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    Default Osmo Pocket in the wild

    I invested in an Osmo Pocket recently and took it out for a spin at the weekend. My thoughts:

    - it's useless without a phone attached so it's really an iPhone add on
    - the best way to hold it (like the osmo) is as if you're holding a torch
    - I kept getting my finger in the way of the lens
    - it sucks the life out of your phone battery
    - it really does fit in your pocket.

    Here's a video -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters View Post
    I invested in an Osmo Pocket recently and took it out for a spin at the weekend. My thoughts:

    - it's useless without a phone attached so it's really an iPhone add on
    - the best way to hold it (like the osmo) is as if you're holding a torch
    - I kept getting my finger in the way of the lens
    - it sucks the life out of your phone battery
    - it really does fit in your pocket.

    Here's a video -
    The shots look nice but the phone part kind of kills it for me. Thanks for the warning!
    The cats are watching us...

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    I can't stress enough how useless the screen is. Another gripe is that the camera kept on losing connection to the phone (it feels like it's hanging on rather than connected - it just doesn't feel robust). All in all I'd prefer a gopro on a pistol grip.

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    Thanks for the review.

    I half considered a Sony RX0 mII as a pocket cam:
    https://amzn.to/2VcneHH

    Basically an action cam with a 1" sensor. They worked out some kinks from the first version, but the glaring issue is that a 1" sensor can produce soft backgrounds so the autofocus is critical and they haven't quite nailed it yet. Also, I feel the footage should look better for a Sony 1", it's not quite stabilized correctly and there's something off with the texture of the footage.

    My recent conclusion is that the best way to go "pocket" is to go with a 1" point-and-shoot. Should handle itself better, offer some optical zoom, and be just "pocketable" enough to be manageable.

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