“DJI Om 5” 5 Review (Best Compact Phone Gimbal in 2023?)

If you want to take steady video or time-lapse photos with your smartphone, consider the DJI OM 5. Without a doubt, your videos will look better when you apply image stabilization.

And let’s be honest, these days the majority of individuals who wish to capture a video do so on their smartphones. The question then becomes whether or not the DJI OM 5 can provide you with such silky-smooth video. See what we thought about it in our review.


What You Need to Know About the DJI Om 5

DJI kept the price of the OM 4 the same despite the fact that the OM 5 is a more modern camera. Although DJI has stopped making the OM 4, it will still be sold wherever supplies last.

DJI Om 5

The Zhiyun Smooth X-style built-in extension rod has been replaced by a smaller, lighter battery, and the overall size and weight have been reduced. For example, with iPhones, slow motion video and image stabilization are both enhanced.

Is the DJI OM 5 Meant for You?

In recent years, there has been a dramatic improvement in smartphone camera quality, and most models now include image stabilization. Yet, there are times when video looks choppy.

Get a smartphone gimbal, such as the DJI OM 5, to enhance video quality. It’s like an extension arm with built-in three-axis stability. This may make you think of throngs of tourists carrying around selfie sticks.

Yet, you gain stature, reach, and the capacity to aim and fire from a variety of previously impossible positions. DJI Ronin gimbals are popular among photographers, and for good reason: they can accommodate full frame cameras.

But I always have my phone on me because I’m a wildlife photographer. The weight and bulk of a traditional camera body and telephoto lens are negated by the compact and lightweight nature of this device.

When filming, it would be helpful to have a DJI OM 5. For Instagram celebrities, bloggers, and TikTok artists looking for more followers and views, this is the perfect tool. Use this Document to see if your smartphone is compatible with the DJI OM 5 before you buy.

First Impressions

The design is more streamlined and polished, with some metallic accents to give it that “consumer electronics” feel. This demonstrates the future of smartphone gimbals, in my opinion.

The thing is, when smartphone gimbals first appeared on the market, they catered to a very specific subset of consumers: those who enjoyed shooting movies with their smartphones. By the looks of the OM 5, this is beginning to target a wider audience of consumers.

Thinner Handle

The grip is shorter and thinner than that of the OM 4, but otherwise identical in size. Thus, large hands need not be concerned. To make it more gender-neutral and compact when stored, the hand grip has been redesigned to seem less like that of a handgun.

Fold Lock

Folding the OM 5 into a compact size requires locking and unlocking it before you can open it. The gimbals on the OM 3 and 4 can be opened by pulling a tab.


This magnetic clamp is the same size as the DJI OM 4 clamp. The only change is that instead of “DJI” the letters “OM” are now imprinted in the rubber.

Control Stick

The Osmo Mobile’s control stick was touch-sensitive in the first two editions. If you pressed the joystick gently, for instance, the camera would pan more slowly. It took some practice to use correctly, but it was doable.

The DJI OM 5 control stick now has a distinct click when you use it, which I immediately noticed when using it. Hence, it is no longer responsive to touch. Gimbal motion is required, or else.

New App

Because I already own several Mimo-compatible DJI products, the Mimo software is already installed on my phone. But, I was unable to get past the “device not found” message every time I attempted to link up.

While the Mimo app was required, I was able to connect via Bluetooth right from my phone. The app’s system confirmed that I was running the most recent version available. It turned up I had to delete the app from my phone and reinstall it from the App Store.

This ensured that I was using the most recent version, 1.6. (at the present time). Everything worked perfectly once I updated to the most recent version of the Mimo app.

I was subjected to the standard set of disclaimers and warnings presented to new users. The OM 5 includes a Mimo app update, which must be installed before the device can be synced.


The addition of High Dynamic Range 10 (HDR10) was the first thing I noticed when using the app. Now, thanks to iOS 12, the Mimo app, and Dolby Vision, you can film in that format on your iPhone 12.

Nevertheless, it appears unable to capture Dolby Vision at 4K and 60fps, despite the fact that Apple’s iPhone can do so (at least on my 12 Pro Max it can). The pink Story mode button has also been removed. As the ShotGuides button is located in the upper left, the battery and gimbal modes have been relocated to the right.


Because of the increased surface area of the magnet, it can hold smartphones with a width of 2.6-3.3 inches (67-84mm) and a weight of 6-10.2 ounces (170-290g). The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max are two examples.

Nonetheless, extending the telescopic arm requires some manual dexterity. Not only is reverse charging no longer an option, but the Android app also lacks certain functionality.