Shooting real-life action around you with smartphone in hand no longer has to condemn your footage to requiring its own motion-sickness warning. The triple-axis handle of the DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal now leaves you no excuse if video of your next backyard pool party looks like it was shot by a Parkinson’s disease patient riding a mechanical bull.
To put it lightly, the DJI Osmo Mobile is the undisputed smartest selfie stick in the world. That description would do it a disservice, though. It’s actually a savvy cameraman in the palm of your hand that automatically follows its target’s movements with smooth, steady, sharp shots regardless of vibration or low light, all while its tracking keeps your phone constantly facing you. Its Facebook Live and YouTube Live tools built into the DJI GO App even delivers your streaming footage seamlessly at the push of a button. The simplicity of the Osmo Mobile’s long exposures for sharp, steady night shots, easy-to-activate motion time-lapse mode, and a panoramic function that immaculately weaves together up to nine separate landscape shots into a single portrait will leave creatively ambitious filmmakers and photographers in awe.
Complete camera control has never felt so streamlined or smart. The Osmo Mobile reduces controlling exposures to the simplicity of dragging your finger up and down the screen. Dedicated individual buttons manage the gimbal’s manual Record, White Balance, Shutter and ISO settings. A long press on its trigger dramatically smooths your video by completely isolating your movement. Tapping the trigger twice re-centers the shot. Triple-tapping enters Selfie mode. Additionally, the customizable joystick lets you manually invert pan or tilt, limit the directions the gimbal can move, adjust sensitivity, and directly change the gimbal’s direction using your hand with Push Mode.
The DJI Osmo Mobile utilizes Bluetooth optimization to detect and automatically sync up with previously paired smart devices. The dedicated USB port provides immediate access to firmware upgrades and fully charges the gimbal in about three hours for up to 4.5 hours of continuous shooting with a vast range of compatible smartphones. When combined with an equally impressive selection of accessories, there’s nowhere this durable, adaptable device can’t shoot.