Key differences between two pocket-sized cameras
DJI, world’s leading maker of consumer drones and gimbals, has recently launched its latest pocket-sized camera, DJI Osmo Pocket 3. Lets compare to its predecessor, DJI Pocket 2.
The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 costs $499 and was released in 2023. The DJI Pocket 2 is cheaper at $349 and was launched in 2020.
The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is slightly larger and heavier than the DJI Pocket 2. It weighs 132 g, whereas the DJI Pocket 2 weighs 117 g.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 has a bigger 2-inch touchscreen and joystick for easy control. The DJI Pocket 2 has a smaller 1.08-inch touchscreen and requires a smartphone for more functions.
DJI Pocket 2 has a “Do-It-All” Handle with speaker, mic jack, wireless module, and tripod mount. DJI Osmo Pocket 3 has a similar handle with extra battery pack for longer life (150 mins).
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 has a bigger case for four lens adapters (wide-angle, telephoto, macro, fisheye). DJI Pocket 2 has a simpler case for only the camera.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 has DJI Mic 2 transmitter with longer range, better sound, and wind noise reduction. DJI Pocket 2 has wireless mic as optional accessory.
DJI Pocket 3 has larger 1-inch sensor for better low-light & depth of field effects. DJI Pocket 2 has smaller 1/1.7-inch sensor, but higher still photo resolution (64MP vs 20MP).
Both cameras shoot up to 4K at 60 fps, but DJI Osmo Pocket 3 has better slow-motion: 120 fps in 4K or 240 fps in 1080p. DJI Pocket 2 does 60 fps in 4K or 120 fps in 1080p.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 has faster, more accurate autofocus using phase & contrast detection. It also stabilizes better in low light.
Both cameras have excellent stabilization, but the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 performs better in low light conditions.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is the best pocket camera for performance, ease of use, and slow-motion. DJI Pocket 2 is cheaper and good for still photos.