DJI has announced an update to its Osmo 3-axis gimbal system - with new accessories and power-management to support more cameras, including its Zenmuse X5R Micro Four-Thirds model

If you’re yearning to shoot high quality, stable 4K video it looks like it might be about to get easier – especially if you’re a DJI fan.

Using the same impressive technology the aerial-specialist company debuted last month for its Inspire 1 drone, DJI’s announced updates to its nifty Osmo stabilizer handle will add support for more of its camera line. This includes DJI’s flagship camera the Zenmuse X5R, in the hopes of making shooting cinematic-quality 4K easier than ever. The update has been dubbed the Osmo RAW.

The Zenmuse X5R is billed as ‘the world’s smallest, lossless 4K camera optimised for aerial imaging’ – though it’s still quite impressive on the ground. It features interchangeable lenses, 12.8 stops of dynamic range, ISO ranging from 100 to 25,600 and still-image resolution of 16MP. It records CinemaDNG files, and offers a new D-LOG mode with more colour correction options for your post-production needs.

According to DJI, the X5R will attach to the Osmo handle via an adaptor and store video on a removable 512GB SSD. Users will be able to control pan, tilt, focus and aperture through the DJI GO app, as well as on the Osmo RAW’s thumb stick and optional Focus unit.

Osmo RAW

Also to be available for the Osmo system is a support for the Micro Four-Thirds X5 camera and gimbal, this time called the Osmo Pro. It’ll use the same adaptor as the X5R.

Alongside these announcements, DJI has said it plans to release more power-management options alongside the Osmo RAW, including a higher capacity battery that promises to increase 4K shoot time for power users.

While we don’t yet have any info on pricing or availability just yet, DJI promises they’ll be announced soon.

We were pretty impressed with the Osmo when we got our hands on it towards the end of last year, so we’re looking forward to seeing how well the new options will perform.

You can check out our hands-on review (including video!) of the original Osmo here.