Why is my wallet twitching again? Its too soon but this is just soooo sexy!
Introducing the “DJI Osmo”…strange name…osmosis?
Anyway, what’s in a name, this looks very cool indeed and great for film-makers everywhere. If you are into photography and/or film-making, watch this video and tell me you don’t want one (a reply to that is not necessary…and Smartphone is not included : )
The great thing about this unit, for DJI Inspire 1 owners anyway, is that it is compatible with all their Inspire camera/gimbal systems (X3/X5/X5 Raw).
However, it seems that it is not possible to buy the unit without the X3 camera “for now”.
This is a shame because I already have the Inspire 1 with X3 camera and have ordered the new M43 X5 so I absolutely don’t need the camera.
I spoke with DJI whilst writing this and was told that the base will more than likely become available as a stand-alone product but she wasn’t sure when.
Sooner rather than later I hope because there are MANY Inspire 1 owners that would jump at this if it was stand-alone (and cheaper). The only thing I can see is that the new X3 camera for this gimbal has a slightly different design made especially for the Osmo and its workings…we shall see.
So, here are the basic specs etc:
DJI Osmo Product Highlights
- 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor (X5 camera is M43…much bigger)
- 4K (4096 x 2160) Video at 24 or 25p (nice)
- 120 fps Full HD Video for Slow-Motion (very nice…if quality doesn’t suffer. The example in video above looked over-sharpened to compensate?)
- 12MP JPEG or DNG RAW Still Photos (meh…could be ok)
- Handle with X3 Camera and Gimbal Controls (nice)
- Wi-Fi For Monitoring and/or Remote Operation (cool)
- Detachable Mobile Device Holder (not sure about phone compatibilities yet)
- Photos Bursts at up to 7 Shots
- Regular and Moving Time-Lapse Modes (nice)
- Auto and Selfie Panorama Modes (nice for selfie lovers)
4096 x 2160 (DCI): 24p, 25p
3840 x 2160 (UHD): 24p, 25p, 30p
- FHD (1080p):
1920 x 1080: 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60p, 120p
- HD (720p):
1280 x 720: 24p, 25p, 30p, 48p, 50p, 60pMaximum Bitrate: 60 Mb/s
- Single shot
- Burst: 3, 5, 7 frames per second (AEB: 3/5 frames per second; 0.7 EV bias)
- Regular Time-Lapse
- Moving Time-Lapse
- Auto Panorama
- Selfie Panorama
- Type: microSD/SDHC/SDXC up to 64 GB
- Speed: Class 10 / UHS-1 or faster
- Format: FAT32/exFAT
- App is iOS only at present (get yourself an iPhone 6s+A*Extra while you are at it ; )
- 3.5mm microphone input
- Micro-USB for firmware updates
- Wi-Fi range up to 82′ / 25 m line-of-sight
- Resolution Total: 12.76 MP, Effective: 12.4 MP
Handy Accessories for the DJI Osmo
- Bike Mount (love it and something I have been waiting for to film on the Z1000)
- Universal Mount
- Extension Rod
- Straight Extension Arm
All in all, and without testing or using one, the DJI Osmo looks like yet another ground-breaking, money-saving, lighter, more useful and easier way to create stunning footage.
You only have to go back 5 years or so to realise that back then it would cost thousands of pounds for a huge stabilizing video system that was clunky, heavy and very intrusive. This is absolutely perfect (and upgradeable) for:
- Indie film-makers
- On the go action shots (skiing etc)
- Family fun
- General walk-around photography and video
It is so small and handy you can take it everywhere. I just can’t keep up with all this technology but for sure, it is fast becoming a hell of a lot easier to make great videos with super-easy access to all manner of places using drones, gimbals, 4K video…exciting times!
More DJI Osmo Videos
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More info at: http://www.dji.com/product/osmo