DJI’s Osmo Motion 4 includes a model new GPS distant, however you will should pay additional

Following sizzling on the heels of final week’s announcement for the brand new Air 3 images drone, DJI is again with one other late summer season launch. This time it’s an replace to the motion digicam line with the brand new Osmo Motion 4, that includes an upgraded digicam sensor, improved water sealing, and even some fascinating new equipment.



The Osmo Motion 4 stays trustworthy to the design of the earlier era somewhat than stepping again to the smaller modular design of the Motion 2. Likewise, the newest mannequin retains most of the identical specs, however with a number of key differentiators.

A brand new 1/1.3-inch picture sensor within the Motion 4 replaces the 1/1.7-inch sensor of the final era, which ought to grant improved low-light efficiency and sure a bit extra pure sharpness. Recording nonetheless tops out at 4K@120fps, and a redesigned lens delivers the identical 155° ultrawide discipline of view with an efficient f/2.8 aperture.

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Water sealing has additionally been upgraded because the Osmo Motion 3, enabling the brand new mannequin to securely dip a further 2 meters beneath water, bringing it to a most waterproof depth of 18 meters — although the diving case remains to be really helpful for prolonged underwater recording periods, to be used in salt water, or going deeper than 18 meters.

In fact, the Osmo Motion 4 nonetheless options twin back and front contact screens, the identical 2.5-hour battery life, the fast launch system for switching between mounts and orientations, and DJI’s stabilization modes like RockSteady and HorizonSteady. The InvisiStick function within the DJI Mimo app has additionally been improved so it might detect and digitally take away selfie sticks in additional conditions than earlier than.

Whereas DJI’s focus has been on the digicam, a number of new equipment are additionally becoming a member of the checklist — principally completely different mounts. Nevertheless, one new gadget stands out from the pack; DJI has constructed a small distant management unit that may additionally present GPS coordinates to the digicam through Bluetooth connection. Particulars are sparse, however the module bears a transparent resemblance to the mini-controller included with the Distant Management Extension Rod launched alongside the Motion 2. It’s onerous to say how the GPS coordinates might be accessible and what may be accomplished with them in DJI’s software program, nevertheless it’s not onerous to think about producing movies from excessive pace motion sports activities with an animated map to show the place and how briskly the digicam is transferring.

The Osmo Motion 4 is on the market immediately from DJI’s web site and a number of other licensed resellers beginning at $399 for the Customary Combo. This contains the digicam, one battery, a protecting body, and the everyday assortment of straightforward mounts and different equipment. For $499, the Journey Combo provides a selfie stick, a pair additional mounting equipment, and most significantly, it brings the battery rely as much as three and a charging case — it’s mainly the Fly Extra Combo, however for motion cameras.

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