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Smartphone gimbal provides unrivalled stability

The DJI Osmo Mobile 2's new spring-loaded clamp lets you slot in smartphones of any size easily.
The DJI Osmo Mobile 2's new spring-loaded clamp lets you slot in smartphones of any size easily.

A smartphone gimbal is a handheld stabiliser that allows users to shoot smooth and steady videos using their smartphones. And DJI's Osmo Mobile is generally regarded as the best in the market.

I bought this gimbal last month. But a week after my purchase, DJI announced - much to my chagrin - the Osmo Mobile 2 (OM2) and a $100 reduction in price.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Smartphone gimbal provides unrivalled stability'. Print Edition | Subscribe