The Osmo Mobile 2 is here and we want to share with you everything that makes this smartphone stabilizer an incredible companion for your mobile device camera. If you’re curious about what comes with the Osmo Mobile 2 and what new qualities it introduces to the Osmo series, read ahead and find out!
What’s in the Box?
Once you open up the packaging, you’ll find the following:
- The Osmo Mobile 2
- Hard foam case
- Power cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Disclaimer and Safety Guidelines
- Osmo Shield Warranty Service Introduction
With its tilt and roll motors, mobile phone holder, and handle, the Osmo Mobile 2 looks very much like its predecessor. But this isn’t just an update in color; DJI has included updates in design and features to make the Osmo Mobile 2 the ideal smartphone stabilizer for all your needs.
New Control Panel
Direct controls have been simplified to let you access many of the Osmo Mobile 2’s features with just your thumb. The power button also doubles as the Mode button to let you switch quickly between Follow and Lock modes with one tap and re-center the gimbal with two. New battery level indicators allow you to see remaining battery level at any time.
Adjacent from the control panel is the all-new zoom slider. Instead of placing another hand on the screen to pinch and pull for zoom, just use your thumb for cinematic control over a smooth, dramatic shot.
The mobile phone bracket can now turn 90° to mount your smartphone vertically. The ability to shoot video in portrait mode means that your selfies and live streams can use all the advantages of a smartphone stabilizer.
Lighter and Smaller
At just 485 g, the Osmo Mobile 2 is DJI’s lightest smartphone stabilizer to date, thanks to a new compound material used in construction.
The battery is now built into the handle for up to 15 hours* of use, 3x longer than a single Osmo Mobile battery.
* With the gimbal balanced and held steadily.
That high-capacity battery isn’t just for all-day shooting. You can plug a charging cable into the built-in USB charging port to charge your smartphone or tablet. That’s right, this smartphone stabilizer is also a power bank!
Standard Mounting Hole
The threaded mounting hole at the bottom is a subtle but welcome addition. Its standard size — same as any camera — gives the Osmo Mobile 2 universal compatibility with tripods, monopods, and other mounts. This includes the newly-designed Osmo base, which has a screw at the bottom for a snug, stable fit.
The Osmo Mobile 2 has inherited various intelligent features of the Osmo Mobile, including slow-motion video, long exposure photos, and automatic panoramas.
In addition to Timelapse and Motionlapse mode, the Osmo Mobile 2 now features Hyperlapse. This lets you shoot a stable timelapse while moving freely.
ActiveTrack in Portrait Mode
ActiveTrack, the intelligent feature that locks onto any subject you choose, is also available in the new Portrait mode. This means that your selfies and live streaming videos will have a professional touch!
Now that you have the zoom slider just a flick of your thumb away, you can try a well-known Hollywood movie effect: dolly zoom. Keep your subject in the center and zoom in while walking away or vice versa; with your movement stabilized, the subject stays perfectly in the frame while creating a visual effect that makes the background appear to change in size.
The Next Great Smartphone Stabilizer
With all the great qualities that make Osmo series the filmmaker’s handheld tool, the Osmo Mobile 2 brings new design and features that extend your smartphone’s movie-making capabilities for a smooth shot, anytime.