Osmo Mobile vs Osmo Mobile 2
I’m sure many of you have seen the reviews for the Osmo Mobile 2. If you’ve looked at those reviews, chances are you were probably a fan of the original Osmo Mobile. The Mobile 2 came out in January, and I ordered it the day it was available. This is a more comprehensive comparison now that I’ve had six months of experience with the Osmo Mobile 2.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”15968″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_3d” css_animation=”top-to-bottom”][vc_column_text css_animation=”top-to-bottom”]
Osmo Mobile (original)
- Strong metal build
- Trigger control button to control lock
- An adjustable phone mount that feels secure and safe. Makes it easy to slip right in and start.
- The adjustable arm is not long enough for bigger phones like the iPhone Plus which forces the motor to keep it stabilized. This uses up the battery much faster than usual.
The price point is a little more expensive. $299 CDN on Amazon
- It’s heavier.
- Exchangeable batteries. The exchangeable batteries can be a pro or a con. They have a much shorter lifespan but you can have as many as you want and change them as often as you want if you have a charger. That, of course, is another cost that you would have to factor in to the already more expensive product.
- There aren’t any traditional mounts on the rig itself. Just an accessory mount specific to dji accessories. So it is possible to mount it on a camera stand with the right accessories. This can be a good thing if you have the money. It means that you’ll be able to use different accessories such as their universal mount, great for adding lights to your production or professional sound mic. There’s also a brilliant vehicle mount if you want to attach your Osmo Mobile to your car (if you’re brave enough).
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Osmo Mobile 2
- It’s much lighter.
- Still has a decent solid build.
- A much better price margin, starting at $139 CDN on Amazon.ca.
- 15-hour battery life.
- The extended arm is quite long so you can balance a larger phone very well, which makes your battery life so much longer.
- There is a mount at the bottom, good for mounting on a tripod. Personally, I attach it to my smaller camera tripod which makes it very portable and easy to set down.
- It can be used in landscape and portrait mode.
- Works as a battery bank for your mobile device if you need to charge your phone.
- It is mainly made of plastic so it feels a little bit cheaper
- This is probably more of a personal opinion, but I very much dislike that the clamps are spring loaded. I preferred an adjustable clamp where it was easier to slide in your device and felt sturdy.
Here is the bottom line, both products are great for someone trying to bump up the quality of their home videos or vlogs. Video stability goes a long way. If you don’t have much to spend and you have a bigger phone, I recommend the Osmo Mobile 2. If you have extra money to spend, I say don’t even bother with the original Osmo Mobile. After you’ve spent money on extra batteries, chargers and all kinds of accessories, you would have been able to afford a full professional rig like the new Ronin S.
The Osmo Mobile 2 is a consumer grade stabilizer. If you want to go professional, then save your money, and go professional.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]