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The New DJI OM 5 Can Track Subjects at Up to 3x Zoom at 5m/s, Boasts Professional-Grade Features

DJI recently launched the DJI OM 5, a smartphone stabiliser that's one-third smaller than its predecessor and comes with an upgraded ActiveTrack 4.0, a new ShotGuides feature as well as other professional-grade features and pre-programmed shooting modes that will help you take great pictures and videos.

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With an improved ActiveTrack 4.0, you can now experience tracking at up to 3x zoom at 5m/s, letting you take clear, centred videos of moving subjects as it identifies and steadily follows them. When you record in selfie mode, you can enjoy brand new automatic face tracking as well.

Meanwhile, ShotGuides automatically recognises your environment and gives you shooting tips and creative templates suitable for the moment you want to capture, guiding the content creation process from recording to editing.

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If you want to add glow to your photos and videos, you can get the new Fill Light Phone Clamp that's essentially a magnetic clamp equipped with an auxiliary light. This would come in handy in low-light situations such as nighttime outdoor shoots and concerts.

Various features and shooting modes that come with the DJI OM 5 can let you further level up your content creation. By taking advantage of Gesture Control, you can start and stop video recording or take pictures by using hand gestures to control the stabiliser. On the other hand, DynamicZoom lets the DJI OM 5 automatically adjust the zoom function to produce dramatic background shifts, mimicking the style of Alfred Hitchcock.

To show the passage of time in a quick manner, you can apply the Timelapse or Motionlapse mode. The difference between the two is that the latter adds set movement points for the gimbal. Hyperlapse takes it a step further by enabling the camera to physically move with the gimbal while you record a timelapse video. These three modes use Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology and DJI's 3-axis stabilisation technology to improve the smoothness of videos.

If you want to take creative panorama shots, then you can choose to shoot in 3x3 panorama, 240° panorama and "CloneMe" panorama, which lets you add visual clones of yourself or another person into one video. For people who want to look better on camera, they can use Glamour Effects, a feature that automatically retouches subjects and is activated when the selfie camera is used.

For users who want to add music and apply colour palettes to their content, they can choose one of the Story Mode Templates, pre-set templates that can let them create social media-ready videos. They may also opt to use the Spin Shot mode, which lets them take photos and videos as the gimbal rotates their phone.

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The DJI OM 5 is available for S$219 in Sunset White and Athens Grey. It comes with accessories such as a magnetic clamp, tripod, power cable, wrist strap and storage pouch. You can get the stabiliser in both colours at The Athens Grey version can be bought from authorised retailers, partners as well as DJI's official store on Lazada and Shopee. The Sunset White model will be sold in other channels at a later date.

You can also buy the Fill Light Phone Clamp — an accessory that's sold separately — at DJI's website for S$65.


Written by Sophia Lopez


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