Editor: Jason “The Bok” Date – 21 Apr 2020
Being a content creator myself, I always face the same challenges when out alone, how to ensure I have all the required equipment without the luxury of space or a film crew. Thankfully, DJI sent me three compact, powerful and unique products set to change the game. Meet the OSMO Pocket, OSMO Action and Mavic Mini.
DJI OSMO Pocket
- Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor
- Compact & Lightweight. 116g, 12cm Height
- Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s
- 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos
- Includes Lightning & USB Type-C Adapters
DJI OSMO Action
- /2.3″ 12-megapixel CMOS sensor
- Field of view: 145° f/2.8
- Shutter speed: 1/8000-120s
- Video: 4K60p with 8x slow motion, HDR and automatic timelapse.
- Shooting modes: Single, AEB continuous shooting, countdown shooting, multiple continuous shooting and interval shooting.
DJI Mavic Mini
- 3-Axis Gimbal, 2.7K Camera
- 30-Minute Max per battery. Flight Time
- Upto 4 km HD Video Transmission
- 249g Ultralight
What do the 3 products have in common?
It’s really pretty simple, all three are extremely compact yet pack the tools to create footage which is certainly more than just home video grade. With the likes of stabilisation, gimbals and even 4K capabilities, whether you need an action shot, a compact stabilised shot or something from above, the trio deliver an option for every situation.
During my time, I was impressed with the way in which the OSMO Action can achieve stabilised footage delivered through a 145 ° field of view, a variety of shooting modes and even up to 11 meters of water resistance. Thanks to shock-proof casing and dual displays, the Osmo Action makes for the ideal action camera and one which can be mounted to any traditional GoPro type mount, what more can you ask for?
Then there is the Osmo Pocket. Basically, a small stick styled camera with 4K shooting ability and a three axis stabilised gimbal. With a built-in display and microphone, its “pen like” design and ability to be carried within your top pocket, nothing can be smaller or more easier to create cinematic stabilised footage than this.
Finally, the Mavic Mini. Take all the great qualities of a DJI Mavic, small folding body, three axis stabilised gimbal and impressive flight time, but package all of it within a body smaller than a 330ml can of soda. The Mavic Mini represents the future of fun consumer drone flight, with its Fly More 3 battery combination abilities each packing up to 30 minutes flight time, HD transmission claimed at a distance of upto 4km and ease of use owing to DJI’s very intuitive flight app, you definitely don’t need much flight ability to look like a pro. With its much discussed weight of below 250g, its light and more importantly classed as a “toy / hobby” grade drone, which makes it simpler to fly where the larger ones simply cannot.