The DJI Osmo, is a handheld 4K camera, similar to a selfie stick that will shoot very smooth video with its stabilization gimbal, like the one found on the Inspire One drone.
This Chinese drone manufacturer has had a string of success with its products over the past several years, and continues to push itself further with the Osmo.
The Osmo can capture incredible footage up to 4K, free of all the shakes you’d normally find on traditional selfie sticks.
DJI has gone to some lengths here, to make the Osmo as comfortable as possible with a slim ergonomic fit, that has conveniently positioned buttons for simple operations to be carried-out by the user’s thumbs.
Simply slide your smartphone into the holder, and have access to all of DJI’s Smart Shooting modes within the DJI GO app on your device.
The Zenmuse X3 camera can shoot 4K video at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. Here are some specs that might appeal to those who are interested in the Osmo:
- Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp camera optimized for ground use
- Tripod-free long exposures
- Remote camera control
- Ergonomic, secure grip
- Suite of accessories including bike & car mount, tripod, extension stick and phone mount
- 6-hour standby time
- 1 hour of video shooting
DJI, feels that it can capture a part of the market yet to be fully explored by other manufacturers. The applications for this product can have compelling uses in a variety of industries. Reporters, videographers, sports enthusiast can all find ways to take advantage of the DJI Osmo.
But for a selfie stick, the price of entry doesn’t come cheap either as it starts at $649 USD, and only has about 1 hour of video shooting.
Still, I have to give it to DJI for taking a risk at introducing this product to the market. It will take a couple of months to see how sales are, for the Osmo, and whether buyers will be turned off by the high-price. Anyone interested in getting one for themselves? Let us know in the comments below.