It appears that DJI has been on a roll these past couple of months with regards to gimbals. The company first launched a new Osmo Mobile 4 gimbal back in August, and then earlier this month, they launched their new Ronin gimbals designed for larger cameras. Now they’re back with their latest gimbal, the DJI Pocket 2.
The Pocket 2 is the successor to the original Pocket, but unlike the Osmo Mobile or Ronin series, the Pocket series actually comes with a built-in camera. This is a tiny camera that comes on a gimbal of its own, with the idea being that this is more like an all-in-one solution for those who don’t want to use their phones or want a more pocketable device.
The Pocket 2 will come with a 64MP 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor with 8x zoom, the ability to record 4K video at 60fps, 3-axis gimbal stabilization, a quad microphone setup with stereo effect, and also features like TrackTrack 3.0 and a hybrid AF. There is also a very tiny built-in display that will give you a preview of what you’re recording.
That being said, the DJI Pocket 2 doesn’t necessarily come cheap. It is priced at $349 which makes it about twice as expensive as the Osmo Mobile 4, but if you want a more convenient solution rather than fiddle around with smartphones or DSLRs, then maybe this could be the device for you.