DJI may have made a name for itself with drones, but for many photographers its the company's stabilizing gimbals that are essential, and now there's an even cheaper option. The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is debuting this week at the CES 2018 tradeshow and if you plan to take even semi-serious videos on your mobile, this product might be gold for you.
DJI's revealed a redesigned Osmo Mobile 2 smartphone camera stabilizer that is created to capture smooth videos and high-definition panoramas with cinematic movement, easily. The 3-axis gimbal can help you shoot crisp photos and smooth video while on the move. The Osmo Mobile 2 not only makes it possible to record smooth handheld video with a phone, it supports landscape orientation (for traditional capture) and portrait, the format used by Snapchat and Instagram Stories. It also features a new button layout that makes it easier to control the device for capturing. It now features an integrated battery with up to 15 hours of shooting, over three times longer than the original Osmo Mobile's battery. The new Osmo Mobile 2 succeeds the original Osmo Mobile introduced a couple of years ago, and at $129, costs less than half of what its predecessor was priced at ($299), when it first launched.
The buttons too on the Osmo Mobile 2 are tweaked and they are made simpler to understand and use. Strong high-torque motors support the most popular camera and lens combinations including the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH, and Sony Alpha systems.
The Ronin-S also features DJI's intelligent battery technology that can be hot-swapped during operation for extended shoots. DJI also showed us an early preview of an upcoming Focus Control Center consisting of a focusing dial and a screen, allowing users to really control their entire camera while its mounted on this support system. The Dji Osmo Mobile 2 will be available on apple.com from January 23. Plus, if your lens and camera sensors have their own optical stabilization, the gimbal's advanced stabilization algorithms will work in tandem with them to produce the best footage. DJI will also offer a dual-handle support. However, it will be available in the second quarter of 2018 from dji.com, DJI stores, DJI authorized retail stores, and DJI resellers worldwide.