DJI's second smartphone gimbal gets improved controls and a lower price

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DJI's second smartphone gimbal gets improved controls and a lower price

You can also turn your phone's camera into a more professional snapper, with ISO and shutter speed controls.

Built for smartphones, DSLRs, and mirrorless camera systems, they aim to give consumers, professional videographers and photographers new tools to capture smooth, steady videos and photos wherever they go.

Ahead of CES 2018, DJI has just unveiled the Osmo Mobile 2, its latest smartphone stabiliser. The most notable is the inclusion of a two-way mobile clamp that can pivot from landscape to portrait mode, whereas the original allowed for landscape only. The Osmo Mobile 2 fixes that issue and several other ones, with vastly improved battery life, support for portrait video, and more. First, its design has had a total overhaul, so you can easily pivot between portrait and landscape orientations - flawless if you like to capture Instagram Stories.

In addition, a universal screw mount ensures compatibility with a host of photography accessories. If you prefer to shoot with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, DJI has also announced its first single-handed stabiliser for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras, the Ronin-S. The Ronin S works with most camera lens combinations such as the Canon 5D, Panasonic GH, and Sony Alpha systems.

The gimbal's stabilization system is compatible with both in-camera and in-lens optical stabilization technology, and it compensates for zoom lenses with higher magnification ratios and an external zooming barrel.

A new Push mode lets users adjust the pan and tilt axis by hand while the Ronin-S is powered on.

Both camera mounts will be released later this year. The best part is that th3 Osmo Mobile 2 is launched at $129 around ₹8,162. According to DJI, the battery on this new device has been upgraded, and the Osmo Mobile 2 should now be able to last for over 15 hours. These help you choose specific camera positions in a scene and transition between them on demand.

The Osmo Mobile 2 will be going up for pre-order with Apple exclusively on January 23, before becoming available through store.dji.com in early February.

As for pricing and availability, Ronin-S will ship in the second quarter of 2018 and pricing will be announced prior to availability. A high precision joystick, similar to the ones you find on your drone controller, allows you to aim the camera quickly and accurately.

Osmo Mobile 2 retails for $129 United States dollars and will be available exclusively for pre-order at Apple.com on January 23, 2018.

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