DJI, the world leader in civilian drones, also makes accessories. Now it launches the Osmo Mobile 6, a new version of stabilizer for smartphones, and announces that it has improved the recipe. “In addition to improved usability and compatibility with larger phones, the Osmo Mobile 6 features DJI’s 3-axis stabilization, new Quick Launch and ActiveTrack 5.0”says the manufacturer in its press release.
The Osmo Mobile 6 sports a new ergonomic handle and wider rim to fit all phones, even with their case. Weighing just over 300g, it also has a built-in extension bar, a tool obviously designed for taking selfies or trying out more unusual shots, such as those found at ground level. Stabilization is carried out thanks to three motors and the very usual DJI algorithms.
The Osmo Mobile 6 comes with a new Quick Start feature for iPhone users. Once unfolded, connecting an iPhone to the gimbal automatically triggers the Mimo app alert for instant access to the camera view. The preparation time is thus reduced. Featuring an upgraded version of DJI’s ActiveTrack, also known as ActiveTrack 5.0, the Osmo Mobile 6 would offer “more stable tracking over longer distances” and would allow the front camera “tracking subjects turning sideways or turning”.
Thanks to the new integrated status panel and Mode button, checking the battery level and switching from one of the four Gimbal modes to another is easier. By quickly pressing the M button, the user can switch between follow mode (the camera view follows the gimbal’s pan and tilt movements and stays level during turns), tilt lock mode (the camera view the camera only follows the gimbal’s pan movement), FPV mode (all three axes of the gimbal follow the movement of the handle), and SpinShot mode (controlling the rotation of the camera view).
Zoom and focus control is reportedly made smoother with a new side wheel. Finally, as expected, the Osmo Mobile 6 includes a number of smart features such as Timelapse, Motionlapse and Hyperlapse, but also DynamicZoom, Gesture Control, Panorama modes and Story Mode.
This stabilizer is available for €169, a price that includes a magnetic clamp, a tripod, a power cable, a wrist strap and a storage bag.