Hi Guys I’m writing this review about the DJI 3 axis Gimbal Osmo Mobile 2.
With technology growing so fast we all have access to excellent quality cell phone cameras that all feature excellent video and photography quality from around the Globe. We all can all afford the purchase of a Gimble as they not all that expensive instead of carrying a big heavy video camera or fancy SLR with all the different lenses. We all want the best as we all put in a lot of time making video’s and great photo footage.
This Gimbal can be used for a lot of purposes, it is a professional film and photo stabilizer that no one should under estimate.
- Testimonial reviews and conferences.
- Filming sports and action shots.
- Real Estate with the 3 x 3 fuction is great.
- Great for traveller’s, makes out for excellent photo & video footage.
- Extreme sports with follow me mode.
- Great for YouTube footage, gives a more professional look.
OSMO 2 KEY FEATURES
The shooting capabilities of the Osmo Mobile 2 depend on what type of mobile phone system you use. Consequently, Android users may not be able to use the fully-optimized functions of the Osmo Mobile 2. DJI is working with Android phone manufacturers to provide a better user experience to all Android users. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Features iOS Android Beautify Yes Yes Active Track Yes Yes Slow Motion Yes No Time lapse Yes Yes Live Stream Yes Yes Manual Adjust Yes No 180° Panorama Available on back camera Available on back cameras 330° Panorama Available on back camera Available on back cameras 9-Shot Panorama Available on back camera Available on back cameras Photo Burst Mode Yes No HDR Yes Depends on phone model 4K Video Yes Depends on phone model AE /AF Lock Yes Depends on phone model Light Trail Yes Depends on phone model Long Exposure Yes Depends on phone model
How long are charge times and battery life of Osmo Mobile 2? Can I swap out the battery? A full charge requires 2 hours, and battery life is 15 hours*. The built-in battery cannot be swapped out. * Under ideal conditions with the Gimbal fully balanced. How do I charge the Osmo Mobile 2? What is the maximum charging current for it? You can charge the Osmo Mobile 2 via the micro USB charging port on the right of the handle. The maximum charging current is 2A. How does the Osmo Mobile 2 charge a mobile device, and at what voltage? The Osmo Mobile 2 charges a mobile device via the USB port on the back of the handle. It exports a voltage of 5V and a current of 1.5A. Can I use the Osmo Mobile 2 when it’s charging a mobile device? Yes.
How do I know which device is mine when there are several Osmo Mobile 2s around my phone? We give every Osmo Mobile 2 a unique serial number, which is located on the left of the phone holder. You can easily locate your device by finding the serial number. You can also change the name of your device in DJI GO.
Stable and smooth Moves
The Osmo Mobile 2 was bulit to film on the go. Just select your subjuct and Active Track will follow, using built in senors and brushless motors to ensure stsbility. Whether it’s small vibrations from a skate board or more intense instability from jumping this smartphone stabilizer stays steady.
CINAMATIC ZOOM CONTROL
For YouTubers and general film makers this device includes a built in zoom slider on the side of the Gimbal handle that directly operates your smart photo camera to give to you a more comfortable operation so a prosessional film set can be produced.
The Panoramas mode automaticlly joins photos together to give you the whole picture experience, this is great for use on Landscape or Porttait mode giving you excellent picture quality each and every time. The Osmo Mobile 2 has different modes in panoramas & are both activated by a touch of a button. The Osmo Mobile 2 will automatically rotate to capture a series of images so can then process the pictures automatically and merge the photos. This makes is eastier and better quality then trying to perform Pamormas mode manually using your general phone settings.
The 180° Panorama will rotate the Osmo 180° this will capture a wider scene for the user to capture.
Osmo Ultra WideAngle/360°
The final panorama is referred to as the Ultra WideAngle or 360°. The Osmo will rotate as far as it can to a full 360° scene so it can creat an unique image packed with quality and detail.
No need to worry about running out of battery as the Osmo 2 runs up to 15 hour of live streaming and when set on beautiful mode it will give you excellent footage while look at the front camera.
PHONE COMPATIBLITY APP / LIVE VIEW
iOS Version v3.1.46. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Android Version v3.1.43. Requires Android 4.1.2 or later. Compatible with LG G6, LG V20, VIVO X20 Plus, OPPO R9m, OPPO R11s, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel XL2, Nexus 6P, HUAWEI P10+, HUAWEI P10, HUAWEI P9+, HUAWEI P9, HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 9, HUAWEI V10, HUAWEI Nova 2, HUAWEI Honor 10, HUAWEI Honor 9, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Mi 6, Mi 5S, Mi Note 3, OnePlus 5T, and Smartisan Nut Pro 2. *Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.
Long exposure images are traditionally created by increasing the shutter speed on your camera in order to slowly capture an image using the camera’s sensor. This can be quite time-consuming as you need to ensure the exposure is right by controlling the aperture and ISO and test out your settings to check the results. With the Osmo Mobile 2, you can achieve the same results, however, the Osmo does the hard work for you. It will take continuous pictures and won’t stop until you tell it to. The pictures are overlapped giving you the effect of a long exposure shot. There are two types of long exposure available; standard Long Exposure and Lighttrail (usually light trail).
The Lighttrail option is similar to the above but picks up more detail from any moving light. In the below image, you can see the trails of light in the air from bugs flying in front of the Osmo:
Normal Video Mode
The standard shooting mode on the Osmo utilises the camera on your smartphone to shoot video in up to 4K at 30fps. You can use the front and rear cameras for video in either the portrait or landscape setup. If shooting in 1080p or 4K, you will have to select these settings in the camera settings as pictured below:
Using the slider on the handle of the Osmo Mobile 2 allows you to zoom the camera in/out. This utilises the digital zoom on your smartphone to get closer to your scene
The Timelapse on the Osmo Mobile 2 allows you to create a stunning shot showing movement over a set period of time. This allows you to show people, clouds, water etc. moving. You can set the Osmo to record in intervals of between 0.5 and 60 seconds for a duration of one minute to five hours. Once you input the duration and intervals, the Osmo will advise the length of the footage. An example of this is if you record every two seconds for six minutes, you will get six seconds of footage. https://youtu.be/8OX0-xFLf9w
The Motionlapse is similar to the Timelapse, however, you can set up to five points for the Osmo to automatically move between. Choose from 0.5 to 60 seconds from one minute to three hours for your Motionlapse. Osmo Mobile 2 Motionlapse Settings The Motionlapse can be used for an interesting transition shot that combines several different subjects. This can be seen in the shot below from the waterfall to the bridge as shown below: We used a tripod again in order to give the footage a smooth and stable feel.
The Hyperlapse setting allows you to create a timelapse whilst on the move. This is a great shot to show movement from one place to another whilst in a quick an interesting way. Like the Timelapse, you can choose between 0.5 and 60-second intervals with a duration of one minute to five hours. Osmo Mobile 2 Hyperlapse Settings Our example shows a clip of us walking down a tree-lined path:
You can also shoot scenes in slow-motion using the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. Depending on your smartphones, either 240fps at 720p or 120fps at 1080p will be available in this mode. This allows you to slow down the action in your video as shown below: