Osmo pocket, the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera, mostly overcomes the limitations of its tiny size to produce impressive, cinematic video. It’s widely known as an excellent vlogging camera. However, people also reach a consensus that the only limitation is audio quality.
Youtuber Casey Neistat tested the audio quality of Osmo Pocket in one of his videos, comparing it with the GoPro HERO7. And the Osmo Pocket sounded terrible. Besides, there are several Youtubers tested the audio quality as well and came to a similar conclusion. However, an editor form dronereviewsand news expresses his opinion. “We can’t fault Casey. He’s only had it as long as us, and it didn’t come with a manual. But there must have been something about how Casey was holding the Osmo Pocket on that cold day in New York that affected sound. After all, we’ve been filming with it since late November and we’ve never had a similar sound experience.”
The DJI Osmo Pocket uses built-in dual microphones and advanced noise-canceling algorithms to ensure high-quality audio. One of the microphones is on the front, a tiny hole below the screen, while another underneath, which will together give you passable audio. But when the sound you’re recording does not be directly in front of the Osmo Pocket, it can struggle a little with wind noise. And you should pay attention not to cover the holes of microphones, which will definitely influence the sound recording. You can improve the sound quality by turning up the Audio Amplification settings. You can check the difference in the 3 modes in this video. But don’t have a high expectation for it.
If possible, prepare an external microphone for your Osmo Pocket. Your user experience will enter into a higher level. There is no 3.5mm audio jack, but the company brings out a USB-C adapter in the works. I think they should put it into the box. After all, so many people complain about its poor sound quality. And it will be comforting when there is a free problem-solving gadget. Order Osmo Pocket on Amazon now at a price of $349
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