12-12-2018 12:43 PM
The Pocket looks great for day to day stuff, but if you need an action camera you will already have a GoPro so you might as well just get a gimbal, like you said.
Even if you could grab both I would wait to see if they can even fix some of there issues with firmware
12-12-2018 01:45 PM
12-12-2018 01:58 PM
Yeah I just saw that. Still some stuff to fix, and likely more stuff will come up when it is released. Good to hear they are already being proactive, but still going to wait and see. The built-in battery and no weather resistance was a huge downer for me, maybe gen 2. Would actually rather it be slightly bigger and have all that and a bigger sensor for it to be used for everything outside of action/sport stuff.
12-12-2018 02:35 PM
If they did, sounds like it might be competition for GoPro. If not, sounds like a gimmicky device that is no better, and sometimes much worse, than just using your phone on a gimbal. Although, it is small... Until you start adding accessories and your phone of course.
12-12-2018 03:53 PM
GoPro's basic problem here is that there is probably a bigger demand for the Osmo Pocket "lifestyle camera" than a waterproof action cam. Thus the unit will more than likely cut into Hero7 sales than broaden the stagnating camera market. Thus GoPros sales will be lower. And that is certainly problematic.
BTW: there is also rumours about a DJI Osmo Pocket 2 version with a 1 inch sensor, probably due in 6 months time.
So GoPro really must step up the ante for the Hero8 next year. That basically means a GP2 chip and the cost of such LSI developement has skyrocketed since the GP1 design. With decreasing sales such a devlopement will be a financial hurdle.