DJI at present introduced the DJI OM 5, the newest in its line of smartphone stabilizer gimbals designed to rework telephones into highly effective instruments for video creation.

The OM 5 boasts some main design modifications and upgrades to make the system extra transportable and versatile. Most notable is a brand new, built-in telescoping extension rod that gives 8.Four inches of additional attain for selfies and different photographs. Even when you’re not filming your self, a selfie stick will be helpful to get a distinct perspective from up excessive or down low, and may even be used to seize photographs that look as in the event that they have been filmed with a drone.

Regardless of this new functionality, DJI has managed to shrink the dimensions of the OM 5 in order that it’s now one-third smaller than its predecessor when packed down. A redesign of the telephone clamp permits the OM 5 for use with a smartphone in a case, and to suit a wider vary of telephones. The telephone clamp is magnetic, and DJI is providing an elective clamp with built-in selfie lights as a $59 accent (accessible at a later date). That’s going to be very helpful in darkish rooms or in conditions the place you need your self to face out, in addition to to melt harsh shadows. There’s additionally a brand new button on the deal with to permit easy accessibility to among the gimbal’s additional options.


The smaller measurement and built-in selfie stick sadly do come at the price of battery life. The OM 5 solely will get a little bit beneath six-and-a-half hours of battery life, whereas the older OM 4 was rated for greater than twice that at 15 hours. That’s so much much less capturing time, however since a telephone gimbal isn’t one thing most individuals use for hours upon finish, it shouldn’t pose an excessive amount of of an issue.

The OM 5 solely will get a little bit beneath six-and-a-half hours of battery life.

The extra highly effective motors of the OM 5 present larger stabilizing efficiency, and up to date computing {hardware} and software program enable for extra clever and strong options. Maybe essentially the most thrilling of those is ActiveTrack 4.0, which permits extra correct and responsive topic monitoring, together with automated face monitoring. Different options embody ShotGuides tutorials for rookies, gesture management, DynamicZoom, Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse, automated panorama modes, spin shot, preset motion templates, and automatic retouching software program.

The DJI OM-5 retails for $159 and features a magnetic clamp, energy cable, tripod, storage pouch, and wrist strap. It’s accessible in two colours, Sundown White and Athen Grey, and is obtainable to buy now. It’s vital to notice that DJI just isn’t discontinuing the earlier OM 4, as an alternative selecting to rename that gimbal because the OM SE and improve it with the brand new magnetic clamp for many who favor an extended battery life. It’s additionally accessible at a decrease $119 value level, although the present touchdown web page is unavailable so it might nonetheless be within the works.

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