Until now I hadn't bought one of these small gimbal cameras from DJI because I didn't do much video work. But since we are now also a bit active on YouTube (here for Sir Apfelot channel), I got the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 and it's been here since yesterday. What's missing, of course, is a memory card.
In order not to keep you in suspense for long, I'll tell you my choice straight away: I got it Lexar Professional 1066x Micro SD card with 256GB and UHS-I, U3, A2 and V30 rating fetched.
- Professional performance for action cameras, drones or Android smartphones
- Uses UHS-I technology for read speeds of up to 160 MB/s (1066x)
- Quickly capture high-quality images and extended lengths of Full HD and 4K UHD
Why this one? Because DJI itself recommends it for the Pocket 3. But more on that in the next section.
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These memory cards fit the DJI Pocket 3
Almost every manufacturer tests their devices with different memory cards and then states in the technical data which ones the product works reliably with. That's exactly how it works at DJI and for the Osmo Pocket 3, DJI has officially named the following memory cards as recommendations, saying that there is one microSD card with a capacity of up to 512 GB should be:
- SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB V30 A1 UHS-I Speed Class 3 → Amazon
- Kingston Canvas Go!Plus 64GB UHS-I Speed Class 3 → Amazon
- Kingston Canvas Go!Plus 128GB UHS-I Speed Class 3 → Amazon
- Kingston Canvas React Plus 64GB UHS-II Speed Class 3 → Amazon
- Kingston Canvas React Plus 128GB UHS-II Speed Class 3 → Amazon
- Kingston Canvas React Plus 256GB UHS-II Speed Class 3 → Amazon
- Lexar Pro 256GB SDXC UHS-I V30 R160/W120 (1066x) → Amazon
- Lexar Pro 512GB SDXC UHS-I V30 R160/W120 (1066x) → Amazon
The SanDisk would have been my first choice because I have had good experiences with the brand, but 32 GB is simply not enough. I have no experience with Kingston and Lexar, but the reviews of both brands' SD cards are great and I think you can't go wrong with either.
Stay away from no-name SD cards
Personally, I would stay away from memory cards whose manufacturer name you have never heard of. There are a number of sellers on Amazon who advertise low prices and many also have 5-star reviews, but no one knows how many of them are real. And there is nothing more annoying than lost film or photos that are only gone because you spent 10 or 20 euros buying them memory card wanted to save.
Which memory card capacity should I buy?
This is a question that can actually be avoided if you have enough money. If money wasn't a big deal, then I would 512GB card from Lexar take. If you want to buy cheaper, then it would be the 256 GB version from Lexar or the 256 GB version from Kingston.
You can also get 128 GB, but I personally prefer the 256 GB models because the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 records in 4K and even has a slow motion function where it saves 120 frames per second. This adds up to a few MB or GB if you use it frequently.
And ultimately the price differences are no longer that big, so I'm currently opting for 256 GB so that there's little chance that I'll unexpectedly run out of memory and suddenly stop recording.
How do you feel about the capacity? Would you rather use one large card or two small memory cards? And which manufacturer do you prefer? Feel free to leave me a comment!
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.
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