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Moza MOIN gimbal camera takes on the DJI Pocket 2 with a flip-out 2.5-inch screen

Moza MOIN Camera
(Image credit: Moza)

Moza has announced its new Moza MOIN camera, a pocket gimbal camera in the same vein as the DJI Pocket 2 and the Benro Snoppa Vmate. What’s different about this one is its bigger flip-out 2.5-inch touchscreen, which should make it much easier to use as a standalone filming device.

Pocket gimbal cameras are a really interesting offshoot of action cameras and stabilising gimbal technology. They have an integrated grip for easy handheld filming and offer much smoother footage and camera movements than even the best-stabilized smartphone. At the same time, they are small enough to slip into a coat or a trouser pocket, or a bag.

The Moza MOIN's gimbal mount means it can be used for front or rear-facing shots without having to rotate the grip. (Image credit: Moza)

Moza MOIN Camera key features

The Moza MOIN’s camera is mounted at the top of the grip on a 3-axis gimbal which uses Moza’s “Deep Red” anti-shake motor control algorithm for shake-free, stabilized footage.

The MOIN has a 120-degree wide-angle lens and a 1/2.3-inch sensor which can capture 12-megapixel stills or 4K video at up to 60p – there’s also an 8x slow-motion option. Other shooting options include Face Tracking, First Person View (FPV), Panorama, and Time-Lapse modes. Sound is recorded using in-built stereo microphones.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of this camera is the flip-out 2.5-inch touchscreen display. This is much larger than the tiny screens on the rival DJI Pocket 2 and Benro Snoppa Vmate cameras. You can plug the DJI into a smartphone and use the phone’s display, but it’s not so easy to frame video properly on its built in screen, so we look forward to trying out the Moza MOIN to see the difference made by the larger screen.

Other specs include a weight of just 176g and a claimed battery life of 145 minutes. Moza says the battery will also charge full in 90 minutes. There is a companion Moza Artist mobile app for editing, filters, effects and music, and your content is transferred wirelessly via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

The Moza MOIN Camera will take on the DJI Pocket 2 and Benro Snoppa Vmate handheld gimbal cameras. (Image credit: Moza)

Moza MOIN Camera price and availability

The Moza MOIN Camera is available now at a price of $299. It’s available direct from the Moza website.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is the Group Reviews editor for Digital Camera World and across Future's entire photography portfolio. Previously he has been Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar. He has been writing about digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. 

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