So many people have already received the new DJI Osmo, and it has been getting really positive results. A breeze to use out of the box, but with GoPro HERO4 4K cameras mounted to a gimbal, it's too close to be considered a real game changer. But if you were to attach the new DJI X5 4K Mirrorless M43 camera on the OSMO handle, that combination is easily considered a game changer in small handheld stabilizers.
If you're an existing DJI Inspire1 owner, the X5 4K Camera gimbal is a the next obvious upgrade for better aerial footage without having to buy an entirely new Quadcopter. And when paired with the OSMO handle, you should have a killer set of tools to capture smooth professional quality 4K Video footage. The X5 camera is in stock now via B&H (here).
DJI has announced two new gimbal ready 4K cameras that can be used on existing Inspire1 quadcopters. Unlike the original 4K camera, the X5 and X5R are new 4K Micro Four Third (MFT) interchangeable lens cameras. Even though it appears to be a standard MFT mount, only a few lenses have been announced to be truly compatible. The main difference between the two cameras is that the X5R is capable of shooting 4K RAW.
While I'm already quite happy with the results of the existing Inspire1 camera, the new X5 and X5R are incredibly impressive. DJI has really raised the bar for other companies to follow. Unfortunately the announced pricing is $2199 (X5) and $4999 I feel will keep many from upgrading. But keep in mind DJI has been known to inflate prices when new products are announced, and typically is much less when it finally becomes available. Let's hope they do the same with these new cameras. For more information visit the product pages below.