DJI finally released a 3.5mm microphone adapter for the Osmo Pocket, its handheld vlogging camera that was launched in December, reports Drone DJI . The $ 39 adapter plugs into the USB Type-C port of the camera, and will work with the microphones of Rode, Audio-Technica and Sennheiser.
The internal microphone of the Osmo Pocket does not sound bad, but in my time with the Camera, it seems to be the weakest part of the device, especially when compared to the video sequences produced by its stabilized three-axis camera. The sound quality may not matter when working with a rugged action camera, such as the GoPro Hero 7, which is designed to shoot extreme sports, but the DJI camera is more at home while vlogging, a situation where audio is much more critical.
However, the DJI adapter may not be the only one you need. Although we think that all 3.5 mm connectors are the same, they actually differ according to the number of contacts they have at their ends. The TS cables have only one (so they can make mono audio), the TRS cables have two (for stereo) and the TRRS cables have three (stereo plus a microphone). The DJI adapter only works with the TRS sockets, so you will need a TRRS to TRS adapter if your microphone has a TRRS jack, which is shown with three black lines on the connector.
The DJI Osmo Pocket is now available at B & H Photo and DJI Store for $ 39 (£ 35).
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