DJI’s Osmo handheld camera stabilization system further opened DJI not only to the world of drone users, but to people with no interest in drones at all — but who want that silky smooth moving look from ground footage.
DJI on Thursday took Osmo a step further and announced Osmo+, an Osmo but with an integrated zoom camera.
The camera has a total of 7x zoom, with 3.5x optical and 2x digital lossless zoom (only available when shooting at 1080p), giving it a focal length ranging from 22mm to 77mm.
It also includes a motion time-lapse button for easy recording, 4K/30 fps video and 1080p/100fps for slow motion video.
The Osmo+ (handle + Zenmuse X3 zoom) is priced at $649.
The original Osmo was announced in October 2015 as a product not intended for drones at all. Instead, it’s a tiny, hand-held device (what’s known as a “three-axis gimbal” in videography) that integrates with cameras made by DJI and allows for video shot by people on the ground to have the smooth, gliding look of footage shot by an airborne drone.
It has been widely used as a supplemental device for filmmakers, including the crew that made Drona.