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New DJI Osmo Mobile Smartphone Stabilizer Launched - Way Cheaper than the Original

09 January 2018
New DJI Osmo Mobile Smartphone Stabilizer Launched - Way Cheaper than the Original

If you are into movie making or are a photography/videography enthusiast, then chances are you have most probably heard of Osmo.

The cresting wave of CES is about to break, and DJI is announcing their new gadgets with a second generation Osmo smartphone stabiliser announced. The Osmo Mobile 2 can also double up as a powerbank for your smartphone as it comes with a full-sized USB port for charging. It has a clip to hold your phone, and a three-axis brushless gimbal to keep video silky smooth, even beyond what optical stabilization in modern smartphones can provide.

The device also allows you to mount your smartphone in portrait mode, a feature missing from the original Osmo.

On the Osmo Mobile 2's handle are simplified cameras controls. Other app features include Motion Timelapse and Hyperlapse video, as well as Panorama, Long Exposure, and LightTrail options for still capture. DJI claims to offer up to 15 hours of battery life on the Osmo Mobile 2, which is three times longer than that offered on the original Osmo Mobile.

The new Osmo Mobile 2 will be priced from US$129 (about RM514) which is far cheaper than the original model which used to start from US$299 (about RM1,192). The DJI Ronin-S is a handheld gimbal that is large enough for your common DSLR (and mirrorless of course) video configurations without requiring such a payload capacity of the larger gimbals that are much more expensive.

Created to be lightweight and portable, Osmo Mobile 2 is made from high-strength modified nylon and features a folding design that makes it ideal for all-day use. High-torque motors help the gimbal support numerous most popular cameras, including the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH, and Sony Alpha.

The Ronin-S also compensates for zoom lenses with higher magnification ratios and an external zooming barrel.

It is available in two frame sizes for either format and also uses a three-axis gimbal stabilizer to smooth out camera shakes and wobbles. A push mode can adjust pan and tilt by hand, with axis locks to make the whole process quicker. Ronin-S also features DJI's intelligent battery technology that can be hot-swapped during operation for extended shoots. DJI will also be releasing a dual-handle support for when you need extra comfort and stability. It will be available at store.dji.com, DJI stores, and DJI authorized retailers, starting February. A high precision joystick, similar to the ones you find on your drone controller, allows you to aim the camera quickly and accurately.