DJI has formally introduced the brand new DJI Osmo Motion 4 (buy here) motion digital camera. It boasts some thrilling options, like 4K video at 120 frames per second, 10-Bit D-Log M color, with battery lifetime of as much as 2.5 hours.
Evidently DJI has ditched the modular idea launched with the Osmo Motion 2 (buy here) and is sticking with the traditional all-in-one answer. If it really works, why not?
DJI Osmo Motion 4
The DJI Osmo Motion 4 carries on the design of its most rapid predecessor, the DJI Osmo Motion 3 (buy here). I feel this solidifies the thought that DJI has in all probability ditched the modularity design. That is doubtless as a result of all-in-one designs being a bit extra sturdy.
In any case, GoPro nonetheless has the repute of being the hardest on the market. And it appears a repute DJI’s seeking to take over with the Osmo Motion 4. The one different main competitor, Insta360, does make a modular motion digital camera, but it surely’s usually constructed extra for duties that make it much less more likely to slam into concrete at 100mph.
DJI actually needs to extol the virtues of the Osmo Motion 4’s sturdiness within the video above. They present it in some fairly harmful environments. It’s additionally in a position to go down as much as 18 metres (~60ft) underwater with out a separate dive housing, too.
Massive give attention to picture high quality
Regardless of its sturdy intent, it’s additionally a digital camera. It must not solely survive however shoot good photographs and video. The DJI Osmo Motion 4 does this with a 1/1.3″ sensor – bigger than its predecessor – with a 155º lens and f/2.8 aperture.
It boasts a number of superior video options, though it appears a few of them could also be mutually unique. On the perks record, we’ve bought 4K120 video, a large 155º discipline of view, and 10-Bit D-Log M color, amongst different issues.
4K 120fps video, for instance, doesn’t help the 155º discipline of view and stabilisation additionally must be disabled. 10-bit color is just obtainable for movies recorded in HEVC with D-Log M color, however DJI doesn’t specify if that is obtainable in all capturing modes.
120fps video is out there in resolutions of 4K, 2.7K and 1080p. Moreover, 1080p additionally will get a 240fps choice, for slowing issues right down to as much as 1/tenth the unique pace.
Rock Strong… erm, RockSteady
The DJI Osmo Motion 4 options DJI’s newest RockSteady 3.0 Stabilisation. That is digital picture stabilisation, not optical, so that you’re not going to need to depend on it in low-light situations.
It additionally consists of HorizonBalancing and HorizonSteady options that can assist you preserve your horizon degree always, even when your digital camera does a full 360º rotation.
It’s not obtainable in all modes. It might’t be used when capturing gradual movement (so, no 120fps) or timelapse. HorizonSteady and HorizonBalancing are additionally not obtainable in all modes. Once more, you’ll lose these when capturing 120fps.
2.5 hours battery life
The DJI Osmo 4 boasts a large 2.5 hours of battery life. That is, in fact, in DJI lab situations, the place the temperature’s a balmy 25°C, RockSteady is on, WiFi’s off and the display screen’s off. Except for the temperature, although, it’s a reasonably doubtless state of affairs for most individuals capturing that lengthy.
It’s going to be hikes, bike (with and with out engines) rides, and the like the place individuals aren’t going to be watching their display screen the entire time. They’re in all probability solely glancing down sometimes to examine it’s nonetheless recording. So, display screen off. WiFi would additionally doubtless be off for apparent causes.
As with different motion cameras available on the market at present, it has each a entrance and rear show, letting you see what the digital camera sees, whether or not you’re behind it or it’s pointing at you sq. within the face.
It features a bunch of different options, together with SnapShot and Fast Change buttons for rapid recording and switching between modes. And you’ll have 5 of these customized modes.
You’ve bought each voice prompts to tell the consumer of its standing and voice management to tell the digital camera of your intent. It has an upgraded InvisiStick characteristic, which mechanically recognises and hides a selfie stick.
Worth and Availability
The DJI Osmo Motion 4 is out there to pre-order now for $399. There’s additionally a DJI Osmo Motion 4 Journey Combo obtainable to pre-order now for $499 The Journey Combo provides in an additional couple of batteries, a multi-function battery case, a 1.5-metre selfie stick and one other quick-release mount. Gadgets are anticipated to begin delivery very quickly.