If you are an action cam person who is NOT the person doing the actions (I know it sounds strange but…), the DJI OSMO Pocket Handheld Camera might just be the gadget you never knew you need. Now, DJI is not exactly known for imaging prowess, but when it comes to gimbal, they do know a thing or two, and gimbal is what the DJI OSMO Pocket Handheld Camera has to offer. In fact, you could say the gimbal is the star feature of this little action camera.
OSMO is the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera from DJI to date and boasts a large 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, paired to a f2.0 lens with 80o FoV, capable of 4K video recording at 60 fps at 100 Mbps and capturing stills at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm. In addition to the promised of incredible stabilization and image quality, DJI also possess shooting capability found on its drones, including the all-important and super cool subject tracking.
This being a camera not a drone, it can actually do more, including Facetrack when in selfie mode, single shot panorama, time-lapse and Motionlapse. Other notable details include the obvious pocketable candy-bar form factor, 100-3200 ISO range (for both photo and video), slow motion video recording, fanless cooling system, a non-slip and sweat-proof sandstone handle, built-in universal port for connecting to smartphone and other accessories, and a built-in touchscreen and buttons, designed in such a way that allows for one-handed operation.
DJI OSMO records on microSDMax card, supporting up to 256 GB, but it also works with the new DJI MIMO app to do a variety of other stuff, including quick sharing of videos. It runs off a 875 mAh Lithium Polymer battery, good for 140 minutes use per charge. It is worthy to note that 140 minutes is when it is shooting 1080p/30fps video.
All images courtesy of DJI.