DJI has announced an updated version of its Osmo Mobile gimbal for smartphones. The new model makes it easier to record both in landscape and portrait and does it at a very attractive price.
The biggest difference between the Osmo Mobile 2 and its predecessor is the battery, is now non-removable. DJI promises that the new built-in battery can last up to 15 hours of continuous use, three times longer than the previous generation. DJI is also including a 1/4-inch tripod screw to the bottom of the gimbal, rather than the add-on accessory of before.
Fitting the smartphone is also easier with the spring-loaded mount that replaces the screws. The neck of the gimbal is also longer, giving way to a larger range of movement available via controls on the unit itself. It can go up to 170 degrees in both X and Y axis movement now. Speaking of the longer arm, it can now support smartphones in portrait mode for apps that only record/stream in that orientation.
DJI added a new hyper-lapse feature into the DJI Go mobile app as well as a zoom slider to simulate the use of a dolly zoom. This is on-top of current software features like ActiveTrack and time-lapse. The all nylon construction is robust, while the built-in USB port can even charge the smartphone, acting like a power back while filming.
The new DJI Osmo Mobile 2 will be available from February for US$129 (RM520), a far-cry from the original model’s price of RM1,376 at launch.
(Source: DPReview )