DJI’s Osmo Mobile 6 gimbal
DJI has launched the Osmo Mobile 6 gimbal, It has the same foldable form factor as the OM 5 with a new dark gray color that makes it look more professional. It’s been re-engineered to be slightly more compact while simultaneously being able to handle larger/heavier phones. Weighing in at just over 300 grams, the Osmo Mobile 6 is small enough to be carried in a pocket and has a built-in extension rod that lets users achieve better angles more easily.
The new stabilizer has a Quick Launch feature that is available for iPhone users. Attaching an iPhone to the stabilizer automatically triggers the Mimo app alert to enter the camera view, which DJI says dramatically reduces preparation time and gets the device up and running three times faster than previous models.
The new gimbal has a built-in status panel that lets you quickly check battery levels, as well as a Mode button that gives you a way to cycle between modes with every tap.
There are four operation modes:
- Follow – in this mode, the gimbal follows both pan and tilt movements of the grip, but it keeps the roll axis stable.
- Tilt Lock – when activated, the gimbal only follows pan movements of the grip. Both the tilt and roll axes are locked.
- FPV – this mode, as its name implies, unlocks all three axes and the gimbal follows all the movements of the grip which results in smooth FPV-like footage.
- SpinShot – when pushing the joystick left or right, the phone spins in either direction. DJI claims this is suitable for shooting push, pull, and high-angle shots.
Additionally, the Osmo Mobile 6 has multiple “intelligent” modes: Timelapse, DynamicZoom, Gesture Control, Panorama, and Story Mode. Timelapse, which is relatively self-explanatory, helps creators show the passage of time with three simple templates. DynamicZoom stretches or compresses footage for visual effect. Gesture Control allows users to give commands to the stabilizer through hand motions. Panorama lets users create stitched photos, and Story Mode includes a series of templates that combines camera movements with transitions and soundtracks to help create a finished video.
DJI Osmo Mobile 6 is available right now and the price has been set to $159. The package includes the gimbal, magnetic phone clamp, a small tripod, charging cable, and a carrying pouch.