DJI has introduced the latest edition to the Osmo series, the Osmo Mobile 3, a portable, foldable mobile phone stabilizer which is estimated to be available in South African by mid-September.
DJI says the lightweight Osmo Mobile 3 allows users to capture ultra-steady video footage and unique content using intelligent features programmed into the latest version of the DJI Mimo app.
“When we began designing Osmo Mobile 3, we went back to the drawing board with the goal of creating a portable yet intuitive product that uses the latest DJI technology,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager. “We are excited to introduce DJI’s first gimbal with a folding design and hope it inspires our customers to imagine new ways of recording content with their mobile phones.”
The Osmo Mobile 3’s folding design makes it highly portable. This ultra-compact mobile phone stabilizer reimagines the Osmo Mobile concept with a completely new design as well as locking mechanisms for when you’re on the go. Another interesting feature is the device’s ability to unfold and mount a mobile phone, it also boasts 15 hours of battery life.
According to the company, Osmo Mobile 3 is not only foldable; the new design makes operation efficient, featuring vital controls manageable with just one hand. With the buttons on the handle, users can control the gimbal’s movement and access useful features with ease. Quick Roll rotates the orientation from portrait to landscape by pressing the Mode (M) button twice without the need to remove the mobile device. The redesigned form no longer obstructs the charging and audio ports, allowing for easy connection to charge the device or use external mics.
A trigger helps manoeuvre the gimbal by locking orientation, rotating the gimbal for selfies, and even re-centrering when tracking a subject. By using ActiveTrack, users can tap the trigger once, and Osmo Mobile 3 will begin tracking while keeping the subject centred within the frame. Zoom in and out with the dedicated zoom slider on the side of the stabilizer without needing to touch the screen of the mobile device, making content capturing less complicated. Additionally, users have the option to customize zoom speed based on personal preference.
Osmo Mobile 3 uses the advanced DJI Mimo app and offers pre-programmed modes. Connect to the device with Bluetooth 5.0 and take advantage of these features:
- Story Mode: Bring creative editing to your video with a host of pre-set music, video transitions, and filters. Choose one of 13 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After shooting, Mimo automatically generates your very own professionally edited short video, ready to be shared.
- Gesture Control: Easily snap a selfie without pressing any buttons. Once Gesture Control is enabled, show a “peace sign” or put up your palm and Osmo Mobile 3 will begin a photo timer countdown.
- Sport Mode: Similar to the useful feature from the DJI Ronin series, Sport mode increases the response speed of the device to keep up when shooting fast-moving scenes.
- ActiveTrack 3.0: DJI’s image recognition and deep learning algorithms allow Osmo Mobile 3 to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with a tap.
- TimeLapse & MotionLapse: If you’re looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of movement to your Timelapse by setting points for the camera to move to.
- HyperLapse: Take the appealing visuals from Timelapse and add movement by manually moving Osmo Mobile 3 with you. Additionally, HyperLapse not only supports real-time Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) but also ActiveTrack 3.0.
- Panorama: Get a wider perspective with panorama mode. Users can choose between 3×3 and 180° panorama modes.
- Slow Motion: Slow down the world around you with 4X or 8X Slow Motion.
The standard version which includes Osmo Mobile 3, wrist strap, storage pouch and anti-slip pads will retail starting at ZAR 1,895.00. Also available is the Osmo Mobile 3 Combo, which in addition to the components of standard version, includes the Osmo Grip Tripod, Osmo Carrying Case, purchase price starting at ZAR 2,195.00.