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DJI’s smartphone gimbal is now a selfie stick, too

DJI simply launched the Osmo Cell 5, a new smartphone gimbal, which incorporates a telescoping selfie stick (okay, positive, an “extension rod”) constructed proper into the deal with.

The OM 5 retains the identical foldable design precept as its predecessors however with some minor adjustments. The gimbal is barely smaller and lighter this 12 months. And eagle-eyed customers will discover the angle of the deal with is extra acute than earlier than to accommodate for the 8.4-inch selfie stick. I fear it would make it much less snug, however we gained’t know till we truly test it out in individual. There’s additionally a new button on the deal with, which is able to allow you to rapidly entry a number of the core OM 5 options. However with the adjustments in design, the battery life is taking a large hit. Whereas the OM 4 gimbal was rated for 15 hours, the OM 5 score shrinks to 6 hours and 20 minutes.

When DJI launched the OM 4, a standout characteristic was the pair of magnetic mounts that made attaching your telephone to the gimbal easy. However the mounts required additional effort to work with a bigger than standard telephone, particularly if stated telephone had a case on it. Now DJI is upgrading the magnetic clamp so it stretches out even additional. And no, similar to final 12 months, the magnets nonetheless aren’t suitable with Apple’s proprietary MagSafe magnets.

OM 5 additionally comes with improved gimbal motors and has added a new clever characteristic — Shotguides. The OM 5 scans your environment and provides you as much as 30 units of ideas and instructions on capturing movies with this gimbal. After getting filmed all of the really useful clips, it is going to auto-edit them into one polished video in DJI’s Mimo app.

The remainder of DJI’s different clever monitoring options are additionally getting a efficiency improve. Lively Monitor 4.0 now has improved facial recognition and facial monitoring, which leads to rather more responsive efficiency.

The entire different preprogrammed capturing modes from the OM 4 will also be discovered on the OM 5 — the Hitchcockian dolly zoom, inventive CloneMe Panoramas, and my private favourite, SpinShot. Plus different commonplace modes we’ve seen earlier than reminiscent of Hyperlapse, Timelapse, and Motionlapse.

DJI’s Osmo Cell 5 will probably be out there in 2 colours — Athens grey and sundown white. DJI is additionally promoting a new non-compulsory $59 accent, the DJI Fill Gentle Telephone Clamp, which seems like a commonplace magnetic clamp, however with built-in lights to assist brighten up your selfies.

With the discharge of the OM 5, the OM 4 is being renamed to OM SE, which is the identical gimbal as final 12 months, together with the identical previous 15-hour battery life however with the upgraded magnetic clamp, all for $119.

Osmo Cell 5 is out there proper now for $159, which is $10 greater than the Osmo Cell 4 and about $30 greater than the Osmo Cell 3 price at launch. The OM 5 is available in one commonplace package deal with a ring holder, clamp, tripod, wrist strap, and pouch.

Correction September eighth, 9:57AM ET: DJI’s press launch incorrectly acknowledged the value of the Fill Gentle Telephone Clamp as $79. DJI contacted us after publication to notice the right worth is $59.

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