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Today DJI announced the new OSMO Mobile Gimbal for Smartphones. Yes, there are already plenty of existing smartphone gimbals on the market, but what makes the OSMO Mobile different is the way the gimbal interacts with the smartphone via the DJI GO app.

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A few features are Face Tracking to automatically pan and tilt the gimbal, work as a Motorized Pan Tilt head for motion timelapse, and even Live Stream to YouTube and Facebook from within the app. As far as Smartphone Gimbals go, I think they just stole the show. There's a list of other features for the OSMO Mobile available now at the DJI Website (found here).

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There is a plethora of hand held gimbals for Smart Phones today, but just in case you were looking at the Zhiyun Z1-Smooth-C, I just happened to have one sent over and here's a video overview and test using the iPhone 6s.

The Zhiyun Z1-Smooth-C gimbal is easy to calibrate through a computer system, or without a PC. The trick is to remember the sequence of positions you need to flip through, and finding a level surface to do this. But once you're calibrated it should be fine.

I can't confirm this, but by looking at the build and how it feels, I don't believe this has any encoders. This is something all gimbals are starting to introduce, and possibly because this uses it's own software it may not be supported yet.

The Zhiyun Smooth is a pretty straight forward system to get up and running, and it's nice that it does fold completely flat for travel. It can support smartphones with screens as large as 7" inches, which includes the iPhone 6 Plus. You can find the product available (here).

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find-price-button Zhiyun Smooth-C 3 Axis Smart Phone Gimbal

And just in case you're interested in the Moondog Labs Anamorpic Lens for iPhones, you can find below.

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find-price-button Moondog Labs 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Adapter for iPhone

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