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Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy?
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This year, DJI has launched both the Osmo Mobile 2 and Osmo Pocket. Both devices give you the ability to transform your everyday moments into cinematic adventures, but there are some big differences. Here, we’ll be comparing the two, looking at the key features of both devices to help you find out which product is most suitable for you. Let’s get started!

Ease of UsePortability

At just 116 g, Osmo Pocket is the clear winner in the weight department. True to its name, Osmo Pocket is incredibly easy to transport; slip it into your pocket and take it along anywhere.

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The Osmo Mobile 2 is a slightly heavier device at 485 g but remains compact and highly portable thanks to its foldable design.

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Standalone Operation

Osmo Pocket is a 3-axis stabilized handheld camera that doesn’t require a smartphone to operate. The device features an integrated 1.08-inch touchscreen that can be used to navigate through different shooting modes.

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While Osmo Pocket can be operated on its own, its Universal Port allows you to connect to your smartphone as well. In this configuration, your smartphone screen can be used with the DJI Mimo app for expanded creating, editing, and sharing options.

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The Osmo Mobile 2 is a powerful tool, but it cannot function alone. Users must connect their smartphone and open the DJI GO app to operate it.

Connection Method

The Osmo Mobile 2 connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. While the device can be operated without this connection, many features can’t be used in this configuration.

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Osmo Pocket, on the other hand, offers full functionality both as a standalone device and when connected to a smartphone. Osmo Pocket can be connected to your phone using Wi-Fi*, Bluetooth, or through the Universal Port.

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*There is a maximum operating distance of 10 meters when connected to Osmo Pocket with your smartphone through Wi-Fi.

*The DJI Mimo app automatically opens when you connect Osmo Pocket to your smartphone via the Universal Port.

Setup

Osmo Pocket can be turned on or off in seconds with the power button, and the device doesn’t need to be balanced before use. The DJI Mimo app automatically opens when you connect Osmo Pocket to your smartphone via the Universal Port.

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Osmo Mobile 2 requires you to connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and the device needs to be balanced before you can use it. Despite these additional steps, the device is still incredibly easy to set up.

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Smooth Footage3-Axis Gimbal

Both devices have a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, which produces shake-free footage in any situation.

Osmo Pocket is officially DJI’s smallest handheld 3-axis gimbal, and features sophisticated algorithms that ensure the gimbal movement is exceptionally smooth.

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High-Definition Images

The image quality on Osmo Mobile 2 varies depending on the type of smartphone you use. However, this also gives you the freedom to experiment with different smartphone models, taking advantage of specific imaging capabilities.

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Contrastingly, Osmo Pocket has a dedicated camera that snaps photos in stunning high-definition detail. Don’t let the small size fool you; it comes with a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° wide-angle lens, and f/2.0 aperture. This allows Osmo Pocket to shoot 4K/60fps ultra-high-definition video at 100 Mbps and 12 MP photos.

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PerformanceBattery Life

A fully charged Osmo Pocket can record a 140-minute 4k/60fps video*. In addition to this, with a one-hour fast charge, the battery can be boosted to a 90% charge. The Osmo Mobile 2 truly excels in this category, with up to 15 hours of battery life!

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*Only when you use Osmo Pocket as a standalone device.

Intelligent Features Both Products HaveActiveTrack

For a more immersive viewing experience, ActiveTrack automatically recognizes and tracks your subject of choice. Luckily both devices have this advanced feature available.

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Timelapse/Motionlapse

Whether you are trying to capture slick city scenes or a spectacular sunset, both the Osmo Mobile 2 and Osmo Pocket can record beautiful time-lapse videos.

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Panorama

For bigger shots that reveal your surroundings, both devices are capable of capturing a 3×3 panorama, which stitches nine images together to create one epic shot.

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The Osmo Mobile 2 and Osmo Pocket can also both stitch together four images to create a stunning 180° panorama image.

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Low-Light Shooting

For great footage in low-light environments, both devices have a 3-axis gimbal that eliminates any unwanted movement, keeping your shots steady without the use of a tripod.

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Exclusive for Osmo PocketFPV Mode

Osmo Pocket really packs a punch with FPV mode, allowing you to record your greatest adventures from your own unique perspective. Instead of using a locked viewing axis, FPV enables the camera to follow your every tilt and lean, resulting in incredibly dynamic footage.

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Ultra-Wide Angle Selfie

Of course, the Osmo Mobile 2 allows you to take selfies, but Osmo Pocket takes this feature one step further, letting you capture ultra-wide-angle images to capture more of your surroundings.

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FaceTrack

Osmo Pocket also features FaceTrack, which automatically detects your face when you are taking a selfie, keeping you in the spotlight of your adventure. This mode can also be used to track and follow your subjects with incredible accuracy.

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Dedicated Accessories

Osmo Pocket has a collection of perfectly-suited accessories to help elevate your footage. These include a Wireless Module, which provides Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, and transmission so you can control the gimbal wirelessly using your smartphone. Additional accessories will be released soon, including a waterproof case that allows you to shoot footage at a maximum depth of 60 meters! 23.png

My Story & Story Mode

DJI Mimo was developed for anyone who has a story to tell. This dedicated app automatically opens when you connect Osmo Pocket to a smartphone. It extends your creative potential with editing tools and provides a platform for its own photography community, opening the door to a world of visual storytelling.

My Story offers a unique editing suite that contains preset editing templates. This auto-editing function allows you to quickly create short videos that you can share on your social media channels.

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Story mode is another editing option that offers a variety of stylistic editing presets that help bring your creative projects alive. Designed for beginners and experienced users, this mode features expertly-designed templates and soundtracks to elevate your footage.

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The Final Verdict!

