DJI Unveils Pocket Gimbal Camera

DJI Unveils Pocket Gimbal Camera
The tiny mechanically-stabilized camera can be connected to a smartphone to provide a large viewing screen.

(CCM) — Chinese drone-maker DJI has begun showing off a tiny handheld gimbal-mounted camera which offers many of the advanced features used by its camera drones.

The Osmo Pocket is similar in size to a GoPro, standing just four inches tall and weighing a little over four ounces. The camera can record stabilized video at 60 frames per second at 4K, with dual microphones capturing sound, and it can also take still photographs at 12 megapixels.

The device is equipped with a one-inch viewfinder screen which is also used to configure the camera's settings, but it can be connected to an iPhone or Android phone to provide a larger screen.

When connected to a smartphone, users can also take advantage of a number of DJI's advanced "intelligent shooting" camera modes including ActiveTrack, which makes the camera follow a person or thing; FaceTrack, which keeps a specific face at the center of the shot; and NightShot, which illuminates low-lit scenes and stabilizes the camera for exposure times as long as three seconds without the need for a tripod.

The Osmo Pocket will be available on December 15, priced at $349. Mavic is also planning a range of accessories including a waterproof case, extension rod, and a 3.5mm adapter so that users can connect external microphones.

Image: © Mavic.