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DJI's latest folding stabilizer adds nifty magnetic phone mount

DJI's latest folding stabilize...
A magnetic clamp or ring holder can be attached to the back of a phone, allowing for quick and easy magnetic attachment to the OM 4 stabilizer
A magnetic clamp or ring holder can be attached to the back of a phone, allowing for quick and easy magnetic attachment to the OM 4 stabilizer
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The DJI OM 4 can directly control the shutter of most smartphone cameras
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The DJI OM 4 can directly control the shutter of most smartphone cameras
The OM 4's battery offers up to 15 hours of use per charge
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The OM 4's battery offers up to 15 hours of use per charge
A 3-axis stabilizer helps smooth out shake in smartphone video recordings
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A 3-axis stabilizer helps smooth out shake in smartphone video recordings
Working with the DJI Mimo app, the OM 4 can active track subjects
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Working with the DJI Mimo app, the OM 4 can active track subjects
A magnetic clamp or ring holder can be attached to the back of a phone, allowing for quick and easy magnetic attachment to the OM 4 stabilizer
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A magnetic clamp or ring holder can be attached to the back of a phone, allowing for quick and easy magnetic attachment to the OM 4 stabilizer
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Though DJI is perhaps best known for its consumer and enterprise drones, the company has also been making smartphone stabilizers since 2016. Now the Osmo Mobile line has been renamed OM, and the latest model features a snazzy magnetic phone attachment system.

Like the Osmo stabilizers before it, the 390-g (13.7-oz) OM 4 can be folded down for transport and whipped out to help smooth out your run-and gun smartphone video moments when needed. Folded, it has 163 x 99.5 x 46.5 mm (6.4 x 3.9 x 1.8 in) dimensions, and the stabilizer measures 276 x 119.6 x 103.6 mm (10.8 x 4.7 x 4 in) when unfolded.

"As the DJI OM smartphone stabilizers have evolved over the years, every iteration has made it easier for anyone to add rock-solid stabilization to their photos and videos," says DJI's Paul Pan. "With its new magnetic attachment and folding design, the DJI OM 4 again goes farther so anyone, no matter their experience with gimbals, can pick it up and make content that pulls in the viewer."

The DJI OM 4 can directly control the shutter of most smartphone cameras
The DJI OM 4 can directly control the shutter of most smartphone cameras

Mobile video makers are given two phone mount options – a lightweight metal clamp that can stay attached to the back of a smartphone, and a ring holder that's stuck to the back of the phone and doubles as a kickstand. Either way, the mobile device can then be magnetically attached to or detached from the OM 4 with a quick snap.

Smooth footage is helped along by a 3-axis stabilizer. The gimbal can pan 161.2° to 171.95°, roll 136.7° to 198° and tilt 106.54° to 235.5°. New and improved motors mean that heavier smartphone models can be accommodated. And, working with the DJI Mimo app over Bluetooth, users can tap into active subject tracking, gesture control, dynamic zoom and various movements and modes (including creating a spinning effect, shooting panoramas, activating a responsive sport mode, and making use of preset templates).

Working with the DJI Mimo app, the OM 4 can active track subjects
Working with the DJI Mimo app, the OM 4 can active track subjects

The OM 4's internal 2,450-mAh Li-ion battery should be good for up to 15 hours of use per charge, and the device can also serve as a portable battery charger for mobile devices if needed.

The OM 4 is available now for US$149, which includes the magnetic ring holder, magnetic clamp, a tripod, wrist strap and carry case.

Product page: DJI OM 4

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Hendrik Ehlers
It is definitely a good idea to enhance existing smartphone videography> It is worth to mention that hords of DJI Osmo Pocket owners are disgruntled because DJI simply does not provide a simple firmware to serve as a webcam. The Pocket has already Wifi and BT and they did that for other DJI cameras. It really makes you doubt in the sincerity of DJI efforts of customer satisfaction. So here - instead of a firmware update to an already purchased product (with the best gimbal ever) - they offer to buy a new product. Uncool.