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DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Attachable to Smartphone Android USB C iPhone

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.2
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Total Reviews
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2.3 meters
SIZE
4K
RESOLUTION
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 92 recent, verified reviews

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Camera
 19
use, moments, 360, video, think
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I love love love this camera !!!  ...  "
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" ...  This camera is pretty easy to use. ... Use a 360 camera for that. ... you better have a 512GB cell phone capacity to load a multi-day shoot into your phone to make a quick video for family and friends.  ...  "
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" ...  Youtube videos make this camera seem like the greatest thing.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price it’s nice for b roll and those drive by shots it’s also a good blogging camera. ... This will not make you replace a higher quality camera FYI.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm not a Professional user, I just need a stable video camera to capture special moments with my family and I think this does the job well.  ...  "
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" ...  The video is nice and so is the picture quality for such a tiny camera. ... It’s also good as timelapse and motionlapse camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Very cool camera. ... Camera gets hot.  ...  "
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" ...  It is amazing in how it changed my way in dealing with photography through conventional cameras  ...  "
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Size
 16
size, pocket, osmo pocket, love, easy to use
+100%
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" ...  Very smaller gimbal easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Anyways, back on topic which is my review of the Osmo Pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  Osmo pocket is everywhere with me.  ...  "
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" ...  Osmo Pocket is a must have product.  ...  "
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" ...  The Osmo 2 provides much better performance, but for something that will fit in your pocket this is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The small size and video quality make the Osmo Pocket a real winner.  ...  "
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" ...  It's unbelievably small and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the product, great for traveling.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 14
iphone, usb, connect, pocket, c
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Other phones might not work, which is why people are saying the activation doesn’t work. ... Other than that, it’s nice that it can work without the phone and hope to see more functionality get added  ...  "
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" ...  If you have a case like the Lifeproof Fre good luck trying to connect your phone to the Pocket. ... You can rectify this by buying a new case or using an older phone (that the OP supports of course) to use as a monitor in conjunction with DJI Mimo app.  ...  "
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" ...  Very useful as you don't have to plug in your phone anymore. ... I believe they are working on a update for micro-usb phones. ... Also when you get your right setting and unplug the phone, the settings stay on.  ...  "
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" ...  Without any question it should be able to connect to your phone wireless (i.e. ... If wireless was built in, I would have kept it.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality, ease of use and connectivity to computers and mobile devices are the best.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed for my iPhone and works perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  When hooked to an iPhone the range of options expands.  ...  "
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" ...  Might as well just use an Osmo and your cell phone. ... You need the phone tethered for set up only, you may disconnect and let the camera do it's thing, which is a good thing. ... V2.0: OK, my wish-list .  ...  "
Ease of Use
 13
use, easy, small, process, interface
+100%
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" ...  easy to use .  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions and ease of use is a 2.  ...  "
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" ...  I am not a computer gyro this works great easy to use set up great for volgs selfies and easy to use carry etc this product fits the bill .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use swipes and taps, you can select different features pretty quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Very smaller gimbal easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s so steady and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Its easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's unbelievably small and easy to use.  ...  "
Software Platform
 10
app, releasing, mimo app, firmware, android
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Connected the app and it says gimbal error.  ...  "
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" ...  There are also options for the follow functions that are not explained well in the instructions so trail and error to learn them is needed. ... The app is horrible.  ...  "
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" ...  Search Amazon, $109 . ... Software does not load automatically, no sign of starting the activation process.  ...  "
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" ...  The Mimo app demands location information (on both Android and iOS) and refuses to run unless you agree to these terms.  ...  "
Ports
 10
iphone, c, micro usb, adapter, type
+20%
-80%
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" ...  It did work on my S7 with an extra adapter (micro should be included but isn't) but a real PITA.  ...  "
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" ...  I ordered this for Christmas, and learned that it would not work with a micro USB phone (they did not advertise this at the time, they updated it mid January) and the device has to be registered in order to work.  ...  "
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" ...  The provided connecting adapters are too short.  ...  "
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" ...  Note that in order to get this thing running at all, you have to have a cellphone with iPhone type port.  ...  "
