DJI released their tiny Osmo Pocket gimbal in late 2018 and we believe it’s still the best stabilized video camera on the market if you’re an amateur or enthusiast video shooter.
When you shoot with DSLRs or mirrorless cameras and add in a gimbal, this combo can easily weigh over 2 kg (70 oz), while the DJI Osmo Pocket weighs just 116 grams (4 oz). Sure, the quality won’t be identical, but for casual shooters, DJI Osmo Pocket is more than good enough. With that said, we are here to talk about the best SD cards for DJI Osmo Pocket, so let’s get into it.
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Best MicroSD Cards for DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal
Osmo Pocket has one microSD card slot that supports UHS-I cards. It can record 4K video at up to 60 fps and 1080p video at up to 120 fps with a maximum bitrate of 100 Mbit/s (12.5 MB/s). Add a little extra data for audio and you have to make sure your microSD card can support write speeds of at least 15 MB/s. Essentially, this means you need an SD card with symbols U3 or V30 on it, meaning the card has a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s. Older SD cards often have U1 symbol on them, which means it has a minimum write speed of 10 MB/s and this is not enough.
DJI suggests getting Sandisk cards, but basically any microSD card with U3 and/or V30 symbol on it will work. With that said, here are some of the best memory cards for Osmo Pocket that meet the requirements.
|MEMORY CARD||WRITE SPEED||READ SPEED||GET CARD|
|SanDisk Extreme microSDXC 128GB UHS-I||Up to 90 MB/s||Up to 170 MB/s|
|Lexar Professional 667X Video 128GB MicroSDXC UHS-I||Up to 90 MB/s||Up to 100 MB/s|
|Samsung EVO MicroSDXC 128GB UHS-I||Up to 90 MB/s||Up to 100 MB/s|
One last thing we want to add – the gimbal doesn’t support SD cards with more than 256 GB of space. We suggest you get one or more 128 GB cards, or a few 64 GB ones if you want to save some money. We hope our guide helped you understand which microSD to pick up for your gimbal.