DJI Pocket 2 vs DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Action Camera Spec Comparison

DJI Pocket 2 vs DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal Action Camera Spec Comparison

In this article, we compare the specs and features of the DJI Pocket 2 and the DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal action cameras. 

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Spec Comparison of the DJI Pocket 2 and the DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal

In this comparison table, we have each action camera side by side with all of their specs and features so we can compare them and share individual features that you may be interested in to see which action camera is best for you and your photography and film making.

General Comparison of the Two Gimbal Action Cameras

These two action cameras look identical at first glance, but what differences are there between the two, and is it worth the upgrade to the newer DJI Pocket 2.

The Pocket 2 obviously costs more, at $399 at launch with the DJI Osmo Pocket costing around $299 depending on where you look.

The original and first gimbal action camera by DJI was released nearly 2 years ago in late 2018.

Physical Comparison Between the DJI Pocket 2 and the DJI Osmo Pocket

Although they look almost identical, these are infact quite different gimbal style action cameras.

The dimensions and volume of each is different with the Pocket 2 being slightly longer in length which gives it a bigger volume.

The DJI Osmo Pocket is 128cm cubed whilst the new DJI Pocket 2 is 142cm cubed.

Although they are different sizes, they are almost identical in weight, at 116grams for the Osmo Pocket and 117g for the DJI Pocket 2.

They both have a touch screen colour display you can use for menus and viewing whats in shot and the usual USB and micro SD ports.

The biggest physical difference is that of a thumb stick on the DJI Pocket 2. Like the Fimi Palm which is another gimbal action camera, you can use the thumb stick to move the position of the camera around to frame and compose your shot.

The original Osmo Pocket did not have this feature.

Performance Comparison Between the Osmo Pocket and the Pocket 2

The battery life of each action camera is identical, at 140 minutes runtime at 1080p video recording.

The charge time is also similar, meaning they both have an uptime score of 65/100.

You can't remove the battery from either action camera.

And it appears they use the exact same battery as each other, with a size of 875mAh in each of the gimbal cameras.

They are both of a medium, pocket sized gimbal action camera that utilize 3-axis motorised gimbal to smooth out the videos being recorded.

Photo and Video Comparison Features

In this area there is a huge improvement in terms of field of view, going from 80degrees for the original Osmo Pocket, to 93degrees for the Pocket 2.

That is a 13degree field of view improvement between the original and new versions.

The original also used a 1/2.3" sized image sensor, which is 6.7mm diagonally. 

The new pocket 2 gimbal camera uses a 1/1.7" sized image sensor, which is 9.5mm diagonally.

This is nearly a 2mm size improvement for the image sensor, which is a huge upgrade in terms of low light and other features.

You also get a bigger F stop with the Pocket 2, at F1.8, compared to the original Osmo Pockets F2. This is another improvement for low light.

In terms of photo resolutions, the original was capable of 12MP photos, whilst the new version is capable of 64MP photos.

This is incredible for those looking at huge panorama photos and wishing to print their images in large format for their home.

You still get 4K video recording on both cameras and both are capable of 4K up to 60fps.

The difference being that the Pocket 2 now has 1080p at 240fps, compared to the 120fps with the original Osmo Pocket, which is another improvement over the original.

You get similar modes and features, hyperlapse, panorama, timelapse, but the biggest improvement is active tracking for the new Pocket 2, which will keep you or whatever object or person you want to keep in shot, in shot.

There is also a directional sound improvement too with the Pocket 2. Whichever way the camera is facing, the microphones facing that direction will overpower and focus more than those facing away from the action, a fantastic and unique feature in our opinion.

Finally, you also get up to 8x digital zoom on the new Pocket 2, another handy little feature.

Summary of Comparison

If you don't require any of the new features that the Pocke 2 comes with, such as active tracking, a thumb stick control (this is one of the reasons we prefer a Fimi Palm as it's the only other to come with this), a larger sensor and 240fps at 1080p, amongst other features.

And you can find the original Osmo Pocket much cheaper than the Pocket 2, it's still a fantastic camera and started the wave of pocket gimbal action cameras we're now seeing released this year.

If you are new to this area and looking for the best, it would be hard not to pick up the Pocket 2 with all it's many improved features.

 

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DJI Osm Pocket Action Camera Gimbal Spec DJI Pocket 2 Gimbal Action Camera Specs
Title DJI Osmo Pocket Action Camera Gimbal Specs DJI Pocket 2 Gimbal Action Camera Specs
Price $350 $399
Release date 1 year 11 months ago 1 month 1 week ago
Video review

Phsyical Specs

Phsyical Specs

Dimensions 121.9 × 36.9 × 28.6 mm 124 × 38 × 30 mm
Volume 128.00cm³ 142.00cm³
Weight 116grams 117grams
Screen rear touch screen rear touch screen
Ports micro SD micro SD, micro USB
Physical features thumb stick control

Performance Specs

Performance Specs

Battery life 140minutes 140minutes
Charge time 75minutes 73minutes
Uptime score 65/100 65/100
Depth rating (without case) 0m 0m
Remove battery
Shock resistant 0.00m 0.00m
Battery size 875mAh 875mAh
Chipset
Form cylinder tube cylinder tube
Connectivity Wifi, Bluetooth Wifi, Bluetooth
Image stabilisation motorised gimbal motorised gimbal
Movement sensors
Size medium medium
IP Rating

Photo and Video Features

Photo and Video Features

Field of view 80degrees 93degrees
Image sensor
Sensor size 1/2.3 inch 1/1.7 inch
Image sensor diagonal 9.50mm
Aperture F2.00 F1.80
Photo resolution 12.00mp 64.00mp
Photo burst rate 0fps
Best video resolution 4k 4k
Best video resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Resolution and fps 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 1080p 120fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 30fps, 4k 60fps 1080p 30fps, 1080p 60fps, 1080p 120fps, 1080p 240fps, 2.7k 30fps, 2.7k 60fps, 4k 30fps, 4k 60fps
Video resolutions with stabilization 4k 30fps 4k 60fps
Shooting modes charge and record, hyperlapse, photo, time lapse, time lapse video, video HDR, hyperlapse, live streaming, photo, photos in video, time lapse video, video, motionlapse
Photo features hyperlapse, panorama, single shot, timelapse panorama, RAW photos, single shot, timelapse
Slow mo 4x 8x
Slowest FPS 120fps 60fps
Bitrate 100Mb 100Mb
Minimum focus distance 30cm 30cm
Internal microphones 4
Video features HDR, image stabilization, manual ISO, motion detection, motionlapse
Photo features hyperlapse, panorama, single shot, timelapse panorama, RAW photos, single shot, timelapse
Zoom digital

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