The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is a compact camera aimed at vloggers and content creators. Launched in November 2023 and costing around $500 or pounds, or around 600 with the accessory bundle, the Pocket 3 continues DJI’s cunning plan of essentially taking the camera and gimbal from a drone, but mounting them on a carrying handle instead. I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but it’s still resulted in one of the most compelling series of vlogging cameras to date.
The Pocket 3’s headline upgrades include a larger 1in Type sensor with phase-detect autofocus, 4k 120 and 10 bit video, a bigger 2in screen which cleverly rotates, improved tracking, and a more convenient wireless microphone option. I went out and bought a Pocket 3 with my own money, before handing it over to my good friend and vlogging expert Ben Harvey who knows way more about these products than I do. You can see his full review in the following video!
Note: the Pocket 3’s sensor is commonly described as 1in, but is actually closer in area to your thumbnail. To be fair, that’s no different from the 1in Type sensors you’ll find in Sony’s ZV and Canon’s G7X series, I just wanted to make it clear, and the bottom line is it’s still comfortably larger than the previous Pocket 2’s sensor, which should mean lower noise, better dynamic range and maybe even the potential for some shallow depth of field effects. Find out in the review above!Check prices on the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 at B&H, Adorama, WEX UK or Calumet.de. Alternatively get yourself a copy of my In Camera book, an official Cameralabs T-shirt or mug, or treat me to a coffee! Thanks!