A few months ago I decided that I wanted a new camera, because I found out about this amazing little camera with a gimbal called the DJI Osmo Pocket. Those who have been following know that I used to save for it in a little red box that I DIYed and stuck on my fridge. At this point, I have been creating weekly vlogs for almost half a year and I identified a few things about vlogging that annoyed me (as I was using the ever popular Canon G7x Mark ii). For example:
Feeling insecure when I vlog in public
Not being able to fit all my things PLUS the camera in my little bag
Shaky videos when I'm out or doing outdoor quality (no stabilization)
Having to bring a tripod everywhere
Camera: DJI Osmo Pocket
Price: RM1,550 (Camera without micro SD card)
Where I Got It: All IT Hypermarket, IOI City Mall
Here are my thoughts about the camera after using it for almost a month:
First, I love how my videos, especially the walking ones, aren't shaky anymore!! Because of the gimbal, it moves really smooth, even when I'm not focusing on the camera. Secondly, I like how the bottom part of the camera acts as a holder but also as a mini tripod. If I am in the car and talking to the camera, I can just let it stand on the dashboard and do my thing. Of course, it won't be stable once the car starts moving. You probably need to put it in a secure place, if you want to film yourself driving. Sometimes I put the camera on the ground to create shots as well, oh its so perfect. But that's not all...the camera actually has a facial recognition feature and the camera can actually follow your face around so for example, if I am moving to the left, the camera will move along with me. Isn't that amazing? I can create make up vlogs, car vlogs or even eating vlogs better. I can also create slo-mo videos..which looks AMAZING. I haven't tried the other features like Pano shots though.
Not to mention that I now can take my vlogs outside without looking too obvious.. people don't stare at me as much anymore..which I love! And now I can also fit all my things in my little bag. The only downside of this camera I would say is that it doesn't do well in low light as it could result in photos and videos with too much noise. Nobody wants that. But I guess nothing can be perfect. I am simply grateful for all the other features. I hope I can create better vlogs now that I have this DJI Osmo Pocket on top of my Canon G7x.
Do watch DJI Osmo Pocket video, its where I show my unboxing, show you guys how to operate the camera and finally a vlog of my weekend with the camera. Hope you enjoy!