I am a huge fan of the DJI Osmo series. I have the very first one and the third generation that was released in 2019. Each year they drop a new version of the Osomo. The last one wasn’t enough of an upgrade for me to ditch the third gen. This one has some new features that make it intriguing.
Some of the features in this new version are:
- Has a selfie stick built in
- New magnetic clip that holds the phone has lights. (Which I believe is an accesory and not included).
- And some upgrades on some of the built in features.
If you don’t have a DJI Osomo you can’t go wrong with this one. They keep improving the gear. The first-gen was very heavy and the battery only lasted three hours. This Osmo also was made out of metal and was not easily portable if you had to travel. The second version was a plastic version of the first-gen. Then in the third gen, they redesigned the Osmo to be more portable. They have kept that design since 2019.
Here is their official press release on the new Osmo 5!
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today launches DJI OM 5, a powerful yet easy-to-operate solution to help users effortlessly elevate their smartphone content creation. The latest addition to the popular Osmo Mobile series, the DJI OM 5 smartphone stabilizer has been upgraded with a new phone clamp and compact design complete with a built-in extension rod, and is smaller and lighter than any of its predecessors. Surpassing the possibilities of a traditional smartphone stabilizer, DJI OM5 features DJI’s industry-leading 3-axis stabilization technology, a brand new ShotGuides feature, and improved ActiveTrack 4.0. Available in two new beautiful eye-catching colors, Sunset White and Athens Grey, DJI OM 5 helps users capture ultra-steady, unique video content with just a few taps.
“With the iterations of the DJI OM smartphone stabilizers over the years, we have been aiming to lower the threshold of professional and high-quality shooting by offering users more accessible and helpful tools for their everyday activities,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI. “For those who rely on their smartphones, the DJI OM 5 is your ultimate compact, technologically advanced gimbal – any time you want to create footage of your most memorable moments.”
Upgraded Design Makes It More Versatile
DJI OM 5 features DJI’s iconic foldable design and packs DJI’s high-grade 3-axis gimbal technology into a portable and compact body, one-third smaller than its predecessor. Whether you’re taking a road trip, making video calls with friends or family, or vlogging your daily activities, DJI OM 5 serves as the perfect companion for all of life’s adventures.
Palm-sized when folded, DJI OM 5 features a newly designed clamp that goes over the smartphone’s case, provides better protection and is compatible with even more smartphone models than its predecessor. DJI OM 5 also offers an innovative built-in extension rod, which provides dynamic angles and shooting possibilities for content creation. By adding one more button to the handle, users can access and control the core features and functions of DJI OM 5 with more ease.
Master Every Shot
Capture compelling moments smoother with the help of DJI’s renowned 3-axis stabilization technology, which fully supports walking and sports scenarios and helps to take your content to the next level. For those who are new to videography, you can rely on the new ShotGuides feature which provides up to 30 sets of pre-set shooting tutorials and supports automatic editing into one polished video. The newly updated ActiveTrack 4.0 now supports tracking at up to 3x zoom at 5 m/s, and precisely identifies and steadily follows the subject centered in frame, even while in action. Other professional-grade features and pre-programmed shooting modes that make your content stand out include:
• Gesture Control: Easily start and stop video recording or take photos by using hand gestures to control the DJI OM 5, perfect for capturing an epic selfie or group footage without a finicky self-timer.
• DynamicZoom: A visually appealing cinematic look, DJI OM 5 automatically adjusts the zoom function to create the dramatic background shift made popular by Alfred Hitchcock.
• Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse: Show the passing of time in a sped-up form using Timelapse; Motionlapse, which adds set movement points for the gimbal; or Hyperlapse to physically move with the gimbal. All three modes use Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology as well as the 3-axis gimbal for an added level of smoothness. Easily share these creative videos on social media for the world to enjoy.
• Panoramas: Choose from three creative panorama options to capture a wider perspective including 3×3 panorama, 240°panorama and “CloneMe” panorama which allows the user to add multiple versions of a person or subject into one shot for a unique and creative effect.
• Spin Shot Gimbal Movement: Activated in the DJI Mimo app and using the joystick, the gimbal will rotate the phone to give a spinning effect.
• Story Mode Templates: Choose from one of the pre-set templates to add a creative spin to your content. The DJI OM 5 uses pre-set movements, music and color palettes for quick videos perfect for sharing on social media.
• Glamour Effects: Supports automatic retouching and customized parameter settings. Glamour Effects will be automatically activated when switching to the front-facing camera.
Useful Accessories to Make it Better
The new Fill Light Phone Clamp is a magnetic clamp with a built-in auxiliary light, which comes in handy by adding some perfect glows for your photos and videos and will be your must-have accessory for DJI OM 5. DJI OM 5 is also supported by other useful accessories including a wrist strap, a grip tripod and storage pouch.
DJI Care Refresh
DJI Care Refresh, the comprehensive protection plan for DJI products, is now available for DJI OM 5. For a small additional charge, DJI Care Refresh provides 2 replacement units in 1 year, covering accidents like water and impact damage. The 2-year plan provides 3 replacement units in 2 years and extends the original warranty period by one more year. Other exclusive services of DJI Care Refresh include International Warranty Service, exclusive technical service and free shipping. For a full list of details, please visit: https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh
Pricing and Availability
DJI OM 5 is available in two finish options, Sunset White and Athens Gray, for the retail price of $159 which includes a magnetic clamp, tripod, power cable, wrist strap and storage pouch. Both options are available for purchase today from store.dji.com and will be available in other channels at a later date. The Fill Light Phone Clamp is sold separately for the retail price of $59 and will be available at a later date. For more information, please visit: https://store.dji.com/product/dji-om-5