Taking too long? Close loading screen.
Connect with us

Tech

DJI Pocket 2 packs more features and more mics into tiny 4K vlogger cam

Published

on

The DJI Pocket 2 is drone-maker DJI’s latest handheld stabilized vlogging camera, and comes with an upgraded camera, more microphones, and new modular design. It’s releasing on November 1st with a starting price of $349 for a basic selection of accessories, but there’s also a $499 kit that comes with an extra lens, tripod, external microphone, and feature-packed handle.

Although the Pocket 2 has a similar design to the original Osmo Pocket, with a small grip topped with a camera mounted on a three-axis gimbal, its internals have been upgraded across the board. For starters, it has a larger 1/1.7-inch image sensor compared to the original’s 1/2.3-inch sensor, and its lens offers a wider 20mm field of view with an aperture of f/1.8 compared to 26mm f/2.0 last time around. The maximum video quality is unchanged at 4K/60fps, but DJI says there’s a new HDR video option that will be available at a later date.

Perhaps more important is the upgraded audio recording, considering it was one of our key issues with the original camera. The Pocket 2 contains four microphones — double the original. The new microphone array is capable of adjusting the audio its recording based on where the camera is facing, and it’ll also automatically narrow the sound field when the camera zooms, which sounds similar to what we’ve seen Samsung attempt in recent smartphones. Hopefully these tweaks make for better built-in sound recording, but rest-assured you still have the option of using external wired or wireless mics via accessories.

Speaking of zooming, the camera can handle up to 8x zoom when in 64-megapixel mode, according to DJI, reducing to 4x “lossless zoom” if you step down to the 16-megapixel mode or 1080p. The camera’s focus system has also been upgraded compared to the previous model, DJI says, and there are new software features including Fast Wake to power the camera on quicker, and Drop Aware to offer protection in case of falls.

The Pocket 2 now has modular bases, including this Do-It-All Handle with several forms of wireless connectivity and a 3.5mm jack
Image: DJI

The bottom portion of the Pocket 2 camera’s handle can now be swapped out and replaced with other options thanks to its new modular design. Compatible accessories include DJI’s “Do-It-All” handle which includes a tripod base, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module, speaker, 3.5mm jack, and wireless microphone receiver. Other accessories include a wide-angle lens, and a waterproof housing.

Here’s what you get for $349 vs. the $499 Creator Combo kit.“,”image_left”:{“ratio”:”*”,”original_url”:”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/21974008/dji_osmo_pocket_normal_kit.jpg”,”network”:”verge”,”bgcolor”:”white”,”pinterest_enabled”:false,”caption”:null,”credit”:null,”focal_area”:{“top_left_x”:0,”top_left_y”:0,”bottom_right_x”:3000,”bottom_right_y”:2414},”bounds”:[0,0,3000,2414],”uploaded_size”:{“width”:3000,”height”:2414},”focal_point”:null,”asset_id”:21974008,”asset_credit”:null,”alt_text”:””},”image_right”:{“ratio”:”*”,”original_url”:”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/21974009/dji_osmo_pocket_creator_combo_kit.jpg”,”network”:”verge”,”bgcolor”:”white”,”pinterest_enabled”:false,”caption”:null,”credit”:null,”focal_area”:{“top_left_x”:0,”top_left_y”:0,”bottom_right_x”:3000,”bottom_right_y”:2304},”bounds”:[0,0,3000,2304],”uploaded_size”:{“width”:3000,”height”:2304},”focal_point”:null,”asset_id”:21974009,”asset_credit”:null,”alt_text”:””},”credit”:null}”>

Here’s what you get for $349 vs. the $499 Creator Combo kit.

Like the original camera, the DJI Pocket 2 can either be used as a standalone stabilized camera, or else attached to and controlled with a smartphone wirelessly or via a physical connector. DJI’s Mimo app can be used on an attached phone to film, edit, and share videos and photos.

For $349, you get the camera and a basic selection of accessories, including a Mini Control Stick and 1/4-inch tripod mount. $499 gets you the camera and both accessories, plus a wide-angle lens, wireless microphone with windscreen, DJI’s Do-It-All handle, and a micro tripod.

Source

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tech

Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

Published

on

Best Home DealsBest Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

Advertisement

You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

Advertisement


Source

Continue Reading

Tech

Apple will replace AirPods Pro for free with faulty noise cancellation, static or crackling

Published

on

Today, exactly one year after Apple first launched the AirPods Pro — and thus the same day the very first AirPods Pro owners will see their one-year warranties expire — Apple has launched a repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for another whole year if your AirPods Pro experience issues with noise cancellation or static.

Specifically, Apple will fix:

Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise or while talking on the phone

Active Noise Cancellation not working as expected, such as a loss of bass sound, or an increase in background sounds, such as street or airplane noise

Apple says only a “small percentage of AirPods Pro” are affected by the issues, but it apparently wasn’t just an early batch — Apple says affected units were manufactured “before October 2020,” meaning every AirPods Pro ever made might be eligible. That’s quite a recall if so. Apple says it will repair faulty AirPods Pro for two years after you first buy them.

We’ve heard complaints about degraded noise cancellation before, and at least one Verge editor has replaced their AirPods Pro under warranty. It’s nice to hear that Apple isn’t just cutting buyers off as soon as that warranty expires.

Source

Continue Reading

Tech

This 55″ 4K TCL Smart TV Hangs on Your Wall for $200

Published

on

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily.

TCL 55″ S434 4K Smart TV | $200 | Best Buy

Best Buy has an insane deal going for a brand new 55″ 4K TCL smart TV. It’s the S434, which is pretty baseline for TCL’s lineup, but at just $200, there’s little to complain about. TCL’s panels are plenty sharp and accurate, and with this set, you’ll get HDR10 compliance for enhanced color and brightness in supported games and video content. This model has Android TV onboard for all your app needs, and with an included voice remote, all your favorite content is just a shout away with the help of Google Assistant.

Advertisement


Source

Continue Reading

Trending