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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;

Dimensions2.4 x 1.9 x 6.4 inches (61.8 x 48.2 x 161.5 mm)
Weight (Including Battery)201 g
Weight221 g
Output Power (With Camera)Static: 9 W; Dynamic: 11 W
Angular Vibration Range±0.03deg
Controllable RangeTilt: – 35deg to +135deg Pan: ±320deg Roll: ±30deg
Mechanical RangeTilt: – 90deg to +150deg Pan: ±330deg Roll: – 50deg to +90deg
Max Controllable SpeedPitch: 120deg/s
SensorSony Exmor R CMOS; 1/2.3”
 Effective pixels: 12.40M
 (Total pixels: 12.76M)
Lens94deg FOV 20mm
 (35mm format equivalent)
ISO Range100-3200 (video);100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed8s - 1/8000s
 (up to 30s when camera is on M mode)
Max. Image Size4000 x 3000 pixels
Still Photography ModesSingle Shot
 Photo Burst Mode: 3/5/7 shots
 Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB):
 3/5 bracketed frames @ 0.7EV bias
 Auto Panorama
 Selfie Panorama
Video ResolutionUHD: 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 ModesAuto; Slow Motion
Max. Video Bitrate60 Mbps
Supported File FormatsFAT32(≤32 GB);exFAT (>32 GB)
Photo FormatsJPEG, DNG
Video FormatsMP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD CardsMicro SD; Max. Capacity: 64 GB;
 Class 10 or UHS-1
Operating Temperature32deg to 104deg F (0deg to 40deg C)
Audio OutputTwo channel, 48 KHz; AAC
Wi-Fi Video Link 
Operating Frequency2.412-2.462 GHz; 5.180-5.805 GHz
Max. Transmission Distance82 feet (25 m)
Transmitter Power (EIRP)2.4 G: 8 dBm; 5 G: 12 dBm
Intelligent Battery 
Capacity980 mAh
Energy10.8 Wh
Charging Temperature59deg to 104deg F (15deg to 40deg C)
Operating Temperature14deg to 122deg F (-10deg to 50deg C)
Battery Charger 
Input100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Output12.6 V, 1.2 A

3 replies on “Hands on with the OSMO”

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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