Full upgrade without price increase DJI Pocket 2 pocket gimbal camera review
Yesterday, October 20, 2020, DJI released the Pocket 2 pocket gimbal camera. In 2018, DJI released the Osmo Pocket gimbal camera. Although it is a revolutionary product, it also has many pain points. Through the unremitting efforts of DJI engineers and R&D personnel, the second-generation products have solved the pain points of the first-generation products and brought users a comprehensive upgrade experience of the “super big cup”. DJI Pocket 2 has come to us with full sincerity.
Compared to the first-generation product, DJI Pocket 2 has maintained The “extremely small” body design weighs 117g, and the internal hardware structure design is more compact. According to DJI’s official statement, it squeezes every bit of space inside. DJI Pocket 2 uses a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor with 64 million pixels and supports 4K 60p and HDR video shooting. The product uses a unique 4-array microphone design to make the radio more perfect. In addition, there are 8x zoom, hybrid zoom 2.0, 8x slow motion, one-click editing and other excellent functions. In terms of accessories, many specialized products have also been added, so that professional users can also have a better experience.
Although it is a full upgrade of the “Super Cup”, DJI Pocket The price of DJI 2 is very conscientious, which fully reflects DJI’s sincerity. The current DJI Pocket 2 standard version is priced at 2499 yuan, and the DJI Pocket 2 all-around package version is priced at 3499 yuan. be consistent.
The main parameters of DJI Pocket 2 pocket gimbal camera:
1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor
64 million pixels
20mm focal length
93 Degree viewing angle range
8x digital zoom
up to 4K 60p video
4 microphone matrix pickup system
140 minutes battery life
117g body weight
Now, we have got the DJI Pocket 2 all-around package version. Let us take a look at the actual experience of this generation of products, and to what extent the picture quality, radio and functions have been improved.
”Ultimately small” body and abundant accessories
Let’s take a look at the exterior design of DJI Pocket 2, which maintains the same “extremely small” as the first generation. The overall size and weight are 117g, which is lighter than a mobile phone. There is a very good touch screen design on the front of the product. The logic used is the same as that of the OsmoAction action camera, that is, sliding from the four sides of the screen to the middle will present different functions. The very simple logic can help users quickly get started. If you are not used to this mode of operation, you can connect to the DJIMimoAPP on your phone to control and adjust with your phone.
DJI Pocket 2 power button
DJI Pocket 2 function buttons
DJI Pocket 2 screen
DJI Pocket 2 mini joystick
DJI Pocket 2’s mobile phone interface and mini joystick
DJI Pocket 2 is connected to the Apple Lightning interface
DJI Pocket 2 connection Phone status
In addition, there are three physical buttons on the front and side of the fuselage, which are the function button and camera button on the front, and the power button on the side. The front side can be replaced with a mobile phone interface or a mini joystick. Different operations and uses have been carried out. The mobile phone interface is presented with two kinds of Apple Lightning and Android USB-C respectively.
DJI Pocket 2 lens
The card slot of DJI Pocket 2
USBType-C interface of DJI Pocket 2
Tripod mount accessories for DJI Pocket 2
DJI Pocket 2’s tripod
The top of the fuselage is a stable gimbal and lens. The gimbal is still a three-axis design for stability Even better. The lens specifications have been introduced above, so I won’t repeat them here. There is also a MicroSD card slot on the side of the fuselage, and a base and USB-C charging port are designed at the bottom of the fuselage. The base can be removed and used to replace the 1/4 screw tripod adapter or the all-purpose handle.
Next, let’s talk about the differences in the gift accessories between the standard version of DJI Pocket 2 and the all-around package version.
DJI Pocket 2 Standard Edition not only has the pocket gimbal camera itself, but also comes with a mini joystick, two mobile phone ports, a 1/4 screw tripod adapter, a short hand strap, and a protective case. And a dual-head USB-C charging cable.
