The new version of DJI's gimbal camera (mechanical stabilizer), the Osmo Pocket 3, is one of the most practical and original solutions in the world of photography, not only in the amateur field, as it is an ideal device for travel due to its small size and weight, but also for advanced users, who will find a good number of options to get a lot of use out of it. The Chinese company, specialized in stabilizing devices and drones, has found a vein with this product that may please many users.
The first thing that stands out about the Osmo Pocket 3 at first glance is its small size. But it is deceptive, because its lens head has a one-inch sensor, larger than that of the vast majority of mobile phones. It is supported with one hand and, except for some operations, in most cases it will not be necessary to use both to take photographs and videos. DJI has sought with this device to overcome some of the limitations of mobile phones. One is handling. Another is stability. Although there are many high-end phones that have optical stabilizers, the gyroscopic mechanism of the Chinese company's camera is very smooth and precise. On the other hand, it surpasses optical stabilizers in that it does not crop the image to achieve this, resulting in higher quality captures.
Versatility is one of the great features of this camera. From 4K videos at 60 fps (120 when filmed in Slow Motion) Hyperlapse (with variations such as Motionlapse and Timelapse and movement and sensitivity programming, to film, for example, scenes of night landscapes with movements of celestial bodies), low light video, panoramic images, video and photography.
It is a camera with so many options that it is difficult to exploit them all. It has several tracking modes including facial detection, to keep a person in the image, and dynamic framing that emulates motion pictures. The ways to obtain sound are also varied, since it has three microphones that allow you to capture immersive, stereo audio and avoid the sound of the wind. Additionally, the Creator Pack option includes the DJI Mic 2 wireless microphone that instantly connects to the Osmo Pocket 3 as a high-quality lapel mic. The Creator Pack also includes an additional battery holder and a handy tripod.
DJI's new handheld grip camera is put to work by rotating its 2-inch OLED screen from portrait to landscape orientation. By the way, there is also an option to record video in vertical format. It is an ideal device for travel. Charging up to 80% capacity, which in the previous generation took 48 minutes, has now taken 16 minutes. It's difficult not to always have it ready. For video editing, you have the D-Log and HLG color profiles and the result is noticeable in the realism of your captures.
DJI has provided this camera with a magnetic lens and filter connection system. The Creator Pack includes a wide-angle reducing lens (0.75), but you can also purchase filters that are easily attached and removed. Editing the videos later can be done on your mobile using DJI's LightCut app, which has numerous options available.
The Osmo Pocket 3 is more than just an update to the previous model. DJI has made a very practical camera, in an original way like no one has dared to do. And it has oriented everything towards a pleasant and fluid user experience. The quality of the images and photography, whether video or photography, is very good. It is achieved with a device that can travel in your pocket (it has a practical rigid case that allows it to be removed instantly) and that, despite its price -539 euros for the camera alone and 679 euros for the Content Creators Pack- offers results that they are well worth it. Due to the price difference between the two options, deciding on the most complete one allows you to get the most complete performance from this equipment. It's hard to find something more versatile.