Osmo Camera

OSMO Camera

I bought this new toy awhile back after talking with my good friend Glen told me about his Go Pro and the X,Y axis adapter he purchased for his Go Pro. It was a lot of money for me to justify spending on that camera. He mentioned to me to check out DJI's OSMO camera which has the Y,Z Gumbel. I checked the unit on the Internet and kind of like what I seen and went through looking for videos and tips and tricks for the camera and I was very surprised of what this camera can do.

Fully stabilized 4K, 12MP camera optimized for ground use
•Slow motion and audio recording
•Tripod-free long exposures
•Remote camera control
•Secure grip
•6-hour standby time
•1 hour of video shooting

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

Went to have a look at this camera at one store and none in stock, went to another store and the had no demo on the self but did have 2 left and I made the choice of just getting at that time. Something that I have never done before, but you have to go with you gut feelings.

I have used it a few times, but need time to get out with the camera more. Simply love the OSMO camera, easy to use and to record video and time lapse is a breeze. All hand held, and produces nice quality videos with ease and controlled by your smart phone.

One thing is the batteries don't last as long as I thought they would, but found out to save on the battery power, when not recording put the unit in sleep mode helps alto. The other thing that you want to get in more batteries for this unit, two may not be enough and I think 2 more would be a nice edition.

One thing that you cannot walk fast with this camera, you start to get the video bouncing up and down, there was some ware on the Internet if you bend your knees and use hell to toe as smooth as you can could work for you, but at my age this movement was hard on my knees to preform this task. But not long after DJI came out with the Z-axis device that takes care of this function. The Osmo Z-Axis can significantly reduce vertical shaking from natural arm movements when walking or jogging. It is compatible with the Zenmuse X3 gimbal and camera.

Note:
•The Z-Axis is NOT intended for action sports that involve extreme movement or to be used with other non-DJI devices.
•The Z-Axis is NOT compatible with the Osmo Bike Mount, Extension Rod and Tripod.

What they have done was to added a extension arm with a spring, and this takes care of the bouncy movement in the video. Now I have tried to get batteries and Z-axis, but it seems that no one has stock of either. OSMO seems to be a hot item for getting things for it now.

Only does wide angle shooting

94° FOV 20mm
(35mm format equivalent)
f/2.8

Here is where I ended purchasing the Sony RX100M4 for the mid range stuff, and anything longer pull out the Nikon D4S is needed.

Check out this video, shoot exclusively with the Osmo camera

Thanks for watching

Dennis