The DJI OSMO has proved to be a very popular addition to a lot of shooters kits, but having a fixed focal length only makes it useful for certain shots. To add more versatility to the OSMO line, today DJI announced the Osmo+, which features a integrated zoom camera. The new Osmo+ camera has a 7x zoom, with 3.5x optical and 2x digital lossless zoom (only available when shooting at 1080p), that DJI claims doesn’t sacrifice any HD quality. The camera is very similar, but not interchangeable with, the new Zenmuse Z3 zoom camera recently launched for the Inspire 1 drone system.
The camera has a focal length ranging from 22mm to 77mmv, and a variable aperture of F/2.8 at the widest setting and f/5.2 at the long end. The field of view is 92° when wide and 35° when at 77mm. The current OSMO field of view is 94° and it has a focal length (35 mm Equivalent) of 20 mm and constant aperture of f/2.8. What you will have to take into account when using the zoom is the aperture ramping, which in low light situations could provide a problem.
According to the official specifications on the DJI website, the OSMO+ looks like it is only capable of recording 100fps in HD, where as the OSMO can do 120. The other change is that the OSMO+ can not only record 4K, UHD and HD, but also 2.7K (2704×1520) at 24/25/30p.
The other changes that are new to the OSMO+ are the inclusion of a flexi microphone and a new smaller charger that can take the battery standing up.
Key Features Include:
Motion Timelapse – Osmo+ helps you record the passage of time easily. Just mark where you want the camera movement to start and end, and tap ‘Start’ to create moving timelapses without additional specialist equipment.
Advanced Stabilization – The Osmo+ builds on the advanced stabilization technology introduced with the Osmo to keep the camera flat no matter how you move it, whether you are live streaming or shooting your first film, and has been optimized for ultimate stability during stills capture.
Powerful Camera – Shoot crisp 4K/30fps video and 1080p/100fps for slow motion video, with enhanced sound capture through the included FlexiMic, or capture 12 megapixel stills in Adobe DNG RAW for more editing freedom.
“The Osmo+ opens up entirely new capabilities for creators who love the Osmo’s ability to deliver crisp, sharp and detailed handheld imagery,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Manager. “From action selfies to detailed panoramas to motion timelapses, the zoom features of the new Osmo+ once again expand the capabilities of handheld photography to push the limits of the imagination.”
The Osmo+ is compatible with the DJI GO app. Available mounts and extensions include a tripod, bike mount and an extension rod. The Osmo+ (handle + camera) is priced at $649 US, the Zenmuse X3 zoom camera is ($499 US).
DJI is also offering an extended, one-year warranty called OSMO Shield. The OSMO Shield doubles the DJI warranty period to two years after the purchase of a brand new Osmo. Provided under the warranty is unlimited maintenance (conditions apply) and one-time only accidental hardware damage coverage, including water damage. OSMO Shield is now available in mainland China and North America. The cost of OSMO Shield is $65 US.
The OSMO+ can be purchased now for $649 US.
2.4×1.9×6.4 inches (61.8×48.2×161.5 mm)
Weight (including battery) 201 g
Supported Mobile Device Max Size: 6.2 (L) x3.1 (W) inches 158.2 (L) x 77.9 (W) mm
Model X3 ZOOM / FC350Z
Sensor Sony Exmor R CMOS; 1/2.3”
Effective pixels:12.40 M (Total pixels: 12.76 M)
Lens 3.5× Optical Zoom, 22 – 77mm Equivalent F2.8 (Wide) – F5.2 (Tele),
FOV 92° (Wide) – 35° (Tele)
Focus: 1 m to infinity
ISO Range 100-3200 (video); 100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed 8 s-1/8000 s (up to 30 s when camera is in M mode)
Max Image Size 4000×3000 pixels
Still Photography Modes Single Shot
Photo Burst Mode: 3/5/7 shots
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB):
3/5 bracketed frames @ 0.7 EV bias
Video Resolution UHD: 4K (4096×2160) 24/25p 4K (3840×2160) 24/25/30p
2.7K (2704×1520) 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/100p
Video Recording Modes Auto; Slow Motion
Max Video Bitrate 60 Mbps
Supported File Systems FAT32 (≤ 32 GB) ; exFAT (> 32 GB)
Photo Formats JPEG, DNG (RAW)
Video Formats MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD Cards Micro SD; Max. Capacity: 64 GB
Class 10 or UHS-1
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Audio Output 48 KHz; AAC
Capacity 1225 mAh
Energy 14.1 Wh
Voltage 11.55 V
Charging Temperature 41° to 104° F (5° to 40°C)
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F (0° to 40°C)
Sensitivity -32 ± 3 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa)
Frequency Response 100 -10000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 60 dBA
Pin Diameter 3.5 mm
Length 88 mm
Weight 4 g