DJI has been so busy lately that they recently announced a new FPV drone and action camera. Today, the company announced its latest mobile phone, the Osmo Mobile 6. It offers a compact and foldable design, a quick-release magnetic phone clip, and 3-axis stabilization that allows you to take the smoothest clips possible on your supported smartphone. The Osmo Mobile 6 is now available to buy directly from DJI, and can also be pre-ordered from Best Buy for $159.99. The estimated release date has been set for September 29.
The Osmo Mobile 6 is the culmination of all DJI’s efforts, delivering robust stability in a compact chassis. The device also offers a magnetic quick-release phone clip that makes it easy to attach the smartphone. The clip can handle even larger phones in protective cases. The gimbal can expand, transform into a selfie stick and give you the opportunity to shoot videos from higher ground. If you own an iPhone, you can take things a step further by automatically inserting the gimbal into camera mode when attached to the stand so you never miss a shot. DJI has also added a new side wheel that allows users to control zoom and focus for a more accurate cinematic look. Moreover, focusing on your subject will be easier with plugins like ActiveTrack 5.0.
Over the past 10 years, smartphone cameras have evolved, providing better low-light photography, better stabilization, and more. Despite the manufacturer’s best efforts, there isn’t much that can be done with an in-body camera when it comes to installation. That’s why having a gimbal can come in handy sometimes, especially if you’re shooting videos on the go. In general, gimbals require a lot of extra space, but over the years DJI has made gimbals more compact and easier to use. The Osmo Mobile 6 comes in at just over 300g and measures 189mm x 84.5mm x 44mm. The gimbal will provide up to 6 hours and 24 minutes of use on a single charge and can be charged using USB-C. Unfortunately, at this time DJI doesn’t have a smartphone compatibility list, but you’ll want to check this out first before purchasing to make sure it’s compatible with your smartphone.