Ready, steady, go . . . new gimbal makes smartphone photography easy

Mogens JohansenThe West Australian
DJI Osmo Mobile 6.
Camera IconDJI Osmo Mobile 6. Credit: DJI

Even though many advanced smartphones have good built-in stabilisers, they can falter when tracking fast-moving subjects or when used in low-lighting situations.

A good gimbal can help with that. Not only does it make it much easier to capture smooth and steady videos, it also makes it easier to hold and control the smartphone camera.

DJI Osmo Mobile 6.
Camera IconDJI Osmo Mobile 6. Credit: DJI

DJI’s latest model, the Osmo Mobile 6, is a handy and versatile tool to have in your kit. It’s small, light (just over 300g) and easy to use. And the good news is that the whole device, which comes in a soft carry bag, costs less than $250. The palm-sized, portable tool can unlock the full potential of the cameras in your phone. It has an ergonomically designed handle, a large clamp that can accommodate phones with cases, plus a built-in extension rod (selfie stick) and a tripod attachment.

The key to it all is three powerful motors and DJI’s advanced algorithms, which combine to keep smartphones steady when shooting photos and videos. The Osmo Mobile 6 has an enhanced version of DJI’s ActiveTrack, which offers more stable tracking at longer distances and allows the front camera to track subjects that turn to the side or spin.

DJI’s Mimo app, and the recommended app LightCut, makes it really easy to control and create content. In Mimo’s camera view, tutorials pop up at the start of many of the features to get the user up and running and the ShotGuides feature automatically recognises the scenario and recommends a shot sequence, along with a tutorial on how to achieve it.

The LightCut app features AI-powered one-tap editing and a range of exclusive video templates.

DJI Osmo Mobile 6
Camera IconDJI Osmo Mobile 6 Credit: DJI

The Osmo Mobile 6 gimbal is available from camera stores and electronic retailers. For more information, head to d1store.com.au.

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