(Pocket-lint) – DJI has unveiled the newest in its line of handheld smartphone stabilisers. It is moderately predictably known as the OM 5, however has one function you in all probability did not see coming.
It is had a significant redesign; not solely making it extra moveable when folded, but in addition incorporating an extending arm inside the physique, reworking it into (in all probability) essentially the most superior selfie stick on the planet.
In addition to that extending arm, DJI has shaved roughly 1/third of the physique quantity to create a tool that matches into your pocket or bag much more simply than earlier than.
Just like the OM 4 before it, the OM 5 additionally makes use of the magnetic mounting system. Which means you merely snap on the grip that is holding your cellphone, and this yr the corporate can be debuting a brand new fill gentle accent.
It holds the cellphone just like the common grip, however options two LED strip lights on these grips, so you may movie your self at the hours of darkness if you wish to and have your face lit up extra evenly than utilizing your cellphone’s display screen.
OM 5 follows on from the OM 4, and previous Osmo-branded products, and works on the identical precept. It connects by way of Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android cellphone after which mechanically stabilises all of your footage.
It is in automation and app-powered modes that DJI excels although. ActiveTrack has been upgraded to work at longer focal lengths and maintain locked on to a topic even when it is shifting shortly. That is the function that lets you choose a topic to trace, after which the gimbal motors transfer and adapt to maintain that topic centre-framed and in focus.
There’s gesture management, permitting you to make use of hand gestures to begin and cease video recording, plus DynamicZoom (for that scary background zoom model), timelapse, motionlapse and hyperlapse.
All of those options are powered by the Mimo app which you obtain to your cellphone with the intention to management the gimbal.
DJI OM 5 is available to buy in two colours: Sunset White and Athens Grey and will cost $159, £139 within the UK or €159 in Europe. The Fill Gentle cellphone clamp is separate and prices £42/€49.
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