DJI Osmo Pocket Worth it or Not?

DJI Osmo Pocket is the smallest 4K, three-axis stabilized handheld camera in the market, and due to its portability, it can be one of the must-have gear of a daily shooter. But, is it really worth it? Let's find it out from a film maker's perspective.

Without a doubt, the new DJI Osmo Pocket is a revolutionary product with its size and features. With its competitive price, it can easily be an alternative to mobile phone gimbals. Actually, it is even smaller than any mobile phone and gimbal combination.

Due to some limitations that come with the tiny form factor, Osmo Pocket might not be your one and only camera. But if you are looking for an affordable and portable gimbal to shoot smoother videos, then it is definitely an option to consider. But as you know, nothing is perfect and this tiny gimbal has some features that would have been better.

In this 8-minute mini review, film maker Jeven Dovey explains some issues that might cause problems when using Osmo Pocket in the long run. Dovey focuses on the battery, ports, accessories, built and image quality of Osmo Pocket, and shares his opinions in the video.

What do you think about this pocket size gimbal? Do you think is it worth to have one? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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5 Comments

gabe s's picture

Short article and so many grammar errors.

For the price, camera is worth it.

Derrick Monis's picture

The video says the osmo pocket has profile cine-like D at 4:24 but it really doesn't have any color profiles at the moment... can someone confirm this?

Anthony Cayetano's picture

DJI did say that the shipping product will have the feature. I’m expecting mine in a few days so will let you know...

Jeremy Lusk's picture

At 8 minutes, this counts as a mini review? When dude's got like 3 other videos reviewing the same product??

Short and sweet version: more portable than a RED, dynamic range not as good.

cameramanDop Shanghai Hong Kong's picture

Impossible to close focus,
Can track your head, but can't keep focus on it (so many video where the main subject is blurred ans focus is tracking the background)
Too narrow for blogging
Small stretched screen in 4/3 format
No iris control so ND filter are mandatory
no h265, 100 mb only for 60p, more 25Mb for 30p (so super low)
For this price?