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DJI has just given the Osmo a massive upgrade

By Marcus Wong - on 21 Apr 2016, 3:23pm

DJI has just given the Osmo a massive upgrade


DJI is taking the Micro Four-Thirds X5R camera from their latest Inspire 1 RAW camera and putting it on the Osmo, attaching to the handle via an adapter. The X5R will capture full 4K video and store it to a removable 512GB SSD, and comes with its own gimbal motor that ensures image stability on three axes, with pan and tilt functions that can be controlled directly through the Osmo’s joypad or through the DJI GO app. 

The X5R is an interchangeable lens camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount.

As we mentioned here, the X5R has a 16-Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor that allows it 12.8 stops of dynamic range and an ISO range of 100 to 25,600. It also allows for interchangeable lenses, giving you greater flexibility in terms of shooting options both in terms of lenses and lighting conditions. The X5R also records to CinemaDNG files and offers a new D-LOG mode which brings a broader array of color correction options giving you greater flexibility in terms of post-production too. 

The Z-axis offers even better stabilization along the vertical axis.

Also available for the Osmo system is the X5 camera and gimbal, and this set will be called the Osmo Pro. This will use the same adaptor as the X5R, providing superior stabilized video and stills. There’s also an upcoming attachment called the Z-Axis that’s going for US$139, which mounts between the X3 camera and the Osmo handle to provide stabilization along the vertical axis. It features a shock absorber, tilt angle adjust button, and a knob for adjusting the tension needed on the fourth axis. This gives the Osmo full four axes stabilization, putting it on par with more expensive Steadicam rigs. 

The new charger lets you charge up to four batteries at once.

To tackle the relatively short battery life of the Osmo, DJI is bringing in three new solutions – a higher capacity battery that offers up to 96 minutes of shooting time in 4K (compared to just 66 minutes with the standard battery), a new intelligent four-battery charger that will charge both the original and the higher capacity battery simultaneously, and an external battery extender that’s shaped like a regular Osmo battery but has a line out that can be connected to five different DJI AC charger units,three models of DJI car chargers and six varieties of DJI drone and Ronin batteries that offer shooting times up to 14 hours on the Osmo, up to 11.7 hours on the Osmo Pro and just under five-and-a-half hours for the Osmo RAW. 

Pricing and availability for the Osmo Pro and Osmo RAW has yet to be announced, but we’ll be sure to update this post when we get word.