DJI OM 5 is a smartphone gimbal that doubles up as a selfie stick

DJI today announced the OM 5, the next generation version of its handheld gimbal for smartphones. The OM 5 is a third smaller than its predecessor and also features an extension rod.

The OM 5 features a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, which physically moves to counteract the movement of the camera, resulting in a naturally smooth motion that pure electronic stabilization cannot offer.

New for this model is also an extension rod that lets the gimbal double as a selfie stick or extend the reach of the camera for very low or high shots.

The OM 5 combines this hardware with the…