May 15, 2019 By Lisa
DJI is increasing into new territories on Wednesday, Might 15 with Osmo Motion, a water-resistant LCD motion digicam with entrance and rear LCD screens and digital picture stabilization. The grey boxy digicam is a direct competitor of the GoPro Hero7 Black, with an identical design and consumer interface, and able to recording a 4K video at a most pace of 60 frames per second. Like most motion cameras, it’s also suitable with the GoPro modifying system. It’s out there now for $ 349, which is $ 50 lower than the GoPro Hero7 Black.
The Osmo motion is DJI's first try to create an actual motion digicam. Higher identified for its drones, like the favored sequence Mavic 2, the corporate beforehand averted competing within the phase of motion cameras; The factor that got here closest to an motion digicam earlier than was now the Osmo Pocket, a digicam for handheld. Though largely imitative, the Osmo motion has some distinctive options that may give it an edge.
The second LCD display positioned on the entrance of the digicam is extra than simply the essential standing show of the GoPro Hero7 Black. With this one, you possibly can examine the framing of your shot even whenever you mount the digicam in locations making the primary rear display inaccessible. Nevertheless, the entrance display is way smaller than the rear display and measures 1.four inches diagonally. It has a excessive 1: 1 ratio as a substitute of the usual 16: 9 format. You may select to show the video in a letterbox format or in full display with the edges trimmed. It’s going to additionally show important info such because the remaining time on the SD card, the battery life, the present digicam mode and the decision settings.
One other distinctive characteristic is the help for interchangeable filters that screw across the lens. You may simply alternate a polarizer, an underwater filter or a impartial density filter. Impartial density filters are good for motion cameras, which are sometimes used outside in sunny climate, as they scale back mild and permit a slower shutter pace, leading to smoother video and extra pure.
The Osmo Motion doesn’t inherit a Three-axis gimbal, which followers might have anticipated from the corporate that installs a gimbal in every of its different cameras. As a substitute, the motion digicam makes use of a totally digital stabilization known as RockSteady. Like different EIS techniques, this barely reduces the footage, however will give a lot smoother outcomes. RockSteady seems to be a viable competitor of GoPro's wonderful HyperSmooth stabilization in Hero 7.
Customers can document 4K video as much as 100 megabits per second in commonplace colour profiles or D-Cinelike, the latter being helpful for preserving a extra dynamic vary. HDR video can be out there, though it doesn’t work with RockSteady stabilization. Nonetheless pictures are captured at a decision of 12 megapixels in JPEG or RAW format.
Digital Traits spent a number of days with Osmo Motion and you may learn our first impressions in our apply examination.