If anybody has seen the world, it’s TV host and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart. And as somebody who has spent a significant chunk of her life behind the camera, it makes sense that she would know what personal camera to pack for you next vacation.
Stewart — who just announced a partnership with MSC Cruises to bring a series of cruise excursions, dinner menus, and gift baskets on Caribbean-bound ships — recently returned from her own Caribbean vacation with MSC where she got the opportunity to play around with a new, stabilizing video camera that fits right in your pocket.
“We had a new camera with us — the DJI Pocket,” Stewart said. “It is a fantastic camera. It’s really easy to use.”
DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld Camera Credit: Courtesy of Amazon
To buy: amazon.com, $379
The camera is perfect for filming video on a trip because it uses gimbal stabilization (instead of electronic or optical image stabilization) to make sure your video is smooth and steady. Designed to be used in a single hand, the camera is easy to hold and adjusts exactly to your movements for the best possible home videos.
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The camera also includes enhanced features, like “ActiveTrack” to keep the camera focused on one object even if it’s moving, and “Motionlapse” to record high-quality time lapse videos while the camera slowly pans. The battery life lasts for around 140 minutes and shoots 12 megapixel still images.
“You can get really great pictures of your family and your memories," Stewart said. "I always suggest that people take a really good camera or a really good iPhone. And make sure you record what you see.”