Handheld Gimbal: Dji Osmo For Zenmuse X3-And X5/X5r Cameras-Test/Comparison/Review

The Chinese Drones And Multicopter Manufacturer Dji Is Making A New Product Release Once More For A Fury In The Cinematography World. The Speech Is From The  Dji Osmo-A 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal For The  X3 Camera  Of The Dji Inspire 1 And The First Lastly Featured  Dji Zenmuse X5/X5r Cameras (X5 Pro And X5 Raw) With Mft Standard.

In our test section The OSMO Handheld Gimbal Very Good Ab-Especially Quality, Handling, Functionality And, of course, Extremely precise image stabilization Could convince. We Have Both The Standalone Version In The Complete Set With The Pre-Assembled (Black) X3 Camera Tested As Also The Version In Combination With An Existing Existing (White) X3 Camera From The DJI Inspire 1. More To The Test Next Down.

Dji Osmo: 3-Axis Gimbal Handheld F U R X3, X5 Pro X5 And Raw

Action and video recordings are perfectly stabilized: the DJI OSMO is a 3-axis handheld gimbal with brushless motors, which allows perfectly balanced and  stabilized video recordings. On the cameraside, the in-house X3 and X5 Pro and X5 RAW cameras can be used, which are also  mounted on the  DJI Inspire 1 and the DJI Inspire 1 Pro Quadrokopter. The system is available either as a standalone version (OSMO handle only-if you already own an X3 camera incl. Gimbal from Inspire 1) or as a complete version (X3/X5 camera with Zenmuse X3/X5-Gimbal and OSMO-handle).

12 Megapixels And 4K Shots

The X3 camera of the DJI OSMO has a Sony EXMOR R CMOS sensor (1/2.3 inch) with a resolution of up to 12.4 megapixels. The field of view is 94° and should deliver significantly more natural images compared to most action cameras. The maximum open aperture is f/2.8. On the video side 4K recordings are possible at 24, 25 and 30 fps. In 1080p mode even image rates of up to 120 fps (ideal for the production of slow-motion pictures) are possible.

Control By DJI GO-App Or Joystick

The DJI GO app is also used with the DJI OSMO for the video and FPV view. This is available for Android as well as iOS smartphones free of charge. The smartphone is attached to a fixture and ultimately serves as a live display for the camera image. Since the smartphone or tablet communicates with the DJI OSMO via WiFi, the camera can also be controlled from a distance (approx. 25 meters) via touch input. Within the app are also various control modes and setting options available.

If you do not use a smartphone for control, you can also control the 3-axis gimbal of the DJI OSMO system via joystick or trigger. The controllable range moves between-35°to+135° (tilt/tilt movement), ±320°(rotation/pan), or±30°(roll movement).

Built-In Microphone

Unlike most handheld gimbals, the DJI OSMO has an integrated microphone. A 3.5 mm jack can also be used to connect external or own microphones. This makes the handheld gimbal not only suitable for action videos, but also for interviews or the production of unboxing videos.

Update 12/2015: Because the quality of the integrated microphone leaves much to be desired, DJI now also offers a very worthwhile external microphone in the range of accessories. The  Hypercardioid Microphone for the DJI Osmo is comparatively cheap with a price of only 59, -Euro and nevertheless convinces by good recording quality and a hypercardioid directional characteristic.

Faq/Interesting Questions And Facts

What is the difference between the OSMO X3 camera and the conventional X3 camera and where are the differences between Zenmuse-X3-Gimbal and DJI Inspire 1? The OSMO X3 camera is black-the camera at Inspire is white. In addition, the camera of the OSMO is suspended exactly at the 180° angle-so quasi kopfüber-to be able to work thus in the upright position on the Gimbal better. In addition, the X3 camera of the OSMO has the possibility to fix it securely on each axle.

Can the OSMO also “turned upside down”-ie “Bottom Up”? -Yes

Can the Tripod be used alone on the OSMO? No-you also need the extension stick in between!

All Previews (Before Product Release) And Returned

Update: 07.10.15, 13:00 Hrs

The product URL on the official DJI page is already, This is sure to prove with certainty that the new DJI product will actually be called “OSMO”. On the product page of the DJI-Shop you will of course still return to the homepage.

Update: 07.10.15, 11:00 Hrs

Within the  Apple store, the DJI OSMO is already listed, but an official product description is not yet available.

Retention On The Basis Of Official Publishing

The  trademark and patent application for the DJI OSMO is  a new handheld gimbal that can be used in combination with the new DJI Zenmuse X5/X5R cameras. The “Stabilization Device” could thus be used to stabilize ground surveys and thus become a further important instrument in the field of cinematography. Already with the  DJI Roninand DJI Ronin-M gimbal, the drone farmer DJI was able to  establish itself in the field of ground recording  and offer immensely high-quality accessories for cinema and TV productions. With the  DJI OMSO Handheld Gimbal and Camera Stabilizer, another product could follow, which could also make the Chinese manufacturer aware of drones and multicopters.

Handheld Gimbal For Dji Zenmuse X5/X5r

With the MFT cameras presented in the context of the DJI Zenmuse X5 series, DJI will enter a completely new area, which will have to prove itself gradually. The specifications of the new X5 and X5R cameras, as well as the  first footage and test material of various beta testers, nevertheless keep the expectations correspondingly high and promise a camera quality designed for professional use.

In terms of compensation system, steadycam, handheld gimbal and camera stabilizer, DJI should also be using the same Zenmuse technology on the new  OSMO, which also includes compensating systems of various quadrocopers (eg  DJI Phantom 3,  DJI Inspire 1 ) or universal handheld gimbals (eg DJI Ronin, DJI Ronin-M). In the past years, DJI has been able to develop sufficient know-how to improve the technology of Brushless engines and make them even more sensitive to competition.

Dji Osmo: Waterproof And Self For Underwater Inserts Suitable?

The advantages and areas of application of the DJI OSMO listed in the patent and brand name in the patent and brand names   clearly indicate a gimbal system. Also noticeable are keywords such as “underwater photography ” or “adapter lenses for underwater photography” . It is conceivable that the handheld gimbal most likely presented by DJI could be used not only for ground recording, but also for  underwater photography. This would be an innovative milestone, as there are so far no handheld gimbals, which are also suitable for underwater pictures and designed accordingly. Handheld gimbals protected from water and rain are extremely rare (eg  Removu S1 handheld gimbal ).

Nevertheless: A handheld gimbal for underwater recordings seems at least technically highly questionable. The sensitive brushless motors would not only have to be protected against water, but also be able to withstand other conditions (catch water resistance) within water. It is therefore unlikely that the camera will be underwater in terms of the technical circumstances-the resistances are once again different than in the air. A water resistance is also questionable because not only Gimbal, but also camera would have to be waterproof. Rumors, which point to a possible water tightness or water resistance or even a use under water, can therefore be debilitating. It is more likely that the keywords listed within the brand description mean a splash protection.