Laurence wrote on 4/6/2016, 9:24 PM
Just reading up a bit more: The X5 comes in two flavors - the X5 and the X5R. I believe the "R" stands for RAW. Here is a spec comparison:
Spot|DSE wrote on 4/7/2016, 12:54 AM
Yes, the R is for RAW. It's a fair little camera. I have the standard X5, and fly it on an Inspire Pro UAV/drone. doesn't work well on the Osmo with any decent lens, however. very cool idea, but not very well executed. I wish it were easier to post pix here, you could see how it will burn out the Osmo.
PeterWright wrote on 4/7/2016, 5:51 AM
Hi Spot - always good to hear from you - I have an Osmo with a Xenmuse X3, which I'm more than happy with. Is the problem with the Osmo you mentioned particular to the X5?

Laurence wrote on 4/7/2016, 1:01 PM
Usually on any kind of a steadicam, I make it easy on myself and just shoot relatively wide and with a pretty deep depth of field. How would an Osmo X5 be with just a 20mm unstabilized Panasonic pancake lense?
GeeBax wrote on 4/7/2016, 5:38 PM
I looked at the Osmo for some time, but on the DJI forum there were lots of issues being reported. At the same time, I did not need yet another camera, so I bought a Feiyu gimbal instead:

This device is significantly cheaper and uses a standard GoPro Hero 4 camera. My only issue with the GoPro was the fisheye distortion, so I plan to purchase a replacement Peau lens for it.
John_Cline wrote on 4/7/2016, 5:43 PM
I have a FeiyuTech WG "wearable gimbal" for my GoPro cameras, it does an outstanding job.
Spot|DSE wrote on 4/7/2016, 11:48 PM
Hi Peter, nice to drop in from time to time.
Yes, the problem is just with the X5.

I also have a FeiyuTech (a company I contract/consult to sells them) it's a great little tool!
If anyone wants one, lemme know. I can help out.
Rich Parry wrote on 4/8/2016, 12:34 AM
I am very happy with OSMO with X3. Just thought I would mention it. :)


CPU Intel i9-13900K Raptor Lake

Heat Sink Noctua  NH-D15 chromas, Black

MB ASUS ProArt Z790 Creator WiFi

OS Drive Samsung 990 PRO  NVME M.2 SSD 1TB

Data Drive Samsung 870 EVO SATA 4TB

Backup Drive Samsung 870 EVO SATA 4TB

RAM Corsair Vengeance DDR5 64GB


Case Fractal Torrent Black E-ATX

PSU Corsair HX1000i 80 Plus Platinum

OS MicroSoft Windows 11 Pro

Rich in San Diego, CA

Laurence wrote on 4/8/2016, 3:45 PM
Maybe I should be looking more closely at the OSMO X3. It seems to me like the most practical way to use a gimbal stabilized camera would be pretty wide and with a small f-stop for deep depth of field. A GoPro, X3, or even my cellphone camera would probably be fine in that context.
PeterWright wrote on 4/8/2016, 11:29 PM
Before I bought the Osmo X3 I was looking at some form of steadycam device on which to mount my x70, but having a dedicated steady cam like the Osmo was less then half the cost, and with its extension rod I can get shots from 3 meters high and also very close to the ground, both with the "viewfinder" (mobile phone via wifi)) at my end of the rod. Many other great features, and no "fisheye" effect, I love it.

If you're shooting 2.7k or 1080p rather than 4k, you can used your fingers on the mobile app to zoom in - technically digital rather than optical zoom, but still uses full size pixels..