We love this new handheld camera from DJI. It combines a precision gimbal-based, tilt-and-pan rig and a 4K camera in a small handheld device. The Osmo comes with a 94 degree wide-angle lens and features a Sony 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor for full 4K recording at 4096×2160 and 24 fps. It can also take 12 MP stills.
Further innovations include a Wi-Fi link so you can remotely “tether” to your iPhone running the DJI GO iOS. You achieve up to 80 feet of range through WiFi. And the tether is not just for viewing, it also allows for remotely operating the camera and gimbal, with a pan range of 320 degrees, a tilt down of 35 degrees, and a tilt up of 135 degrees. And it can pan or tilt quickly, at a rate of up to 120 per second.
The iOS app also allows for panorama and time-lapse video production.
The Osmo also records at higher speeds. You can crank up to 120 fps in 1920×1080 resolution with a maximum date bit rate of 60 MB/s!
The one downside we noted is that the aperture is f/2.8, which is not exceptional in low light situations. The ISO range for video is 100 to just 3200. The lens does include a UV and anti-distortion filter.
The Osmo includes 2-channel 48kHz ACC audio inputs. It outputs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 files to 64 GB microSD cards. There’s even a micro-USB input for firmware updates.
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