DJI Osmo Pocket review

A feature-rich stabilized action camera that slips in your pocket to be taken anywhere

DJI Osmo Pocket

Digital Camera World Verdict

A great product that combines an action camera with a built-in mechanical gimbal stabilizer. This device is not only unbelievably small - but also produces superb results. There are also optional accessories, including a 3.5mm mic adaptor, but we’re disappointed it’s not possible to use it to stream live.


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    Really small

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    Easier to set up than separate camera and gimbal

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    Great 4K video results


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    No live streaming

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DJI is best known for its camera drones, but it also has the Osmo range of handheld gimbal stabilizers for land-based videography and photography with smartphones and cameras or all sizes. The DJI Osmo Pocket does something different, as it doesn't use your existing camera, it has its own action camera built in. 

The Osmo Pocket combines a three-axis mechanical gimbal, with a 12MP camera built around a 1/2.3-inch sensor and a small touchscreen. That’s all contained within a unit that measures 121.9 x 28.6 x 36.9mm and weighs 116g. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand and is perfect for slipping into your pocket.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.