One month after announcing the DJI Zenmuse X5 and DJI Zenmuse X5R cameras, which are aimed to be combined with the DJI Inspire 1, DJI has produced a unique video system named DJI Osmo.
The DJI Osmo is a stabilized handheld 4K video system that uses a gimbal head to deliver video footage. It is a kind of monopod with a 3-axis head that has a camera mounted on it; the head is sensitive to movement, so in case of sudden jerks or bumps, the head absorbs vibrations so that the camera would move more slowly and the footage look more professional. In this way, you can walk and record simultaneously, without fear that vibrations caused by walking would be transferred to the camera - footage is perfectly smooth, as if it was captured with a drone. With such a stabilization system, you will enjoy long exposure shots, even without a tripod, since the Osmo keeps the camera absolutely still and stable.
The DJI Osmo handle comes kitted with a Zenmuse X3 camera, but it is also compatible with the said Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras via a special adapter. The X3 is equipped with a 12.4MP 1/2.3" Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor, which produces superb 4K videos (4090 x 2160) at 24/25p, as well as the standard Full HD mode, which enables slow motion footage at 120 fps. As for stills, they are 12.4MP in size and are captured in both JPEG and RAW.
Camera movement and selecting modes are controlled via numerous buttons on the handle, which can all be accessed with the thumb. One of the most significant modes is the Automatic Panorama mode, in which the camera rotates 360° on its own, captures images, and combines them into one magnificent panoramic image. The Osmo also features an integrated microphone for recording external sounds, and there is also a standard 3.5mm port for additional microphone. It is compatible with a range of accessories by means of which it can be attached to vehicles, bikes, bicycles, and thanks to its unique shape, it is ideal for popular selfies.
Above all, the camera can be operated remotely, via a smartphone, by means of the DJI GO application (there is a separate place on the handle for mounting smartphones).
The DJI Osmo comes paired with the Zenmuse X3 camera at a price of $649. It is already available for sale.
The news was taken from DJI.