First Look at the DJI Osmo 4-Axis Stabiliser

NAB 2016 is here and on this video Rodney Charters from Newsshooter talks to Adam from DJI and looking at the all new four-axis stabiliser for the Osmo gimbal camera.

The new 4-Axis stabiliser called Z-Axis adds a mechanical vertical stabilization to the already stabilized Osmo gimbal giving us an even smoother tracking shots on the go. It uses a spring under tension to mechanically compensate for the operator movement in a pretty similar way to a Steadicam arm in a small scale.

The Z-Axis is said to cost just under $130.

In addition to the Z-Axis, DJI also introduced the Osmo RAW and Osmo Pro – the first uses the advanced micro four-thirds 4K Zenmuse X5R camera with RAW capability and the second uses the X5 (with “just regular” 4K), both in a very small form factor.

What the new kits bring is a removable 512 SSD storage for all that RAW footage plus the ability to connect a smart follow focus and of course both units have handheld stabilized unit which can be controlled with a joystick as well as smartphone app.

If you want a quick reminder about the features of the DJI Osmo – take a look on our original post from last year.

Pricing and availability of the new Osmo RAW and Osmo Pro have not been disclosed yet but have been promised to be revealed in the near future.

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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