DJI’s updated Osmo 2 stabiliser is cheaper and lighter than the original

Alex Kidman 8 January 2018

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Or the new Ronin-S single-handed stabiliser if you're a DSLR videographer.

CES has in recent years been utterly overwhelmed (and some may say infested) with drones, with countless firms vying for media and buyer attention in just about every form factor you could imagine sticking a propellor onto, and several you'd probably prefer they didn't.

DJI has long stood out for its quality drones, but it's not the only product the company makes. Ahead of the official opening of CES 2018, the company has also announced the release of an updated DJI Osmo stabiliser gimbal for smartphone videography.

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 uses a three-axis gimbal, like its predecessor, but it's built with a fixed rechargeable battery, rather than the removable batteries of the original model. DJI expects up to 15 hours of battery life for the Osmo 2 Mobile, a 300% increase in battery life over the original Osmo. It will also support shooting in portrait mode, where the original Osmo only supported landscape video.

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DJI's not just looking towards smartphone shooters, but also users of DSLR and mirrorless cameras with the Ronin-S single handed stabiliser. The Ronin-S won't go on sale until the second half of the year, with pricing yet to be announced. DJI's claim is that the Ronin-S will support all popular brands of DSLR as well as mounting heavier telephoto lenses, which could be a great flexible step if that's your chosen shooting mode.

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2 will cost $209 when it goes on sale in Australia.

For more on CES 2018, check out our CES 2018 news hub.

Alex Kidman travelled to CES 2018 as a guest of Samsung.

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