The DJI Osmo Pocket is probably the best action cam with stabilization you can buy and now there’s a new model in town.
DJI announced the Pocket 2, which promises a complete audio rework and modular bases.
The new action cam features a new “Matrix Stereo” microphones which uses four microphones placed so that you won’t accidentally cover them with your hands when shooting.
Those same four microphones also now have “audio zoom”, which automatically narrows the sound field when you zoom.
And you’ll zoom a lot, most likely! This tiny action camera can zoom up to 8x in 64 MP mode and has 4x lossless zoom in 16 MP mode or 1080p.
Considering that the only complaints about the original Osmo Pocket were about sound quality, it’s very nice to hear that DJI invested so much in the audio of the Osmo Pocket 2.
On the software side, the new DJI Pocket 2 now has Drop Aware, so it’s a bit more protected in the case of a fall, and has Fast Wake so you can open it quicker (and, you know, not miss the action).
What about hardware?
While at first glance it looks just like the previous model, the Osmo Pocket 2 comes with modular bases and a “Do-it-All” handle.
You’ll probably use this the most, since it has a tripod base, speaker, 3.5 mm jack, wireless microphone receiver, plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Still, you’d have to pay more.
The $349 DJI Pocket 2 comes with a few accessories like the tripod mount and the mini control stick.
It’s in the $499 package that you get all the accessories, including the DJI Do-It-All handle and a wide-angle lens.
The DJI Pocket 2 launches November 1st and, just like the previous model, it will probably land on a lot of wishlists.