We are very surprised by this product by DJI. This will take away sales from their other, more expensive lines. This looks really great and we will likely be grabbing one. A portable, affordable, 4K drone.
At $3200 for the Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal, this kit is not a budget option. But for what you’re getting the price is very reasonable. RAW is a cumbersome workflow but offers the best options for image quality and latitude in editing.
We continue to be impressed by the quality out of the DJI Phantom 4. The following video is a good example. Also note that we see a lot of drones for sale on the used boards, so try and test out or rent a drone if you can before you’re sure it’s something you want to invest in.
Now that the weather is nicer we expect to see more drone footage and more drone products. This short video shows the capabilities of the DJI Phantom 3:
See his post My DJI OSMO fairground shoot – plus a mini-review for the complete article.
Image quality in 4K with the flat picture profile though is only mediocre by cinema standards, if I were serious I would get the X5 gimbal & MFT sensor, add in the DJI follow focus and put the tiny Panasonic Leica 15mm F1.7 on it.
The DJI Zenmuse X5 video camera and 3 Axis Gimbal with 15mm lens sells for $2,199. Compared to what an equivalent system would cost just a few years ago, this is a reasonable price. There are cheaper systems available. We are awaiting reviews on some of the lesser known Chinese brands to see whether they are a value or a bust.
The DJI Osmo will set you back $649 but it appears a better value than a GoPro for some applications. We have never been satisfied with the lack of optical stabilization in the GoPros and preferred the Sony units for that reason. Thus we are excited for the DJI Osmo as it’s a complete unit. Let’s hope the bit rates and codecs are adequate.
You can see more information about the OSMO at the DJI website.