• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The IPhone X with DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is a miracle combination for video

    The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is a must have piece of gear for the serious video maker, vlogger, travel and event documentary videographer.

    It is well priced and built to be the best in the market. It is easy to learn and use, After just three weeks and online tutorials, the DJI works as advertised. If there is any drawback, it is the Apple optical image stabilisation. OIS makes Iphone X less usable in low light, But in good light, the video is very stable, You can take a look at my channel 'Wide-Open Films" Cinematic #Tulipmania2018 Film Long Version (1080p60) .

    I highly recommend OSM2 regardless. You can also build a rig with mics and lights as per my video "DJI Osmo Mobile 2: The Best Smart RIG system for the Osmo!".

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Osmo Mobile 1 convert.

    I have been an owner of the Osmo Mobile 1 for a while. I speak fluent Osmo, I know its limitations and when and where to use it. I tried out the Osmo Mobile 2 mostly because of battery life, the controls changed slightly, it has the same controls but there are less buttons so the M button replaced the trigger, for the better, they added a zoom switch (used to need to hold trigger and use joystick for the same feature) the Osmo 2 is better in every way. If you are wondering, just buy it and enjoy. it is a precise instrument and needs to be treated and calibrated as such. as long as you understand that you will like the Osmo Mobile 2.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy if you have OIS on your phone

    iPhone 6S+ , 7 and higher all have optical image stabilisation which work against the gimbal, you cannot turn this off (no not even in Filmic pro, that only turns the digital image stabilisation off).

    I think it's a bit disingenuous of both Apple and DJi for selling this only through the Apple store, when it doesn't even work well with their current phones.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang For Your Buck

    Got my gimbal a couple of weeks ago and put it to the test during my vacation in Cuba last week. Gotta say it's a pretty great device for the price.

    THE PROS: lightweight, sturdy construction, ergonomic design (all the buttons perfectly positioned for one handed operation), excellent battery life (didn't have to charge it the whole time I was in Cuba - 7 days). The DGI app's auto editing software is pretty cool too if you want a quick edit to send to friends or post online.

    THE CONS: the manual it comes with is pretty useless. Go to their website and look at the one there. The learning curve is straight up in the beginning but slow things down and read up on it first. The pan/tilt joystick takes A LOT of practice (super sensitive). You have to adjust the axis to fit back into the case if you have an iPhone Plus. But all of these CONS are all really minor.

    Don't expect Hollywood quality videos. While the footage is very smooth, there's still some bumping but if you edit in the right places or shoot SloMo, that can take care of a lot. I'm still messing around with it but the DGI app doesn't appear to be able to handle 4k which is REALLY unfortunate. Also it looks like it only has ONE SloMO speed. But again, it's all in the editing.

    I did a lot of shooting on the beach, chasing my kids, walking over lots of uneven ground and you'd never know it looking at the footage I shot. It was amazingly fluid. I even shot while standing in some good surf and the waves made zero difference in the smoothness of the shots.

    Before I got my gimbal I searched high and low for reviews from people with iPhone 8 Plus phones and they were REALLY hard to find. I have an 8 Plus and I can say that IT DOES WORK VERY WELL with a phone of its size. No issues other than having to take it out of it's case to fit in the gimbal's grips. No big deal though. Worth it for the footage you'll get.

    Although this device is for amateurs, it still delivers very professional looking footage. And you can't beat the price!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work properly, noise and can't charge, can't hold my phone straight

    doesn't work properly, noise and can't charge, can't hold my phone straight, returned it

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Search: you will notice problems with iPhones and gimbals due to "OIS"

    Another reviewer (Frank N from Carolina, Mar 16, 2018) spelled this out quite thoroughly: the problem is that when you walk or move with a gimbal attached, the iPhone's Optical Image Stabilization "OIS" gets confused and tries to overcompensate, which results in jittery footage.

    I have read dozens of articles and searched dozens of forums and there is same complaint with no solution, other than to try to clean up the shaky footage in post production using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier. You can clean it up to a certain extent, but it is cumbersome to do for every shot and the process ends up cropping your footage.

    This gimbal is marketed as iPhone compatible -- it isn't and shouldn't be marketed as such. Until Apple finds a way to address this problem in iPhones, it will be a chronic headache for iPhone owners like me who want to use gimbals for better footage.

