The DJI OM 4 is now orderable for US$149/£139
It has only been a few days since DJI teased the release of the Osmo Mobile 4, its next smartphone gimbal. However, Roland Quandt and WinFuture came through with marketing renders and a promotional video for the device shortly before DJI unveiled it. As expected, the DJI OM 4 connects to a smartphone via a magnetic puck that is secured to the back of your device. DJI has provided two ways of attaching the magnet, as the photos below demonstrate.
Personally, having a large magnet permanently attached to the back of my smartphone would feel clunky, but that probably would not be the case for people who are accustomed to PopSockets or equivalent smartphone grips. The DJI OM 4 weighs 15 g less than its predecessor, although the magnetic phone clamp weighs 32.6 g. Additionally, the magnetic ring holder weighs 11.4 g, essentially making the DJI OM 4 the same weight as last year's model.
Little else has changed with the DJI OM 4 compared to its predecessor, though. The former is now compatible with heavier smartphones, but the Osmo Mobile 3 could hold up to 230 g devices anyway. Similarly, the DJI OM 4 can now hold 0.5 mm thicker handsets, which is not much of a change. However, it is only compatible with smartphones that are between 67-84 mm wide, compared to the 62-88 mm wide smartphones that its predecessor supported.
The battery capacity remains at 2,450 mAh and 7.2 V, for example. Likewise, battery life estimates remain at 15 hours and charging time has not improved from the 2:30 hours of last year's model. The DJI OM 4 supports ActiveTrack 3.0, Story Mode, DynamicZoom, CloneMe Pano and gesture controls.
The DJI OM 4 retails for US$149 or £139 in the UK. DJI bundles the gimbal itself, along with the magnetic ring holder, phone clamp, tripod, power cable, storage pouch and a wrist strap in the box. The price may have risen from the US$119 that DJI charged for the Osmo Mobile 3, but the company did price the Mobile 3 and a tripod at US$139.