DJI gained worldwide recognition for producing some of the best consumer drones on the market, but their choice to lớn diversify & manufacture camera accessories has also been massively successful. The DJI Osmo Mobile, though expensive, was an excellent first attempt at producing a điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh gimbal.

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The DJI Osmo thiết bị di động 2 is the Osmo Mobile’s successor, and it appears DJI have made some big moves to position themselves as the market leader in handheld gimbals. The Osmo thiết bị di động 2 supposedly delivers better stabilization than its predecessor—while costing less than half as much at launch.

As a fan hâm mộ of previous DJI gimbals, it should go without saying I was massively excited for the Osmo mobile 2. At the same time, I was skeptical about whether or not DJI could deliver on their promises.

Could DJI really produce the ultimate smartphone gimbal while pricing it as a budget gimbal? Or did they have to cut some corners lớn appeal to lớn the more price sensitive consumer? Let’s find out.


What The Osmo smartphone 2 Does

Before we dive into the review, let me clear up what exactly a gimbal like the Osmo smartphone 2 is for.

A gimbal stabilizer is essentially a device that drastically reduces unwanted camera shake.

Even though high kết thúc smartphones like the iPhone X feature advanced optical image stabilization (OIS), the fact is camera shake will always noticeable when filming things while moving, or when the camera is mounted on a moving object.

3-axis gimbals like the Osmo mobile 2 use three brushless motors khổng lồ control three pivots. These pivots move to lớn counteract the changes in orientation of the camera. The resulting clip footage is much smoother than any gimbal-less setup.

First Impressions


Out of the box, the DJI Osmo smartphone 2 looked very familiar. It looks almost identical khổng lồ its predecessor while being slightly lighter và more compact. That’s obviously a plus, even though the original Osmo điện thoại 2 was compact enough to begin with.

Unlike many other gimbals that include a bunch of accessories lượt thích frame housing, wrist straps và tripods, the Osmo sản phẩm điện thoại 2 has a much more minimalist package. Inside the included carry case you’ll only find the gimbal itself & a micro USB charging cable.

Build Quality

Most điện thoại thông minh gimbals are made from plastic, and the Osmo điện thoại 2 is no exception. However, according to DJI, the Osmo điện thoại 2 is made from high-strength nylon that is supposedly both lighter & stronger than its predecessor’s plastic.

The Osmo sản phẩm điện thoại 2 felt good in my hands. Despite still being plastic, it felt better built than cheaper gimbals lượt thích the Hohem iSteady Mobile. Of course, only time will tell if that is actually the case.

Like its predecessor, the ergonomics of the Osmo smartphone 2’s handgrip is very good. It doesn’t feature a rubberized grip or feel quite as comfortable khổng lồ use as the fancy GoPro Karma, but it’s definitely one of the better grips around.

As with almost every điện thoại cảm ứng gimbal, the DJI Osmo thiết bị di động 2 is not waterproof so it shouldn’t be taken outside on rainy days or used to film water sports.

Compatibility và Setup

The DJI Osmo di động 2 features a spring loaded clamp that makes mounting your điện thoại cảm ứng a breeze. I found it vastly superior to lớn the screw mechanisms found in many other gimbals. This is an especially welcome feature for a điện thoại thông minh gimbal, because you’ll constantly be taking your mounting và unmounting your phone.

I personally tried the gimbal with my old Samsung S7 Edge, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone X. I didn’t have any issues putting them on, but the iPhone 7 Plus in its TPU case was a bit of a squeeze.

According lớn DJI, the Osmo mobile 2 is compatible with all iPhone models, including the new iPhone XS & XR và XS Max. Supporting a maximum payload of 240g, the Osmo mobile 2 will also be compatible with the vast majority of Androids.

Your phone can be mounted in either horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait). The latter is obviously geared towards those users wanting to nói qua stories on Instagram Stories or the like.

Unfortunately, switching between horizontal & vertical orientations requires you to lớn physically take off your phone, flip the clamp và put it back on. Some smartphone gimbals allow you to lớn switch orientation at the press of a button or flick of the wrist – the Osmo mobile 2 doesn’t.

Regarding compatibility with accessories, the industry standard quarter-inch screw thread needle at the base of the gimbal makes it easy khổng lồ mount khổng lồ tripods and the like.


Controlling The DJI Osmo di động 2

Whereas some gimbals make you feel lượt thích you’re piloting a drone, perhaps ironically, DJI’s gimbal control scheme is very simple và straightforward.

The nguồn button is not only used for turning the device on và off, tapping it three time will reset the gimbal to its mặc định orientation.

There is a dedicated record button which means you don’t have lớn touch your phone’s screen to lớn start capturing.

The joystick in the middle is used lớn control the gimbal’s pan & tilt. This is a fancy way of saying pointing the camera left, right, up and down.

The range of motion is very good, but not the best. The Osmo smartphone 2 has roughly a 340-degree range of motion in the pan và tilt axes & can roll 45-degree to either side. This is much better than a lot of gimbals which can only pan 180 degrees, but some of the newer gimbals are capable repeatedly panning 360 degrees.

Other than that, the left side of the handgrip has a zoom slider. This allows you khổng lồ adjust the digital zoom while recording video. As with most gimbals that offer a physical button lớn control digital zoom, it’s not perfect. In other words, as you zoom in it’ll be a little choppy and not perfectly smooth.

Gimbal Modes

The Osmo mobile 2 features two shooting modes which you can easily switch between:

Follow Mode: In this mode, the Osmo mobile 2 will follow the user’s movements while eliminating camera shake. Therefore when you pan left or right or tilt up or down, the gimbal will follow your movements, albeit smoothing out those movements for buttery smooth footage.

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Free Mode (a.k.a. All Lock): In this mode, the Osmo smartphone 2 will lock the pan, tilt and roll axis. In layman’s terms, the gimbal will try và keep the cameras orientation the same, & stay focused on the same object. As an example, you’ll want to be in this mode when you’re filming at a gig, or when you want to use your phone as a dashcam.

With only two gimbal modes, DJI have kept things simple. It is fine for most cases, but some users might be disappointed by the lack of a pan-follow mode.