DJI Pocket 2Almighty suit
DJI Pocket 2 Almighty Suit Edition, in addition to these accessories of the standard version, also presents an expander lens, an all-purpose handle, a miniature tripod and a wireless microphone transmitter.
Dajiang Pocket 2Connect the all-around handle and tripod
The above is the appearance of DJI Pocket 2 after connecting the amplifier, the all-around handle and the mini tripod respectively. The accessories provided by the all-around kit are very practical and can fully satisfy many professional users. Shooting, radio needs, so if there is a need, I suggest you buy the all-round package version.
DJI Pocket 2 also has several accessories that can be purchased separately, such as extension rods, waterproof cases, mobile phone holders, ND filters and mobile charging boxes. Among them, the waterproof case for DJI Pocket 2 is not compatible with the first-generation mobile charging box, and the other three accessories can be used.
protective shell The ultimate connection state
The protective shell of this generation has also been better designed. In addition to being able to install the DJI Pocket 2 itself, it can also fix the all-round handle and the satellite tripod together on the protective shell. Carrying them together, this also solves a pain point of the first generation.
DJI Pocket 2 zoom lens
After attaching the zoom lens
The zoom lens adopts a magnetic design, which can be directly absorbed when it is close to the lens. After attaching the extender lens, the focal length of the lens is increased from 20mm to 15mm, and the angle of view is increased to 110 degrees, allowing you to shoot a wider range of scenery. For better stability, DJI adopts two sets of application algorithms for stabilizing the gimbal with and without the magnifying lens, because the minimal weight of the magnifying lens will slightly affect the stable operation of the gimbal.
DJI Pocket 2’s all-round handle
Among the accessories, the all-round handle and wireless microphone transmitter have to be mentioned. Remove the base of the DJI Pocket 2 and plug in the almighty handle to use it. The all-round handle is very small in size and light in weight, but it integrates a 1/4 screw port, which can be connected to other devices; it is also a wireless microphone receiving end with remarkable sound reception; it supports wireless image transmission, similar to the wireless module of the previous generation product; built-in speakers, Can play the sound of the playback video; built-in 3.5mm microphone audio conversion interface, you can connect professional audio equipment.
Dajiang Pocket 2’s wireless microphone transmitter
The wireless microphone transmitter also comes with a windproof wool cover, which can be pinned around the collar, so that users can perform long-distance radio work in a variety of environments.
horizontal hold DJI Pocket 2 can be used for vertical shooting video experience
There is also a thoughtful design. At present, many short video users need to shoot vertical video. Everyone will hold DJI Pocket 2 horizontally for handheld shooting, then You can record a vertical video directly. DJI professionals told us that DJI Pocket 2 cannot directly rotate the lens to shoot vertical video, like using OsmoMobile phone gimbal, because the mechanical structure of the three-axis stabilizer is different, rotating the lens vertically will directly affect the cloud. The stability of the desk work requires the user to hold the DJI Pocket 2 horizontally for vertical video shooting.
Excellent picture quality and shooting effect of DJI Pocket 2
The lens of DJI Pocket 2 has been fully upgraded. The current 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor has been compared with the flagship on the market. The same as the mobile phone, the pixel is also increased to 64 million, the video supports up to 4K 60p shooting, and the 20mm focal length, F1.8 aperture lens performance is also better than before, and it has 8x digital zoom capability and 4 array microphones. Therefore, whether it is video, radio or photographing, DJI Pocket 2 has been greatly improved, and then let’s take a look at its actual performance.
Now let’s talk about the part of starting the gimbal, DJI Pocket 2 can realize 1 second fast boot, the previous generation needs 3 seconds self-check time. In this way, the quick start of DJI Pocket 2 can be realized, ensuring that users can quickly grasp the wonderful moments. When shutting down, the camera head is designed to be turned back to the center by default to perfectly protect the lens.
First, let’s take a look at the 64 megapixel photos. Inside the DJI Pocket 2, you can choose to take 16-megapixel or 64-megapixel photos. In the case of the same sensor, 64 million pixels can bring greater resolution, that is, while the size of the photo is enlarged, the recorded details are more abundant and complete. Through the photos, you can see that the details of the 64 million pixel photos are better than the 16 million pixel photos.
