DJI simply launched Osmo Cellular 5, a brand new smartphone gimbal, which features a telescopic selfie stick (okay, certain, an “extension rod”) constructed proper into the deal with.
OM 5 retains the identical collapsible design precept as its predecessors, however with some minor adjustments. The gimbal is a bit smaller and lighter this 12 months. And eagle-eyed customers will discover that the angle of the deal with is sharper than earlier than to suit the 8.4-inch selfie stick. I’m fearful it’d make it much less comfy, however we have no idea till we really test it out in particular person. There may be additionally a brand new button on the deal with, which provides you fast entry to a number of the OM 5 core options. However with the adjustments in design, battery life is taking an enormous hit. Whereas the OM 4 gimbal was assessed for 15 hours, the OM 5 rating shrinks to 6 hours and 20 minutes.
When DJI launched the OM 4, a standout characteristic was a pair of magnetic mounts that made it simple to connect the telephone to the gimbal. However the events required additional effort to work with a bigger telephone than ordinary, particularly if the telephone had a case on it. Now DJI is upgrading the magnetic clamp in order that it extends even additional. And no, similar to final 12 months, the magnets are nonetheless not appropriate with Apple’s proprietary MagSafe magnets.
OM 5 additionally comes with improved gimbal engines and has added a brand new clever characteristic – Shotguides. OM 5 scans your environment and offers you as much as 30 units of suggestions and directions for recording movies with this gimbal. Upon getting filmed all of the advisable clips, they routinely edit them into a sophisticated video in DJI’s Mimo app.
The remainder of DJI’s different clever monitoring options additionally get a efficiency improve. Lively Observe 4.0 has now improved face recognition and face monitoring, leading to rather more responsive efficiency.
All the opposite pre-programmed taking pictures modes from OM 4 may also be discovered on OM 5 – Hitchcockian dolly zoom, artistic CloneMe Panoramas and my private favourite, SpinShot. Plus different commonplace modes we’ve seen earlier than, akin to Hyperlapse, Timelapse and Motionlapse.
DJI’s Osmo Cellular 5 will probably be obtainable in 2 colours – Athens grey and sundown white. DJI additionally sells a brand new accent for $ 59, the DJI Fill Mild Telephone Clamp, which appears to be like like a normal magnetic clamp however has built-in lights that can assist you make selfies brighter.
With the discharge of OM 5, OM 4 is renamed OM SE, which is similar gimbal as final 12 months, together with the identical outdated 15-hour battery life, however with the upgraded magnetic clamp, all for $ 119.
Osmo Cellular 5 is offered proper now for $ 159, which is $ 10 greater than Osmo Cellular 4 and about $ 30 greater than the Osmo Cellular 3 launch value. OM 5 is available in a normal package deal with a hoop holder, clamp, stand, wrist strap and bag.
Correction September 8, 09:57 AM ET: DJI’s press launch said an error within the value of the Fill Mild Telephone Clamp to $ 79. DJI contacted us after publication to notice that the proper value is $ 59.