    This has been a big issue on the DJI online forums among iPhone owners, and despite recurring complaints neither DJI nor Apple has responded formally to this issue.

    Until Apple finds a way to address this problem in iPhones, it will be a chronic headache for iPhone owners who want to use gimbals. (Some Android phones allow you to turn off the OIS -- as of this posting, Apple does not).

    But don't take my word for it, read and see for yourself. Do a Google search with the words: OIS iphone osmo mobile 2 issues

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent and good value iPhone stabiliser

    Lightweight, very easy to set up, a formidable battery life (a claimed 15 hours), and a very good price.
    In addition to stabilisation, the device allows the iPhone to be tilted and panned via a joystick. The DJI App connects via bluetooth and unlocks other features: zoom control from a slide switch on the side of the handle, and subject tracking—very useful.
    A USB A socket allows the iPhone to be charged from the device, but only in portrait mode. In landscape mode the iPhone lightning port is blocked by the mount.
    Product support is excellent. I initially had a problem with my iPhone 6S battery running down very rapidly whilst using the device and I got a response from DJI within an hour or so. Replacing the iPhone battery fixed it, so it was not a problem with the gimbal or its software at all, but it illustrated how responsive is the support.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Such an improvement over the original. For anyone complaining about the lack of features in the DJI app, I would suggest using a third party app, especially Filmic Pro, which will shoot 4k, log, and it has built-in support for the Osmo, it allows you to use all the physical controls of the Osmo.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Gimbal but needs refinement

    I was very excited to get the gimbal because I was going to be shooting alot of videos with my new iPhone. The issues that came up were that the screen would go black during shooting and then I had to stop and touch the screen every few seconds to see what I was shooting. The quality was great but that was an issue. Then when I was balancing the Gimbal it seemed to always be off on one side. I do not know if it was the weight of the phone but I made sure that I was doing the balancing on an tripod just to make sure that the foundation was level. I am returning the product to see if there is something else out there without these issues.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth problems with Android phone

    it works well with IPhone. But it could not establish a Bluetooth connection with my android phone. I am not sure if the Apple version is limited to work with IPhones only. Hoping it will work with both platforms with a DJI update when the exclusivity ends.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK WELL WITH IPHONES THAT HAVE OIS

    I just returned my osmo mobile 2. IPhones with OIS won’t work well with this, or any gimbal. I have an Iphone X, but any other Iphone with OIS will always produce video with small shakyness, even with the “ninja walk”,which is ridiculous since it defeats the purpose of getting a Gimbal.

    Even if you try using film apps to try and get rid of this, it will not go away, especially since Iphones OIS cannot be turned off. I tested the gimbal with an phone 6s, which isn’t equipped with OIS and the difference in image movement was huge. This test proved to me that Osmo mobile 2 is an excellent gimbal and does a job well done, but unfortunately it will work really well only with phones that doesn’t have OIS and I assume that will work with the ones that the OIS can be turned off.

    This is a huge problem and I personally think that DJI and Apple should warn consumers about this before selling this product. I am not saying it is a bad product. Both Iphones and osmo are great pieces of equipment. It’s just that they don’t work well together, if there is OIS in the middle.

    I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with a smartphone with OIS.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THIS IS TERRIBLE WITH THE IPHONE X

    Lots of jittering with video with this and IPhone X as the image stabilisation on the phone can't be turned off and causes all sorts of problems in video

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it on launch (pre-ordered)... returned it

    When it worked, it worked fine. But it took awhile to connect, would often drop connection. Sometimes the joystick controls wouldn't respond right away (e.g. panning left/right or up/down there would be a second delay or two).

    All those little things added up and made it more of a hassle to use. Maybe I just got a bad one, but decided to return it while I was still within the 30 day window.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite happy with this.