The Osmo Mobile 2 is an excellent choice for capturing smooth, stable footage with a smartphone. The device was built to film on the go, turning any situation into a moment worth capturing. Thanks to creative shooting modes like ActiveTrack and Motionlapse, you can effortlessly create epic scenes. The Osmo Mobile 2 also features an impressive, long-lasting battery, empowering you to take your story even further.

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For photographers, videographers, vloggers, or anyone interested in creating content with a unique feel and perspective, Osmo Pocket is the undisputed champion. It’s amazingly portable and turns on in seconds to ensure you never miss a shot. It can also be used with a variety of accessories to offer even more creative potential. And with FPV mode, FaceTrack, and ultra-wide-angle selfies, Osmo Pocket opens the door to a world of filmmaking possibilities.

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From DJI Buying Guides:https://store.dji.com/guides/osmo-pocket-vs-osmo-mobile-2/


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2018-12-2
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Luca Rubino
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Already sold my Osmo Mobile 2 to get the new Osmo Pocket! Stunning device!
2018-12-5
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Montfrooij
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Thanks for the info!
2018-12-5
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STRIDE8
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Man.. thinking of selling my OM2 for the pocket as well
2018-12-7
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dronybaloney
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Ordered the pocket today. Curious if it works indeed like described
2018-12-12
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2 Weeks ago, I bought the osmo 2, and just bought the pocket.... so I will sell the OSMO 2 that I never used.
2018-12-16
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Greg - TheHuski
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Sadly i don't want either..  Not interested in using my mobile phone connected to a Osmo 2 or Pocket.   I have too much personal info to carry that out in the open.   But that's me..  I'd rather a device that doesn't require the use of my mobile phone...    If I had to chose one, it would be the pocket..
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 12-17 19:25
Sadly i don't want either..  Not interested in using my mobile phone connected to a Osmo 2 or Pocket.   I have too much personal info to carry that out in the open.   But that's me..  I'd rather a device that doesn't require the use of my mobile phone...    If I had to chose one, it would be the pocket..

You can use the Osmo Pocket quite well without it connected to a phone. See my video review showing it in standalone mode
2018-12-19
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Kyletay60**
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Hey, new to the Forum.

Looking at getting an OSMO or OSMO Pocket for some traveling, but struggling to find an article that does a comparison between the two. Any advice or suggestions?
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Kyletay60** Posted at 12-19 18:24
Hey, new to the Forum.

Looking at getting an OSMO or OSMO Pocket for some traveling, but struggling to find an article that does a comparison between the two. Any advice or suggestions?

The Osmo Pocket doesnt work currently due to app problems so I'd go with the OSMO or another brand.
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Kyletay60** Posted at 12-19 18:24
Hey, new to the Forum.

Looking at getting an OSMO or OSMO Pocket for some traveling, but struggling to find an article that does a comparison between the two. Any advice or suggestions?

I like the Osmo mobile (I have version 1) and the Osmo Pocket. When it comes to travel, it's about size and I'm sure you want to have the camera available fast. These are points for the pocket. You simpy slide it into your packet. And when you need it, you simply grab it, start it, and after 5 seconds you are ready to use it.

The picture quality is really good regarding the size of the pocket itself and the sensor.

Normally I would take a good reliable camera and in addition the Osmo Pocket.
2018-12-21
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Mark S
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I am a DJI Spark Drone owner.  When I saw the OSMO Pocket I thought it would be cool if it could match the video stability of the Spark but I was not sure it could for such a small size.  I am also an OSMO 2 owner.

Well, I am VERY pleased with the Pocket.  My first video experience that I shot without much practice came out great.  I am a pretty good still DSLR photographer but not much video experience.  This made capturing a nice looking video story easy.  I think with more practice I will be able to create some spectacular footage.

My first video was of a family holiday party and I was able to roam around the room and capture video and audio that truly communicated some of the energy in the group.

My second was a slo-mo capture of an older sister interacting with a younger brother that truly captured the emotion of the moment.

I know you can use the Pocket with your smartphone attached but that is not the way I plan on using it.  The tiny screen is useful for at least most things I intend to do.  You do use your smartphone for some settings on the Pocket then disconnect it.  The small size makes it very suited for candid use where people won't notice your equipment as much.  I don't think the OSMO 2 would have been as "invisible" as the Pocket.

The OSMO 2 also works well but it does take more prep and it is a bigger unit.  The good news with the 2 is the extra mass.  The heavier unit probably is not as prone to hand shake BUT because my iPhone X is held in a clamp I would not be comfortable taking it for a jog or in some situations where there would be bumps or impacts.  The fact you are recording directly on your smart phone is also interesting in some situations.

For me the Pocket is highly recommended if you need a very small camera to tell a video story.
2018-12-26
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WebParrot
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I really appreciate this presentation/comparison.  I'm keeping the link to share on other forums where people have questioned the differences and capabilities.  
2018-12-28
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i am on the side of Osmo Pocket
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Ray of Hope Posted at 2018-12-19 15:54
You can use the Osmo Pocket quite well without it connected to a phone. See my video review showing it in standalone mode https://youtu.be/vKC4klai3zE

Cheers Big ears
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Does anyone know whether the Pocket or Mobile 2 is better for shooting vertically for Instagram Stories? Do the gimbals still work smoothly and use its full capability when shooting vertically? Thanks!
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Osmo pocket is very handy and the video/photo clarity is also quite amazing
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How would the camera on something like a an iPhone X compare to the built in camera on the Pocket? I know that they both have the capabilities to shoot 24p and 4k for that "cinematic feel", but which one actually has the most professional look without tweaking? It's hard to tell in published videos online what's the most tweaked in post.
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