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DJI Osmo Mobile 3 deep review cost-effective, intelligent follow-up

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 deep review cost-effective, intelligent follow-up

By  Adan Flannigan 2019-08-26 628 0

DJI is not only known for its drones, but also its smartphones stabilizers. Recently, DJI launched a new mobile phone three-axis anti-shock gimbal OSMO Mobile 3, which will reduce the weight of the body to 405g, and at the same time, it can be folded and stored at one time, and the mobility is better.

Osmo Mobile 3 


● Cheaper than DJI Osmo Mobile 3

● Small and light

● Foldable and easy to carry

● Easy one-handed manipulation

● Smart follow function makes it easy for users to chase different characters


● The effect of earthquake prevention is not obvious

● The process of folding collections is slightly more complicated

Foldable design for easy carrying

Osmo Mobile 3  

This generation of Osmo Mobile 3 has been improved in design compared to the previous generation Osmo Mobile 2. First of all, it is designed to be foldable from non-foldable function, and has a better portability, so that users can carry it more when carrying it. It's easy; and there has been a change in the weight of this generation, from 485 grams of Osmo Mobile 2 to 405 grams of Osmo Mobile 3 of this generation, which is as light as 80 grams. This change has eased the user's long-term use. The burden of Osmo Mobile 3; in addition, the design of the previous generation may allow some of the Osmo Mobile 2's body to be included in the lens when the phone is used at certain angles, but the design of the Osmo Mobile 3 is After the change, it will not be made in use.

Simple design and easy to control with one hand

Osmo Mobile 3  

In addition to the foldable design that is easy to carry, the Osmo Mobile 3 is designed to make the user's operation easier. For example, tapping the M key twice will quickly switch the phone from horizontal and vertical mode. A device that adjusts the shooting manually. In addition, the mode switch button can easily switch between the front and rear lens heads and the mode of switching the pan/tilt. The zoom slider on the side of the pan/tilt can be used to control the zoom of the lens.

Osmo Mobile 3 can still work with the DJI Mimo App to capture creative videos in different modes using the features in the app. The following are some of the key features of the actual measurement.

Story Mode, automatically control the angle to start recording

The Story mode provides 13 different movie themes, and the App automatically controls the movement of the PTZ after selecting the theme in this mode. Recording movies with this Story Mode makes it easy to record different types of movies using the 13 different styles available. Osmo Mobile 3 automatically adjusts the angle and direction of the phone when shooting, so you can easily shoot movies with your mobile phone as long as you are holding the PTZ. Feel free to put videos on social media. However, this mode is also slightly limited. It is that when a certain style is selected and the video is started, all the effects are fixed. The user cannot edit and fine-tune it to achieve the desired effect, which may limit the user's. Creativity.

Gesture Control, automatically count down

When the gesture control function is turned on, the user can take a self-portrait without pressing any button. After the user turns on the gesture control function, the camera can be made to take a self-photograph by simply raising the palm of the lens, and the camera will automatically start counting down and shooting.

ActiveTrack 3.0, automatically tracks the target

Osmo Mobile 3 has a smart follow function that allows the phone to recognize a selected target and the pan/tilt will let the phone adjust its angle and track the selected target, easily concentrating the desired target on a specific screen. . Note, however, that this feature is not suitable for use on fast moving targets, because if the target moves quickly, Osmo Mobile 3 or fails to keep up with the speed of the target, there is a chance to get the target out of the picture.

Sport Mode Focuses the goal of the movement in the middle of the clip

In this mode, the PTZ in this mode will have a faster response speed than other modes, and easily follow some moving targets and record. However, the author has tried to open the sports mode or not, the effect is not big, you can look at the two films below to compare.

HyperLapse Recording, a time-lapse movie for a moving target

The motion delay mode can be used to record time-lapse movies for moving targets. With the Smart Follow 3.0 function, you can focus on the picture and add a sense of movement to the time-lapse movie.

Another feature of Osmo Mobile 3 is that it is cheaper than the previous generation Osmo Mobile 2. The last basic version was also priced at $999, while the basic version of Osmo Mobile 3 was only $759 and the other except Osmo Mobile 3. In addition to the hand-held tripod and storage kit version of the package also only costs $899, greatly improving the price/performance ratio.

Verdict: Very comprehensive smartphone stabilizer

Osmo Mobile 3 is a very comprehensive pan/tilt product because its small and foldable design greatly enhances its portability. But because of its small design, its anti-shock function may be less obvious, and some discounts, but in terms of the light weight and high cost performance of Osmo Mobile 3, this may be enough to make up for this small shortcoming.

In addition, in terms of software, with the use of DJI Mimo App, you can shoot a lot of different styles of movies. There are up to 13 different themes in the Story mode for users to choose. After the selection, the video can be automatically started, whether it is a novice or an expert. Users can easily record short films that work well and are suitable for sharing to social networking sites. In addition, the smart follow function allows the PTZ to automatically track and capture the target, ensuring that the movie can be more focused on the target.

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