DJI has unveiled the Osmo Mobile 4 (OM4) handheld gimbal for smartphones, which was announced the day before. Like its predecessors, the OM4 is an ultra-compact 3-axis gimbal. Visually, it differs little from its predecessor Osmo Mobile 3 (OM3) – except that the dark gray color has given way to light gray, and the joystick, trigger and grip have become slightly more rubberized.
A notable functional difference is the new mounting system, in which the phone is held by magnets. While the OM3 had a built-in clip, the OM4 has a clip that can be removed and left on the smartphone to quickly put the smartphone on or off the gimbal. In addition, there is a small sticker-shaped mounting bracket that you can temporarily attach to your smartphone for even faster performance.
OM4 works in conjunction with the DJI Mimo app to enable multiple shooting modes, including enhanced ActiveTrack 3.0, gesture control, and pre-programmed movements and modes. Three of the new pre-programmed modes include Dynamic Zoom, Rotate Mode, and Clone Me Panorama mode.
Dynamic zoom using digital zoom “zooms in” when the smartphone moves away from the subject, and “farther” when moving to the subject. The rotation mode allows you to get the effect of rotation, but it should be noted that the gimbal cannot rotate the smartphone 360 °. Finally, the “Clone Me” function pauses while shooting a panorama so that the user can move to a new location to “clone” into the final image.
OM4 allows you to control basic camera functions without the proprietary DJI Mimo app, using the standard iOS camera app and Bluetooth connection.
The DJI Osmo Mobile 4 costs $ 149.