It looks like DJI has not set in stone the frame rate spec of the recently released OSMO Pocket which we found to be excellent in handling and gives a beautiful low light stabilized image considering the small sensor size and price. It even beat out the GoPro Hero 7 in dynamic range and noise control but fell short of frame rates being on our good side. Thanks to our reader Frank for the tip!
In a new video by Drone NewsGuy from Youtube, the pro app and latest beta firmware for the OSMO Pocket are tested and you can enable a somewhat hidden setting to get 200fps in real terms out of the small device. The catch is that the setting requires the phone app to be activated every time you want to use it and will remain there until you change settings to something else. We would love for DJI to allow the 200fps setting right out of the box on the interface and not only that, allow for even greater fps in 720p mode and even a small VGA mode for users needing that extra frame rate.
Osmo Pocket 200fps enable video by Drone NewsGuy:
We were not too impressed by the slow-motion quality at 120fps compared to some more recent cameras like the Sony Alpha series which do sharp and flawless 120fps but the little device is not useless either. You can also see that in 200fps mode the quality will take another hit down to sub 720p quality but scaled up to a 1080p wrapper. A good feature to have but not the quality you want for broadcast or high-quality vlogging.
Note: that you will need to have the app and the firmware that supports this when it is released to use the feature. It seems some reviewers had early access!
DJI Osmo Pocket Slow Motion 120 FPS Testing (+ 120fps vs 60fps) by DroningON:
Thanks for the visual link of our site by DroningON on the video above, we appreciate it!
You can see a very good real-world quality assessment on the footage above at 120p 1080p and 60p 4k taken with the OSMO pocket. You will be able to use it in good light with acceptable results but not really professional capture. You want something like a GH5 or alpha a7 III series to get that 120p and up to 180fps GH5 and 240fps GH5s with better quality on those cameras.
As we mentioned on our earlier OSMO pocket post, we expect the little device to do very well and produce some amazing footage, however, we can’t wait to see a Pro version of this device and the competition it will bring along with it. A new category of ultraportable camera with quality that punches way above its price and diminutive size. -HSC