The biggest drone company in the world just came out with the world’s tiniest gimbal and it could be a total game changer.
DJI hosted an event in New York City today where the drone-maker unleashed its smallest creation ever: the Osmo Pocket. While most gimbal companies are busy making a big gimbal to put your iPhone or DSLR on, DJI just made a gimbal with its own camera that attaches to your iPhone.
Take a closer look:
Osmo Pocket is essentially like a miniaturized version of GoPro’s Karma Grip, only smaller and you can’t take the camera off of the gimbal. The company took the camera sensors from its Mavic Air drone, upgraded it a bit, and slapped it onto a tiny gimbal you can carry around in your pocket.
The camera shoots 12MP stills at video up to 4K at 60fps, allowing you to capture smooth cinematic shots on the fly. It packs a 1/2.3-inch sensor an 80° wide-angle lens, touch controls and a small video display on the front.
One of the standout features on the Osmo Pocket is its ability to connect to your iPhone to unlock more features while also providing a bigger viewfinder for filmers. DJI also has a bunch of accessories for it, like an underwater housing, extension pole, ND filters, dog mount and more.
Even though DJI says the Osmo Pocket isn’t an action camera, it will certainly compete with the new GoPro Hero 7 this holiday season. Priced at just $349, it’s $50 cheaper than the new GoPro and some of the software features like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse and 3×3 panorama make it a killer tool for people looking to shoot high-quality videos on the fly.
DJI will ship the Osmo Pocket on December 15. You can pre-order it now from the company’s website.