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The DJI OM 4 Gimbal Hands-On Review

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DJI’s latest mobile gimbal proves to be great with rockin’ features including ActiveTrack, dolly zoom, and a creative panorama. Achieve ultimate manual with its stellar easy-to-use interface, intelligent features for app support, and a brand new design for intuitive use. It even comes in a new color, boasting a beautiful outer shell.

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Fits well in the hand.

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Using the magnet to securely hold the phone in place.

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Placing the gimbal in its snug little bag.

To Know:

Smartphones pack a lot of power into their small size, which makes them amazing tools for cinematography but also prone to camera shake, especially during moving shots. Gimbals bring buttery footage to smartphone videos that create truly cinematic effects. Although new gimbals come out every year, the improvements from here forward will be nominal compared to the amazing features you get in the OM 4.

What We Love:

ActiveTrack

Improved active track for squirmy pets and children within your frame.

Dolly Zoom

Customers only need to dolly towards or away from the subject, as OM 4 will automatically zoom the lens to adjust the FOV to achieve a smooth and classical effect.

Creative Panorama

Including a unique timer and geyser control, you’re now able to capture unique panoramas.

The Details:

Brand: DJI

Price: $149.00

Product Type: Mobile Gimbal

Best For: Plug-and-play ease, occasional videographers, and anyone who loves DJI products.

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Ready for action!

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Holding the gimbal in one hand never felt to seamless.

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Easy to use.

Packed with brand new features and a back magnetic piece for dutiful use, the OM 4 is sturdy and extremely useful for any filmmakers looking to make a mobile purchase.

The OM 4 is the latest DJI gimbal to hit the market. This is the most affordable, easiest-to-use gimbal out of the box. The only downside is that the small, folding body of the OM 4 can’t handle plus-size phones with lenses and filters attached. The OM 4 is all about the single-button shooting experience. Press, shoot, and the DJI app will take care of the rest. It’s point-and-shoot camera simplicity with modern gimbal functionality.

The OM 4 was designed to make filming with a gimbal seriously easy. You can use any phone with our 37mm filters mounted to your case — no counterweight needed! This is huge. It means you can make your footage look cinematic with the click of a button, just throw your phone in the gimbal and immediately start shooting. This gimbal has also made huge strides in portability. What it lacks in payload capacity, it more than makes up for with ease of use, portability, and price. This gimbal makes buttery professional clips the most accessible they have ever been, and we are here for it.

With a 3-axis gimbal that effectively reduces shaky footage, OM 4 delivers a super-smooth, stabilized image. A lightweight, ultra-responsive design reacts to your movements in real time, letting you focus more on the moment at hand. Featuring a foldable design, a lot of new functions, the OM 4 smartphone stabilizer is a must-have handheld gimbal for content creators. It features a variety of functions allowing you to vlog and shoot content throughout the day including: Gesture Control, Dolly Zoom, Panoramas, Slow Motion, Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Sport Mode, Handy Convenience, Story Mode.

The functionality of the gimbal is fantastic for low angles and better zooming. With its improved design, you can keep the phone facing straight forward without having to move at an awkward angle, keeping the gimbal and your shot perfectly centered when low to the ground. With a creative panorama mode, you’re able to achieve unique looking shots cinematically similar to what you find on a DSLR or the like. The ActiveTrack precision details are much better than what you might find on the OM 3, giving the creative precise tracking capabilities with even the squirmiest of animals and children. With a new Dolly Zoom feature, filmmakers only now need to dolly towards or away from the subject, as the OM 4 will automatically zoom the lens to adjust the FOV to achieve that smooth and classic effect.

  • Affordable: The OM 4 is among the cheapest gimbals on the market for mobile craft.
  • DJI Name: You get DJI quality and the brand's intuitive app to control gimbal.
  • Easy to Use: One-button shooting, simple controls, and designed for portrait and landscape shooting.
  • Super Small: The OM 4 weighs 318 grams and folds up to be smaller than a 5-inch square.
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A comparison of the OM 4 and OM 3.

In Detail

This gimbal is truly so easy to use, even your parents could use it. No need to put it on Standby Mode, either, easily take off the phone when you want to and “voila!”. The magnetic phone clip securely fastens the phone into the holder, making it ready for any mobile movements you put it through.

What It Has:

  • New grey color that’s lighter than the OM 3
  • 1 button For easy-to-use setup
  • 3-axis gimbal that effectively reduces shaky footage
  • Slow Motion
  • Timelapse Mode
  • Hyperlapse
  • Sport Mode
  • Story Mode

What It Does:

  • One-button shooting for the simplest of controls
  • Weighs 318 grams and folds up to be smaller than a 5-inch square
  • More precise ActiveTrack controls
  • FOV for a smooth cand classic effect
  • Dolly Zoom for added creative dictatorship
  • Produces creative panoramas, unlike its predecessor

Specs:

  • Unfolded: 276×119.6×103.6 mm
  • Folded: 163×99.5×46.5 mm
  • Gimbal: 381g
  • Magnet Phone Clip: 39.5g;
  • Magnet Ring Holder: 12.6g
  • Max Operation Time: 15h
  • Charging Time: 2.5h
  • Charging Temperature: 5°to 40°
  • Mechanical Range: Pan: -162.5° to 170.3°, Tilt: - 85.1° to 252.2°, Roll: 104.5° to 235.7°
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Easy-to-use buttons.

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