DJI Pocket 2, what’s new
DJI itself has already made it clear that we will see a new version of the Osmo Pocket on its website and will arrive on October 20. And yes, we know that it will be this and not another product because some images have also been filtered that rule out the possibility that it was the Osmo Action for example.
The second generation seems that it will simplify its name and will be called directly as DJI Pocket 2. Although the product concept will remain the same. That is, a small stick-like device that has a three-axis mini gimbal on top with a camera that is reminiscent of the one they mount on their own drones.
And that is where the first change would arrive precisely. The new camera would be identical or very similar to the one seen on the DJI Mavic Air 2. That would mean it would have a 1/2 inch sensor, digital zoom options, and higher quality in slightly less light situations.
Then there would be the differences at the design level and that would also affect the very possibilities that this particular camera would offer. To begin with, the body would be somewhat older, which would not be a big problem since it was already very small in its first generation.
Another detail to highlight is that now would include a small joystick with which to control the movements of the gimbal and that will be much more comfortable and practical than the previous control based on a rotating wheel that was not very precise and efficient to say.
Finally and related to sound, the future Pocket 2 would also include a wireless microphone that would serve to capture audio and a supposed voice control system that we imagine would be used to activate recording functions or the like. Although the latter can only be confirmed when it is officially presented.
In addition to all this, the DJI Pocket 2 would continue to have a USB C connection, a microSD card slot for storing the captured material and all the advantages at the software level with different tracking modes, timelapse, etc.
Price and availability
The price of new DJI Pocket 2 It has not been leaked at the moment, although it is supposed to cost about the same as the first version when it was released a couple of years ago. What you will have will be two packs.
A simpler one where only the device and the odd adapter plus the charging cable are included, and a more complete one where that would be included wireless microphone with its own forehead or deadcat to avoid the noise that the wind would generate when hitting it.
Regarding its launch date, it is assumed that there will be immediate availability from the next day October 20, date that is scheduled to be presented by DJI.