DJI Osmo review – Stuck in Customs

DJI Osmo review

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I think this is an amazing value for everything it can do. It’s ready to go out of the box, and it’s an absolute joy! For other camera/software recommendations, see Trey’s Gear and Tools here on the site.

What the heck is it?

The Osmo (yes, it has a strange name) is a new kind of steady cam that is very fun and easy to use. Note this is a living review, and you’ll see “most” of the review in the video below, which I made with the Osmo itself!

This device is made by DJI, which is the same company that makes the Phantom and Inspire quadcopters. Here on the site, you can also see the DJI Phantom Review and the DJI Inspire One Review.

What are my favorite features?

  • It works right out of the box with no additional setup
  • Generally idiot-proof!
  • Super hi-rez up to 4K video and many other video modes (see more below the video)
  • You can also take photos, even auto-bracketed photos. All in RAW as well, which is cool.
  • The “selfie” mode is way more fun than I thought it would be!
  • It’s really fun to use and make videos with!

What DON’T I like?

The onboard microphone is almost useless because you can hear the servo humming all the time. I try to overcome this by attaching a lavalier microphone which works pretty well

DJI Osmo Review Video

Here it is — Enjoy! 🙂

OSMO Specs / Features

  • 12 mp images
  • 4K video
  • 3.5m focus distance
  • Selfie mode
  • Automatic Panorama mode
  • Time-lapse
  • Long-exposures without a tripod
  • Remote control

DJI / Hasselblad Road Trip

Here’s a video from last year that was filmed on the OSMO, when part of our crew went on a DJI / Hasselblad road trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. I’ve been testing out the Hasselblad H5D-50c and you can see some of my shots in this video! We also had the Inspire (see my DJI Inspire One Review here on the site) with the X5 camera. We had a lot of fun with both, as you’ll see. Anyway, enjoy the video! 🙂

More Videos

I recently took a 30-day trip across 5 countries with the whole family! I used the Osmo all along the way to do some vlogging… here’s some of them and you can see more on the blog.