DJI has taken the wraps off its new smartphone stabilising gimbal, the DJI Osmo Mobile 6. An iterative upgrade on the previous DJI OM5, the Osmo Mobile 6 has an enhanced version of DJI’s ActiveTrack feature. This allows the gimbal to track subjects from a greater distance than the previous version, and enables it to keep the chosen subject central even when it turns to the side or spins.
Other new features include ‘Quick Launch’ for iPhone users, which automatically opens the Mimo app the moment the phone is slotted into the gimbal. There’s also a new new built-in status panel, and a Mode button that lets you cycle between the four operating modes: Follow, Tilt Lock, FPV and Spin Shot. There’s also a new Side Wheel that allows the user to control lens functions like zoom, focus
We were impressed with the previous DJI OM5 when we got our hands on it for a full review, describing it as ‘a smart and versatile piece of kit for serious content creation and smooth sleek video.’ It’ll be interesting to see how the Osmo Mobile 6 performs when we get it in for a full test.
The DJI Osmo Mobile 6 is available now, priced at £145. Read the full press release from DJI below after the jump.
DJI Osmo Mobile 6 Pushes Smartphone Photography Further
New Quick Launch and Enhanced ActiveTrack Bring Out the Content Creator in Everyone
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today launches Osmo Mobile 6, a palm-sized, portable device that unlocks the full potential of anyone’s smartphone photos or videos. The latest addition to the popular Osmo Mobile series, the Osmo Mobile 6 smartphone stabiliser has been enhanced through functions on the device, software features and editing software to give users complete creative control of the phone cameras they carry with them every day. Alongside improved ergonomics and compatibility with larger phones, Osmo Mobile 6 features DJI’s 3-axis stabilization, a brand new Quick Launch and ActiveTrack 5.0. “Whether you’re outdoors camping with family or at home with a group of friends, everyone wants to explore their creativity and capture the moment in a unique way,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI. “A DJI Osmo Mobile stabiliser is the perfect companion to push the limitations of any smartphone camera and the Osmo Mobile 6 is the best we’ve ever made.”
Portable And Palm-Sized
Osmo Mobile 6 builds on the success of OM 5 with a new ergonomically designed handle and larger clamp to accommodate phones even with cases. It can be carried easily in a pocket and weighs just over 300g. With a built-in extension rod, Osmo Mobile 6 is perfect for achieving better-framed selfies or trying out shots from more interesting angles such as those low to the ground.
Three powerful motors and DJI’s advanced algorithms keep smartphones steady when shooting photos and videos. Osmo Mobile 6’s active stabilization makes it second to none for capturing the action in front of you, from traveling with friends to exploring the city to watching a child’s first sporting event. Smartphones’ electronic image stabilisation can falter or lose video quality during more dynamic movement and low lighting situations, but the motorised stabilisation of Osmo Mobile 6 makes the difference in every moment.
As Quick As A Flash
Moments that you want to photograph or capture can be fleeting, which is why the Osmo Mobile 6 features a new Quick Launch feature for iPhone users. Once unfolded, attaching an iPhone to the stabiliser automatically triggers the Mimo app alert to enter the camera view instantly. Preparation time is dramatically reduced, with the device up and running three times quicker than previous models.
Stay Locked On
Featuring an enhanced version of DJI’s ActiveTrack, Osmo Mobile 6’s ActiveTrack 5.0 offers more stable tracking at longer distances1 and also allows the front camera to track subjects that turn to the side or spin. During camping, traveling or street shooting, your footage is made more story-like with the gimbal automatically keeping the subject the center of attention.
As Easy As 1, 2, 3, 4
With a new built-in status panel and Mode button, checking the battery level and switching between the four gimbal modes is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4. A quick tap on the M button and you can cycle between:
● Follow: In Follow mode, the camera view follows the gimbal’s pan and tilt movements and stays level during rolls. This mode is suitable for shooting up, down, and diagonally.
● Tilt Lock: The camera view only follows the gimbal’s pan movement and stays stable during tilts and rolls — ideal for shooting horizontally or moving around a subject.
● FPV: In FPV mode, all three axes of the gimbal follow the movement handle. This is wonderful for dynamic filming of still subjects like landmarks, buildings, or statues.
● SpinShot: Push the joystick to the left or right to control the rotation of the camera view and create dynamic footage. It’s perfect for shooting push, pull, and high-angle shots.
Control With A Roll
Effortlessly and fluidly control zoom and focus with Osmo Mobile 6’s new Side Wheel. Roll the wheel to adjust the focal length for flexible composition and zoom in and out with buttery smoothness. Achieve a cinematic look easily with a press of the side wheel to switch to manual focus control.
Intelligent Features To Make Your Content King
To help make your content the ultimate expression of yourself, Osmo Mobile 6 includes a number of intelligent features:
● Timelapse: Warp time and space with Timelapse, Motionlapse and Hyperlapse. With these three simple templates, beautiful moments can be blended into impressive clips.
● DynamicZoom: Use Move In and Move Out modes to get stretching and compressing visual effects, creating blockbuster footage with just your phone.
● Gesture Control: Snapping a pic or starting a video has never been this convenient. Simple gestures make taking a selfie or a group photo easy.
● Panorama: Three different panorama modes – 3×3, 240°, and CloneMe – are available to help capture those stunning landscapes or unique compositions.
● Story Mode: Various templates help to combine camera movements, transitions, soundtracks and more for users to share eye-catching videos with one effortless tap, or a custom template can be created.
Constructive Apps From Start To Finish
DJI’s own Mimo app, and the officially recommended app LightCut, are both available to guide everyone along their content creation journey. In DJI Mimo’s camera view, tutorials pop up at the start of many features to get the user up and running in no time. Mimo’s ShotGuides feature automatically recognizes the scenario and recommends a shot sequence, along with a tutorial on how to achieve it.
When it comes to editing, jump quickly from DJI Mimo to the LightCut app, which features AI-powered one-tap editing and a range of exclusive video templates. From shooting to processing, it’s a friendly one-stop solution for new creators and pros alike to get the most from their shots.
Pricing and Availability
DJI Osmo Mobile 6 is available from 169 EUR/145 GBP and includes a magnetic clamp, tripod, power cable, wrist strap, and storage pouch. It is available for purchase today from store.dji.com and will be available in other channels at a later date.
For more information on all the new features, accessories, and capabilities, please visit www.dji.com/osmo-mobile-6
DJI Care Refresh, the comprehensive protection plan for DJI products, is now available for DJI Osmo Mobile 6. The replacement service covers accidental damage, including natural wear,
cracking, deformation, and water damage. For a small additional charge, you can have your damaged product replaced if an accident occurs. DJI Care Refresh (1-Year Plan) includes up to two replacements in one year. DJI Care Refresh (2-Year Plan) includes up to three replacements in two years and extends the original warranty one year from the date of purchase. Both plans get an automatic extension of one year if customers have not used the replacement service within the contract period. Other services of DJI Care Refresh include international warranty service and free shipping. For a full list of details, please visit: https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh
Osmo Mobile 6 for SkyPixel
DJI is excited to see the creative works that will result from the help of DJI Osmo Mobile 6. To bring this opportunity to the world, SkyPixel – the leading global community for aerial photographers and videographers – is also launching a campaign that will give users the chance to try and shoot with this new impressive stabiliser. The SkyPixel Product Tryout Program will send DJI Osmo Mobile 6 to select users who will be able to experience content creation with the device for a limited time, and be in the running to win their very own DJI Osmo Mobile 6. For more detailed information, please visit the official SkyPixel site: https://www.skypixel.com