DJI Osmo Pocket vs GoPro Hero 7 Series: A Quick Comparison Review

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DJI just recently unveiled its DJI Osmo Pocket handheld camera which is said to be perfect for vlogging. Due to its design, tech enthusiasts are wondering if it could this rival the GoPro Hero 7 series – some are even dubbing it as a “GoPro killer”.

Please note that we will only compare a few features between the cameras because the one from DJI has only been recently unveiled. Though DJI has published an article noting the device’s specs and features, still, hearing from the owners/reviewers who actually got to use the device will also be helpful. This in return will provide a somewhat balanced take.

With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the features between the cameras.

The Price Tag

The Osmo Pocket is already available for pre-order. It features a price tag of $359 USD. Meanwhile, the Hero 7, which is also already available, comes in with three variants: Hero 7 Black ($399), Silver ($299), and White ($199).

Max Video Resolution

In terms of max video resolution, the Osmo Pocket is on par with the Hero 7 Black – both feature 4K at 60fps. As for the other Hero 7 handheld cameras, Silver features 4K at 30fpe, while White features 1080p 60fps.

Max Photo / Photo Resolution

Again, the Osmo Pocket is more or less on par with the Hero 7 Black. The DJI handheld camera features 12Mp, while the GoPro’s Black features 12Mp (Super Photo). Meanwhile, Silver features 10Mp (HDR), while White features 10Mp.

Battery Life

The Osmo Pocket is powered by an 875 mAh battery. This could last about two hours when shooting 1080p video and one hour for 4k according to TomsGuide. Meanwhile, Techadvisor reports that it’s capable shooting 4k at 30fps for two hours.

As for the Hero 7 series, only the Black features a removable battery. Regarding the battery life, YouTuber MicBergsma did three battery life comparison tests between all three Hero 7 cameras.

First Test:

  • Black – 1 hour and 49 minutes
  • Silver – 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • White – 2 hours and 34 minutes

Second Test:

  • Black – 2 hours and 3 minutes
  • Silver – 2 hours and 24 minutes
  • White – 2 hours and 39 minutes

Third Test:

  • Black – 1 hour and 59 minutes
  • Silver – 2 hours and 22 minutes
  • White – 2 hours and 35 minutes


DJI boasts that the Osmo Pocket is capable of offering a smooth and stable video experience. Based on the company’s experience in gimbal technology, the device’s state-of-the-art three-axis mechanical gimbal compensates for movements and smooths these motions so you can focus on composition and subject matter.

As for GoPro’s Hero 7 series, its Hero 7 Black is well-known for its “hypersmooth” stabilization. Meanwhile, the Silver and White features standard stabilization but still great nonetheless.

Other Exciting Features Of The Osmo Pocket

DJI’s camera can be attached to an Android or iOS device. On its app, there’s this “Story Mode” which includes 10 templates to choose from. There’s also the “Pro Mode” which gives the user control over camera settings such as exposure, and makes it possible to shoot low-light photos and get great results.

Another feature is “FaceTrack”. With its improved ActiveTrack feature, the camera is capable of recognizing a face and keeps it in the center of the frame.

Do you think DJI did a great job with its Osmo Pocket? Tell us in the comment section below.

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