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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 - Unboxing Review


DJI Osmo Mobile 2 - Unboxing Review


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I always wanted to discover something which is new to my senses.
Being a blogger, I don't want to settle for less that's why I wanted to take it to the next level.

And one thing that I want to try is mobile videography. I have a couple of vlogs before. 
And it is great. However, talking in front of the camera is not my thing so I decided to switch back to writing blogs and reviews. 

As what I have said before, I am into mobile videography. Just for the startup.
I have a bit knowledge when it comes to video editing, color grading and more.

So why use this knowledge and apply it to my blog right?
For a startup. I invested in a tool. Taking time to research and checking some product review.  So far, the review was positive so I decided to buy this product.

This product that I am going to review is the DJI OSMO Mobile 2.
DJI is world renown for its product for Drones. And some of the Hollywood movies use their products for filmmaking.

What is a Smartphone Stabilizer?


A Smartphone Stabilizer is a way to keep your phone shake-free while shooting video.
So if you are shooting a video using your hands while walking, you might notice that the video is a bit shaky. However, the gimbal stabilizes it and produce an excellent video.

So without further ado, 


Here's my unboxing of the DJI Osmo Mobile 2.



The Gimbal cost 524 Dirhams or 143 US Dollars in an exchange rate at the moment.
The packaging looks great and very straightforward details of the gimbal at the bottom portion of the box such as TRA license and other product information.

portrait mode
Removing the white box unveils the styro casing of the gimbal.
Pretty ergonomic and lightweight. 


Styro-Casing of the DJI Osmo Mobile 2

Other paper documentation such as instruction manual with multi-language, leaflet that comes with a barcode to be scanned on your messenger for customer support, and the warranty card.

And the micro USB cord for charging. It doesn't come with an adapter so you opt. to purchase an adapter separately.

Take note that the product comes with a 1-year limited warranty. 

Manual guide and warranty information


And here's the DJI Osmo Mobile 2


Fresh from the Box.

DJI Osmo Mobile2 comes with a standard USB cable for charging
I wish that DJI used the USB-C type instead of the standard USB.
Anyways, for a budget gimbal, you get what you pay for.


The  DJI OSMO Mobile 2






On the other side of the Gimbal


You can find the charging port.
Charging time takes 3 hours as what I've experienced.
Fresh from the box, the Osmo Mobile 2 doesn't have any precharge so I charged for about 3 hours.

I was a bit disappointed and was expecting that there's should be at least 10 percent of the battery on the gimbal upon using it for the first time. However, it is the other way around.


Back part of the gimbal 


Comes with a standard port. The Gimbal allows you to charge your phone while using the gimbal. Let's say your running out of juice then you can opt to charge it using the gimbal's USB port.



Charging from the Gimbal 




Tripod Port


Other gimbal doesn't have any tripod port. Except for this one. For a mid-range gimbal, DJI provided a tripod port for your convenience. These product details at the bottom of the gimbal can be found as well on the packaging.



On the other side of the Gimbal.


You can find the traditional zoom button that you usually find on digital cameras.
I really don't use the zoom function, but DJI kept the buttons sideways and its very accessible if you use it with your thumb. Needless to say its very ergonomic.




The front portion of the Stabilisers 


Is the record button on which you can also use for capturing still photos and videos. The big black circle is the joystick wherein you can use to control the panning of Gimbal either up, down, left or right. And lastly the Mode button, wherein you can turn on the gimbal itself. Just press for a few seconds and the gimbal will activate. 



Pressing the Mode Button 


It will activate the gimbal. Three white led lights indicate the battery level. The other light which is showing green is active and ready to use, and if you are recording, its shows blinking red light.

If the gimbal is low battery, a flashing light will trigger as well




Back Portion of the gimbal.



If you want to adjust your phone to make it more balanced, all you need to do is to twist the two silver circles, the small one to adjust for the balance of the phone and the big one is to make sure that the device is well tight. 

Just unscrew and screw it back to get the desired balance.
As a first timer, It was a bit hard to adjust my mobile to the gimbal for some reason so I refer to the manual guide which is pretty easy to follow.



I made up some videos on my Youtube Channel.

Please watch the video, like and subscribe. Please click the link.
I value your opinion as well, so please do comment.

As what I have said, I am just starting so I may have some hiccups in editing the videos.

Thanks for reading my blog and see you again next time...

--Ceddy

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