Cameras that can be put in the pocket are easier to stick on a drone or a surfboard, but there is a similar problem with those point-of-view videos, this problem is stabilization. If there is nothing to keep the shot steady, the videos that will be produced will not be of good quality. Introducing the pocketable gimbal, the DJI Osmo plus is designed to keep shots steady and produce images that are not blurry. It has the first handheld gimbal and camera combo to include optical zoom. This is considered to be more than just a camera. The idea of the OSMO was to give consumers the key to creative freedom. Without further ado DJI Osmo plus review proceeds.
DJI OSMO PLUS Overview
The DJI OSMO plus is a video and photo capturing device that consists of a stabilizing gimbal and camera into one piece that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. This is a handheld gimbal that has an integrated zoom camera attached to it. One of its greatest ability is zooming, it features 3.5x optical and 2x digital zoom and can offer up to 7x zoom whenever you record a video in 1080p resolution.
You will also get as high as 3.5x zoom when you are recording at other resolutions. It has a 4k camera that can capture DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at 24/25 fps, Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30 fps and full HD 1080p at 24-120 fps. 12MP sharp photos can be shot with this device. Something that makes the Osmo plus drone stand out from other ones out there is the advanced stabilization that it was designed with; this will assist you to create a smoother video.
ALL ABOUT DJI
DJI is a Chinese company that was founded in 2006. The headquarters of DJI is located in Shenzhen, started as a small startup in 2006 it became a global giant drones manufacturing industry.
The company has direct access to the supplier, and it has worldwide branches in U.S, Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Beijing, and Hong Kong. It manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles for aerial photography and video recording. It also manufactures pro gimbals, flight platforms, cameras, propulsion systems, camera stabilizers, and flight controllers.
Recently DJI launched the DJI Inspire Pro one black edition with all the latest technologies equipped with it and steals the heart of customers with its outstanding features.
FEATURES OF DJI OSMO PLUS
The following below are various features that can be found in the DJI Osmo plus, they are as follows;
This camera can be set up just under 30 seconds. The quick setup time is perfect for when you are in a hurry to take a shot or record a video. Some other cameras take a lot of time to set up, due to this you may miss out capturing some moments.
If I told you that this camera could fit into your jeans pocket, would you believe me? But yes, it will. You will have no problem with tossing it into cup-holders, small backpack pockets, and even inside our jacket. It is truly a compact, stabilized, 4K tool. Now, we have no excuses to not bring this with us on every single shoot. The Osmo Pocket is smaller than most smart-phones everyone is using nowadays.
Amazing Camera Movement
The smoothness and the stability will get your attention, but also the ease and smoothness of the camera’s movements are very impressive. There are a few ways you can maneuver the OSMO’s camera:
- Simply hold it: Yes, it will move with you and it will be stable as it’s walking with you.
- Pan smoothly
- The joystick: There is a joystick similar to what you would see on a PS4 or Xbox controller. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
- The trigger: There’s a trigger in the front of the OSMO that renders a few different commands.
- Hold trigger: The gimbal will lock in place
- Double-tap: The gimbal will center in the forward direction (reset).
- Triple-tap: The gimbal will spin back to you in “Selfie” mode
- The phone’s user interface: Similar to touch-to-go in the DJI Phantom, you can tap on the screen to tell your gimbal where to go.
It is said to weigh up to 4.41 pounds.
The Osmo+ has a 1,225mAh battery which is a good improvement over the 980mAh battery found in the original Osmo gimbal.
DJI Osmo plus features the Zenmuse X3 Zoom camera. It’s an improved version of the Zenmuse Z3 aerial camera that it announced last month. This 12.4-megapixel camera features a 1/2.3 inch Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor and is capable of shooting video in 4K. The biggest difference here is the presence of optical zoom. The variable aperture of this camera remains at f2.8 at widest angles but comes down to f5.2 when zoomed in.
This camera is very unique when it comes to recording video in a stable position. It offers great stability to its use, be it taking pictures or recording videos.
The OSMO+ has an ISO range of 100-3200 for video and 100-1600 for stills. The lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at 22mm FF equivalent and f/5.2 at 77mm FF equivalent. Shutter speeds range from 1/8000 to 8s but can go to 30s in Manual mode. When shooting stills you can get burst mode up to 7 frames per second.
A large amount of file size
The files are about 4x larger than you might get from the 1080p video. An 18-second walk around a clip of a Suzuki Hayabusa had a native file size of 132MB. That’s quite a bit less than you will see with a larger censored 4K camera with greater bit depth like a Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro.
- Fantastic stabilization
- Good video quality in general
- Comfortable grip
- Full-featured app
- Battery life could be longer
- Videos get noisy easily
- Can’t transfer 4K videos to phone
- Microphones aren’t very sensitive
HOW TO USE THE CAMERA
Like other screen-free cameras, adjusting the controls on the DJI Osmo+ means relying largely on a Smartphone app, called DJI Go. DJI makes it easy to manage both the app and the gimbals’ physical controls at once by including a Smartphone mount on the side of the gimbal.
The gimbal isn’t completely powerless without the app, however, and the easiest way to operate it is the built-in controls. At the back of the grip where the index finger rests is a trigger; holding it activates the gimbal and counteracts any motion to keep the footage steady. Opposite the trigger, at the front of the grip, a large round joystick allows you to adjust the position of the camera. The remaining tools are a record button for video, a shutter release for stills, an on-off switch, and two locks to keep the gimbal in place for storage.
While there are a handful of physical controls, adjusting the gimbals settings can be done entirely in-app. Choosing the gimbal mode and re-center the camera, for example, are inside the gimbal menu of the app. The camera menu organizes different controls for the camera, including manual exposure options (shutter priority mode and full manual mode) and video quality. Previewing the shot is also done in-app since the camera doesn’t have a screen.
AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Good stabilizer, Nice and flat video.
Good stabilizer, Nice and flat video, you must have connected any mobile device in order to fully control the camera parameters, not good for quick and nice focused shots, the camera is totally free of water and humidity since it has a small open-air fan on rear that easily can suck small dust, water drops, etc. Poor battery efficiency, you need to have it turned on in order to connect the USB cable to your PC, wireless file transfer is slow and consumes your battery while doing nothing. It is not possible to charge batteries with the gimbal you need to take batteries out.
Very capable system
I was surprised by this camera system. It was a bit of a trick to get it to work at first, but turns out I just downloaded the wrong app from DJI, so make sure you download “DJI GO”, NOT “DJI GO 4”. It’s a bit grainy in low light conditions, but it sure is smooth! Takes a bit of getting used to, but the controls are very customizable to allow you to get confident with using it. I recommend getting accessory arms so you can add a real microphone (not the silly little one that is included, but that is nice they include that so you at least have some audio), and extra batteries.
If you’re looking for something that’s easy to use, compact to travel with, and an all-in-one solution to capturing content, the DJI Osmo plus is for you. When you’re traveling and you don’t feel like lugging around with all that equipment, this is a great solution for that. The DJI Osmo plus creates excellent, steady footage considering the affordable price point includes both the camera and the gimbal. The system is compact and easy to use once connected via Wi-Fi. Extra features including panoramas zoom manual controls, and time lapses offer a wide range of creative possibilities. Despite the list of features, the gimbal is lightweight and comfortable to use.
Using this camera will offer you a whole new experience; it is like something you have never done before. Try and get one and see the abilities of this beautiful innovation.