Yesterday I received in the post a DJI Osmo Mobile. After a fan fair of reviews and praise on the internet, I decided to take the plunge and purchase one. Unfortunately, after only one day of usage, I Have decided to return it for a full refund.
It has bugged me as I was really looking forward to spending the next few weeks being creative. I intended to travel to interesting and visually appealing places and document it.
Issues with DJI Osmo Mobile
One of the main issues I came across was how slow it was to adjust and counter any movement. While I tried to film a friend on his BMX, a simple left to right motion took far too long. In an attempt to be creative I tried to compensate with the control stick to speed up the pan. However, this did not yield any visible improvements. My opinion is that this is targeted at consumers who will focus on vlogging. Whereas, my usage would be of varying styles which would require more responsiveness.
So because of these reasons, my future video plans have changed and I’m pretty gutted with how poor this piece of kit is, especially considering the price. Maybe my iPhone 7+ was too heavy for a speedy movement, but I’ll have to return and invest in an old SLR camera instead.
Until then, do expect a delay on video content for a month or two while I save to purchase a camera. If you know of a camera that is great in low light and shoots 1080 60fps, please let me know.