For those people looking for a cheap smartphone Gimbal we compare the top selling models including the DJI Osmo Mobile 1 vs 2 vs Zhiyun Smooth Q.
These smartphone gimbals are the top selling models in the class. If you are going to buy a cheap gimbal this year it will likely come down to choosing between one of these three.
The Zhiyun Smooth Q is by far the top selling phone gimbal of all time with already having hundreds of thousands sold around the word. It was the first phone gimbal that worked well at a low price-point.
The DJI Osmo Mobile came in with a more premium approach and brought added features and a better build quality.
The new DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is a blend between the previous two front runners in the segment. It brings in the lower price of the Zhiyun Smooth Q with the higher end functions and upgrade build of the original DJI Osmo Mobile.
Zhiyun Smooth Q Basic Specs: A built-in 26650 Li-ion battery of Smooth-Q enables 12-hour continuous ultra-long work time. Meanwhile, it is rechargeable by connecting to mobile power supply . Smooth Q has Buttons to Photo/Record, Zoom In/Out and Get Rear Camera/Selfie Mode Transferred. Updated APP-ZY PLAY APP supports Auto-Tracking, Time-Lapse and Filter Options.
Payload weight: 75g-200g, allowing add-on lens with focal length in various specifications.Splash and Snowy weather are acceptable. It can rotate freely even under extremely high temperature (up to 45℃）and low temperature (minus 15℃).
DJI Osmo Mobile Basic Specs: Active Track technology, automatically keep your smartphone facing you as you move
Smooths and even cancels out the movements you make, stopping camera shake and turning every shot into cinematic video
Motion time-lapse videos are an awe inspiring way to show the passing of time.
Share moments using YouTube Live inside DJI GO when mounted in the Osmo Mobile.
Take 1-second long exposures for light trails and dramatically blurred cars without a tripod.
DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Basic Specs: For aspiring filmmakers, a new built-in zoom slider lets you completely operate your smartphone camera from the handle with more fluid, cinematic zoom. You can even produce dolly zoom – a visual effect that only professional film sets could produce. Adventures allow us to stumble upon breathtaking landscapes and stunning architecture. Relive these moments with high-definition panoramas. The Osmo Mobile 2 moves automatically to capture multiple photos then stitches them together to create a seamless image. You can also set your smartphone to Landscape or Portrait mode, giving you ideal options for every picture.Now with up to 15 hours of battery life.