Originally Posted by adrummingdude
I really want to like this product, but I'm struggling to figure out who its for. It's an interesting product for sure.
While I don't see pros using it to replace a full frame mirrorless rig on a larger motorized gimbal (I use a Sony A7Riii on a Crane 2 for real estate), I can see it MAYBE replacing a cell phone gimbal for consumer users? The footage looks good (one quick pan in the garden got pretty blurry but that's probably just due to your 1/30 shutter speed) but the latest couple iPhones can do 4k60 and have the advantage of the footage already being on the platform it will be shared from. I get the size thing...and do really want to like it. Maybe I'll pick one up to play with.
For the $ you can't beat the quality of a Sony mirrorless on a Zhiyun Crane 2, I use an a6500 with mine. Great stuff.
Certainly, with a Zhiyun Smooth 4 costing only $99 it's a great approach... I did this with an iPhone 8 Plus & the Smooth 4 while riding a Onewheel:
And agree... it's nice to have the footage already on the device you plan to share from. The absolute difference, above all else, is as simple as whether I have the Osmo Pocket with me... or not,. If I happen to find something worth filming, let's say on a business trip, I'd have a phone, but would I have a gimbal? Typically no. I plan to have Osmo Pocket with me almost all the time.
There's legit something to be said for the weight... it's less fatiguing on the wrist than even a phone gimbal.
And the fact it's a walk-in replacement at Best Buy with the warranty, and that includes accidental damage... granted it's an added cost but that also means I'm willing to take more risks with it than my iPhone 8 Plus or Note 9 (both 4K/60p capable).
I want to see an "Osmo Pocket Pro" that uses the camera/gimbal combo from the Mavic Pro 2. That could be amazing for the real estate stuff, although at this point for commercial projects I'm more inclined to do fly-throughs than walk-throughs.