mobile 2, a cheaper version of the Osmo that relied on your smartphone to provide the camera rather than an internal camera. Other sister products include the Osmo+, which added a zoom camera. At the rate that DJI is pushing out new products, it would come as no surprise if a DJI Osmo Pocket 2 hit the market some time in 2019.
Did we cover everything? Is this too much wishful thinking? What would you like to see in a potential DJI Osmo Pocket 2? Leave a comment below!