DJI launches Ronin-S, Osmo Mobile 2 stabilisers

The Osmo Mobile 2 can stabilize vertical and horizontal video.                  DJI

The Osmo Mobile 2 can stabilize vertical and horizontal video. DJI

DJI, better known for their range of drones, is introducing a new version of its smartphone stabiliser at CES 2018. Lastly, the $130 price tag is something that will help the Osmo Mobile 2 sell in huge numbers. DJI Osmo mobile, one of the popular handheld stabiliser has just gotten itself a successor. However, while the first-gen Osmo had a removable battery, the, Osmo Mobile 2's battery non-removable.

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 sports a new internal battery which DJI says lasts close to 15 hours on a single charge as against the 4.5 hours that the original Osmo Mobile's battery was capable of.

Finally, the Ronin-S is compatible with a host of accessories in the DJI ecosystem, including "a Focus Control Center consisting of a focusing dial and a screen allowing advanced gimbal and focus control without a mobile device, a vehicle mount solution, DJI Master Force, DJI Master Wheels, an external focus motor, and a cheese plate adapter so you can use your favorite third-party accessories".

Smartphones are equipped with image sensors capable of breathtaking still shots that are now almost indistinguishable from those taken on expensive DSLR cameras.

Like the previous Osmo Mobile, there are additionally controls for ISO, shutter speed and white balance.

More advanced controls are available through DJI's Go smartphone app, including a variety of time-lapse modes, automatic subject tracking and live streaming to Facebook and Youtube.

Well, with all that being said, the best part about the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is its price.

Where the Osmo Mobile 2 differs from its predecessor most, in tech terms, is that you can now also mount your phone in portrait mode. Meanwhile, DJI also has a new stabilizer intended for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. Available in two frame sizes for either camera type, DJI's powerful three-axis gimbal technology delivers smooth, shake-free video and crisp photos, adding a cinematic and professional look to your work. High-torque motors help the gimbal support numerous most popular cameras, including the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH, and Sony Alpha. A push mode can adjust pan and tilt by hand, with axis locks to make the whole process quicker.

The DJI Ronin-S will be available in the second quarter of 2018 from DJI's website and authorized retailers. The DJI Osmo Mobile helped solve that problem, enabling users to get incredibly smooth video out of their phones' cameras, but it was pretty pricey at $299.

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