DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is a portable powerhouse for content creators

    DJI officially launched the Osmo Pocket 3 today. The new portable camera offers content creators incredible capability in a form factor that fits in your pocket.

    The versatile Osmo Pocket 3 features a powerful 1″ CMOS sensor to deliver the stunning visuals we’ve come to know (and expect) from DJI. You’ll not only get 4K quality at up to 120 frames per second but also a great capacity to shoot in vertical orientation for YouTube Shorts, TikTok, Instagram Reels and more.

    The device’s body features a 2″ touchscreen that shows you what the camera is seeing, including your own face as it rotates to a selfie mode. The rotating gimbal head keeps your footage nice and smooth, even when walking, running, hiking, riding and more. Thanks to 3-axis stability, the camera is stable, and you always feel in control of its smooth operation, controlled by a small joystick under your thumb.

    If you want to record, just hit the record button, if you want to stop, then tap it again to end the clip, and is this simplicity that makes it incredibly approachable for all skill levels.

    Where your filming requires vertical, there’s no complex setting screen to venture to, rather just flip the screen to the left and your view of the world changes to vertical. Tapping record now creates vertical videos and flipping back to landscape is just as easy.

    Perhaps the most impressive surprise with the Osmo Pocket 3 is its microphone.. The DJI Mic 2 offers great wireless connectivity to the Pocket 3, while recording great audio when clipped to the shirt, of your subject and has a really slick transparenty design to the mic body. I can’t get enough of that design and would love to see more technology go with semi-transparent exteriors to allow a window into the technology inside.

    I’ve had a chance to experience the DJI Pocket 3 early and will have a full review for you soon. Until then, here’s what’s new and interesting about the latest device from DJI.

    “With the Osmo Pocket 3, we’ve reimagined handheld imaging, offering users a creative tool that combines precision and portability like never before. We’re eager to witness the incredible stories and moments our users will capture with this remarkable camera.”

    Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI.

    Compact Design, Impressive Visuals

    The Osmo Pocket 3 is uses specialised image quality optimisation and night shots bring low-light scenes to life with clarity and authentic colour. The camera will fine-tune the exposure for different skin tones to deliver a clear and glowing complexion in every frame.

    For professional-level creations, the Osmo Pocket 3 offers 10-bit D-Log M and 10-bit HLG colour modes that record landscapes with remarkable detail, presenting accurate colours and vivid highlights.

    With 10-bit D-Log M, you can explore up to one billion colours and experience rich detail in every shot, while 10-bit HLG HDR recording provides a higher dynamic range for stunning visuals on HDR-enabled equipment.

    Intelligent Features

    The Osmo Pocket 3 introduces a host of intelligent features to elevate your creative output.

    Similar to DJI’s drones, the Osmo Pocket 3 offers ActiveTrack, this time version 6.0 which offers multiple follow modes, including Face Auto-Detect and Dynamic Framing, for cinematic-level footage.

    The built-in three-mic array reduces wind noise and captures omnidirectional stereo sound, providing immersive audio.

    DJI Mic 2 compatibility enables dual-person recording for vlogs, interviews, and live streams.

    Glamour Effects 2.0 adds personalised beauty options, while Osmo Pocket 3’s automatic axis locks secure the gimbal in the storage position.

    The Osmo Pocket 3 can be charged to 80% in just 16 minutes and when fully charged, it can record up to 116 minutes of 4K/60fps footage or up to 166 minutes of 1080p/24fps footage to its microSD slot.

    Creative Modes

    Osmo Pocket 3 is a versatile creative tool that can adapt to any scenario, including live streaming in high-definition, and functioning as a webcam for online meetings and video chats. Its built-in timecode function streamlines post-production, ensuring that your footage syncs seamlessly between different cameras for pro-level editing and storytelling. 

    Osmo Pocket 3 also offers a range of creative modes and features that are just a few taps away, including:

    • · SpinShot: Get 180° smooth camera movements with one hand.
    • · Motionlapse: From sunrises to city traffic, capture the gorgeous and surreal flow of time.
    • · Digital Zoom: Up to 4x digital zoom lets you get closer in any shot.
    • · Panorama: Give sweeping landscapes and scenes the full detail they deserve.

