New Item - DJI Osmo X5 Gimbal and Camera
The DJI Osmo X3 Camera and Gimbal has made handheld stabilized video accessible to videographers of all skill levels. It's easy to set up, has a great interface with the DJI GO app, and offers a lot of functionality for the money. The only drawback of the Osmo X3 is the relatively small sensor size and lens. While the image quality is pretty good in most situations, it isn't quite as good in low light. For those who love the Osmo but want a bump up in image quality, we may have the solution for you! This week we've added an upgraded version of the DJI Osmo with X5 Gimbal and Camera.
The biggest advantage of the X5 camera over the X3 is the sensor size, which is nearly eight times larger. The Osmo with X5 Camera uses a 16 Megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor similar to that of the Pansonic GH4. The sensor offers an ISO range of 100 to 25600 with shutter speeds ranging from 8 seconds up to 1/8000 sec. Still images can be captured in DNG or JPEG, while video is captured in MP4 or MOV. The video capability is very similar to that of the Osmo X3 with DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at up to 24p, UDH 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 30p, and FullHD (1920 x 1080) at up to 60p.
Our DJI Osmo X5 kit inlcudes a DJI 15mm f/1.7 lens that provides a field of view of 72-degrees. Through the DJI GO app, you have full control of the aperture, shutter, and ISO - providing a lot of flexibility with the exposure. The gimbal of the X5 camera does support a few other Micro Four Thirds lenses, but they do require special balancing rings (Please Note: we do not provide these and they would need to be purchased separately). You can find a list of supported lenses through the DJI Website.
If you're planning on renting the Osmo X5, we do strongly recommend renting extra batteries since it does go through them a little quicker than the Osmo X3. You'll also need a MicroSD Card up to 64GB and a smart phone that is compatible with DJI GO through the Google Play or Apple App Store. We have tested it with the iPhone 5 and 6 series phones without any problems, but we recommend checking compatibility with your device.