DJI OM 5 unboxing

Unboxing: DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal

DJI has launched its latest smartphone gimbal, the DJI OM 5, and we take a look at what you get inside the box.

Billed as a powerful yet easy-to-operate solution to help users effortlessly elevate their smartphone content creation, the DJI OM 5 is the latest addition to the popular Osmo Mobile series.

The DJI OM 5 smartphone stabilizer has been upgraded with a new phone clamp and compact design complete with a built-in extension rod and is smaller and lighter than any of its predecessors.

It features DJI’s 3-axis stabilization technology, a brand new ShotGuides feature, and improved ActiveTrack 4.0. It is also available in two new beautiful eye-catching colours, Sunset White and Athens Grey.

“With the iterations of the DJI OM smartphone stabilizers over the years, we have been aiming to lower the threshold of professional and high-quality shooting by offering users more accessible and helpful tools for their everyday activities,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI.

“For those who rely on their smartphones, the DJI OM 5 is your ultimate compact, technologically advanced gimbal – any time you want to create footage of your most memorable moments.”

For those who are new to videography, you can rely on the new ShotGuides feature which provides up to 30 sets of pre-set shooting tutorials and supports automatic editing into one polished video.

The newly updated ActiveTrack 4.0 now supports tracking at up to 3x zoom at 5 m/s, and identifies and steadily follows the subject centred in-frame, even while in action. Other professional-grade features and pre-programmed shooting modes that make your content stand out include:

Gesture Control: Easily start and stop video recording or take photos by using hand gestures to control the DJI OM 5, perfect for capturing an epic selfie or group footage without a finicky self-timer.

DynamicZoom: A visually appealing cinematic look, DJI OM 5 automatically adjusts the zoom function to create the dramatic background shift made popular by Alfred Hitchcock.

Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse: Show the passing of time in a sped-up form using Timelapse; Motionlapse, which adds set movement points for the gimbal; or Hyperlapse to physically move with the gimbal. All three modes use Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology as well as the 3-axis gimbal for an added level of smoothness. Easily share these creative videos on social media for the world to enjoy.

Panoramas: Choose from three creative panorama options to capture a wider perspective including 3×3 panorama, 240°panorama and “CloneMe” panorama which allows the user to add multiple versions of a person or subject into one shot for a unique and creative effect.

Spin Shot Gimbal Movement: Activated in the DJI Mimo app and using the joystick, the gimbal will rotate the phone to give a spinning effect.

Story Mode Templates: Choose from one of the pre-set templates to add a creative spin to your content. The DJI OM 5 uses pre-set movements, music and color palettes for quick videos perfect for sharing on social media.

Glamour Effects: Supports automatic retouching and customized parameter settings. Glamour Effects will be automatically activated when switching to the front-facing camera.

In addition, DJI Care Refresh, the comprehensive protection plan for DJI products, is now available for DJI OM 5. For a small additional charge, DJI Care Refresh provides 2 replacement units in 1 year, covering accidents like water and impact damage.

The 2-year plan provides 3 replacement units in 2 years and extends the original warranty period by one more year. Other exclusive services of DJI Care Refresh include International Warranty Service, exclusive technical service and free shipping.

DJI OM 5 is available in two finish options, Sunset White and Athens Gray, for the retail price of $159 which includes a magnetic clamp, tripod, power cable, wrist strap and storage pouch.

Both options are available for purchase from store.dji.com and will be available in other channels at a later date. The Fill Light Phone Clamp is sold separately for the retail price of $59 and will be available at a later date.