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DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Review

Whether you’re here for the DJI Pocket 3 release date, or want to know more about the next generation ultra compact camera gimbal from DJI, we have everything you need to know in our DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Review.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Review With V2 Comparison

The recently developed DJI Pocket 3 arrives with a host of new and upgraded features to help YouTubers, vloggers and content creators capture compelling videos more easily. Our review includes an in-depth specs comparison with the DJI Pocket 2, in order for you to decide which is best for your needs.

We’ll also explore DJI Pocket 3 accessories, and what’s included in the Pocket 3 creator combo so that you can decide whether you should choose the Combo over the standard DJI Osmo Pocket.

large touchscreen on Osmo Pocket 3

What is the DJI Osmo Pocket Series?

DJI is well known for their range of camera drones and action cameras, but where does the Osmo Pocket fit in? As the name suggests, the Pocket series is the ultimate pocket-friendly device, which features a 3-axis stabilised handheld camera that lets you single-handedly record memorable photos and videos.

The best camera is the one you have with you, so rather than relying on your main digital camera or smartphone, the DJI Osmo Pocket fits perfectly in your hand, bag, or pocket. The means you can take it anywhere and it’s always ready to capture the action.

Live streaming with DJI Pocket 3

What types of content can I make with DJI Pocket 3?

Released on 25 October, 2023, the DJI Pocket 3 arrived packed with tools to help you create engaging videos and impressive photos, as well as specialised content like panoramas, SpinShot, Motionlapse and more. There’s also a 4x digital zoom feature to get closer to any scene.

The camera can follow you, put the subject front and centre, as well as create cinematic movements in order to generate pro-level footage for your audience.

Vlogging with the Osmo POcket 3 from DJI

Is DJI pocket good for vlogging?

Thanks to it’s hand-holdable design, high-quality 3-axis stabilisation and a range of video features, which include ActiveTrack 6.0 follow modes, the DJI pocket is an amazing vlogging camera. It supports live-streaming, webcam mode and features immersive audio recording plus DJI Mic 2 compatibility for professional audio to elevate your vlogs.

DJI Osmo 3 also caters to the needs of traditional and vertical content, which stays level and steady more of the time. Vloggers gain a 2-inch rotatable touchscreen, which supports quick switching between horizontal and vertical shooting using Smart Horizontal-Vertical Shooting.

It features a new Product Showcase mode, designed to prioritise the foreground, enabling quick and smooth subject focusing, making it ideal for live streaming and product showcasing.

Capturing cinematic movments with the compact gimbal camera

Is the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 good for filmmaking?

Yes, you can create really smooth stabilised videos using the built-in gimbal camera on the DJI Osmo Pocket 3. Video quality has been upgraded for this generation with 4K/120fps slow motion mode, and 10-bit D-Log M colour profile is available, which competes with most drones and large cameras.

On top of 4K slow motion, additional filmmaking tools include Night Shots for low light videos, Natural Radiance, which fine-tunes exposure for glowing skin tones and a newly added 1-Inch CMOS sensor, which excels at capturing fine detail, even in low light.

Various tools are available to keep your subject in focus such as Face Auto-Detect Mode, which locks the subject into the centre of the frame in support of great compositions and sharp footage. There’s also a dynamic framing mode, which helps you get professional camera movements into a scene through golden spiral that can lock onto the subject for more aesthetic videos.

Capturing special moments with a selfie

What else can a DJI Osmo pocket do?

As a prominent technology company, DJI is wizard in artificial intelligence, and the Osmo Pocket 3 is equipped with intelligent features to enhance your ability to capture memorable moments more effectively. These include ActiveTrack 6.0, which provides multiple follow modes, allowing you to produce smooth, cinematic footage with just one hand.

Furthermore, it introduces full-pixel fast focusing to maintain sharp focus on fast-moving subjects effortlessly.

What's the difference between DJI Osmo Pocket 2 and 3?

The table below compares the main specs of these two pocket cameras, and with faster charging times, a 1-inch sensor and 4K/120fps, Pocket 3 is already a significant upgrade on the Pocket 2, which was released in 2020.


