The Osmo has just been announced and it is already becoming an object of desire for many videographers. The ability to get stabilized 4K footage in such a small form factor is absolutely mind boggling, especially when compared to the larger MoVI or a Ronin solutions.
The team at Lixi Studios took the Osmo for a ride, or rather for a jump. Trying to put the Osmo to its limits, the team tested it while running on trampolines, definitely not a sound environment. Results are quite impressing.
While the team seemed to be very happy with stability (especially for the $650 price tag), they did not sound too happy with some of the other features of the camera. Mainly the amount of noise it emits and the low dynamic range it demonstrated.
The noise from the fan can be mitigated using an external recorder like a Zoom (just remember to slate. Syncing software may battle aligning the footage because the noise kills the internal mic). The low dynamic range, however, is inherent to the X3 unit.
An X5 more robust model should be released in the future and it will be able to support DJI’s Zenmuse X5 Micro 4/3 camera which should provide footage as good as the GH4. If DJI also manage to kill the fan noise I foresee it quickly becoming a very common tool with filmmakers