DJI Osmo combines a 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with an Impressive 4K Camera

Oct 9, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

DJI Osmo combines a 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with an Impressive 4K Camera

Oct 9, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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If you are following DJI, this will not come as a shock for you, and it is pretty much the obvious evolution in the company’s road-map. Today DJI announced that they are taking the camera off the drone and putting it in your hands. They announced the DJI Osmo.

The Osmo is an integrated device – a 4K camera permanently mounted on a 3-Axis Gimbal.

Here is the thing though, this is not a really a new product. DJI was making this (or similar) gimbals for the Inspire one for quite a while now, so moving the gimbal from the drone to your hands is a very easy (and very clever) integration to extend the product line.

As far as features, the basic unit comes with the same camera that the inspire 1 comes with – a 1/2.3 crop sensor that can shoot 4K. But the good news is that the Osmo can take the new Zenmuse cameras which are equivalent to 4/3 cameras like the GH4. This also mean that is you bought a Zenmuse for your inspire, it now can double as a hand held camera bringing more value to the gear.

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On the far end of the specs you get 4K@30fps / HD@120fps, and 12 or 16 megapixel photos depending on the model.

Here are two quick introduction videos

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YouTube video

Another big thing is the Osmo integration with a smartphone. When using the Osmo hand-held a smartphone acts as a monitor. But this is not all that a phone can do. To DJI GO app enables taking timelapses and hyper lapses, tripod-less ling exposure, or simply controlling the camera for a panorama. Here are the videos showing some of the features:

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YouTube video
YouTube video

The Osmo is available for presale over at B&H for $649.00 and estimated to start shipping at the end of the month.

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Udi Tirosh

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