DJI Osmo Pocket
I picked up a new little camera to try and improve the quality of the footage on my walking tours. This video is basically me testing out the camera by riding around Angeles City in a bumpy tricycle and taking a long walk. The entertainment value of this video is, well, not exactly a masterpiece. If you’re thinking about buying the camera then it’s of value, or, if you want to see the sights of Angeles City in the daytime, then it will be interesting. For everyone else, you may want to wait for my next adventure to post.
This little camera works pretty darn good. The stabilization and video quality are both superb. The audio is to be expected from a small camera like this, so an external microphone is going to be a necessity.
During the walking tour, the footage is a tiny bit bouncy, but that’s because I was carrying it like a flashlight and walking normally. Since I was swinging my arms naturally, there is a bit of movement on the footage. I wanted to see if anyone on the street noticed the camera in my hand, and they didn’t. The next video I post, I’ll hold the camera out in front of me while walking and you’ll be able to see that the footage is just as stable as the tricycle ride.
The footage is shot in 4K at 60FPS. No stabilization or color grading was applied in post. What you see is what the camera recorded.
Overall first impressions of the DJI Osmo Pocket? It’s a great little camera and well worth $350 bucks. You do need to pick up a few of the accessories to fully appreciate its potential. Once I get my hands on the accessories, I’ll post a video showing which items I think are worth purchasing.
I bought the camera over at SM Clark at the Apple Store. It’s obviously more expensive to buy it here in the Philippines, but they do have it there if you’re interested. They do not carry any of the accessories so I’ll have to hunt for those down in Manila.