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DJI Osmo Pocket 3 brings big upgrades to a tiny handheld camera

It’s now much easier to capture footage on the go without using your smartphone. The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 just dropped. Say hi to the newest handheld action camera that brings many new features over the Pocket 2.

The most notable change is the new 1-inch CMOS sensor, an upgrade from the Pocket 2’s 1/1.7 sensor. It also supports 4K video recording up to 120 frames per second. So, if you want to capture high-res images and videos in low light, you’re promised high dynamic range and high-contrast ratios.

The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is made for vlogging. Its gimbal handle ensures you can grab stable footage even as you move. It has adjustable rotation and tracking speeds, so it’s like it moves when you do. You can simply flip the screen to change your video orientation. So whether you’re recording vertical or horizontal content, this tiny handheld cam can help you. Of course, you can lock the orientation to suit your needs, too.

This camera offers different camera movements and options like SpinShot, which lets you take 180-degree smooth camera footage; Motionlapse, a timelapse feature; and panorama shooting options. You get up to a 4x digital zoom if you want to get in a bit closer.

It uses DJI’s ActiveTrack 6.0 tech, bringing features like face auto-detect and dynamic framing into the mix. You can even lock onto your subject even as you move the camera around. And with DJI’s Full-Pixel Fast Focusing, you can prioritize what you want to capture, even when you’re livestreaming.

Battery life should also be better, with up to 116 minutes of 4K recording or 166 minutes of 1080p footage. It has fast charging capabilities so you can get up to 80 percent in around 16 minutes.

You can get the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 starting at USD 519. But there’s also a Creator Combo edition that throws in a DJI Mic 2 transmitter, battery handle, mini tripod, and carrying bag for USD 669.

It’s always nice to see more vlogging options and a better DJI Osmo Pocket, so we’re naming this the Cool Tech for this week! What do you think about this?