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" ...  No Micro-USB?  ...  "
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" ...  Mentioned by another reviewer the adapter won’t plug into your phone if it has a case on it. ... I got around this on my iPhone by using the usb-c adapter on the camera. ... I then purchased a lightning to usb-c adapter off amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I opened it up, oops, my phone has micro usb port and the osmos has a typ-c port. ... $7 dollars later, the adapter arrived.  ...  "
For Travel
 8
travel, camera, use, pocket, osmo
+100%
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" ...  Love the product, great for traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  It is the perfect travel camera, I can shoot smooth videos on the go without the necessity to have larger gear on my back pack and with the mimo app I can easily create fort films to share with family and friends.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this camera for a trip to the Grand Canyon. ... I chose stand-alone mode for most of the trip.  ...  "
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" ...  Vacation pic taking  ...  "
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" ...  Very satisfied with my Osmo Pocket and has been using it during weekend to record my family memories.  ...  "
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" ...  Use external battery pack for longer use when we travel.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased it for doing quick YouTube video tutorials, possibly vlogs, as well as for documenting an upcoming trip to Japan.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfecto For hiking and gym 👌💯😁🇺🇸  ...  "
Resolution
 8
video, uhd, 60, option, 60fps
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Gimbal, cinematic look, and shoots in 4K.  ...  "
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" ...  Timelapse, slowmo, 4k 60 frames per sec!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  take 4K picture and video with all the perk for 349.00.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, Pro mode frame recording gives you UHD-size, not the 1080P output of Motionlapse . ... Video Qaulity: So, UHD at 100mbps sounds great, right? ... 60FPS UHD: This is niiiice. ... I used 30fps for some footage and it looked choppy on my 60Hz PC monitor.  ...  "
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" ...  Not perfect but all in all a small quality camera that shoots 12mp and up to 4K 60 frame movies.  ...  "
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" ...  The 4K video at 60 fps is crazy good.  ...  "
Video Playback
 8
videos, stable, smoothness, quality, even
+100%
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" ...  I made many movies, timelapses panoramas and stills.  ...  "
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" ...  Youtube videos make this camera seem like the greatest thing.  ...  "
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" ...  Outstanding video quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It shoots very stable movies even in the car handheld.  ...  "
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" ...  The video smoothness is astounding. ... Can't say enough about the smoothness of the videos.  ...  "
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" ...  Video captured is super smooth and stable.  ...  "
Features
 8
feature, use, want, gimbal, get
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I found out that in the app, there is a "save original frames" feature in Motionlapse "pro-mode", you can use something like Virtualdub on your PC to load the frames in for editing. ... The two panorama modes are fine. ... I love that feature.  ...  "
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" ...  The features are top notch.  ...  "
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" ...  Tons of features (panorama, time lapse, face following, and so much more) and just easy and fast to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Have a lot of functions  ...  "
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" ...  It has three modes: Follow, First Person, and Tilt Lock.  ...  "
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" ...  It has some shortcomings, but it also has some superior features. ... There are two panorama options and they are super cool.  ...  "
Fit
 8
case, would, tripod, phone, hold
+88%
-13%
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" ...  The Osmo 2 provides much better performance, but for something that will fit in your pocket this is great.  ...  "
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" ...  there is no way to tuck the OP into it's protective case with it on . ... Built-in tripod screw mount!  ...  "
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" ...  EASY TO HOLD IN MY HAND AND TAKES GOOD VIDEOS AND PHOTOS.FITS IN MY SHIRT POCKET.PRICE IS VERY GOOD.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would worry me is the little lightning connector holding up my big iPhone will snap.  ...  "
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" ...  I’m considering using a mounting base and using it at times for a dash cam in the car.  ...  "
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" ...  So small, easily fits in my jeans front pocket - I can take it anywhere.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 6
quality, video, audio
+100%
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" ...  For what it is the picture quality it’s impressive.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality, audio, portability, ease of use, fast start up time, are all OUTSTANDING!  ...  "
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" ...  Its amazing , works like a dream , took pano in the dark hand held on the party buss and picture came out sharp , video is fantastic.  ...  "
Firmware
 5
issue, updated, known, get, update
+40%
-60%
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" ...  It may be able to be resolved with a firmware update.  ...  "
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" ...  This product has a known firmware issue and we couldn’t get it to activate. ... If you get one without the firmware issue you are good but many don’t work.  ...  "
Apps
 5
mimo app, use, dji, osmo, location
+40%
-60%
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" ...  The Mimo app *requires* that you create an account and upload data about your phone to their server as part of an "activation" process. ... The Mimo app demands location information (on both Android and iOS) and refuses to run unless you agree to these terms.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 5