Look at the zoom of DJI Pocket 2. Due to the limitations of size and lens structure, DJI Pocket 2 has no room to design optical zooms, including periscope lenses, etc., so digital zoom is also an excellent solution. The first-generation product cannot zoom, but DJI Pocket 2 designed 8x digital zoom when taking pictures. It can be seen from the photos that although it is digital zoom, the image quality after 8x zoom is still within our acceptable range. In addition, after 8x zoom, the motor power of DJI Pocket 2 will also change, which ensures that the picture under 8x zoom is still very stable.
In the video part, DJI Pocket 2 supports 4x zoom for 1080P format video and 2x zoom for 4K format video. Surprisingly, the zoom process of DJI Pocket 2 is very smooth, and there are no phenomena such as stalls. Therefore, the zoom experience during video shooting is very good. The test GIF images we shot can fully illustrate this point.
Many female users like to take selfies with the first generation Pocket, because At that time, the focal length of the lens and other restrictions, there will be a “big face” problem. DJI Pocket 2 significantly improves this problem. The 20mm wide-angle can make the face smaller when taking selfies, and it also has an excellent beauty effect. Now it’s a good experience to use DJI Pocket 2 to take selfies, and it’s easy to achieve “small face” photos.
DJI Pocket 2’s four-directional microphone design
In addition to the improved picture quality, the DJI Pocket 2’s radio has improved significantly. A wireless microphone is presented in the accessory of the Almighty Kit, which can be used for long-distance radio reception. On the machine itself, a microphone in four directions is also designed. Therefore, DJI has the first and unique sound field following function, that is, where the pan/tilt is pointing, Where is the sound position. There is also an audio zoom function, that is, audio and zoom are synchronized. When the picture is zoomed in, the sound will follow the directional zoom, and vice versa.
In Pro mode, DJI Pocket 2’s radio also supports omnidirectional radio, forward radio and front and rear two-way radio mode switching capabilities to meet the shooting and radio needs of more professional users. In addition, due to the four-directional microphone design, DJI Pocket 2 can reduce wind noise more intelligently and bring a purer radio experience.
This time, DJI Pocket 2’s zoom has been upgraded to hybrid zoom Version 2.0 has significantly improved the zoom speed and accuracy. From our GIF pictures, we can see that when shooting images with different depths of field, DJI Pocket 2 has a very fast focus response, and the focus is accurate, and the response of switching between different depths of field is also very fast. With this experience, we can often turn the lens to capture images with different depths of field when shooting.
The next step is to share some actual shooting experience effects of DJI Pocket 2.
First of all, DJI Pocket 2 is also equipped with Smart Follow 3.0 system, so you can have a better experience when tracking and shooting, especially when shooting children and pets, there will be a better experience . Through our screen recording video, I believe you can feel the advantages of the Smart Follow 3.0 system equipped with DJI Pocket 2. When we take selfies or record related content, we can be more worry-free and let DJI Pocket 2 track and shoot by ourselves.
Next is the most important stability test. We tested the stability performance of DJI Pocket 2 under fast walking, slow walking, running, steering, pitching and extreme shaking. Through the video, we can see that in any case, the stability of DJI Pocket 2 is amazing. This is also one of the core capabilities that DJI is proud of. For a camera that is so light and thin and light, the stability performance even surpasses the effect of many brands of large stabilizers.
DJI Pocket 2 has three built-in time-lapse shooting modes. With the included tripod, it can shoot static delay, trajectory delay and motion delay. In the trajectory delay, DJI Pocket 2 intimately designed several preset modes for users, allowing users to select and shoot with one click, such as the delay of the left and right trajectory, so that novice users can easily shoot tall and tall. Time-lapse video.
