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DJI Osmo Vs GoPro Karma Grip

Published by Paris Cockinos on 10 July, 2017

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Handheld stabilisers face off...

DJI Osmo Vs GoPro Karma Grip

DJI's Osmo and GoPro's Karma Grip are both excellent hand held stabilisers. DJI have also released the Osmo+, Osmo PRO, Osmo Mobile and Osmo RAW which all offer different features that set them aside from each other. However these different features, just like the Karma Grip's are all in the camera.

The handle on the Osmo and Karma Grip are quite similar with a few dividing factors. The Osmo as a whole is smaller and lighter than the Karma Grip. The Osmo has a comfortable ergonomic design with a customisable (on the DJI Go App) joystick that controls the pan and tilt of the gimbal. You can also use the "Trigger" to control the tilt as well a locking the pan. 
There are four buttons on both handles that perform certain functions:


DJI Osmo
  • Joystick
  • Start/Stop Record
  • Trigger/Orientation
  • Photo Capture




Karma Grip

 GoPro Karma Grip
  • Power/Mode
  • Start/Stop
  • "Highlight"
  • Orientation Lock






Another main difference between the two would have to be the batteries. The Osmo battery is removable while the Karma Grip is internal. 

They both have individual camera features, the Osmo includes Auto, Slow Motion and FOV 47°. The Karma Grip includes all of the video and photo capturing settings of the GoPro you use. The new GoPro HERO5 Black includes voice control, (limited) GPS, Single, Burst and Time Lapse, Exposure control and all while being easily accessible on its 2 inch touch screen.

Price: $979 $499.95 (not including GoPro HERO5 Black)

Shooting Resolution:

• C4K - 25fps
• 4K - 30fps
• 2.7K - 30fps
• 1080p - 100fps
• 20p - 60fps
• 4K - 30fps
• 2.7K - 60fps
• 1080p - 120fps
• 720p - 240fps
• 480p - 240fps
Max Video Time: 1 hour 1.75 hours
Camera Compatibility: Zenmuse X3, Zenmuse X5, Zenmuse X5R HERO5 Black, HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver
Weight: 422g 591.6g (including GoPro HERO5 Black)
Built-in Touch Screen (on camera):
Removable Battery:


Both stabilisers offer unique functions that make them so different. When it comes to choosing which one, you have to think about what you will use it for and the type of shot you want to get.

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