DJI is about to turn your smartphone into a whole camera crew.
The drone maker on Thursday introduced the Osmo Mobile, a $299 device that attaches to your smartphone and helps you "shoot effortless, high-quality photos and videos" you'll want to post online. The device boasts "three-axis stabilization technology," which promises to make every moment you shoot look smooth and professional.
"If you have ever walked around while shooting video with your smartphone, you will know how hard it is to keep your camera still," DJI wrote on its website. "Osmo Mobile smooths and even cancels out the movements you make, stopping camera shake and turning every shot into cinematic video."
Another super-handy feature: With the help of the DJI Go app and its "ActiveTrack technology," the Osmo Mobile will "automatically keep your smartphone facing you as you move," so it's basically like a really smart selfie stick.
Inspired by all those cool motion time-lapse videos you see on Instagram? With the help of Osmo Mobile and your smartphone, you can create them yourself in a few taps, with no other equipment or experience necessary.
The platform also aims to elevate your live streams. You can stream Osmo Mobile footage in real time directly to YouTube Live or Facebook Live inside the DJI Go app.
Shooting at night? No worries. Osmo Mobile will keep your phone steady for one-second exposures so you can capture sharp night shots without a tripod. In the future, DJI plans to add a panorama feature that automatically captures and blends nine separate photos together to create one large landscape using just your smartphone.
Osmo Mobile is on sale now and available with iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S7, and Huawei Mate 8 smartphones. DJI is also offering a range of accessories to let you mount the Osmo Mobile "almost anywhere."