Alongside announcing the new Ronin-S camera stabilizer, popular aviation and videography company DJI also unveiled an update to their popular Osmo Mobile smartphone stabilizer during CES 2018. The Osmo Mobile 2 now comes at a lower price at just $129, making it easier for people to obtain high-quality stabilized videos.
Just like the original, the Osmo Mobile 2 uses the same three-axis gimbal for video stabilization. However, to keep the lowered price, the body of the device went from a solid metal build down to “high-strength modified nylon.” Furthermore, there is also a 1/4-inch mount on the bottom of the Osmo to connect it to a Tripod, or other stabilized device.
The Osmo Mobile 2 also has been added to support both landscape and portrait shooting modes, which its predecessor only supported recording videos in landscape. However, DJI decided to switch the removable battery in favor of a sealed-in cell, but the company is claiming that you will be able to get up to 15 hours on a charge.
Other changes to the Osmo Mobile 2 include the removal of the trigger on the back, the power switch has been replaced with a mode button on the front of the grip, and the shutter and record buttons have been consolidated into a single key. There is also a new zoom slider, which enables you to get a smoother zoom in and out than before.
DJI is offering the Osmo Mobile 2 as an Apple Store exclusive on January 23rd, but it will be coming to other retailers starting in early February.
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