A few weeks ago I bought a DJI Osmo; It’s a fancy 4K camera with a gimbal setup. Until yesterday, I didn’t really have a chance to give it a good run. I went for a quick meeting with Hannes and afterwards we broke out my BoostedBoard and EvolveBoard and went for a quick trip through the city. I was able to capture some nice shots.
My first impression of the DJI OSMO is a good one. It has a few flaws:
- The microphone is absolute crap (DJI knows this and has issued free microphones for everyone who bought an Osmo).
- The wifi network doesn’t always show up on my iPhone right away but once you have it running, it’s reliable.
- The trigger button is a bit iffy. Sometimes it doesn’t give you the feedback you ask from it.
Besides from that, the camera is fairly epic.
- 4K recording; and the image is proper!
- The footage is stable. It’s really uncanny.
- The interface of the app is powerful.
- The handle feels great; the weight is no issue at all.
- The analog directional pad is massively intuitive.
I will be putting this thoroughly through its paces in the coming weeks and share more insights. If you’re considering buying a gimbal setup, I can highly recommend this. It’s not what you’d call cheap but for an all-in-one 4K-smooth-shooting-rig, I wouldn’t call it expensive either.
More to come on this soon!
PS: If you’re interested in a review of the BoostedBoard or the EvolveBoard: I will have a video up of a side-by-side review of these soon. Watch this space!