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[Amazon.ca] DJI Osmo Mobile 3 $109.99

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bhrm wrote: The difference between a cheap gimbal and a good gimbal worth the frustration saved. Even if it's just for fun, and nice to have. I rather have something functional that works 100% every time all the time, than a $50 paper weight that will never get used.
I suppose, but I'm in no hurry. That $100 exact gimbal will be $50 in a year or so, so I'll wait. Or some knockoff brand will do it as good or better by then. Technology keeps getting cheaper and better.
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qpoqpo wrote: I have the Osmo Mobile 2 and this is a much better design. On the mobile 2 with both samsung S7 and S9 the gimbal arm can sometimes be seen in the frame since the cameras on these phones are placed more centrally instead of in one corner.
How well do you find the Osmo 2 works with your Samsung S9 in terms of smoothness? I've heard that phones with OIS (optical image stabilization) such as the S9 counteract the gimbal somewhat, resulting in some judder.
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pdipps wrote: I suppose, but I'm in no hurry. That $100 exact gimbal will be $50 in a year or so, so I'll wait. Or some knockoff brand will do it as good or better by then. Technology keeps getting cheaper and better.
You can say that about literally every product and spend your life waiting. Dji is on gen 3 of this mobile, and has made great improvements while making it cheaper. They have also consistently improved their drones. The biggest aspect for these gimbals is the features and stability of the accompanying app, which is where DJI is miles ahead.


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fatestkid wrote: You can say that about literally every product and spend your life waiting. Dji is on gen 3 of this mobile, and has made great improvements while making it cheaper. They have also consistently improved their drones. The biggest aspect for these gimbals is the features and stability of the accompanying app, which is where DJI is miles ahead.


Ughhhh I hate sounding like a fanboy....
Again. A gimbal isn't a need for me, only a nice to have. If I can't get it for what it's worth to me, then I'm ok never getting one.
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fatestkid wrote: Yes, I know. I've bought tons of "acceptable" and "like new". Never had an issues. Acceptable is usually new looking but open box and like new is often still sealed with damage to the box. Other people have had worse experience but easy returns so no real risk.
May vary by whoever is performing the evaluations. Last year I bought a tea organizer box that was labelled as having minor cosmetic defects. The thing had huge cracks in the plastic. Not what I would call minor at all. On the other hand, I have also had items listed as having minor cosmetic defects, and I couldn't see a single thing wrong with it.
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leafs_raps wrote: How well do you find the Osmo 2 works with your Samsung S9 in terms of smoothness? I've heard that phones with OIS (optical image stabilization) such as the S9 counteract the gimbal somewhat, resulting in some judder.
Not sure how it works with the stabilization on, I never tried it. I turned off my OIS specifically since I was using a gimbal. Results are pretty good!
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pdipps wrote: Are there any 3rd party apps that are less sketchy, but will do the same thing?
Filmic pro is compatible with most major brand gimbals and is far better than any app that the major brands release anyways.
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User549216 wrote: Filmic pro is compatible with most major brand gimbals and is far better than any app that the major brands release anyways.
This is what I'm talking about. Would much rather buy a cheaper gimbal that works with this (and has other features), and use my google play credit. :)
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Thanks OP! If anyone is looking to buy the Osmo Mobile 2, I'm looking to offload mine (in excellent condition!). PM me if interested.
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hdesai wrote: Would this work with the note 10 plus
I have the first one and the note 10 plus seems too heavy for it
I have the note 10 plus as well. I feel the in phone stabilization is pretty damn impressive as is. Do you think the gimbal will improve it?
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I used a smooth q with a samsung s9 to do parts of wedding video. Gimbals will allow you to follow brides down the aisle, etc and get smooth footage that you can't get with a bare phone.

I had some amazon promo credits to burn, so I ordered the DJI. Would have preferred the smooth q2, but this came out to galf the process with the credits I had.
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leafs_raps wrote:
How well do you find the Osmo 2 works with your Samsung S9 in terms of smoothness? I've heard that phones with OIS (optical image stabilization) such as the S9 counteract the gimbal somewhat, resulting in some judder.
Osmo 2 with S9+
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astrotrain wrote: Bought one last sale from Staples, returned it. The device is nifty but I see no practical function for this for my purposes.

On trips cannot see myself carrying this, hauling this big sucker out and trying to attach my 1K phone to shoot vids or pics.. Just way too big and awkward to use this in any quick in a hurry shooting scene. Maybe if you were at a wedding or some slow mundane event, yeah. Hooking the phone up is not quick task, getting proper balance, etc. Can see myself in a crowded place getting this knocked off my hand and bye bye phone.. way too nerdy looking too carrying this around.

The DJI pocket something should be much better for quick discreet shots...
Got rid of my Osmo Mobile 2. It was too bulky and took time to set up. Hate to carry that thing around when on vacation. Got the Osmo Pocket instead. You can walk around with it discreetly. People don't even know you have a video camera.
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it works with the $20 off in staples which bringing it down to 89.99

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