DJI, the maker of popular Phantom drones announces world’s first handheld 4K

The new Osmo camera boasts the inclusion of DJI’s three-axis gimbal stabilization technology.


It’s called the Osmo and it’s the world’s first fully integrated, stabilized handheld 4K camera.

DJI is traditionally viewed as a drone company, but today they’ve unveiled a new product that proves the sky is most definitely not the limit; it’s just the beginning.

Rather than design a fixed single-purpose unit, the Osmo comes with a 12-megapixel 4K camera but is also compatible with DJI’s Zenmuse cameras.

“Osmo’s integrated camera has a 94° field-of-view lens and a 1/2.3” sensor, it’s created to capture a smooth moving image regardless of filming conditions.

DJI has programmed in several smart-shooting modes, such as the Panorama mode, where you can take a picture, and the camera will then automatically pan around 360°, taking and stitching overlapping photos to create a panorama.

Alongside the mount and camera, there’s a range of accessories that work with the Osmo, including a tripod, extension rod, bike mount, a straight arm extension for mounting two accessories to the Osmo at once and a universal mount that allows you to add a mic or LED light. Audio, finally, can be recorded using either the built-in stereo microphone, or via an external microphone and 3.5mm audio jack. “The Osmo moves the experience of hand-held film-making from capturing what happened, to sharing expressive, smooth video that shows what an experience was like”, Pan continued.

Additionally, DJI notes Osmo was designed with their other cameras in mind, ‘making it the flawless accessory for everyone who already owns an Inspire 1 with a Zenmuse X3, a Zenmuse X5 Pro or a Zenmuse X5 Raw’. It is available for pre-order on the DJI website and will begin shipping on 15 October.


Tripod – Place the Osmo securely on nearly any surface.

DJI Osmo 4K Handheld Camera Delivers Cinema-Quality Stabilization