Recently, I've received numerous comments on my videos featuring the DJI Osmo Pocket 3, and I must say, it's one of the best tech purchases I've made. This compact device has proven to be a wonderful addition to my gear collection. However, I had an idea to explore its capabilities beyond its usual applications. Inspired by a video I shot almost five years ago using a GoPro for street photography, I decided to test the Osmo Pocket 3 in a similar setting.
I found myself in Namdaemun, one of Seoul's oldest traditional markets, ready to see how the Osmo Pocket 3 would perform for street photography. Sometimes, you may not want to rely on your phone for capturing moments, and having a compact camera like the Osmo Pocket 3 can come in handy. I set up my camera, utilizing the DJI Osmo Action as a point-of-view (POV) camera, and began my street photography mission.
I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the results. 
While the Osmo Pocket 3 may not be the first choice for dedicated photographers, it delivers images that exceed my expectations. By utilizing the digital zoom feature, I discovered that I could effectively simulate different focal lengths, offering a range of creative possibilities. Although it's not on par with an optical zoom and some quality is sacrificed, the flexibility it provides is impressive. I experimented with both wide-angle and zoomed-in shots, capturing a variety of perspectives.
One minor issue I encountered was with my SD card, as it wasn't fast enough to keep up with the camera's performance. This resulted in an annoying popup warning, but apart from that, the camera functioned flawlessly. I've provided the settings I used in the video, giving you an idea of my shooting setup. I want to emphasize that this is purely a fun experiment and not meant to be taken seriously. Take it for what it's worth and enjoy this walk around the vibrant Namdaemun Market in Seoul.
Overall, I have no complaints when it comes to using the Osmo Pocket 3 for street photography. Framing shots with the gimbal required careful composition due to the slight delay in tracking, but with a little patience, I was able to capture the desired moments.
To conclude, my afternoon shooting experience with the Osmo Pocket 3 in Seoul left me impressed. It performed admirably for photography, solidifying its position as an all-in-one camera that delivers outstanding results. Whether it's for video or photo purposes, this little device is proving to be a versatile tool that you can take anywhere. I'd love to hear your thoughts on whether you consider the Osmo Pocket 3 a sufficient all-in-one camera based on what you've seen today.
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