Rodney Charters speaks to Adam Najberg from DJI about the new accessory, which brings stabilisation along the fourth axis for the X3 cameras, and the Osmo X5 RAW bundle.
The Z-axis stabilisation reduces the up and down movement, which was previously not stabilised. This is a mechanical system, rather than the motor driven used for the other axis, and allows you to control the spring tension to suit the style of shooting that you are doing, much like a steady cam arm.
The X3 accessory is available now, priced $129 US, while the X5 version will be coming soon.
The Osmo X5 RAW bundle combines the Osmo handle with the X5R camera, a 512GB solid state drive. The unit can also run from a new battery connector. Through an adapter on the bottom, it can use a DJI intelligent battery from one of its drones or the Ronin M, to give up to 5.5 hours of shooting time. DJI were also showing a follow focus adapter cable that allows their remote focus to control the X5.
There’s currently no price set for the Osmo X5 RAW, but the savings on buying all the parts separately are likely to be appealing.