DJI Pocket 2 Review

DJI Pocket 2

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Model Name Price in Nepal Additional benefits
DJI Pocket 2 Rs. 52,000

Summary

The second version of its Pocket series miniature cameras, the DJI Pocket 2, was recently unveiled by DJI. It fits right in your pocket, as the name suggests.

Specifications

Body12.4 x 38.1 x 30mm, 117 grams
StabilizationYes, 3-axis
Max Controllable Speed120°/s
Sensor1/1.7” CMOS (64MP effective pixels)
Lensf/1.8, FOV 93°, 20mm equivalent
Photo100-6400 (16MP), 10-3200 (64MP)
Video100-6400
Electronic Shutter Speed8-1/8000s
Videos4K UHD videos up to 60fps
Battery875mAh/6.738Wh (up to 140 minutes)
Charging Time73 minutes (using 5V/2A charger)
Price in NepalRs. 52,000

Design 

With that out of the way, starting with the design itself, let’s kick things off now. I guess this is one of the smallest cameras I’ve ever used. The form factor is very similar to its previous edition and fits comfortably in your hands. So the Pocket 2 does not get uncomfortable even with long hours of shooting.

It’s just that the power button placement sucks and you tend to unintentionally click it even though you’re just holding the camera. You get a longer extender, called an all-in-one handle, after saying that, which improves the situation a little.

The joystick helps control the motions of the gimbal and the side button is used to adjust the settings of the gimbal.

The DJI Pocket 2 has a 3-axis stabilizer that allows you to choose between tilt lock, follow, or FPV modes while talking about a gimbal.

Camera

Anyway, let’s talk about what these cameras are capable of first, before getting to the core camera results. You can capture stable regular video at either 120 or 240 fps with up to 4k 60fps, 64MP images, panoramas, timelapse, and slow-mo at 1080p resolution using the DJI Pocket 2.

DJI Pocket 2 is a treat if you want a subtle but natural color scheme. And that’s not only in the rear footage, the camera also maintains a natural color tone in selfie videos. 

If you’ve seen our review of the Insta 360 One R cameras, you’d know that they don’t have very good colors in their selfie images. But in Pocket 2, I didn’t face any problems with color reproduction or skin tone.

Microphone

Even when recording in a crowded area, I don’t think the built-in microphone is inherently low in output and it is easily adequate for general recording and vlogging purposes.

 But you can go for the extra microphone, which sounds more professional and fuller, if you want better audio.

The DJI Pocket 2 can also shoot images at either 16 or 64 MP resolution when going on. They are not as sharp as you can get from your smartphone but are okay for casual photography. 

In addition, it allows you to film in RAW format, so you can post-process it as you want.

Companion App

Now, let’s talk about the Mimo app from DJI. You may have noticed that the display screen for the content here is very small, which is to be expected from a pocket camera. 

This makes videos hard to view or capture. DJI allows you to attach your smartphone to Pocket 2 as a counter-measure. Everything you need to do is connect the USB-C connector to the camera and connect the smartphone to it.

I like the fact that DJI offers all the details through the app itself on how to get started and operate the camera. On the top right, you just need to press the button and there’s everything you’d like to hear about the Pocket 2, the app, etc.