DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action: which one you should buy?

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-09-04 3559

At the end of 2018, DJI launched a camera with three-axis stabilizer "Osmo Pocket". Although the built-in three-axis stabilizer has appeared in other products, it is amazing that the size is greatly reduced and the function is still quite complete. Not to mention the included connector for direct connection to iOS or Android phones. Less than half a year later, DJI launched a sports camera "Osmo Action" without warning. In addition to the super-images of other manufacturers' products, the functions actually overlap with the Pocket. After comparison, we list their advantages and disadvantages, so that you can better understand which machine is more suitable for your needs!

 DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action

DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action: specifications

In terms of specifications, both of the photosensitive elements use the same 1/2.3 inch photosensitive element, which can take 12 million pixel photos and up to 4K/60P video format. The aperture of DJI Osmo Pocket is f2.0 and the action uses the aperture of f2.8, which means that the shallow depth of field effect can be obtained on the DJI Osmo Pocket. In the darker place, the screen of the Pocket will be clearer. However, the DJI Osmo Action lens uses three aspherical lenses, plus the deformation suppression function (Dewarp), which is more effective in suppressing the image distortion.

Basic specification overview:


DJI Osmo Pocket

DJI Osmo Action


FOV:80° F/2.0

FOV:145° F/2.8

ISO range

Photo: 100-3200 
video: 100-3200

Photo: 100-3200

Video: 100-3200

Battery capacity





135 min (Rocksteady Off)


three-axis stabilizer


Video resolution

4K / 60fps, 1080p /120fps

4K /60 fps, 1080p / 240fps


DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action: slow motion

In slow motion, DJI Osmo Action can shoot 1080/240p (8x) slow motion images, which is twice as much as Pocket's 1080/120p (4x).

DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action 

DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action: image

From the range of the picture, if you hold DJI Osmo Pocket while taking a selfie, you still need to stretch your hand to take your head and shoulders. On the contrary, because DJI Osmo Action lens has a wide range of relationships, the hand can shoot the same picture without completely straightening.

DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action: stability

In terms of stability, DJI Osmo Pocket has a built-in three-axis stabilizer that does not affect the image quality when it is stable. DJI Osmo Action uses the Rocksteady method to process it. When it is turned on, it will be cut by about 15~20%. The left and right pictures, although still wider than the Pocket after cutting, should theoretically affect the performance of the original image quality, and the degree of influence may depend on the degree of shaking.


Compared with DJI Osmo Action, there is a face tracking function on DJI Osmo Pocket, which can make up for the problem that the wide-angle end is not wide enough. But beware that it only tracks face movements, not face and focus.

DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action 


The periphery of the two machines is fairly complete, but because the appearance of the DJI Osmo Action is similar to that of other manufacturers, and there is a common fixed way, DJI Osmo Action naturally has a more diverse choice in the selection of accessories.

DJI Osmo Pocket vs DJI Osmo Action: stability: battery life

In terms of battery life, the DJI Osmo Pocket can record about 140 minutes in 1080p / 30P, and DJI Osmo Action in the same configuration can record about 135 minutes (Rocksteady mode is off). Although both units can be connected to an external power supply, DJI Osmo Action has a replaceable battery design that is more convenient if it is outdoors for a long time.


In summary, the two products do not actually conflict, but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. DJI Osmo Pocket is more suitable for more static shooting, and DJI Osmo Action is more suitable for more intense dynamic sports photography.

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