DJI Motion 2 is a brand new tiny modular motion digital camera that gives an ultra-wide-angle lens, waterproof design, rugged aluminum physique, magnetic equipment and modules, and OLED touchscreen. It could possibly document 4K 4:3 video in as much as 60fps or 4K UHD in as much as 120fps in H.265. The digital camera is available in completely different configurations and affords a complete ecosystem of add-ons and equipment. The value begins at $399.
For years, the motion digital camera market has been dominated by one US-based firm: GoPro. Different firms, equivalent to Sony, have tried to get a market share however ultimately gave up. I’d say the 2 strongest contenders for GoPro, are presently the 2 Chinese language firms – Insta360 and DJI. In relation to DJI, the corporate launched its first motion digital camera, the DJI Osmo Motion, again in Could 2019 (you possibly can check out our evaluation and a comparability with the GoPro HERO7). The Osmo Motion was a pleasant product that matched the standard of the GoPro HERO7 in some ways, however because the California-based firm releases a brand new motion digital camera yearly, it’s now already type of outdated. Effectively, at this time is the day DJI releases its successor – DJI Motion 2. I used to be in a position to take a look at the digital camera for greater than every week, so I encourage you to learn and watch my evaluation in my different article right here. Spoiler alert – the digital camera may be very spectacular. Now let’s check out its specs and options.
DJI Motion 2 – modular design
DJI Motion 2 appears to be like nothing just like the earlier Osmo Motion. The digital camera itself is far smaller and it incorporates a magnetic modular design, so you possibly can add numerous equipment to reinforce its performance. Other than the digital camera unit, DJI Motion 2 includes numerous modules – the entrance touchscreen module, energy module, and numerous mounting peripherals – which may be interchanged.
The digital camera module solely weighs 56 grams and its dimensions are 4x4x2.2cm. It has a built-in battery and a built-in 32GB storage. The physique is dustproof, waterproof as much as 10m depth, and drop-proof. The aluminum chassis feels actually strong and premium and it acts as a heatsink for the internals. The digital camera has a 1.76-inch OLED touchscreen on the again which is protected with Gorilla Glass. The identical display screen is used on the entrance touchscreen module.
Massive sensor and ultrawide lens
For Motion 2, DJI used a 1/1.7″ sensor – the identical measurement because the DJI Pocket 2 sensor. That is bigger than most different motion cameras, such because the GoPro HERO 10 that has a 1/2.3″ sensor. The lens is wider than the earlier Osmo Motion – it affords 155-degrees FOV. A newly carried out coloration temperature sensor helps the digital camera restore coloration tones in advanced lighting circumstances and underwater recording for extra pure outcomes.
Video modes – 4K solely
Regardless of the bigger sensor, the decision tops at 4K. The very best video decision doable is the 4K 4:3 mode (4096 x 3072) which is obtainable in as much as 60fps. For gradual movement, the 4K UHD is obtainable in as much as 120fps, and FullHD may be cranked as much as 240fps. The video modes can be found in H.265 and the much less demanding ones in H.264 as effectively. The colour profiles out there are Regular and D-Cinelike. The digital camera may take uncooked DNG photographs in as much as 12MP.
Digital stabilization, battery life, audio
The digital camera makes use of DJI’s RockSteady 2.0 digital picture stabilization and newly additionally a HorizonSteady for much more steady and leveled pictures. In accordance with DJI, the built-in battery has a runtime of as much as 70 minutes. The entrance touchscreen module expands this to as much as 160 minutes, and the linked energy module expends the runtime to 180 minutes.
Utilizing Motion 2 with the entrance touchscreen module additionally incorporates DJI Matrix Stereo know-how seen in DJI Pocket 2. The one microphone from the digital camera unit combines with the three microphones from the module to document audio from each route. The SnapShot function permits customers to start out filming immediately by holding the facility button down.
Like each product from DJI, the Motion 2 can also be full of quite a lot of automated options:
- Gradual Movement: Report video in gradual movement (4x in 4K/120fps and 8x 1080p/240fps).
