DJIâ€™s gimbal game is strong, with the Ronin, Ronin M and just released at NAB 2016 the Ronin MX. All of these gimbals by DJI are standalone and work with multitudes of cameras, but with the OSMO, the camera and the gimbal are one. The DJI Osmo is a 3-axis stabilizer and 4K camera that can be operated by just one hand. Add those features to a very consumer friendly and affordable price point and you have a product that really stands out.
For this review, we cover the Zenmuse X3 camera, gimbal and handle as a kit. With a price tag of $570, you get the X3 camera with gimbal, handle, phone holder one battery, charger with cable, storage case, wrist and shoulder strap, 16GB micro SD card, UV filter and a lens cap. The handle gives the user control of the camera and gimbal along with a place to mount a phone for use as a live view monitor. Equipped with a joystick for manual panning and tilting, a trigger for toggling between modes and a start and stop record button. It shoots up to DCI 4K at 24p with its 1 â…”-inch Sony Exmor R CMOS image sensor with a maximum aperture of f2.8. It requires a Class 10 or UHS-1 microSD card, although it comes with a 16GB card, weâ€™d recommend that you get a larger card for extended shooting. Along those same lines, an extra battery is also a requirement for us.