DJI Osmo Mobile 6 review

The lat­est addi­tion to the pop­u­lar Osmo Mobile series.

Osmo Mobile 6 Smart­phone Sta­bi­liz­er, the lat­est addi­tion to the pop­u­lar Osmo Mobile series, has been enhanced with device fea­tures, soft­ware fea­tures, and edit­ing soft­ware to give users full cre­ative con­trol over the phone cam­eras they car­ry with them every day. Along with improved ergonom­ics and com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with larg­er phones, Osmo Mobile 6 fea­tures DJI 3‑axis sta­bi­liza­tion, new Quick Launch, and Active­Track 5.0. “Whether you’re camp­ing out­doors with your fam­i­ly or at home with a group of friends, every­one wants to unleash their cre­ativ­i­ty and cap­ture the moment in a unique way,” said Paul Peng, senior prod­uct line man­ag­er at DJI. “The DJI Osmo Mobile 6 gim­bal is the per­fect com­pan­ion to enhance any smart­phone cam­era, and Osmo Mobile 6 is the best we’ve ever done.”

Portable and palm sized

Osmo Mobile 6 builds on the suc­cess of the OM 5 with a new ergonom­ic han­dle and larg­er clip to accom­mo­date phones even in cas­es. It fits eas­i­ly into your pock­et and weighs just over 300g. With its built-in exten­der, the Osmo Mobile 6 is ide­al for cap­tur­ing high-qual­i­ty self­ies or test shots from more inter­est­ing angles, such as low above the ground.

Three pow­er­ful motors and advanced DJI algo­rithms keep smart­phones sta­ble when tak­ing pho­tos and videos. With Active Sta­bi­liza­tion, Osmo Mobile 6 is unmatched in cap­tur­ing what’s hap­pen­ing in front of you, whether it’s trav­el­ing with friends, walk­ing around the city, or watch­ing a child’s first sport­ing event. The elec­tron­ic image sta­bi­liza­tion of smart­phones can fal­ter or lose video qual­i­ty dur­ing more dynam­ic motion and in low light con­di­tions, but Osmo Mobile 6’s motor­ized sta­bi­liza­tion makes all the dif­fer­ence at any time.

Fast as lightning

Moments you want to cap­ture or cap­ture can be fleet­ing, so Osmo Mobile 6 brings a new quick launch fea­ture for iPhone users. Once uncov­ered, attach­ing the iPhone to the gim­bal auto­mat­i­cal­ly trig­gers the Mimo app alert to instant­ly enter cam­era view mode. Prepa­ra­tion time is sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduced: the device starts up three times faster than pre­vi­ous mod­els.

Stay stable

Fea­tur­ing an enhanced ver­sion of DJI’s Active­Track, Osmo Mobile 6’s Active­Track 5.0 pro­vides more sta­ble track­ing over longer dis­tances and also allows the front cam­era to track objects that turn side­ways or rotate. Whether camp­ing, trav­el­ing or shoot­ing out­doors, your shots become more true to the sto­ry with IS that auto­mat­i­cal­ly keeps the sub­ject in focus.

Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4

With a new built-in sta­tus bar and Mode but­ton, check­ing your bat­tery lev­el and switch­ing between the four gim­bal modes is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4. A quick press on the M but­ton and you can switch between:

  • Fol­low: In fol­low mode, the cam­era view fol­lows the pan and tilt of the gim­bal and stays lev­el dur­ing rota­tions. This mode is suit­able for shoot­ing up, down and diag­o­nal­ly.
  • Tilt Lock: The cam­era view fol­lows only the move­ment of the gim­bal and remains sta­ble dur­ing tilt and roll — ide­al for shoot­ing hor­i­zon­tal­ly or mov­ing around a sub­ject.
  • FPV: In FPV mode, all three axes of the gim­bal fol­low the trav­el han­dle. This is great for dynam­ic shoot­ing of sta­tion­ary sub­jects such as land­marks, build­ings or stat­ues.
  • Spin­Shot: Push the joy­stick left or right to con­trol the rota­tion of the cam­era and cre­ate dynam­ic shots. It is ide­al for push­ing, pulling and high angle shots.

Throw Control

Eas­i­ly and smooth­ly con­trol zoom and focus with the new Osmo Mobile 6 side wheel. Rotate the wheel to adjust the focal length for flex­i­ble com­po­si­tion and smooth zoom­ing in and out. Eas­i­ly achieve a cin­e­mat­ic effect by press­ing the side wheel to switch to man­u­al focus con­trol.

Smart fea­tures to make your con­tent king

To help make your con­tent the ulti­mate expres­sion of your­self, Osmo Mobile 6 includes a num­ber of smart fea­tures:

  • Time Lapse: Warp time and space with Time­lapse, Motion­lapse and Hyper­lapse. With these three sim­ple tem­plates, beau­ti­ful moments can be turned into impres­sive clips.
  • Dynam­ic­Zoom: Use the Enter and Exit modes to get visu­als that stretch and squeeze to cre­ate block­busters using just your phone.
  • Ges­ture con­trol: Tak­ing a pho­to or play­ing a video has nev­er been eas­i­er. Sim­ple ges­tures make it easy to take a self­ie or group pho­to.
  • Panora­ma. Three dif­fer­ent panora­ma modes are avail­able — 3x3, 240° and CloneMe — for cap­tur­ing stun­ning land­scapes or unique com­po­si­tions.
  • Sto­ry Mode: Var­i­ous tem­plates help you com­bine cam­era move­ments, tran­si­tions, audio tracks, and more for users to share.

Attrac­tive videos with one easy tap, or you can cre­ate your own tem­plate.

Struc­tur­al appli­ca­tions from start to fin­ish

DJI’s own Mimo app and the offi­cial­ly rec­om­mend­ed Light­Cut app are avail­able to guide every­one on the path to con­tent cre­ation. In the DJI Mimo Cam­era view, tuto­ri­als appear at the begin­ning of many func­tions so the user can get start­ed quick­ly. The Shot­Guides Mimo fea­ture auto­mat­i­cal­ly rec­og­nizes the sce­nario and rec­om­mends a sequence of shots, as well as a guide to its exe­cu­tion.

When it comes to edit­ing, quick­ly jump from DJI Mimo to the Light­Cut app, which offers AI-pow­ered one-click edit­ing and a range of exclu­sive video tem­plates. From shoot­ing to edit­ing, it’s a con­ve­nient all-in-one solu­tion for begin­ners and pro­fes­sion­als to get the most out of their shots.

Buy DJI Osmo Mobile 6.


By Yara