There are several different models of the DJI Osmo available for sale on the market. They are designed around your price point and your needs. Which version is best for your workflow? In this video, Richard Harrington compares the Osmo models that DJI has to offer so you know which one is best for you.
- There are several different models of DJI Osmo cameras out there. They are really designed based around your price point and your needs. On the lower end is the Osmo Mobile. That's the device that I was showing you earlier here and it's pretty straightforward. With this device, you can actually attach your own smartphone and it's really just serving as a stabilizer for that smartphone. This will make it very easy to get the job done and to be able to actually use your phone as a content creation device. So if you have a series of favorite apps or you're using your phone to do live webcasts, this is a fantastic addition.
And it does give you the ability to still plug in an external microphone and it has the same comfortable form factor as the other Osmo cameras. Now after this, it gets a bit interesting. And the product lineup continues to shift and evolve, but it really comes down to a couple of key differences. So in this case here, I'm using the regular Osmo. It's a fixed focal length camera so it does not have any zoom ability, but it's a good balance of quality and sensor similar to the quality of a smartphone, perhaps a little better, and going to give you excellent control with the ability for threaded filters to refine and all of the operation.
If you want to step up, there is the Osmo+ which is going to give you the ability to actually have an optical zoom. So if you don't just want to shoot everything on wide angle and you want to get closer to the subject without having to physically necessarily get closer, you could take advantage of that other model which does add the well-requested feature of zoom that wasn't available on the original Osmo. Because this can actually be unlocked and swapped out, it is possible to actually upgrade your Osmo with other camera improvements.
One of the improvements that DJI has released is actually a raw Osmo, the ability to shoot raw video on the device. Now, this is a much higher-end device and significantly more expensive. It's likely going to cost you five times more than a regular Osmo unit, but raw video is a pro feature. If you're just looking for something like I am here, as a great camera for taking on trips, for getting travel, to get B roll on locations or behind the scenes footage on a shoot or to use as a webcasting tool, then the cameras in the $500 to $600 range for street price are going to give you great control, but the form factor of the Osmo does make this a great camera.
And a lot of folks are really relying upon some of the higher-end Osmo models to give them a nice, small, lightweight camera that's similar in price to a DSLR, but very well-suited for lots of movement and run and gun productions. You could find a lot more about the different models as well as they continue to evolve and prices change by visiting DJI's website. Just keep in mind that when someone says they're shooting on an Osmo, that can mean a handheld gimbal designed for smartphone users all the way up to a professional video camera that shoots raw video.
- Basic camera operation
- Which DJI Osmo model is right for me?
- Breaking down and building the DJI Osmo
- Shooting photos with the DJI Osmo
- Controlling ISO and shutter speed
- Shooting time-lapse sequences with the DJI Osmo
- Shooting video with the DJI Osmo
- Using the advanced options in the DJI GO app
- Improving the contrast with a lens hood
- Mounting the DJI Osmo to a car