    Edit with LightCut

    If you’ve used DJI devices before, chances are you’ve heard of the LightCut app. LightCut offers an easy connection to your Osmo Pocket 3, offering a convenient One-Tap Edit feature for simple content creation. This app uses AI-powered recognition to highlight moments from your footage and instantly generates shareable 4K videos, saving you valuable editing time.

    The app also boasts a diverse range of video templates, catering to various themes like vlogs, travel adventures, parties, family gatherings, pet moments, food experiences, daily life, and more.

    With LightCut, you can edit with ease and transform your raw footage into well-crafted content in seconds.

    Additionally, the app’s efficient editing process eliminates the need to download footage during editing, preserving valuable storage space on your smartphone.

    Accessories that support your imagination

    Elevate your Osmo Pocket 3 experience with a selection of versatile accessories designed to complement your creativity: 

    Osmo Pocket 3 Black Mist Filter: The Black Mist Filter adopts a magnetic design for easy mounting. It can control highlight flares and soften skin tones, giving you a unique and captivating look.

    Osmo Pocket 3 Wide-Angle Lens: Attach the Wide-Angle Lens to expand the FOV to 108° and capture more in every frame. Its magnetic design allows for quick, convenient attachment and detachment.

    Osmo Mini Tripod: The Mini Tripod is flexible, portable, and equipped with a 1/4″-20 screw for expansion.

    Osmo Pocket 3 Battery Handle: The Battery Handle has a built-in 950mAh battery, which can increase the operating time by approximately 62% when connected to Pocket 3. It supports hot swapping and comes with a USB-C port that can be used to connect external audio devices. The 1/4″ thread at the bottom can connect accessories like tripods.

    DJI Mic 2 Transmitter: The DJI Mic 2 Transmitter ensures clear sound recording to deliver pro-level audio quality. One transmitter has an operating time of six hours and comes with 8 GB of internal storage which can store up to 14 hours of 48kHz 24-bit audio without compression. 

    Osmo Pocket 3 Magnetic ND Filters Set: The Magnetic ND Filters Set includes ND16, ND64, and ND256 filters. A magnetic design facilitates easy attachment and detachment.

    Osmo Pocket 3 Expansion Adapter: The Expansion Adapter can expand to fit a cold shoe and an action camera port.

    Osmo Pocket 3 Carrying Bag: Designed specifically for the Creator Combo, the Carrying Bag ensures convenient storage of all your devices and accessories.

    DJI Care Refresh 

    DJI Care Refresh, the comprehensive protection plan for DJI products, is now available for Osmo Pocket 3. Accidental damage is covered by the replacement service, including natural wear, collisions, and water damage. For a small additional charge, you can have your damaged product replaced if an accident occurs. 

    DJI Care Refresh (1-Year Plan) includes up to 2 replacements in 1 year. DJI Care Refresh (2-Year Plan) includes up to 4 replacements in 2 years. Other services of DJI Care Refresh include an official warranty, international warranty service and free shipping. For a full list of details, please visit: 

    Pricing and Availability

    The Osmo Pocket 3 is available to order from and authorised retail partners, with shipping starting today, in the following configurations:

    The Osmo Pocket 3 retails for A$849.00. This includes:

    • Osmo Pocket 3,
    • a Type-C to Type-C PD Cable,
    • a Osmo Pocket 3 Protective Cover,
    • a DJI Wrist Strap,
    • a Osmo Pocket 3 Handle With 1/4″ Thread.

    The Osmo Pocket 3 Creator Combo retails for $1,129, and includes:

    • The Osmo Pocket 3,
    • a Type-C to Type-C PD Cable,
    • a Osmo Pocket 3 Protective Cover,
    • a DJI Wrist Strap,
    • a Osmo Pocket 3 Handle With 1/4″ Thread,
    • a DJI Mic 2 Transmitter (Shadow Black),
    • a DJI Mic 2 Windscreen,
    • a DJI Mic 2 Clip Magnet,
    • a Osmo Pocket 3 Battery Handle,
    • a Osmo Mini Tripod,
    • and Osmo Pocket 3 Carrying Bag. 

    You can get more information from DJI at

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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