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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 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 I have said before, I am into mobile videography. Just for the startup.
I have a bit of 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 check some product reviews.  So far, the review was positive so I decided to buy this product.

The product that I am going to review is the DJI OSMO Mobile 2.
DJI is world-renowned for its product for Drones. Some 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 produces an excellent video.

So without further ado, 

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

The Gimbal costs 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 an instruction manual with a multi-language, a 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 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 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.

The 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 you're running out of juice then you can opt to charge it using the gimbal's USB port.

Charging from the Gimbal 

Tripod Port

The 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 it's very accessible if you use it with your thumb. Needless to say, it's very ergonomic.

The front portion of the Stabilisers 

Is the record button 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 the 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, it shows a blinking red light.

If the gimbal is a 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 twist the two silver circles, the small one to adjust the balance of the phone, and the big one 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 referred to the manual guide which is pretty easy to follow.

I made up some videos on my YouTube channel.

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I value your opinion as well, so please do comment.

As 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...


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