If you’re looking to step up your smartphone cinematography, then you might want to check out the new DJI OM 6.
DJI may be best known for making some of these the best drones on the market as well DJI Mini 3 Pro and DJI Mavic 3but it also makes other great camera gizmos, like Osmo Mobile (OM) smartphone gimbals.
Just like DJI OM 4 and DJI OM 5 before that DJI OM 6 (opens in a new tab) is actually a high-end selfie stick if we want to scale back. But it offers more than just the ability to keep your phone at a distance. It also has 3-axis stabilization for steady shots, Active Track 5.0 to keep your subjects in the center of the frame even when they’re moving, and a variety of gimbal and recording modes to help you get the shots you want with relative ease.
In addition, the DJI OM 6 also comes with companion software in the form of the DJI Mimo gimbal app for smartphones – we’re fans of this app, which offers a diverse set of tools and great tutorials that make it the perfect companion for seasoned veterans and beginners alike. video material.
While we haven’t had a chance to try the DJI OM 6 yet, from the sound of things, it takes everything we loved about the OM 5 and tweaks the experience to make it even better.
Among the improvements, the OM 6 appears to have a more ergonomic design with new controls on the handle, which should help eliminate occasional issues with older models. Its new status bar will also make checking your current suspension mode more convenient.
We found the DJI OM 5 to be a versatile piece of kit that can support many of the best camera phones regardless of their size, and the new OM 6 promises to hold larger phones even better, even when they’re in a case. It also retains the sleek design of the OM 5, although like its predecessor, the DJI OM 6 may not appeal to those of you looking for a more traditional gimbal.
However, from what we’ve seen so far, OM 6 doesn’t seem to offer anything new, so if you’ve got OM 5, you probably don’t have a strong reason to upgrade – we’ll find out more when the we had the opportunity to try the DJI OM 6 with our own eyes.
But if the DJI OM 6 already sounds like the gadget you need, then you’ll be glad to hear that you can pick it up now from the DJI online store for $159 / £145 (around AU$240). Along with the improved selfie stick, you also get a magnetic clip, a tripod, a power cable and a storage pouch.
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