DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Announced : Price $159

DJI has announced the new DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal. The OM 5 boasts a new ShotGuides feature, an upgrade to Active Track 4.0, a built-in extension rod, and upgraded phone clamp. It comes in two colors: Athens Gray and Sunset White.

The US price is $159 and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimba: $159 at B&H and Adorama.

DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Key Features

  • Extendable Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Magnetic Phone Clamp, Strong Torque
  • Even More Compact, up to 10.2 oz Load
  • 8.5″ Extension Rod
  • Dynamic Zoom, SpinShot, Story Mode
  • ActiveTrack 4.0, Follow, and Sport Modes
  • Supports Smartphones up to 3.3″ Wide
  • Time-Lapse, Hyperlapse, Panorama Modes
  • Control Gimbal/Phone with DJI Mimo App

Powered by DJI’s Mimo app, the OM 5 also offers up the following features:

Gesture Control: Hold your palm up or make a ‘V’ shape with your hand to start a video clip or take a photo. This is ideal for taking a selfie or group photo without the need for a timer.

DynamicZoom: Based on the ‘the vertigo effect’ made popular by filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, this mode allows you to move toward or away from a subject while the background shifts.

Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse: speed up a clip using Timelapse or Motionlapse modes. DJI recommends you use the tripod for the best results. Hyperlapse allows you to physically move while capturing a sped-up clip. All three modes use Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology.

Panoramas: there are three different ways to automatically create a panorama. 3×3, 240º, and ‘CloneMe’. The latter allows you to capture three versions of a person or subject and then combines them into one shot.

Spin Shot Gimbal Movement: when the gimbal is in video, slow motion, or hyperlapse mode, you can activate this feature in the settings. It will record a shot while your smartphone spins 270º, creating a unique effect.

Story Mode: the OM 5 uses pre-set templates to help you create a dynamic video. You can record, and re-record these clips. It will then stitch them together and add music for a polished and instantly shareable final product.

Glamour Effects: Activated when the front-facing camera is turned on, this supports automatic retouching and gives you a setting than can make you appear thinner, for example.

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