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DJI Osmos Mobile 3 is a foldable smartphone gimbal

Cult of Mac 2019-08-13 21:13:57
The DJI Osmos Mobile 3 went on sale today.
Photo: DJI

A smartphone stabilizer helps the mobile filmmaker record smooth footage. But its bulk and awkward shape can make it challenging to pack.

DJI said it went back to the drawing board to create the Osmos Mobile 3, a lightweight, foldable 3-axis gimbal that went on sale today.

The DJI Osmos Mobile 3 is light on the wallet ($119) without going light on the specs necessary to capture stable, professional footage.

Its features include 15 hours of battery life, control buttons easily accessible on the handle and a “Quick Roll” motion that rotates the orientation of the smartphone by pressing the Mode button twice. It also is capable of tracking a moving subject and sports a zoom slider to eliminate the need to touch the phone screen.

It connects to DJI’s Mimo app for a variety of creative modes, gesture controls and additional tracking with deep-learning algorithms.

DJI is the top brand in the drone space and has carried over its stabilizer technology for the more grounded filmmaker. Its growing list of products includes gimbal cameras and stabilizers for DSLR cameras.

DJI made news earlier this week when photos reportedly showing a Mavic Mini drone leaked online.