DJI Osmo Series handheld stabilized cameras: Pro-quality in your hands
Lately, DJI has really made a name for itself in the photography and video industry. The products it offers range from mobile gimbals, handheld stabilized cameras, and drones with 4K cameras.
The latest series of cameras that I want you to know about is the DJI Osmo cameras. These are handheld cameras attached to stabilized gimbal units. Now, these types of cameras usually come with high costs, but the DJI Osmo series has really made it easier for the average consumer to the pro user to enjoy these tools.
DJI Osmo Camera
Getting started, let’s look at the entry-level handheld stabilized camera from DJI. This camera and integrated stabilizer combo are a perfect pair for someone wanting to get smooth footage and not break the bank. The Osmo comes with a fully stabilized 4K, 12MP camera and is easy to operate with your iPhone or smartphone via the app from DJI.
The camera is lightweight and very portable making it a great choice for YouTube makers, video bloggers, and general video enthusiasts.
Features as listed on DJI.com website for the Osmo:
- Fully stabilized 4K, 12MP camera optimized for ground use
- Slow motion and audio recording
- Tripod-free long exposures
- Remote camera control
- Secure grip
- 6-hour standby time
- 1 hour of video shooting
DJI Osmo+ Camera
The addition of the DJI Osmo+ to the lineup allowed the Osmo to get a camera upgrade. The Osmo+ features a 22-77mm zoom lens. It still has the 4K video recording capability and also the 12MP camera for photos. There is a price difference in the Osmo and Osmo+ and only you can decide if the Osmo+ is worth the higher price.
Features as listed on DJI.com website for the Osmo+:
- 22-77mm zoom lens, 3.5× optical and 2× digital lossless zoom.*
- 4K video, 12-megapixel photos, silent recording.
- Professional 3-axis stabilization.
- Take sharper selfies with a 50cm minimum focus distance.
- Support for motion timelapse, panorama, long exposure and more.
- Compatible with a range of optional accessories. Shoot anytime, anywhere.
*Digital lossless zoom only available when shooting at 1080p.
Osmo Pro Combo Camera
The Osmo Pro is on the higher end of the Osmo series and it packs some great features and functionality. Like the DJI Osmo and Osmo+, this camera and lens are paired with the DJI integrated gimbal. The big difference in this version is the addition of the micro 4/3 sensor for higher quality video recording.
Features as listed on DJI.com website for the Osmo Pro Combo:
- Micro 4/3 sensor
- Integrated gimbal stabilization
- 8 stops of dynamic range
- 4K video at 30 fps, 16MP photos
- 80-minute video recording
- Remote control via DJI GO
- A wide range of accessories
Things to consider about these cameras
First, you will need a smartphone to be the screen of the cameras. You download the DJI app and pair it with your smartphone so you can control many features of the camera. The cameras take a little bit of time to get used to so keep in mind there is a learning curve to get up and running. You may also want to keep a portable charger ready for your phone so you can keep shooting. The prices vary so make sure to do your research and find the one that works best for you.