DJI just announced a new foldable smartphone gimbal, the OM 4, which improves on its predecessor, the previous been best smartphone gimbal you could buy: the Osmo Mobile 3. More specifically, the OM 4 has three big improvements over the Osmo Mobile 3 — all of which make it even easier for smartphone photographers and videographers to take better, more stabilized videos. Here's what you need to know:
First, DJI's OM 4 (the new branding for its Osmo Mobile line) has an all-new magnetic mounting system with a magnetic phone clamp and magnetic ringer holder — sort of like a Pop Socket — so you can better grip your smartphone when not using the gimbal. This makes it really easy for you attach and detach your smartphone from the gimbal. No need to clamp down and perfectly balance your smartphone in the gimbal like you had to with the Osmo Mobile 3.
The OM 4 also gains the ActiveTrack 3.0 feature that's been utilized by many of DJI's latest drones, allowing to lock onto a person or pet and keep them continuously in frame. There's a new CloneMe Pano mode that will help you shoot panorama photos. The OM 4 supports hand gesture controls, so you can put the gimbal down (via its tripod base) and get in front of the camera instead. And there's even some dynamic video modes that allow you to easily capture some cinematic-esque shots.
Finally, the OM 4 has an upgraded and stronger motor that allows it to support heavier smartphones. Presumably this means that it should have no problem supporting larger smartphones like the Samsung's Galaxy Note Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 2. According to DJI, the OM 4 is slightly smaller and lighter than the Osmo Mobile 3, too.
Aside from that, DJI's newest smartphone gimbal has a lot in common with last year's model. It charges via USB-C and has the same impressive 15-hour battery life. It utilizes the same companion app. And it looks and feels virtually identical (aside from the magnetic mounting system). There is a price difference, however. The OM 4 costs $149, which is $30 more expensive than the Osmo Mobile 3 at launch.
The DJI OM 4 is available to order today.