DJI launches iPhone-controlled Osmo+ gimbal camera with zoom
DJI has launched the Osmo+, an upgrade to its iPhone-controlled Osmo gimbal camera, offering a range of improvements including zoom. The Osmo+ comes with 3.5x optical zoom that can be combined with a 2x digital zoom for an overall 7x range. When recording video in 1080p resolution the digital zoom is ‘lossless’, but that’s not the case in 4K mode.
The equivalent focal range covers approximately 22-77mm and apertures vary from F2.8 at wide angle to F5.2 at the maximum tele setting. Like its predecessor the Osmo+ captures 12MP JPEG and Raw images or records up to 4K video on a 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor sensor. A 1080p 120fps slow-motion mode is available as well.
Also new on the Osmo+ is a timelapse feature that lets you set start and end points for the moving camera head. DJI says the 3-axis image stabilization system has been improved as well, especially for still image mode. The Osmo+ is available at the DJI Store for $649. A tripod, bike mount and an extension rod are some of the wide range of accessory options.