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DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo Review: The vlog camera for everyone

Being able to record videos without carrying a big camera is really convenient for vloggers or anyone wants to capture their special moments. While some preferred using smartphone to capture videos, not too many smartphones on the market today could offer 4K video recording with their front facing camera.

With DJI Pocket 2, it offers amazing 4K video recording capabilities in a compact-sized body. The Creator Combo is even more valuable if you need an all-in-one vlogging kit. So let’s find out why you should get a DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo today:

Creator Combo offers necessity for vloggers

For the Creator Combo, you’ll get a lot of accessories for you to start vlogging. Accessories included are DJI Pocket 2 Mini Control Stick, DJI Pocket 2 Cover, DJI Pocket 2 Tripod Mount (1/4″), DJI Wrist Strap, Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), DJI USB Splitter Charging Cable (Type-A to Type-C), DJI Wireless Microphone Transmitter, DJI Wireless Microphone Windscreen (Dead Cat), DJI Pocket 2 Do-It-All Handle, DJI Pocket 2 Wide-Angle Lens, and DJI Pocket 2 Micro Tripod.

The accessories you will definitely bring out for a shoot the most will be Do-It-All Handle, Micro Tripod, Wide-Angle Lens, Wireless Microphone Transmitter and Wireless Microphone Windscreen. Do-It-All Handle is the most important tool as it will work with other accessories like Micro Tripod and wireless mic while offering an extended holding grip. It also has built-in WiFi module to connect wirelessly to Android and iOS smartphone and updating Pocket 2 software.

However, do take note that some accessories are quite difficult to take off when you’re new with the device. Make sure to check the tutorial

Pickup and shoot instantly

The Pocket 2 has a remarkably 1 sec start up time. Hence, it’s perfect for someone who wants a device to ready to capture their moment instantly! Watch the review video to find out.

Great 4K videos and audio quality with stable and focus ready

The Pocket 2 is capable of recording videos up to 4K 60 fps. Video quality is very good no matter you’re shooting at broad day light or night. Thanks to the 3-axis gimbal, video footage remain stabilised all the time. For vloggers, Hybrid AF 2.0 and Active Track 3.0 is helpful to focus on user or subject without any hassled. You can use 4x zoom in while recording videos however only 2x zoom is supported for 4K videos.

For videos mode, there is 5 video modes available: 8x Slow Motion (1080p only), HDR Video (need official update from DJI), Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse. PRO mode is available in video to adjust the settings manually. You can also change the colour profile to D-Cinelike if you’re someone who love to edit your videos to suit your liking.

The newly 4 built-in microphones which is called DJI Matrix Studio and Wireless Microphone Transmitter works exceptionally well capturing my voice while I’m wearing a mask. There are some sample videos below shot in 4K 30fps so check it out and listen.

64MP photo turns out to be…great!

The Pocket 2’s 1/1.7-inch sensor f/1.8 with FOV 93° could capture fantastic pictures up to 64MP at broad day light and night. It performs very consistent whether at indoor or outdoor area. You can zoom up to 8x in photo mode and the quality is acceptable. However, it is not advisable to shoot at dark area with the Pocket 2.

PRO mode is available as well to tweak settings for exposure and ISO. However, you get more options to adjust in 16MP, so do take note on that.

Battery Life

Pocket 2 uses a non-removable 875mAh battery which is claimed to last 140 minutes ((Tested in a laboratory environment while recording 1080p/24fps video and should be used for reference only). For those who need to shoot for a longer period, then it is advisable to carry a powerbank along. The USB Type-C charging port offers good charging time as well.

Record, edit and share on-the-go with DJI MIMO app

The DJI Pocket 2 can be paired with a smartphone via the DJI MIMO app. Once you attached a smartphone, your phone will become the viewfinder and control center for the Pocket 2. After you record, you can use the AI Editor on the app to edit your clips on your phone with just few taps. Once your editing clip is completed, it’s ready to share to your social media account at any moment.

Verdict: Highly recommendable for beginner vloggers and casual users

Priced at RM1549 (Pocket 2 only) and RM2169 (Creator Combo), Pocket 2 is the perfect vlogging camera you can get right now to capture your moment and share. It captures really good quality videos and photos which could rivalled with many modern smartphone today. You really can’t go wrong with the Pocket 2 Creator Combo for a beginner vlogger and casual user. The Pocket 2 Creator Combo is getting a 8 out of 10 because of its simplicity and compact size. So, start making amazing content now by getting the Pocket 2 Creator Combo today.

*This review article is not a paid review hence DJI has no direction to the article and videos are being produced. All reviews and comments are based on the content creator’s two weeks of usage with the device. Special thanks to DJI Malaysia for providing a loan unit for review purposes.

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