In addition to the one-button trajectory delay, the motion delay of the DJI Pocket 2 is also very interesting. This method of shooting by itself can present a very good sense of picture. If a mini joystick is installed, you can also lock the gimbal by pressing the button to shoot some special fixed-view shuttle motion delay effects.
3X3 panoramic photo
180 degree panorama Photos
In the photo section, using DJI Pocket 2 can also take panoramic photos. Different from mobile phones, the panoramic photos of DJI Pocket 2 are divided into 3X3 and 180 degrees, which are very easy to understand, and the shooting is automated, and the final imaging effect is very good.
New features of DJIMimo APP
Not surprisingly, DJI Pocket 2 still uses DJIMimo APP. This time, DJIMimoAPP still brings an excellent user experience and a very rich built-in features. If you are not accustomed to directly using DJI Pocket 2 to adjust, you can connect it to your mobile phone and use DJIMimoAPP to adjust.
In DJIMimoAPP, in addition to excellent experience, it also There is the STORY mode that DJI is proud of, that is, DJI presets some shooting themes for users. Users can choose these themes for shooting according to the content or shooting environment they want to shoot, and then the APP will automatically help everyone to synthesize. Produce a video with excellent effects and soundtrack. This mode is very friendly for novices. Since many product reviews have introduced this feature before, I won’t repeat the introduction here.
In the APP, a brand-new function is designed, called “one-click editing”. This function is simpler and more “dumb”. After the user comes in, he selects some photos and videos that have been taken in his album, and then clicks Next. At this time, the APP will automatically synthesize the effects for everyone, and the user can also customize some filters, templates, and credits, and then directly synthesize an excellent movie with a soundtrack. In this way, even novice users who do not understand editing at all can easily use DJIMimoAPP to create an excellent video.
It can be seen that while DJI has launched excellent hardware products, it also carefully considers users in terms of software APP, so that it can achieve today’s success, today’s status and today’s sales performance. This is the part that many domestic brands should learn.
DJI Pocket 2: The lightest camera worth buying
So far, our evaluation and introduction part is over. When DJI just released the Osmo Pocket, there was no precedent for this “extremely small” camera on the market, and DJI has achieved 0 to 1. Although the product has slots, its performance is still remarkable, and it also brings great convenience to many video users. Coming to DJI Pocket 2, the product is more mature and complete, and at the same time solves the user’s slots one by one, and brings a more humane and more convenient design, so this generation of Pocket is more worthy of users to start.
The shooting quality of DJI Pocket 2 has been improved in terms of functionality All have been introduced in detail, so I won’t repeat them here, let’s talk about its feel and experience. The feel of DJI Pocket 2 is inspired by badminton rackets. The grip of a badminton racket has been tempered. After DJI Pocket 2 is connected to the all-round handle, it is similar to the grip of a badminton racket, so it feels very good.
After experiencing DJI Pocket 2 for a few days, the author is already I am deeply in love with this product. For ordinary users, DJI Pocket 2 can bring an excellent shooting experience, with comprehensive functions and obvious improvement in image quality, which makes it easy to meet users’ daily records. For professional users, the new design and rich accessories of DJI Pocket 2 can provide more convenience for everyone, and it has professional performance in shooting and radio.
Finally return to the price, this time the DJI Pocket 2 is not only The “Super Big Cup” is the same as the first-generation product in terms of price, and there is no increase in the price in the true sense. This price also has a very obvious advantage in the current quasi-professional cameras on the market, and DJI Pocket 2 not only has excellent shooting capabilities and rich functionality, its stability performance is also obviously competitive in the market, so if you If you are a video fan, a video studio team, a Vlog fan, and a Douyin internet celebrity, then DJI Pocket 2 is very suitable for you.
The ending egg, the internal structure of DJI Pocket 2 is exposed:
DJI Pocket 2
DJI Pocket 2, all-round handle and wireless microphone transmitter
DJI Pocket 2, all-round handle and wireless microphone transmitter
DJI’s designer It is not easy for an engineer to “squeeze” out such a large space in such a small body and plug so much hardware.
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