I’m a fan of the Osmo Mobile smartphone stabiliser, but it’s a lot more expensive than competitors like the Zhiyun Smooth-Q. DJI have now announced a much more affordable, lighter new version.
The Osmo Mobile 2 will retail at $129 (UK pricing not yet announced) and has some major improvements over the original model:
- it can shoot in portrait as well as landscape format
- the controls are simpler
- it has a tripod socket on the base, so you no longer need an adapter
- it has a zoom control on the handle
The battery is now integrated, rather than interchangeable, but has an extended shooting time of up to 15 hours. And the device is made from composite materials rather than magnesium alloy, cutting the weight to 485g.
Initially the Osmo Mobile 2 will be exclusive to the Apple Store (pre-orders from 23 January, shipping in February) but will be available from DJI and other retailers later in the year.