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DJI’s Pocket 2 offers stabilized 4K video in a the palm of your hand

It’s been almost two years since DJI first introduced their Osmo Pocket and they’re back with its successor, the Pocket 2.

The new Pocket 2 shares a similar design to its predecessor with a 3-axis gimbal and sensor that is larger, wider.

DJI Pocket 2

“There was nothing like the DJI Osmo Pocket on the market when we first released it in November 2018, and it immediately changed the way we capture life’s special moments,” said DJI President, Roger Luo. “DJI Pocket 2 takes it even further. We listened to our customers’ feedback and adapted the iconic design and form factor while raising the bar for the camera system. Pocket 2 brings an improved audio experience, as well as wider expandability. Whether you are out and about capturing everyday stories or a vlogger who requires more creative flair, the built-in intelligent features and different video templates allow anyone to create cinematic and engaging content. Everyone and anyone can shoot a video, but Pocket 2 can help you capture footage like a pro, taking your visual storytelling skills to a whole new level.”

The camera features a new zoom feature that allows users to get up close to their subject. The DJI Matrix Stereo is a new and improved audio system for crips and clear sound recording.

The Pocket 2 features a modular design with a removable base plate to attach new accessories. Some accessories include the new Micro Tripod, Do-It-All Handle with Tripod base (with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module, speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, and wireless microphone receiver).

Just like the original, you can use the Pocket 2 standalone or connect your phone and use it as a stabilizer.

DJI Pocket 2

Battery life is around 140 minutes and the device is just 117g. You can shoot at up to 4K video at 60fps at 100Mbps.

There’s also HDR video support and a few new modes including:

  • Pro Mode: Control advanced camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, EV, and focus mode.
  • ActiveTrack 3.0: Select a subject and let DJI Pocket 2 keep it in the frame automatically.
  • Slow Motion: Capture the fast-moving world in slow motion with a max speed and resolution of 8x at 1080p.
  • Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Motionlapse: Speed up the world around you with the varying effects of three different time-lapse operations. Hyperlapse automatically integrates Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for added smoothness. Users have the ability to save individual images separately, record in RAW format, and use ActiveTrack 3.0.
  • Panoramas:
    • 180° Pano: Captures four photos for sweeping landscape images.
    • 3×3 Pano: Merges nine images for a wide and detailed view.
  • Livestreaming: Livestream directly to Facebook, YouTube, or RTMP.
  • Story Mode: Preset camera movements, colour profiles, and music make it easier to choose a template, record the moment, and share to social media instantly.

The DJI Pocket 2 is launching on November 1st with pre-orders beginning today from the company’s website.

It costs $469 CAD ($349 USD) for the standard version that includes the camera, Mini Control Stick and tripod mount (1/4”).

The DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo includes the Mini Control Stick, tripod mount (1/4”), Wide-Angle Lens, Wireless Microphone + Windscreen, Do-It-All Handle, and Micro Tripod for $669 CAD ($499 USD).

Update: This article has been updated to reflect the correct Canadian pricing.

Source: DJI


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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