First look at DJI Osmo Pocket

First look at DJI Osmo Pocket

The DJI Osmo Pocket has a tiny three-axis gimbal, the ability to capture shake-free footage and has ActiveTrack, 3x3 panorama and NightShot technology.

Last updated: Feb 26, 2021

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DJI has announced the release of its much-anticipated Osmo Pocket - a tiny stabilised vlogging camera offering storytelling freedom in the palm of your hand.

Unveiled in time for Christmas, the curtain came up on this compact and intelligent piece of kit at an eagerly-awaited launch event in New York today, following a heap of social-media expectation and guessing games.

The chocolate-bar-sized Osmo Pocket, measuring in at just under five-inches long and weighing 116g, boasts the smallest three-axis gimbal in DJI history, the ability to capture shake-free footage, a 1/2.3-inch sensor and capabilities of shooting 4k/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12MP. Other exciting features include Mationlapse, ActiveTrack, 3x3 panorama and NightShot technology.

Key accessories are available to expand your creativity, such as charging case, extension rod and a waterproof case which allows the Osmo Pocket to go to depths of up to 60m for smooth underwater shots, detailed close-ups and clear low-light detail.

The Osmo Pocket is priced £329 and heliguy™ is now taking pre-orders, with stock expected in mid-December.


Osmo Pocket uses DJI's smallest three-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. In real time, it precisely adjusts for your movements, turning your handheld video of a golden sunset or your child’s first steps into a movie-like scene. It comes with electronic, mechanical and optical-image stabilisation to deliver fine-turned gimbal-control accuracy.

Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time. It has a 140-minute maximum battery life.


Noiseless Cooling System: For a perfectly quiet performance, Osmo Pocket takes advantage of a fanless, passive cooling solution that dissipates heat evenly, ensuring longevity and consistent performance.

Single-handed Design: A sandstone handle is non-slip and sweat-proof, offering a comfortable grip. The built-in touchscreen and buttons provide a quick, single-handed user experience, letting you choose modes and adjust settings in a few swipes and taps.

Universal Port: Osmo Pocket includes a Universal Port. This multifunctional expansion interface connects Osmo Pocket to your smartphone, as well as an ever-growing suite of accessories that sets you free to film in any way.


Osmo Pocket doesn't just let you shoot smooth, cinematic footage. With access to several intelligent functions like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse and Panorama, it unleashes your creativity with filming effects that are impossible with smartphones. These intelligent functions are:

First Person View (FPV): FPV mode follows the gimbal's orientation to film thrilling action shots with smooth results.

ActiveTrack: Just tap on a subject - and ActiveTrack intelligently follows. Entering Selfie mode automatically launches FaceTrack, keeping you in the centre of the picture.

3×3 Panorama: For breathtaking vistas and landscapes, a 3×3 panorama captures your destination with breathtaking definition and detail.

Motionlapse: To squeeze a beautiful day into a single shot, Timelapse turns hours into seconds, and Motionlapse adds smooth camera movement for dramatic effect.

NightShot: Osmo Pocket automatically detects and illuminates low-lit scenes into bright photos. You can also take tripod-free 2-3s, handheld long exposure shots in Pro mode.


DJI Mimo: This dedicated app sets your imagination free with editing tools, templates, and access to a content-sharing community that inspires your own visual storytelling.

Story Mode: Uses a combination of preset shooting patterns and camera motions to help you create professional-quality video whenever you want. Exclusively-designed filters and soundtracks give a unique finish to your footage. Mimo is the companion to let you point, shoot, edit and share amazing moments.

Advanced Options: Osmo Pocket enhances the photography experience with intuitive functions and allows total customisation. Pro mode lets you manually adjust camera parameters and adjust exposure. Powerful imaging capabilities also capture RAW format photos and D-Cinelike videos, retaining rich detail and allowing more room for post-processing.

Robust Editing Suite: DJI Mimo was designed for all types of users to enhance their content with a professional touch. My Story lets you set the tone of your video with templates, filters, music, and watermark stickers in a single tap.

  • Please note that Story Mode and D-Cinelike video will be available soon in a future app update.


Accessories, perfect for Osmo Pocket, offer even more options for filming and photography, helping you make unforgettable footage. These are:

Charging Case: Stores and charges Osmo Pocket, with dedicated space for two microSD cards, four ND filters and two smartphone connectors.

Wireless Module: Provides a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection between Osmo Pocket and your smartphone for seamless remote control and transmission.

Extension Rod: Features an expandable length, gimbal control stick, operation buttons on the handle, and 1/4" tripod mount.

Waterproof Case: Allows use of Osmo Pocket at depths of up to 60m for smooth underwater shots, detailed close-ups and clear low-light detail.

Accessory Mount: Provides compatibility with a wide range of sports camera accessories to use Osmo Pocket for sports and action-based scenarios.

Quick-release Base: Uses a twist-lock design to attach to the Accessory Mount, and an industrial adhesive strip for a firm hold to a helmet, board and other surfaces.

ND Filters Set: Reduces the amount of light entering the sensor, enabling more control of camera settings in any lighting condition.

Controller Wheel: Equipped with a dial for precise pan and tilt control, as well as two operation buttons for improved shooting composition.

3.5mm Adapter: Allows the use of a dedicated external microphone for maximizing sound quality in a variety of situations.

Cover: Lightweight and sturdy letting you transport Osmo Pocket with ease.


The Osmo Pocket is clearly a sophisticated bit of kit and will no doubt excite vloggers and camera buffs alike.

Endorsing its product, DJI states: “Osmo Pocket boldly embodies the DJI approach to modern technology. Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. In just seconds, Osmo Pocket lets you share your life anywhere, anytime.”

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