DJI has announced the long-awaited smartphone gimbal stabilizer – Osmo Mobile 3. The 3-axis stabilizer provides smooth and stable shooting on a mobile phone. This is a company’s third smartphone gimbal stabilizer with which the company aims to file all the weaknesses of the previous Osmo Mobile 2 and make this product category more accessible, as well as significantly lowering the price.
At the same time, DJI Osmo Mobile 3 weighs very little, quickly responds to movements in real-time, and allows you to enjoy the moment instead of thinking about whether the video will be of high quality. It can easily be folded so as not to take up much space in your travel bag or backpack. The model has the function of switching portrait mode to manual Quick Roll, using this mode, you no longer have to remove the smartphone from the clamp lock.
The battery life of the new product has remained unchanged – all the same, 15 hours from one charge cycle, same as the Osmo Mobile 2. But DJI took into account the past errors. The device now allows you to easily connect charging, cables and external microphones in any position of the handle.
In terms of functionality, Osmo Mobile 3 almost identical to the Osmo 2. It has a few new shooting modes: “History”, “Sport”, TimeLapse, Slow Motion, the ability to zoom in and out of the smartphone is implemented, and there is also a button for switching to selfie mode. The developers did not forget about one of the most popular ActiveTrack functions, which allows you to track the subject and keep it in the center of the frame.
As for the software, it is compatible with the DJI Mimo application for the use of the classic additional functions, such as the automatic tracking of the subject (requires tripod) and much more, but the real news concerns the support to the stock camera application of iOS and Android devices. DJI has chosen to allow the use of the basic stabilizer functions (start/stop shooting, photo shooting and zoom management) directly from the stock app of the main terminals.
In short, Osmo Mobile 3 undoubtedly represents the product that best summarizes the experience gained by the company in the field of smartphone stabilizers, thanks to the two previous editions. As mentioned at the beginning, one of the objectives of this update is to make the product more accessible to a greater number of users, which is why the list price has been lowered compared to the last generation.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Price and Availability
The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 price has been set at $119.00, which is $10 lower than the previous Osmo 2. And for the $139, the Bhphotovideo.com online store offers a kit consisting of Mini Tripod, a carry case and the stabilizer itself.