October 15th, 2015
I saw this come through on my email today and checked out a few websites to see it in action. The DJI Osmo could be pretty sweet for stabilized video in real estate, don’t you think? But I also wonder if an extra $650 for this setup is worth more than a regular video stabilizer for my Canon 6D.
I have to agree with Jake that the DJI OSMO that will be shipping on October 23 looks like a pretty cool little device. The question is: Can this device be used to shoot real estate video. There are several reviews of the DJI OSMO at 1) Gizmoto.com and 2) NoFilmSchoot.com.
My first concern is, does this have a wide enough angle of view for shooting interiors. The Gizmoto article claims 90 degrees angle of view. That’s the angle of view my Canon 5DMkII with a 16-35mm zoom set at 18mm so yes, that should work OK.
My other concern would be what about the quality of the camera on the OSMO. The closest answer I’ve found to that is in the PFRE Flickr group in a discussion thread on the DJI OSMO, Chris@HD comments that he’s used the same camera used on the DJI OSMO handholding Drone walking through a home and was NOT impressed by the quality.
So before you get too worked up about the DJI OSMO you’d better carefully checkout if the video quality is up to your expectations. You will probably be happier putting your DSLR on a stabilizer.