- Mar 23, 2018
- Reaction score
- California, USA
Some of my thoughts:
- Incredibly small and portable.
- Smart Camera modes including face tracking, active track, motion timelapse Panorama stitching, etc.
- Remote Gimbal Control with adapter
- FPV lock for gimbal
- Price...$350 for Camera and gimbal combination.
- 4k 60fps, no "fisheye"
-- Washed out video. I've watched so many user created video, and skies are completely washed out. Once the hype dies down, I'm interested to see what people really think of the video quality.
-- Poor audio. I some cases, it sounded quite "tinny" There is no external audio option...UNLESS...you buy an adapter.
-- limited mechanical control of gimbal....UNLESS...you BUY an adapter.
-- No native tripod mount...UNLESS...you BUY AN ADAPTER!
-- You have to plug it into your smart phone to use many advanced filming features including "Pro" mode. REALLY DJI?
-- No Wifi/Bluetooth...UNLESS...you guessed it..YOU BUY AN ADAPTER!!!!!!!!!
-- Internal battery. You can't change it out for a fresh one during a long day of shooting.
-- Waterproof? Nope. you have to buy...wait for it...no...not an adapter...an underwater housing!
From a portability standpoint...I love the idea of a DJI Mavic Air and Osmo Pocket Combo... from a price and durability standpoint, I'm honestly not sure how it stacks up against the Gopro Karma Grip and Hero Cameras. Baring a few of the more advanced features, I've already benefited quite a bit from the Hero/Karma combination. Do I take a chance on this new product? The verdict is still out for me.