This is not a sponsored video let’s get started released in the fall of 2020. The om4 is the fourth generation gimbal from the chinese tech giant dji, and it comes to market only one year after the already class leading osmo mobile 3 to improve on its strengths. Now it debuts with a new magnetic mount stronger motors and a refined design that’s even more compact. The osmo mobile range is known for its power as a gimbal stabilizer, designed to complement a smartphone, and it allows smartphone users to enjoy the same outstanding stabilization as the company’s flagship ronin series. In a more compact and affordable package. Its predecessor was the first in the range to add a folding design to the mix, reducing its footprint and it quickly rose to the editor’s choice amongst the industry. But this new offering comes to market to compete with phaetech’s spg2 and zion’s smooth 4. physically. The om4 is a 3 axis, mechanical gimbal mounted to a pistol grip handle and the bulk of the device uses a sturdy polycarbonate construction, but metal and rubber for the mount itself at 422 grams, with the holder it’s slightly heavier than its predecessor, but measuring 7 by 4 by 2.8 inches when folded, it’s somewhat more compact. Overall, the main design changes for this update is the new magnetic arm mount more robust motors, a refresh color scheme and a refined button placement and the updated connector, noticeably slims the design and mount profile when folded.
The gimbal also has an integrated sensor that recognizes when the phone is attached. Dji includes two styles of magnetic mounts in the box. The first is a spring loaded magnetic phone clamp that snaps around the edges of the phone, and it supports phones up to 84 millimeters wide and 10 millimeters thick. The clamp is quite robust, but will require removing the phone’s case first. The second connector is a magnetic ring holder, which takes the connection a step further. This ring attaches to the smartphone directly using an adhesive, creating a permanent mount and once it’s attached, you can connect it to the gimbal whenever without needing the clamp. The caveat here, though, is that using this connector will damage glass back phones without using the supplied plastic disc, and without it the glass will crack. If you remove the connector dji’s, also upgraded the internal motors with this refresh doing so lets the gimbal support larger and heavier phones. Now, instead of 230 grams maximum, it sports phones up to 290 grams, so it can now handle even the samsung galaxy note. 20. Ultra with no problems, otherwise, the device maintains a largely familiar design as its predecessor, though they have redesigned the handle slightly by angling, it to 15 degrees for a more natural grip, even so on the front you’ll find a joystick to control the pan and tilt there’s. Also, the m the multi purpose, button battery indicator and shutter release on the left side; there’s a zoom rocker to zoom compatible lenses while the front houses a trigger used to switch camera positions or engage the sports mode.
Lastly, you’ll find a usbc port for charging the device and a usb a port to charge the connected phone there’s. Also an integrated quarter 20 inch connector at the bottom to mount the included, tripod legs or add other accessories. You’Ll control this gimbal using dji’s memo app available for both android and ios. This app unlocks its full capabilities by using its integrated built in camera and the device connects wirelessly using bluetooth, 5.0 low energy connectivity. The mimo app has many advanced functions to help simplify the process for creators, but much of the core functionality is carried over from its predecessor. First off the app offers all the standard photo and video shooting modes that we would expect, but it also has enhanced panorama. Slow motion, the sports mode time lapse and the new dynamic zoom it even has gesture control a built in ai based video, editor called story mode. The new chloe panorama mode active track, 3.0 spin, shot mode, eight times, slow motion, several time lapse mode and the flashlight mode on a performance front, though, once connected the gimbal remains steady, consistent and responsive, and the entire setup process is seamless and easy without any real Need for balancing, plus no more wedging your phone into the included chunky phone clamp instead place the desired connector in the center of your device roughly and the gimbal adjust accordingly. As such, this design is well executed and is a change that simplifies the entire process, but it also makes it easier to fold and carry around when not in use, so it fixes a key turn off for many users about phone gimbals.
The upgraded motors also provide more torque and power than before, and the gimbal provides a notable improvement when using heavier devices without causing overheating or strain it obtains the same built in 2450. Milliamp hour battery as its predecessor and runtime remains essentially unchanged. Dji rates the gimbal at 15 hours of continuous use, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of power during a longer session. Otherwise it also includes a storage pouch wrist, strap, a tabletop tripod and the gimbal features motor protection limiting its range and places it in standby temporarily. To protect it from damage in the end, the dji om4 represents an excellent all rounder. It takes all of the already successful elements from the osmo mobile line and evolves the platform the improvements made here are meaningful and the new magnetic mount caters directly to serious creators who rely on a gimbal daily for content creation, but most creators will find the already Excellent osmo mobile 3 plenty sufficient, especially if you’re not too fussy about the magnetic connectors. Even so, it offers stabilization that surpasses even the best optically stabilized lenses of today’s smartphones and its results are smooth and stable enough to rival even steadicams of years prior. Yet it also does so offering advanced software based features to make creating content that much easier. So if you can look past, some of the minor inconsistencies with the memo app it’s, quite a powerful tool indeed, and it remains class leading given its performance in small footprint.
So there you have it my friends. There are the highlights, in the overview of dji’s om4, for more information on the om4 check out our website photographypx.com and there you will see a full, detailed, written review as well as other reviews that may be of interest to you. You can also look at the pin comment in the description down below and i’ll. Take you right to the full post as well. I’Ve been your host devon. Lennox we’ll, see you in the next video. Thank you for watching today’s video. I hope you found the contents of today’s video insightful and it added value to you if you’re new here, please consider subscribing if you haven’t done so already, also leave us a like and a comment in the description down below. Let us know if we overlook something or we missed something that we covered in today’s video i’ve been your host devon, lennox, photography.