When DJI OM 4 was released in August 2020, it turned a few heads with its brand-new magnetic design. While the newest addition to the DJI phone gimbal lineup comes with lots of brand-new features, word around town has been dominated by the magnetic quick-release design. What exactly is this new feature, and why is it important? Join us as we delve into the DJI OM 4 research story and take a look at what went on behind the scenes.
Never Miss a Magnetic Moment
Ever since DJI started designing phone gimbals, mounting and balancing a phone were at the forefront of the development process. Special moments, from a beautiful sunset to your child’s first steps, all deserve to be captured. It’s the seconds that count, and the new DJI OM 4 was built to give you back those seconds that last a lifetime.
The magnetic design was created to make DJI OM 4 the easiest phone gimbal to use by reducing any unnecessary setup, balancing, and adjustments required. When DJI Osmo Mobile 3 arrived back in 2019, it offered users a brilliant, foldable gimbal that could be taken anywhere. While the foldable design made it easier to transport, carry, and shoot on the go, some users didn’t want to fiddle around with mounting and balancing. DJI kept their ears to the ground and came up with a way for people to shoot immediately without any balancing required. Magnets.
No Balancing Required
At the heart of the new DJI OM 4 is the magnetic phone holder and the magnetic ring holder. The new magnetic phone holder is super thin and ultralight, which fits snug around the frame of your phone. The magnetic ring holder attaches to the back of your phone, also doubling up as a phone holder. On the back of both the magnetic phone clamp and the magnetic ring holder is — you guessed it — a little magnet that attaches your phone onto the gimbal. Sounds simple?
The first DJI OM 4 design was simpler, containing only one magnetic side. It was soon discovered that the initial design didn’t allow the smartphone and gimbal to align automatically. The final DJI OM 4 design utilizes three magnets per side to make the alignment more accurate, even if the phone is attached to the gimbal quickly.
Imagine you’re on vacation and you spot an incredible scene; the last thing you want to do is sit there fumbling about trying to balance your gimbal. The DJI OM was designed to put you into the moment, giving you the simplest and most effective way to shoot phone gimbal video whenever your moment of inspiration strikes.
Safe and Secure Mounting
DJI also conducted numerous tests to ensure the magnetic design keeps a phone stable in different environments and conditions. The result is a stable mounting system that keeps a phone securely in place even while you use the gimbal on the go.
The final product, DJI OM 4, is a complete phone gimbal that offers the ultimate simplicity and function from a handheld gimbal device of its kind. So, if you prefer to shoot with your camera phone but are looking for a convenient way to help you shoot better, DJI OM 4 is an excellent choice for you.
More Support for Phones and Additional Lenses
When DJI Osmo Mobile 2 was released, the focus was on improving weight reduction, battery life, and the phone attachment clamp. When DJI Osmo Mobile 3 landed, users were given a foldable design and the new DJI Mimo app for an entirely simplified shooting experienced. DJI OM 4 went after optimizing the user experience by addressing the issues users had with DJI Osmo Mobile 3. In addition to the brand-new magnetic quick-release design, DJI OM 4 also has stronger motors that allow users to use heavier phones and lenses.
DJI OM 4: Create Magnetic Moments
Whether it’s a planned vacation, a weekend trip to the beach, or indoor family fun, most of us love to shoot content with our phones because it’s easy and convenient. The problem some of us face is that smartphone footage can sometimes look a bit shaky, especially in the hands of different users. DJI OM 4 introduces the new magnetic design to simplify the entire shooting experience, making it easy for everyone to create magnetic moments.