DJI Osmo Pocket 3 now available with 1-inch CMOS camera and rotating OLED display
DJI has finally replaced the Pocket 2, a pocket-sized camera that it launched three years ago this month. As expected, DJI has returned to its Osmo branding for its third-generation model, which it dropped for the Pocket 2. Thus, the Pocket 2's successor has arrived as the Osmo Pocket 3 and follows August's release of the Osmo Action 4.
In short, DJI has overhauled its camera hardware, display technology, object tracking and battery capabilities between the Pocket 2 and Osmo Pocket 3. Specifically, DJI has moved from a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor in the former to a 1-inch CMOS sensor in the latter, which is also joined by PDAF autofocus and 3-axis gimbal mechanical stabilisation. Additionally, DJI has included its ActiveTrack 6.0 object tracking technology this time around, a feature that is present in the Osmo Mobile 6 too.
Moreover, DJI claims that the Osmo Pocket 3 will reach 80% charge in a mere 16 minutes, 3x as fast as its predecessor at 48 minutes. Similarly, the company rates the Osmo Pocket 3's battery life at 166 minutes when shooting videos at 1080p and 24 FPS, which equates to 26 minutes longer than the Pocket 2. Arguably, the most noticeable change comes in the former of the Osmo Pocket 3's display, which is twice as wide as the 1-inch and 240 x 220-pixel LCD in its predecessor.
Not only can the Osmo Pocket 3's display rotate, but it is also an OLED panel that resolves at 556 x 314 pixels. The Osmo Pocket 3 is available now and starts from US$519. Alternatively, DJI sells the pocket-sized camera as the Osmo Pocket 3 Creator Combo for US$669 with various accessories for getting started. Please see DJI's website for more details.