If you are thinking that the selfie sticks are in the history books, you are mistaken. It looks like DJI OM 5 are revolutionizing their selfie stick and making it increasingly popular. On 8th September (Wednesday), DJI announced in the ‘Hi Five’ Launch that they are launching an innovation. It is not a drone but it takes its aerial video aesthetic and brings it to the ground. Even though it fits in your palms when folded, this drone has a 215 mm built-in extension rod. Most importantly, it is pretty cheap as well ($159).
What is DJI OM 5 used for?
With this drone, DJI’s priority isn’t to target drone users. Many drone users are targeting the new generation with their phones, whether it is through vlogs or by video calls. In the current pandemic, this product is ideal for many customers.
“With the iterations of the DJI OM smartphone stabilizers over the years, we have been aiming to lower the threshold of professional and high-quality shooting by offering users more accessible and helpful tools for their everyday activities. For those who rely on their smartphones, the DJI OM 5 is your ultimate compact, technologically advanced gimbal – any time you want to create footage of your most memorable moments.” Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI.
Most importantly, the price tag isn’t that bad either. The OM 4 was worth $149 and the price of the original Osmo Mobile was a lot higher than this drone, which cost $299. As it has a battery life of 6.4 hours, it may serve you for a weekend.
“Whether you’re taking a road trip, making video calls with friends or family, or vlogging your daily activities, DJI OM 5 serves as the perfect companion for all of life’s adventures,” DJI statement
For this drone, DJI updated ActiveTrack 4.0 to encourage tracking up to 3x zoom at 5 m/s. Moreover, the DJI OM 5 is also capable of many other shooting modes, such as
- Dynamic Zoom
- Time Elapse
- Motion Lapse
- Hyper Lapse
- Spin Shot Gimbal Movement
- Story Mode Templates
- Glamour Effects
Should I get DJI Care Refresh for DJI OM 5?
Yes, you must get DJI Care Refresh. It is available for the DJI OM 5 in the drone market. For a small charge, it will provide you 2 replacement units in a year, in the condition of covered accidents, like water and impact damage. Now we also have the 2-year plan, in which DJI Care Refresh provides 3 replacement units in 24 months, with a warranty of one year. Moreover, you also get International Warranty Service and free delivery.
How to get it?
If you are waiting for Christmas to surprise you with a gift, you don’t need to wait that long. Just go to the market and get yourself a DJI OM 5. Apart from the product, the $159 price tag will give you a magnetic clamp, tripod, power cable, wrist strap, and storage pouch. The market sold the Fill Light Phone Clamp for $59 externally.
The drone is available on the DJI site. However, if you are part of Amazon, you can take advantage of the deeper discounts (such as 5% associated with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card).