DJI releases $39 mic adapter for its Osmo Pocket camera

DJI’s Osmo Pocket is an impressive little camera that punches well above its size and size. The video from it has proven impressive, but the one area it lacks is in the sound department.

The onboard microphone aren’t necessarily terrible, but it could use a little improvement, and up until now that wasn’t possible. After many hints that one was on its way, DJI has finally released a 3.5mm microphone adapter for the Oslo Pocket that plugs directly into the camera’s USB Type-C port.

The adapter works with TRS 3.5mm connectors. In case you’ve never noticed, 3.5mm jacks will have either one, two or three black bands wrapped around the male connector. Cable Chick has a great explainer on the differences, but a brief synopsis is that one band means it’s a TS connection that supports mono audio, two bands means it’s a TRS connection which supports stereo audio and three bands means it’s a TRRS connection which supports stereo audio plus a microphone. If you’re using the Osmo Pocket 3.5mm Adapter with a TRRS connection, you might also need to purchase an additional adapter, such as this one offered by Rode.

The DJI Oslo Pocket 3.5mm Adapter is available now at B&H and the DJI Store for $39.

Original source: http://www.dpreview.com/news/5485659229/dji-releases-39-mic-adapter-for-its-osmo-pocket-camera

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