issues, would, try
+20%
-80%
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" ...  I'm not sure why my original review was deleted.  ...  "
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" ...  Be carefaul, this product is defective.  ...  "
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" ...  They have all sorts of issues authenticating.  ...  "
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" ...  It just takes a lot of trial and error and practice.  ...  "
Returns
 5
refund, osmo, dji, problem, get
-100%
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" ...  I bought one of these but returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  Be warned that if you send this for a refund, you will lose $100 ... So I sent it back for a refund and got $200 back instead of the $350 I paid.  ...  "
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" ...  When I search about this problem, I saw a lot of people having the same problem as mine, and the advice is to just return it to thy creator because the creator of osmo pocket is not god, trying to experiment.  ...  "
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" ...  You have to return it and get a new one, this is Dji’s reply!  ...  "
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" ...  I sent the widget back.  ...  "
Battery Life
 5
phone, life, use, op, bank
+100%
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" ...  It also has the ability to charge the OP with a battery bank if desired. ... Battery life: It's OK.  ...  "
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" ...  All it did was charge my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use & great battery life!  ...  "
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" ...  Use external battery pack for longer use when we travel.  ...  "
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" ...  Right now the battery life is good, getting about 2 hour shooting time.  ...  "
Setup
 4
use, sidelines, process, phone, easy
+100%
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" ...  Also when you get your right setting and unplug the phone, the settings stay on.  ...  "
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" ...  Registration/activation process was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions and ease of use is a 2. ... A person on the nearest sidelines of a basketball court it will follow well up and down the sidelines.  ...  "
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" ...  My activation was pretty straightforward, but seemed unnecessary.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
kids
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Kids, friends, and my family all love it as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Toy enjoy .  ...  "
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" ...  I was a little concerned about the audio but after filming my granddaughters school Xmas concert, it recorded fine.  ...  "
Zoom
 4
would, optical, 3x, digital
+75%
-25%
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" ...  A small optical zoom of maybe 3x would be absolutely stunning, but make the device larger, and that's OK with me! ... I suppose the F stop would be slower with zoom than the current bright F2.0 however . ... I compared the shots to my Panasonic ZS-100 (1" sensor compact camera with zoom). ... PTZ Joystick and not a virtual screen control (yes, 3x optical zoom would be awesome, like the Osmo+)  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would make it better would be an optical zoom lens.  ...  "
Night Photography
 4
low light, pro, night, video, low
+100%
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" ...  I haven't try it at night yet but maybe I could get some noise on the videos but still is a very versatile camera.  ...  "
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" ...  PRO mode really helped at night, allowing me to set ISO to 1600 (grainy, but watchable) ... Standard mode gave me surprisingly good results in all day-lighting conditions, with or without ND filter attached.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the quality of pictures especially at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Video quality and low light applications are really good. ... Low light functions are superb for a camera of this size and cost.  ...  "
Charging
 4
op, issue, iphone, charging, camera
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I ordered this for Christmas, and learned that it would not work with a micro USB phone (they did not advertise this at the time, they updated it mid January) and the device has to be registered in order to work.  ...  "
Storage
 3
card, slot, micro, computer
+67%
-33%
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" ...  You like cameras that must sync to a smart phone before they can record to a SD card?  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
similar, ok, noise, audio
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Sound isn't amazing but its not too bad.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound capability is OK.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
+100%
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" ...  A lot of video seems to look jittery to me, but the 60FPS stuff all looks smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  No jumping around, very stable.  ...  "
Marketplace
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Thanks DJI for another great product!  ...  "
Full Frame
 3
frame, 4k, small, option, mode
+100%
comment
" ...  I don't remember the equivalent distance in mm off-hand, but I see it as more of a 35-40mm full-frame.  ...  "
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" ...  Not perfect but all in all a small quality camera that shoots 12mp and up to 4K 60 frame movies.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
tripod, small, light, holding, feel
+100%
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" ...  Hopefully, the controller wheel attachment will make that easier but I don't have that yet.  ...  "
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" ...  My first thought was this is the perfect size in my hands.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
would, pretty, iphone, usb, tripod
+67%
-33%
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" ...  there is no way to tuck the OP into it's protective case with it on .  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would worry me is the little lightning connector holding up my big iPhone will snap. ... It's pretty sturdy and it was meant to be manually moved around to adjust the tilt angle.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  2.3 meters
Connectivity
USB:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K