Hands on with the OSMO

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DJI have been teasing us for a while with the OSMO, it has been making lots of little appearances, but details have been scarce. Thankfully the wait is over.

DJI have always done an excellent job with their gimbals. We have owned a number of their Zenmuse range and have certainly put them through their paces over the years. Going airbourne with them is always the ultimate test and they tend to keep delivering even when the aircraft reaches its limits. With all that in mind, we had high expectations for the OSMO.

There are a number of other single handed, GoPro focused gimbals on the market, some of them have been out a while. We have had a play with a few of them and they give a variety of results. For me it has always been about convenience. If you are going to have something highly portable it has got to be super quick to setup and use. Few of the competitors can deliver on this need.

To find out how we got on with the OSMO, check out the video below;

DJI OSMO Review from CVP Group on Vimeo.

Current offer running on the DJI OSMO – Purchase between 1st December and 31st December 2015 and receive a FREE spare battery!

OSMO Specs;

Handle
Dimensions 2.4 x 1.9 x 6.4 inches (61.8 x 48.2 x 161.5 mm)
Weight (Including Battery) 201 g
Gimbal
Model ZENMUSE X3
Weight 221 g
Output Power (With Camera) Static: 9 W; Dynamic: 11 W
Angular Vibration Range ±0.03deg
Mount Detachable
Controllable Range Tilt: – 35deg to +135deg Pan: ±320deg Roll: ±30deg
Mechanical Range Tilt: – 90deg to +150deg Pan: ±330deg Roll: – 50deg to +90deg
Max Controllable Speed Pitch: 120deg/s
Camera
Model X3/FC350H
Sensor Sony Exmor R CMOS; 1/2.3”
Effective pixels: 12.40M
(Total pixels: 12.76M)
Lens 94deg FOV 20mm
(35mm format equivalent)
f/2.8
ISO Range 100-3200 (video);100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed 8s - 1/8000s
(up to 30s when camera is on M mode)
Max. Image Size 4000 x 3000 pixels
Still Photography Modes Single Shot
Photo Burst Mode: 3/5/7 shots
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB):
3/5 bracketed frames @ 0.7EV bias
Interval
Timelapse
Auto Panorama
Selfie Panorama
Video Resolution UHD: 4K (4096 x 2160) 24/25p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) 24/25/30p
2.7K (2704 x 1520) 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
HD: 1280 x 720 24/25/30/48/50/60p
Video Recording Modes Auto; Slow Motion
Max. Video Bitrate 60 Mbps
Supported File Formats FAT32(≤32 GB);exFAT (>32 GB)
Photo Formats JPEG, DNG
Video Formats MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD Cards Micro SD; Max. Capacity: 64 GB;
Class 10 or UHS-1
Operating Temperature 32deg to 104deg F (0deg to 40deg C)
Audio Output Two channel, 48 KHz; AAC
Wi-Fi Video Link
Operating Frequency 2.412-2.462 GHz; 5.180-5.805 GHz
Max. Transmission Distance 82 feet (25 m)
Transmitter Power (EIRP) 2.4 G: 8 dBm; 5 G: 12 dBm
Intelligent Battery
Model HB01-522365
Type LiPo
Capacity 980 mAh
Energy 10.8 Wh
Voltage 11.1V
Charging Temperature 59deg to 104deg F (15deg to 40deg C)
Operating Temperature 14deg to 122deg F (-10deg to 50deg C)
Battery Charger
Model SOY015A-1260120
Input 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output 12.6 V, 1.2 A

 

About Ben Norton

In a traditional sense Ben is a Camera Operator and Director. But with a diverse background including 3D, slow-motion, underwater and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle filming, he stands out as a technical evangelist, a bit of a geek and an extreme sports junkie. In a previous life Ben worked in Project Management so understands clearly how to plan and deliver. His wide ranging experience compliments a passion for solving challenging shoots.

3 thoughts on “Hands on with the OSMO

  1. Just watched this review on youtube, fantastic information and hands on views, so much better than all the other “reviewers” on there! Thanks so much for that.

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