    I spent some time trying to stabilize the phone but soon realized I wasn't following the online tutorial. Once I got it stabilized and watched a few DJI videos I was off and running. I have an iPhone X with a case. I use a bluetooth lav mic for audio which works perfectly. I like the follow feature. I set it on a tripod and it will follow me perfectly around the room while I'm shooting video for youtube. Quite happy with it as it does everything it is supposed to do.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died on 3rd day

    Doesn't calibrate, "drops" phone and blinks yellow. Sending to DJI

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Bought a Steadicam Smoothie last year and it transformed the way I take videos on my phone, but it is really bulky and not something that I can carry around easily. So when I heard that DJI were releasing a motorised gimbal that was under £130, I just had to buy it and have not been disappointed. The next best gimbals were coming in at around £200+ so this was a real bargain.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable out of the box

    I was really looking forward to using this but unfortunately I could never get the OSMO to stay connected to my iPhone X. Bluetooth wouldn't stay connected so I was never able to test any of the controls. For that matter, whenever I powered the device on, I could never tell if the gimbal was even getting power. The indicator lights came on, but the device never stabilized. Oh well, I'll wait a few months and try again. I did receive this very soon after the pre-order period opened up so I may have experienced some early production bugs.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall great gimbal for the price

    Definitely liking the Osmo M2, however was expecting something not so plasticky, unlike the one in the marketing or “reveal” video shown on their site (NOTE: stabilizer portion is all metal, handle/grip however is plastic). Although I am favoring the more affordable price point, which was likely achieved due to going plastic. Also a bit disappointed in the “case” although again, can’t complain too much due to the attractive price point. The case is at least functional, and beats not having one at all. Only have had a chance to use it a couple times, but have noticed my iPhone 6s battery drains FAST! Definitely not a fan about that, but also probably why they added the additional USB port in order to charge your mobile device. Would give it a five star rating, had the build quality of the handle/grip been metal instead of plastic (and the case been a legit one, instead of pressed styrofoam), but then I probably would not have one if that were the case, as it would likely have been out of my price range, so meh~

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good gimbal but room for improvement (charging phone, DJI Go Drain battery)

    Worth for the Gimbal and it works extremely well on iPhone X (took a bit of time to balance then calibrate in DJI Go App), and Samsung Galaxy S8 (not plus). DJI Go App is good and easy to use.

    The Mount should be freely rotatable so that you can mount the iPhone X on the gimbal end and charge the phone with the excellent USB port (i used it over the weekend). For some reasons (live video and bluetooth connection), DJI go app simply drains the iPhone X battery (only 1 month old) in less than 20 min of use, and have to use low power mode setting on IPhone X (iOS camera app won't drain that much battery). hope it can improve over time.

    Good product and easy to use especially when you are on the water, you won't get wavey video on board anymore!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I wanted to love this thing...

    I wanted to love this thing, but if you want to use a mic or a small mounted light, you're out of luck.

    The main reason for this is because phones are ditching the headphone jack. Look at YouTube videos of people using the Osmo Mobile with a mic; they're connecting through the headphone jack of an iPhone. This is important because when a phone is in position on the Osmo Mobile 2, the camera and the power connector are at opposite ends of the phone. The camera has to extend beyond the arm of the gimbal. That puts the camera on the outside and the port at the bottom of the phone on the inside covered by a bumper. This means using it while charging your phone is likely a no go.

    If your phone has a headphone jack, this will remain available to you. Search YouTube for ideas on how to DIY something. It should work fine.

    But if your phone doesn't have a headphone jack, then it likely just has the center port. This port is covered up by a bumper making it unusable. This makes charging your phone while using the gimbal impossible.

    Another limitation is how wide the part that grips your mobile phone goes. Quite frankly, it's not meant for a big phone with a case. It's also worth noting that using a Moment lens with this gimbal requires a counterweight. The counterweight Moment sells for the Osmo Mobile doesn't work with the Osmo Mobile 2 because the shape of the gimbal arm is different.

    Lastly, as others have noted, the DJI Go app is janky. The tutorial is confusing because it's ported from the original Osmo. The app will quit on you. And the gimbal doesn't support 3rd party apps meaning Filmic Pro or even the built in video camera is a no-go.

    If it sounds like I'm being really negative on the Osmo Mobile 2, I don't intend to be. I just want to get out there all the things that I wish I had known prior to purchasing.

    If I were DJI, I'd add pass thru ability for cables from the center port on modern phones. I'd make side mounts on the handle for a shotgun mic and led light. And I'd fix the janky app, including allowing the gimbal to work with 3rd party apps. If they did that, it'd be worth a "Pro" label and $50 more to the price tag. For $129, as long as you know the limitations of what you're getting, it's a decent deal. 3 Stars.

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