DJI Osmo Mobile 5 introduced with 3-axis stabilisation, ActiveTrack 4.0 and a much lighter chassis
DJI may be rumoured to be launching a new drone soon, but it has decided to release a new Osmo Mobile gimbal first. Called the OM 5 for short, the gimbal introduces several improvements to the Osmo Mobile series compared to the previous version. The OM 5 will be available in two colours, Athen Grey and Sunset White, too.
According to DJI, the OM 5 weighs 290 g and features an extension rod, expandable to 215 mm. By contrast, the OM 4 weighs almost 400 g, which should make the OM 5 much easier to hold for extended periods. The reduced weight coincides with worse battery life, though. DJi states that the OM 5 lasts up to 6:24 hours between charges, a figure that the company refers to as 6.4 hours, for some reason. So, a 100 g weight reduction has cost the OM 5 over 8:30 hours in battery life compared to the OM 4.
The OM 5 retains 3-axis stabilisation though, while motors should hold heavy smartphones with ease. Smartphones attach via a magnetic phone clamp, itself weighing in at 34 g. Additionally, the gimbal supports ActiveTrack 4.0, building on the ActiveTrack 3.0 present in the OM 4.
The OM 5 will start shipping in mid-September. The gimbal costs US$159 in the US, £139 in the UK and €159 in the Eurozone.