DJI Osmo Mobile 3: Smartphone Videos can’t get any better
DJI has been a name in the world of video stabilization in all categories: cameras, drones and phones you name it. They have continued down the line of smartphone stabilization with the DJI Osmo Mobile 3, and has done a stellar job at it. Learning from the previous two iterations, the Osmo Mobile 3 is a mix of super stabilization, camera moves and value.
There have been some major changes since the previous version, the Osmo Mobile 3 is now foldable. This makes it extremely travel friendly and is a welcome feature for all those who plan on taking this around. The folded version is much more compact than the previous Osmo Mobile 2. Thanks to this you pack it away or rebalance it so often.
You can now adjust between portrait and landscape modes by double tapping the M button. The grip has been improved and is now rubberized for better handling. Perhaps the best feature is that you can now charge your phone via the Osmo Mobile 3’s new USB-C port while shooting. Since the Osmo Mobile 3 has a 15 hour battery life, you wont need to worry about your gimbal running out of battery first.
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The unique feature of the Osmo Mobile 3 is that it has its own special app, which you can connect to via Bluetooth. The best thing about this app is that it gives you a number of unique camera moves which you can’t otherwise carry out. The first is ActiveTrack, this locks onto the target such as objects or faces and allows the Osmo Mobile 3 to track them around with brilliant accuracy. In the Timelapse mode, you can choose 4 points across the scenery and your gimbal will move across them to give you much more than just a plain timelapse video. Others include the Hyperlapse and the Slow-mo, panoramas and still pictures. The slow-mo feature is only available for iOS devices.
The stabilization produced by the Osmo Mobile 3 is excellent and will still up your game despite the advancement of Image stabilization in new generation smartphones. It is the camera moves along with the stabilization that give this camera. With improvements over the already popular stabilization features of the previous models, the Osmo Mobile 3 is a value deal for anyone looking instantly improve their mobile videos.