DJI has announced the Osmo Mobile 3, price tag £99/€109, an update to DJI’s portable mobile phone gimbal stabiliser.
DJI has provided the Osmo Mobile 3 with a new folding design with a locking mechanism. The Osmo Mobile 3’s controls have also been redesigned along the handle so that users can control the gimbal’s movement or switch settings with just one hand.
Options such as Quick Roll rotates your phone’s orientation from portrait to landscape without having to remove your phone from the gimbal. You can do this by pressing the Mode (M) button twice.
You can also now use the trigger to lock the Osmo Mobile 3’s orientation, rotate it for selfies or re-centre the phone when tracking a subject. For the latter, tapping the trigger once activates ActiveTrack and the Osmo Mobile 3 will begin tracking your subject, keeping it centred in the frame.
A new zoom slider on the side of the Osmo Mobile 3 lets you customise zoom speed and avoid having to zoom via your phone’s touchscreen.
The redesign also promises to make it easier to use external mics or charge the Osmo Mobile 3 by making the ports more accessible.
Among the modes and features available on the Osmo Mobile 3 are:
Story Mode: Bring creative editing to your video with a host of preset music, video transitions and filters. Choose one of 13 fun templates and Mimo will handle the camera movement for you. After shooting, Mimo automatically generates your very own professionally edited short video, ready to be shared.
Gesture Control: Easily snap a selfie without pressing any buttons. Once Gesture Control is enabled, show a “peace sign” or put up your palm and Osmo Mobile 3 will begin a photo timer countdown.
Sport Mode: Similar to the useful feature from the DJI Ronin series, Sport mode increases the response speed of the device to keep up when shooting fast-moving scenes.
ActiveTrack 3.0: DJI’s image recognition and deep learning algorithms allow Osmo Mobile 3 to recognize and follow subjects of your choice, perfect for capturing family moments easily with a tap.
TimeLapse & MotionLapse: If you’re looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you, while Motionlapse adds the dynamic element of movement to your Timelapse by setting points for the camera to move to.
HyperLapse: Take the appealing visuals from Timelapse and add movement by manually moving Osmo Mobile 3 with you. Additionally, HyperLapse not only supports real-time Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) but also ActiveTrack 3.0.
Panorama: Get a wider perspective with panorama mode. Users can choose between 3×3 and 180° panorama modes.
Slow Motion: Slow down the world around you with 4X or 8X Slow Motion.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Price & Release Date
The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 price tag will be £99/€109 for the gimbal, wrist strap, storage pouch and anti-slip pads.
Alternatively, an Osmo Mobile 3 combo kit is priced £119/€129, which includes all the components of the standard version plus an Osmo Grip Tripod and Osmo Carrying Case.