DJI Osmo Pocket 3

DJI Osmo Pocket 2

Dimensions (LxWxH)

139.7 x 42.2 x 33.5 mm

124.7 x 38.1 x 30 mm


179 g

117 g

Number of Microphones




Size: 2.0 inches

Resolution: 314x556

Brightness: 700 nits

Size: 1.0 inches

Supported SD Cards

microSD (up to 512 GB)


microSD (up to 256 GB)



1-inch CMOS

1/1.7” CMOS


Format Equivalent: 20 mm

Aperture: f/2.0

Focus Range: 0.2 m to ∞

Format equivalent: 20 mm

FOV 93° f/1.8

ISO Range

Photo: 50-6400

Video: 50-6400

Low-Light Video: 50-16000

Photo: 100-6400 (16 MP), 100-3200 (64 MP)

Video: 100-6400

Slow Motion: 100-3200

Still Photography Modes

Single Shot: Approx. 9.4 MP

Countdown: Off/3/5/7 s

Panorama: 180°, 3x3

Single Shot: 16 MP, 64 MP

Countdown: 3, 5, 7 s

Panorama: 3x3, 180°


Digital Zoom

Photo: 3840x2160, 2x

Video: 1080p, 4x; 2.7K, 3x; 4K, 2x

UVC & Livestream: 1080p, 4x

Slow Motion/Timelapse: Not available

8x zoom available for 64MP photo

Normal Video

4K (16:9): 3840x2160@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

2.7K (16:9): 2688x1512@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

1080p (16:9): 1920x1080@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

3K (1:1): 3072x3072@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

2160p (1:1): 2160x2160@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

1080p (1:1): 1080x1080@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

3K (9:16): 1728x3072@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

2.7K (9:16): 1512x2688@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

1080p (9:16): 1080x1920@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

4K Ultra HD: 3840x2160 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60fps

2.7K: 2720x1530 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60fps

FHD: 1920x1080 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60fps


HDR Video:


2.7K: 2720x1530 @ 24/25/30fps

FHD: 1920x1080 @ 24/25/30fps

Format equivalent: 38 mm

Slow Motion

4K (16:9): 3840x2160@120fps

2.7K: 2688x1512@120fps

1080p: 1920x1080@120/240fps

1080p/120fps (for 4x)

1080p/240fps (for 8x)

Low-Light Video

4K (16:9): 3840x2160@24/25/30fps

1080p: 1920x1080@24/25/30fps


Audio Output

48 kHz 16-bit; AAC

48 kHz, AAC

Battery Capacity

1300 mAh

875 mAh

Operating Time

Up to 166 mins.

Up to 140 mins.

Charging Time

16 mins to 80%; 32 mins to 100%

73 minutes (when using a 5V/2A USB adapter)




What’s included in the DJI Pocket 3 Creator Combo?

DJI offers versatile Combo kits, which include useful accessories to enhance the functionality of your gimbal camera. The Pocket 3 Creator Combo in particular, includes beneficial additions that extend its capabilities beyond the standard version, and notably includes a second generation DJI Mic 2 Transmitter for professional audio quality.


DJI Osmo Pocket 3

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Creator Combo

Osmo Pocket 3



Type-C to Type-C PD Cable



DJI Wrist Strap



Osmo Pocket 3 Handle With 1/4″ Thread



Osmo Pocket 3 Wide-Angle Lens



DJI Mic 2 Transmitter



DJI Mic 2 Windscreen



DJI Mic 2 Clip Magnet



Osmo Pocket 3 Battery Handle



Osmo Mini Tripod



Osmo Pocket 3 Carrying Bag



Quick Start Guide






Warranty Card






At just an additional £130, this Combo is a highly desirable option, catering to the needs of a broad spectrum of creators. The included battery handle increases operating time by approximately 1.5 hours thanks to the built-in 950 mAh battery, while the DJI Mic 2 Transmitter features 8 GB of internal storage, so its ready to use out of the box.

You also get a useful mini tripod, which is equipped with a 1/4″-20 screw for expansion and the Pocket 3 Wide-Angle Lens for a wider field of view to fit more in the frame.

Accessories in the Creator Combo

DJI Pocket 3 accessories

In addition to the additions in the Creator Combo, DJI offers a range of Pocket 3 action camera accessories to enhance the production quality of your videos. The first choice on your list could be the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Magnetic ND Filters Set, which includes four ND filters for bright conditions.

Continuing with filters and the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Black Mist Filter is a valuable option, which lets you capture cinematic shots straight from the camera. This type of filter is designed to soften and diffuse light, resulting in several visual enhancements, such as reducing skin imperfections, softening shadows and creating atmosphere.

The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Expansion Adapter is a versatile addition for content creators who want to enhance the functionality of their Osmo Pocket 3 by adding film accessories such as external microphones, compact LED video lights and more.

Undoubtedly, the third-generation Osmo Pocket 3 stands out as DJI's most advanced gimbal camera to date. With a larger sensor, lower ISO, plus a host of enhanced and new features, it excels in low-light scenarios. Moreover, it provides superior battery life and faster charging times, promising an unbeatable combination of practicality and image quality.

The toughest decision is whether to opt for the standalone DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Gimbal Camera, or the all-in-one Osmo Pocket 3 Creator Combo, which takes your content to the next level while providing even longer shooting times.

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By Nick Dautlich on 25/10/2023

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