- Hyperlapse and Timelapse: Throughout Hyperlapse recording, you possibly can swap to and from regular-speed recording for extra inventive choices.
- QuickClip: Set the machine to take brief 10, 15, or 30-second movies for social media.
- Livestream: Use DJI Motion 2 to broadcast a livestream with a steady stream output of as much as 1080p/30fps.
- UVC: Make the most of DJI Motion 2 as a USB video machine class (UVC) on your laptop for convention calls and reside gaming broadcasts.
DJI Mimo App
DJI Mimo app connects with the Motion 2 by way of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for extra performance, together with a reside feed of the digital camera, numerous story templates, and extra. For customers brief on time or new to content material creation, Mimo consists of an intuitive editor, which routinely selects and combines recorded moments with transitions and music, creating movies for social media.
As I discussed above, DJI has a complete ecosystem of add-on modules for Motion 2. They use magnets and a few of them even have particular facet locks to carry the ensuing combo collectively securely. DJI affords the next equipment:
- Motion 2 Entrance Touchscreen Module: A front-facing OLED touchscreen and three built-in microphones convey 4-mic Matrix Stereo know-how, which lets you compose movies or selfies and document higher audio. It additionally prolongs battery life and provides USB-C port in addition to reminiscence card slot.
- Motion 2 Energy Module: It prolongs battery life and provides a further microSD card slot. A hot-swappable design means you possibly can change between energy modules for all-day energy.
- Motion 2 Magnetic Lanyard: You’ll be able to put on it beneath a t-shirt and seize moments from a first-person view.
- Motion 2 Magnetic Ball-Joint Adapter Mount: An adhesive base permits customers to connect DJI Motion 2 to any floor and repair the digital camera in any route. A regular 1/4″ screw gap is appropriate with most digital camera equipment.
- Motion 2 Magnetic Adapter Mount: This mount securely holds DJI Motion 2 in place throughout excessive sports activities or demanding eventualities. It consists of folding fingers on the backside to make use of Motion 2 with most third-party (GoPro) motion digital camera equipment.
- Distant Management Extension Rod: A flexible 3-in-1 accent serves as an extension rod, tripod, and removable distant controller.
- DJI Floating Deal with: A hole design helps preserve DJI Motion 2 floating so you possibly can movie in water with out worry of dropping the digital camera. An anti-slip grip makes it straightforward to carry, and the deal with may be connected to a tripod or the DJI Motion 2 Waterproof Case.
- Motion 2 Waterproof Case: The Waterproof Case homes DJI Motion 2 Digicam Unit and entrance touchscreen module or energy module to depths of as much as 60 meters.
- Motion 2 Magnetic Headband: One other hands-free various that permits customers to shoot movies in a first-person view.
- Motion 2 Macro Lens: This optical glass with multi-layer coating attaches magnetically over the digital camera unit lens, enabling close-up pictures.
For even higher audio with the Motion 2 (or another machine with a 3.5mm audio or USB-C enter), DJI introduces the DJI Mic. It’s a wi-fi dual-channel recording system, very similar to the Wi-fi GO II from RØDE.
DJI Mic has a recording vary of as much as 250 meters and is appropriate with Motion 2, smartphones, and any machine that has a 3.5mm audio enter. It affords 5.5 to 7.5 hours of battery life from the transmitters, 5 hours from the receiver, and 15 to 18 hours from the charging case.
Value and availability
Motion 2 is available in two completely different units:
- DJI Motion 2 Twin-Display screen Combo is obtainable for buy beginning at this time. It consists of the DJI Motion 2 Digicam Unit, Entrance Touchscreen Module, Magnetic Lanyard, Magnetic Ball-Joint Adapter Mount, and Magnetic Adapter Mount. The value for this combo is $519 (between €519 and €549 together with VAT in Europe).
- DJI Motion 2 Energy Combo is obtainable for buy from the tip of November. It consists of DJI Motion 2 Digicam Unit, Energy Module, Magnetic Lanyard, and Magnetic Adapter Mount. The value is $399 (between €399 and €419 together with VAT in Europe).
All different equipment can be bought individually.
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