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DJI Osmo Pocket 3 (Quick Look) - For Moving Moments

This camera is designed to allow you to capture 4K/120fps footage as smoothly as possible with its three-axis mechanical stabilisation system.

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"Hello everyone and welcome to another Gamereactor Quick Look.
This is a brand new product from DJI, but before I sort of unwrap it, I just want to have one quick point."

"The good and the frustrating thing about covering DJI products in the sense that we've done it is that it seems that the different departments of DJI that design these products, very usually they make a stride in one area and then they take a step back in others.
And you can see that across the various product lineup launches that we've seen."

"So you know, for one big stride with the DJI Mavic Classic, for instance, the way that they design the carry bags that you get with the Fly More kits, well then it's all of a sudden a different kind of bag that's much worse, or they take away some accessories that was there in one part of the DJI, for instance, the Osmo Action, you take away some of that stuff in the next version."

"It just seems inconsistent.
But while that's probably still going to be true going forward, I've never seen a product launch which is more cohesively positive across the entire accessory range and the way that the product functions than this, the Osmo Pocket 3."

"Now let's unpack this fucker.
So the thing is, you get all of this.
This is the extended sort of version of the product.
So if you buy that and spend a little bit more, you get all of these things."

"Now, first and foremost, you get a protective carrying case, which can house the Osmo Pocket 3 when it's not in use.
Obviously, this adds thickness, but it also means that the pretty fragile gimbal is protected when it's inside this little carrying pouch here, which is, by the way, lined with a sort of soft quilted material, meaning that it won't scratch the lens when it's down there."

"That's not all you get, though.
There is a battery pack, which adds a whole host of extra battery.
This plugs into the USB Type-C port at the bottom of the sort of the frame of the Osmo Pocket 3, and it also adds the same, you know, industry standard threading, meaning that you could put a tripod on here or put it on a mount or whatever it is you want."

"Very, very cool.
Beyond that, and there's just so much more good news than this, you get this, which is the same thing, but it has a side mounted USB Type-C port if you want to add more accessories, and it also adds a DJI mic receiver unit, meaning that a DJI mic plugs right in, meaning that you can capture audio from yourself if you're not close to it."

"That DJI mic, well, you don't need to buy a DJI mic because it's right here.
This is the sender unit that you'll just put on your shirt right here.
You put the receiving module inside your Osmo Pocket 3 and off you are to the races.
That's actually quite important for us as a production company because, well, we don't have to carry around a set of DJI mic that we have to make sure is firmly charged in the little charging case, and while that's a great product, having to jump those hoops and just get it right here is just fantastic, and it's already ready to be paired."

"You don't need to slot things in or do anything differently as we usually would do with the action camera where you had to remove one cover in order to put the receiver on there.
This is all ready to go, and it's fantastic.
You also get the little tripod that I spoke about earlier."

"That basically means if you want to talk to the camera and you don't want to carry around the gimbal to film something up close and narrate from behind the camera, well, now it's very easy to fold this out, use the receiving end or the battery pack, slot this in through the industry standard threading, and off you go."

"That's very, very helpful, and again, you get all of this stuff here, and you get that alongside cables, a little sort of a wind pop filter for the mic if that's what you want, and that's really cool.
I mean, all of that for that money is, to me, very, very interesting indeed."

"And there is actually one more thing, because talking about the product itself, one thing that DJI doesn't always nail effectively is being welcome to new kinds of consumers.
So what does this do?
Well, for one, it has the easiest turn-on ready-to-go mechanism that I've seen on any DJI product, because all you do is that you flip the OLED screen, and on you are."

"It calibrates the gimbal for you, and you're ready to go.
And as you can see, it stabilizes if that's what you want, and that's it.
That's basically all you need to know.
They've also tweaked the UI so there's not too much information going on there."

"You can see at the bottom that it says 4K 60.
That is what it can film, maximum resolution.
How much filming time you have left on the SD card.
You can have an SD card in here up to 512 gigs, which is really cool as well."

"There's a little onboarding mic here, meaning that if you hold this and talk behind the camera, well, then you can narrate, but the sound is a bit mid, to be honest with you.
And a basic battery life toggle.
All very, very, very easy to use."

"This is perhaps the DJI product I've ever used that is the easiest to use.
Down here, you have a simple recording toggle on and off and the little threading here, which means that you can basically pan it around if that's what you want.
When you're done filming, you just slide this back and it will automatically turn off, reset the gimbal, and it's ready to go into this little carrying case here."

"I think that is quite fantastic.
It's not cheap and the little one to four inch CMOS sensor, which is a 20 millimeter sensor or f over 2.0 lens equivalent, is only filming at about 108 degrees, which means that you won't get those, you know, wide fisheye photos that you'd get from an action cam."

"But apart from that, filming in 4K 60 at 16 by 9 aspect ratio is very nice.
The one argument that would hold against this is that you can buy a DJI Osmo Mobile 6, I believe it's called, which is their mobile gimbal.
It gives you the gimbal functionality and you can use your smartphone."

"And what smartphones can do, which this can't do, is give you different shooting variety modes.
So that means that you have a telephoto for up close footage and ultra wide for wire escape footage and just, you know, a lot of different shooting scenarios, which this cannot give you."

"But apart from that, it's a really cool idea and something that I think we'll be working into our daily production flow here.
So thank you so much for watching.
See you on the next one."

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