Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy?

Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy?

2018-11-28DJI Support

This year, DJI launched both the Osmo Mobile 2 and Osmo Pocket. Both  devices give you the ability to transform your everyday moments into cinematic  adventures, but there are some big differences. Here, we’ll be comparing the  two, looking at the key features of both devices to help you find out which  product is most suitable for you. Let’s get started!

Ease of Use


At just 116g, Osmo Pocket is the clear winner in the weight department.  True to its name, Osmo Pocket is incredibly easy to transport; slip it into  your pocket and take it along anywhere.

The Osmo Mobile 2 is a slightly heavier device at 485g but  remains compact and highly portable, thanks to its foldable design.

Standalone  Operation

Osmo Pocket is a 3-axis stabilized handheld camera that doesn’t require a  smartphone to operate. The device features an integrated 1.08-inch touchscreen  that can be used to navigate through different shooting modes.

While Osmo Pocket can be operated on its own, its Universal Port allows  you to connect to your smartphone as well. In this configuration, your  smartphone screen can be used with the DJI Mimo app for expanded creating,  editing, and sharing options.

The Osmo Mobile 2 is a powerful tool, but it cannot function alone. Users  must connect their smartphone and open the DJI GO app to operate it.

Connection  Method

The Osmo Mobile 2 connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth.  While the device can be operated without this connection, many features can’t  be used in this configuration.

Osmo Pocket, on the other hand, offers full functionality both  as a standalone device and when connected to a smartphone. Osmo Pocket can be  connected to your phone using Wi-Fi*, Bluetooth, or through the Universal Port.

*There is a maximum operating distance of 10 meters when connected to Osmo  Pocket with your smartphone through Wi-Fi.

*The DJI Mimo app automatically opens when you connect Osmo Pocket to your  smartphone via the Universal Port.


Osmo Pocket can be turned on or off in seconds with the power button, and  the device doesn’t need to be balanced before use. The DJI Mimo app  automatically opens when you connect Osmo Pocket to your smartphone via the  Universal Port.

Osmo Mobile 2 requires you to connect to  a smartphone via Bluetooth, and the device needs to be balanced before you can  use it. Despite these additional steps, the device is still incredibly easy to  set up.

Smooth Footage

3-Axis Gimbal

Both devices have a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, which produces shake-free  footage in any situation.

Osmo Pocket is officially DJI’s smallest handheld 3-axis gimbal, and  features sophisticated algorithms that ensure the gimbal movement is  exceptionally smooth.

High-Definition  Images

The image quality on Osmo Mobile 2 varies depending on the type of  smartphone you use. However, this also gives you the freedom to experiment with  different smartphone models, taking advantage of specific imaging capabilities.

In contrast, Osmo Pocket has a dedicated camera that snaps photos in  stunning high-definition detail. Don’t let the small size fool you; it comes with  a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° wide-angle lens, and f/2.0 aperture. This allows Osmo  Pocket to shoot 4K/60fps ultra-high-definition video at 100 Mbps and 12 MP  photos.


Battery Life

A fully charged Osmo Pocket can record a 140-minute 4k/60fps video*. In addition to this, with a one-hour fast charge, the battery can be  boosted to a 90% charge. The Osmo Mobile 2 truly excels in this category, with  up to 15 hours of battery life!

*Only when you use Osmo Pocket as a standalone device.

Intelligent  Features Both Products Have


For a more immersive viewing experience, ActiveTrack automatically  recognizes and tracks your subject of choice. Luckily, both devices have this  advanced feature available.


Whether you are trying to capture slick city scenes or a spectacular  sunset, both the Osmo Mobile 2 and Osmo Pocketcan record beautiful time-lapse videos.


For bigger shots that reveal your surroundings, both devices are capable  of capturing a 3×3 panorama, which stitches nine images together to create one  epic shot.

The Osmo Mobile 2 and Osmo Pocket can also both stitch together four images to  create a stunning 180° panorama image.

Low-Light  Shooting

For great footage in low-light environments, both devices have a 3-axis  gimbal that eliminates any unwanted movement, keeping your shots steady without  the use of a tripod.

Exclusive for  Osmo Pocket

FPV Mode

Osmo Pocket really packs a punch with FPV mode, allowing  you to record your greatest adventures from your own unique perspective.  Instead of using a locked viewing axis, FPV enables the camera to follow your  every tilt and lean, resulting in incredibly dynamic footage.

Ultra-Wide Angle  Selfie

Of course, the Osmo Mobile 2 allows you to take selfies, but Osmo Pocket  takes this feature one step further, letting you capture ultra-wide-angle  images to capture more of your surroundings.


Osmo Pocket also features FaceTrack, which automatically detects your face  when you are taking a selfie, keeping you in the spotlight of your adventure.  This mode can also be used to track and follow your subjects with incredible  accuracy.

Dedicated  Accessories

Osmo Pocket has a collection of perfectly-suited accessories to help  elevate your footage. These include a Wireless Module, which provides  Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, and transmission so you can control the gimbal  wirelessly using your smartphone. Additional accessories will be released soon,  including a waterproof case that allows you to shoot footage at a maximum depth  of 60 meters!

My Story &  Story Mode

DJI Mimo was developed for anyone who has a story to tell. This dedicated  app automatically opens when you connect Osmo Pocket to a smartphone. It extends your creative  potential with editing tools and provides a platform for its own photography  community, opening the door to a world of visual storytelling.

My Story offers a unique editing suite that contains preset editing  templates. This auto-editing function allows you to quickly create short videos  that you can share on your social media channels.

Story mode is another editing option that offers a variety of stylistic  editing presets that help bring your creative projects alive. Designed for beginners  and experienced users, this mode features expertly-designed templates and  soundtracks to elevate your footage.

The Final  Verdict!

The Osmo Mobile 2 is an excellent choice for capturing  smooth, stable footage with a smartphone. The device was built to film on the  go, turning any situation into a moment worth capturing. Thanks to creative  shooting modes like ActiveTrack and Hyperlapse, you can effortlessly create  epic scenes. The Osmo Mobile 2 also features an impressive, long-lasting  battery, empowering you to take your story even further.

For photographers, videographers, vloggers, or anyone interested in  creating content with a unique feel and perspective, Osmo Pocket is the undisputed champion. It’s amazingly  portable and turns on in seconds to ensure you never miss a shot. It can also  be used with a variety of accessories to offer even more creative potential.  And with FPV mode, FaceTrack, and ultra-wide-angle selfies, Osmo Pocket opens  the door to a world of filmmaking possibilities.