Should I get an Osmo Pocket for My Cruise?

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Hello,

I am embarking on a cruise shortly and need some advice. Should I get an Osmo Pocket? Is it useful or a waste of $$?

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Hard question to answer unless people know what you might be using it for.

Personally, I love mine but it's also a frustrating/confusing device. It does certain things so well that it's paid for itself already. There are features missing that make you wonder if it was rushed.

It struggles with focus (even after the recent firmware update) so I would say to avoid it until DJI sort this out.

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Okay, so here's a tip for you. If you have an iPhone, you don't need the expensive Osmo cameras just for cinematic-looking hand-held videos. I need to take high quality field videos for my company, so I purchased a Smooth Q gimbal ($99.99) that holds my iPhone. It gives me wonderfully smooth hand-held videos. Here's a review.

Enjoy the cruise. I'll be taking one at the end of May. (Anthem of the Seas out of NY Harbor)
 
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Everything depends on how much money you want to spend and what you will use your filmed material for. If it is just for your home memories than a phone is just fine. If you want to make a presentation for others, not only for your family, then a mechanical stabilizer is absolutely necessary to give your video more professional look. I like my Osmo because it is so small and practical hence. It fits in almost every pocket as the name says. Because of its smallness it has some disadvantages too. Your fingers quickly become too big. Setup menu is pretty limited but you can not expect more from such a device. The display is so small that I almost need a magnifying glass to see it well. Luckily the auto mode do it just fine so there is no need for much manual setting. On the other hand you will be nicely surprised of the quality of 4K video and Hi res photo. It worth the money. You'll hardly get such a camera for this price. The choice is up to you.
 
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Okay, so here's a tip for you. If you have an iPhone, you don't need the expensive Osmo cameras just for cinematic-looking hand-held videos. I need to take high quality field videos for my company, so I purchased a Smooth Q gimbal ($99.99) that holds my iPhone. It gives me wonderfully smooth hand-held videos. Here's a review.

Enjoy the cruise. I'll be taking one at the end of May. (Anthem of the Seas out of NY Harbor)
Is Anthem of the Seas a Royal Caribbean ship? Did RC give the o.k. a drone on the ship?
 
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Why not a drone on the ship?
I know that some of cruise companies put on their not allowed list drones too, but I think this concerns using the drone on the ship.
I can see no logical explanation in prohibiting to have something like a drone in your luggage. It is not a weapon. And using a drone on a shore is not something that concerns the cruise company in any way.
 
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I never said I was taking my drone on the cruise. I'll be too busy having fun to be flying a drone :) like flying on my own in the skydiving simulator or relaxing on a Caribbean Beach with a tropical drink in my hand rather than a remote control. As far as I know, you can take along a drone on an RC cruise, but can only fly it when off the ship (depending on local laws).

Like I said, I use my iPhone mounted onto the Smooth Q gimbal for my work and professional videos that are presented to clients. The video quality and cinematic smoothness is excellent at a fraction of the cost of an Osmo. But that's only if you already have a good iPhone. Keep in mind, it is only meant for smart phones. You can't mount a regular camera to it. (See the above video.) There also may be a smart phone size limitation (can't recall), so check into that before ever ordering, if interested.
 
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I think the question is about Osmo pocket.
 
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I have a blast with my Osmo Pocket. It is small enough to take almost anywhere, is ready to shoot in moments of power-up and has great resolution. It doesn't do it all but what it does do, it does it well. I have an iPhone gimbal (Osmo Mobile 2) and find it to be too bulky to take with me most times. Highly recommend the Pocket.
 
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Completelly agree. I have a whole bunch of cameras lenses etc. but one wise man once said: the best camera is that which you have with in that moment.
 
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Okay, so here's a tip for you. If you have an iPhone, you don't need the expensive Osmo cameras just for cinematic-looking hand-held videos. I need to take high quality field videos for my company, so I purchased a Smooth Q gimbal ($99.99) that holds my iPhone. It gives me wonderfully smooth hand-held videos. Here's a review.

Enjoy the cruise. I'll be taking one at the end of May. (Anthem of the Seas out of NY Harbor)
I should have gone with this. Not too impressed with the Osmo Pocket. They could have at least added a Hasselblad camera. Personally thought my iPhone took better photos of a lot of things.
 
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Completelly agree. I have a whole bunch of cameras lenses etc. but one wise man once said: the best camera is that which you have with in that moment.
Chase Jarvis coined "the best camera you have is the one you have with you" or something along those lines.
 
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Two things I enjoy about my Osmo Pocket is the small size and how quick it is ready to use.
 

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Couple days back at beach ,older chap had new p4pv2,we talk for ages and he show me this osmo thing,,,it's great,I thought they quite big but very nice compact device with excellent cam,,I would prefer to use me drone cam but I thought this pretty cool and might be my next investment,great for security purposes :)have been looking but for me and our $$ value not to good so waiting on that
 

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