DJI has released the latest device in their OM series of 3-axis gimbals for smartphones. Compact lightweight and roughly one-third smaller in size than its predecessor the OM 5 also boasts a new ShotGuides feature an upgrade to Active Track 4.0 a built-in extension rod and upgraded phone clamp
DJI says their 3-axis stabilization technology helps users create steady footage plus some unique effects with a few taps. A newly designed smartphone clamp fits more models compared to the OM 4. A new 215mm extension rod helps users create more versatile shots including low-angle shots. An additional button on the handle allows users to access and activate more features.
DJI created the OM 5 with aspiring videographers in mind. A ShotGuides feature offers up to 30 sets of predetermined shooting tutorials in app. It will automatically stitch the clips together and add music for a polished final product. ActiveTrack 4.0 allows users to track subjects in a video at up to 3X zoom with speeds up to 5 m/s (11 mph). This feature will allow you to follow the subject and keep in centered in the frame even if you're moving too.
Gesture Control: Hold your palm up or make a 'V' shape with your hand to start a video clip or take a photo. This is ideal for taking a selfie or group photo without the need for a timer.
DynamicZoom: Based on the 'the vertigo effect' made popular by filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock this mode allows you to move toward or away from a subject while the background shifts.
Timelapse Motionlapse Hyperlapse: speed up a clip using Timelapse or Motionlapse modes. DJI recommends you use the tripod for the best results. Hyperlapse allows you to physically move while capturing a sped-up clip. All three modes use Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology.
Panoramas: there are three different ways to automatically create a panorama. 3x3 240º and 'CloneMe'. The latter allows you to capture three versions of a person or subject and then combines them into one shot.
Spin Shot Gimbal Movement: when the gimbal is in video slow motion or hyperlapse mode you can activate this feature in the settings. It will record a shot while your smartphone spins 270º creating a unique effect.
Story Mode: the OM 5 uses pre-set templates to help you create a dynamic video. You can record and re-record these clips. It will then stitch them together and add music for a polished and instantly shareable final product.
Glamour Effects: Activated when the front-facing camera is turned on this supports automatic retouching and gives you a setting than can make you appear thinner for example.