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DJI Osmo Pocket 2 Appears On FCC Database With Wireless Microphone


The DJI Osmo Pocket 2 has been rumoured for some time, but with proof now present on the USA FCC database, we can be sure that it will be arriving imminently!


The original DJI Osmo Pocket was very popular, providing 4K video quality in a portable form factor proved to be a hit, but ever since a sequel has been desired by consumers to ‘fill the gaps’ of the original model.

There is a suspicion that the new model may incorporate the 1/2″ camera of the DJI Mavic Air 2, this would provide even higher quality and bitrate for video.

DJI Osmo Pocket
The current DJI Osmo Pocket product, very popular with consumers for portability and quality.

The next version appears to also include USB-C but also features a wireless microphone of some form, this was a complaint of the original model that it had no external microphone input.

The entry appearing for public view on the FCC database strongly suggests that the release date will be imminent, watch this space!

See the following video for information on what might be featured on the next Osmo Pocket!

What features would you like to see on the new DJI Osmo Pocket 2? Comment below and let us know!


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DJI Mavic Mini 2 Might Arrive In 2020 – New FCC Database Filings Appear


A set of new FCC database entries have appeared today which appear to show a successor to the popular DJI Mavic Mini drone, most likely named the DJI Mavic Mini 2, possibly to be launched this year.


The DJI Mavic Mini has been incredibly popular for DJI since it’s launch in late 2019, a successor does feel a little early but this FCC filing is hard to ignore.

The FCC filing shows an illustration of the FCC label and location on the drone, the above video details the findings of analysis by DroningON which does strongly suggest a DJI Mavic Mini 2 product.


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DJI Smart Controller Firmware (v01.00.0820) Adds DJI Mavic Air 2 Support


After a long wait for consumers, DJI has just released a new firmware update (V01.00.0820) for the DJI Smart Controller which finally adds DJI Mavic Air 2 support.


Despite initial suggestions of ‘two weeks’ following the launch of the DJI Mavic Air 2 drone, DJI has only now delivered the firmware update to the DJI Smart Controller which provides compatibility with their latest consumer drone.

“Network error?”

Some users have reported a “network error” message while trying to update directly on the device via WiFi, don’t worry as this simply means that you do not have the latest firmware installed prior to the update. No harm is done to the device

The DJI release notes suggest using the quick and efficient DJI Assistant 2 app instead to update, especially if users experience a “network error” prompt while trying to update.

What’s New?

  • Added support for DJI Mavic Air 2. Under Aircraft Management, Mavic Air 2 can now be added and
    managed.

Notes:

  • A Smart Controller with a firmware version of v01.00.04.75 or earlier must be updated using DJI Assistant 2.
    Download the latest DJI Assistant 2, and follow the steps in Firmware Update section in the DJI Smart Controller
    User Manual. Download DJI Assistant 2 at https://www.dji.com/cn/mavic-2/info#downloads
  • Contact DJI Support if the update fails several times.

For more information, you can view the official release notes for the DJI Smart Controller firmware here.


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