DJI Pocket 2 Philippines Price and Release Date Guesstimate, Key Improvements from 1st-Gen DJI Osmo Pocket

As an owner of the first-generation DJI Osmo Pocket, I was absolutely delighted when I received an email from our friends at DJI Global at around 11:30 AM today confirming that the DJI Pocket 2 is now official.

Yes, DJI has dropped "OSMO" in the product's nomenclature and I personally don't mind.

Great for vloggers and Youtube content creators, the 2020 iteration to the best-selling pocket-sized hybrid camera with built-in three-axis gimbal improves on the key features of its stellar predecessor all while having the same relatively affordable price tag.

DJI Pocket 2, DJI Osmo Pocket 2 Philippines

DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Pocket 2 Technical Specifications

Design-wise, the new version looks almost identical to its two-year-old sibling but the refresh is slightly taller, has a more robust build, and has a red ring around its camera module that's reminiscent of what we see on premium Canon L-series lenses.

In terms of technical specifications, DJI Pocket 2 features a larger 1/1.7” sensor that offers a notable enhancement in photo and video quality, a wider 20mm f/1.8 lens albeit not by much, and four microphones around its body, which together enable DJI Matrix Stereo System audio recording.

These are notable enhancements coming from the smaller 1/2.3-inch image sensor, slightly tighter 24mm field of view, and two-microphone set-up of the 1st Generation DJI Osmo Pocket.

DJI Pocket 2, DJI Osmo Pocket 2 Philippines

New Features

Additionally, DJI Pocket 2 now has a dedicated power button, 4X lossless video zoom feature, 64 MegaPixel photo mode, HDR video mode, Hybrid 2.0 AutoFocus, FullHD 1080p 240fps recording for ultra slow-mo, ActiveTrack 3.0, and Livestreaming Support for Facebook and Youtube. All of which are key improvements implemented on the new model coming from the already very capable 1st-Gen Osmo Pocket.

Like the 2018 release, the new Pocket can record 4K videos at 24, 30, and 60fps at 100Mbps for ultra-crisp details that's great even for professional content creation.

According to Mr. Roger Luo - DJI President, there was nothing like the first generation DJI Osmo Pocket when they first released it in November of 2018. As such, the device immediately changed the way consumers capture life’s moments. The new DJI Pocket 2 takes it even further. DJI listened to their customers’ feedback and adapted same look of the first release while enhancing the overall camera system. Likewise, the Pocket 2 offers an improved audio experience and wider expandability through accessories.

He added that whether you just enjoy capturing everyday stories or you're a vlogger who requires more creative tools, DJI Pocket 2's intelligent features and different video templates let anyone to come up with cinematic and engaging content. The Pocket 2 is crafted to let you capture videos like a pro, bringing your visual storytelling skills to a higher new level.

DJI Pocket 2 Accessories, DJI Osmo Pocket 2 Philippines

Accessories

Made for those who want to create and share stories through videos, DJI Pocket 2 comes with a variety of accessories that enable better content creation, including a Wide-Angle Lens made by DJI itself, a tube-like charging case, waterproof housing for diving and underwater shots, wireless microphone set for enhanced audio quality, a redesigned control wheel, extension rod, as well as smartphone support set-up.

The modular design of the DJI Pocket 2 allows you to remove the rear part of the handle and attach accessories that make the device a more versatile and powerful content creation tool for telling stories. These accessories include a base to attach the Micro Tripod and Do-It-All Handle, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity module, an additional speaker, a 3.5mm audio jack, and the wireless microphone receiver.

Price and Availability

Starting today - October 21, 2020, the DJI Pocket 2 becomes available in key markets including the United States in Europe through the company's official consumer website.

DJI Pocket 2 Complete Retail Package, DJI Osmo Pocket 2 Philippines

The official price of DJI Pocket 2 is $349 USD and the package already includes the Mini Control Stick and Tripod mount (1/4”). There's also a $499 USD DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo that comes with Mini Control Stick, the Tripod Mount (1/4”), DJI Wide-Angle Lens, DJI Wireless Microphone + Windscreen, Do-It-All Handle, and Micro Tripod.

As for the price and release in the Philippines, I can only give my guesstimates. I expect the SRP for the standard package to be at around PHP 23,000 to PHP 25,000 upon launch and the Creator Combo to come in at around PHP 30,000 to PHP 32,000. So far, I have yet to receive a note from DJI's official retailers in our country but I think they'll release this model within November to December 2020 -- hopefully, sooner.


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