DJI has unveiled the Osmo Pocket 3, a new pocket-sized gimbal camera powered by a Type 1-inch CMOS image sensor. The Osmo Pocket 3 can shoot slow-motion 4K footage at up to 120 frames per second, which is a significant advance over the 4K/60p capability of its predecessor. That is far from the only enhancement included in the DJI Osmo Pocket 3. The image sensor has grown in size, from a Type 1/1.7-inch chip to a larger Type 1-inch sensor.
“With the Osmo Pocket 3, we’ve reimagined handheld imaging, offering users a creative tool that combines precision and portability like never before,” says Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI. “We’re eager to witness the incredible stories and moments our users will capture with this remarkable camera.”
The DJI Osmo Pocket 3’s built-in lens is equivalent to 20mm f/2, similar to the Pocket 2’s 20mm f/1.8 lens. Despite a somewhat slower aperture, the larger image sensor of the newer camera may result in a shallow depth of field.
The camera can record regular video at 4K/60p and has special modes for hyperlapse, timelapse, and motionlapse content, with resolution options of 1080p, 2.7K, and 4K. The camera also has a Low-Light Video mode that can record at up to 4K/30p. “Through specialized image quality optimization, Osmo Pocket 3’s night shots bring low-light scenes to life with clarity and authentic color,” the company claims. Fine-tuned exposure for different skin tones is also included, as are 10-bit D-Log M and 10-bit HLG color modes.
The Pocket 2 and 3 have similar form factors, however the Pocket 3 has some important additional features, such as a larger display and an integrated joystick. The Osmo Pocket 3 is larger in every dimension and slightly heavier than its predecessor, but the larger 2-inch rotating OLED display is a striking addition.
“Osmo Pocket 3 introduces a host of intelligent features to elevate your creative output. Its 2-inch full-color OLED rotatable touchscreen offers effortless control at your fingertips. The full-pixel fast focusing ensures sharp focus, even with quick-moving subjects, and introduces a Product Showcase mode for smooth live streaming and product showcasing. With its three-axis mechanical stabilization, Osmo Pocket 3 ensures steady images even during dynamic camera movements,” writes DJI.
The Osmo Pocket 3 features ActiveTrack 6.0 technology, which promises a variety of follow modes such as Face Auto-Detect and Dynamic Framing. The gimbal camera has a three-mic array for capturing omnidirectional stereo sound, as well as DJI’s three-axis mechanical stabilization mechanism.
The camera works in conjunction with the DJI LightCut software to offer one-tap editing, AI-generated highlight reels, and other features. DJI intends for the Osmo Pocket 3 to be a versatile solution for all types of content creators and users.
The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is now available for $519. Other kits include a protective cover, wrist strap, handle, mic transmitter, windscreen, clip magnetic, battery handle, micro tripod, and other accessories.