The DJI OM 5 Mobile Gimbal Review

It's THE smartphone gimbal made for flexible creatives and people needing a proper extension rod for low angles and wide shots.

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The OM 5 was designed to make filming with a gimbal easy, any phone, no counterweight needed. It's a stunning smartphone stabilizer is a must-have handheld gimbal for content creators.

 

To Know:

DJI’s OM 5 is the latest gimbal to grace their beloved mobile gimbal line. Boasted as one of the easiest, and most affordable gimbals out of the box, the OM5 is all about the single-button user experience. Press record, shoot, and the DJI app will take care of the rest. It’s point-and-shoot camera simplicity paired with modern gimbal functionality. The OM 5 was designed to make filming with a gimbal easy, any phone, no counterweight needed. The OM 5 smartphone stabilizer is a must-have handheld gimbal for content creators. Upgraded from its previous predecessor, this gimbal features a super nifty extension rod, made perfect for low angles and high extensions.

What We Love:

Built-In Extension Rod:

A built-in 215mm extension rod makes it easy to capture low-angle shots or group photos.

Magnetic Design:

Magnetically snap your smartphone into the gimbal in seconds, no balancing or calibration needed. A rubber coating and new flexible design keeps your iPhone or Android secure without the need to take off your case.

New Accessories:

DJI OM Fill Light Phone Clamp is now available.

The Details:

Brand: DJI

Price: $159

Product Type: Mobile Gimbal

Best For: Content creators or individuals needing a tool to help them obtain wide-angle and ultra-stable shots for on-the-go creativity.

OM5 Stills From Nat21
OM5 Outside 36
OM5 Outside 33
OM5 Outside 40

What We Rate

Packability

Large Pocket Small Backpack Larger Backpack Pelican Case

Weight Limit

Mobile Phones Point & Shoot / Some Mirrorless Mirrorless & DSLR Cinema

Advanced Features

Basic A couple of advanced features Most Features Cinema Level

Budget

Less than $150 Less than $400 Less than $700 Less than $1000

Setup Time

Seconds 1-2 Minutes 5 Minutes 10 Minutes
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DJI

OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal

Does size matter to you? DJI OM 5 is a compact smartphone gimbal that's smaller, lighter than the OM 4, and has an integrated extension rod for more versatility

Buy for $159.00

Sleeker, Upgraded, and Even More Stable…

The OM 5 will come in 2 colors, the classic grey, and a new sunset white. 30% smaller and 25% lighter than the OM4, including a 215mm extension rod to a concluded price of $159. The DJI OM 5 contains the first ShotGuides feature in the industry, which automatically recognizes users’ environment and recommends a shot sequence to fit your subject. Templates for shots include people, pets, landscapes, daily life, sports, weddings, and much more. It provides one-stop service to users from filming to editing with recommended templates. It has never been so easy to shoot, edit, and share.

This gimbal includes a 3-Axis Stabilization to capture steady footage whether standing still, or on the move. Provides smooth cinematic shots without the need for stabilization accessories, like counterweights. In fact, using one of our Moment Lenses or filters isn’t the best recommendation, as most mobile accessories are too heavy to properly comply. The only filter willing to work in tandem with the OM 5 is our 37mm CPL.

This bad boy is extremely compactable and portable, making it easy to bring with you at all times. Smaller and more lightweight, DJI OM5 is one third smaller than OM4(weight: 1/4 of OM4, size: unfolded 1/4 of OM4, folded 1/3 smaller than OM4). It fits perfectly in your palm after folding, and is compact enough to put in a pocket or bag and carry everywhere.

The ActiveTrack 4.0 is a fantastic feature on the DJI mobile app. Whether you’re shooting slower subjects, or running to film fast-moving objects, capture your subject with long-focus tracking with up to 3x zoom, and a speed of up to 5 m/s.

Truly one of the coolest, and more accessible features of the DJI OM 5 is its extension rod. A built-in 215mm extension rod makes it easy to capture low-angle shots or group photos, making it perfect for family vacations or sweet angles you otherwise wouldn’t be able to capture on the OM 4. Magnetically snap your smartphone into the gimbal in seconds, no balancing or calibration needed. A rubber coating and new flexible design keeps your iPhone or Android secure without the need to take off your case.

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