DJI’s last two iterations of Osmo Mobile handheld gimbal for smartphones have been pretty popular. But like most smartphone gimbals, they can be a bit big when not in use, not that easy to transport. So, for the new Osmo Mobile 3 announced today (nope, it wasn’t a drone announcement), DJI has gone foldable. As well as being physically smaller than the Osmo Mobile 2, the price is a little smaller, too, at only $119 for the basic package.
DJI’s Osmo Mobile gimbal has been hugely popular since it was first released. But, one thing that gave the competition so much advantage was its cost. Being released at $299, the $150 or less alternatives were much easier for customers to swallow. DJI’s first answer was to drop the price to $199. But now they’ve have answered that price difference again with the new Osmo Mobile 2, at a mere $129.
Shooting stable video of sailing from a moving boat has always been a near impossible task. Brushless motor gimbal stabilising rigs have become ubiquitous over the last two years or so. They have gotten to the point where they’re cheap enough and light enough that they are changing the way video of fast moving boats will be shot.
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DJI have today announced a new product that doesn’t include a camera of their own; the DJI Osmo Mobile. Like the recently announced Osmo+, it’s a handheld gimbal designed for shooting smooth handheld video. The Osmo Mobile, however, steadies your smartphone. It also has a subject tracking feature which looks absolutely amazing.
The Osmo Mobile’s 3-axis motorised gimbal helps to smooth out movements from not only natural handshake, but also while moving. Whether walking, running, cycling, snowboarding or anything else, handheld gimbals are an invaluable way to take your footage up to that next level of quality.
When you think of DJI’s Osmo camera, timelapse photography likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, as it turns out, the gimbal-stabilized 4K footage from the DJI Osmo is a perfect solution to creating incredible hyperlapse videos.[Read More…]
DJI made some noise earlier this year when they dropped the DJI Osmo, a 3-axis gimbal system with a built-in 4K camera. With the exception of the microphone issues, which have been addressed, the device is an impressive one, putting out incredibly stable footage that competes with steady cam rigs many times its size and even more its price tag.
That said, there are always methods of improving DJI’s Osmo. One of those is to create a DIY chest mount as YouTuber Savi You has.[Read More…]
While unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been the primary focus of both companies, a critical component of any drone setup is the gimbal that connects the camera to the UAV. Considering much research and development capital is invested in this tech, it only makes sense that both companies should make the most of it and figure out how else they can utilize the tech they develop.