8 DJI Osmo Accessories To Help Increase Your Image Quality!

The DJI Osmo is a great, unique bit of kit that has proven to be very popular within the gimbal owning community with many people picking up and using it in a large number of niches. As with any other popular product online, the massive popularity of the Osmo also leads to its users have a number of questions about how they are able to get the most out of it and push it to its limits to get the best video footage possible.

We see so many people reaching out every single month asking for advice on what DJI Osmo accessories are worth their time and effort and what accessories can best improve their image quality and get them the best possible performance out of their DJI Osmo. Due to this, we have decided to publish this article to help any of our readers who own an Osmo and are looking to add to their accessory kit for the gimbal.

Now we want to quickly get something clear from the start, we are NOT saying that you should go out and purchase every single one of these for your Osmo. Depending on the niche that you are working in, some of these may be totally useless to you where as at the same time could be essential for someone working in another niche. We would advise you to read over the list and then see what recommended accessories could help you with your own work and then pick up what you need.

Please note, that this list is for the DJI Osmo Pocket, not the DJI Osmo Mobile 2! Although there is some crossover between the two and the accessories that each gimbal can use, most of the recommendations on this list will NOT work with the Osmo Mobile 2 as they have been designed to work with the Osmo Pocket.

The Official 13 Part DJI Osmo Expansion Kit

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It seems only right that we should start off the list with the official 13 part accessory kit for the Osmo from DJI (Click here to check for product prices and availability). Not only does the kit contain the majority of accessories that your Osmo could ever need but purchasing them as a bundle in this format also saves you a fair chunk of cash when compared to purchasing them one at a time. Now, the expansion kit does have a few items in it that we personally feel you could probably do without but it all comes down to what you are planning ot use your DJI Osmo for.

The kit has managed to earn itself a solid reputation within the community due to the high-quality quality of the accessories included in it. As it is the official DJI kit and not from some third-party, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest build quality and performance possible for all of the accessories. Additionally, DJI has taken the time and care to ensure that each accessory in the kit will mount to your DJI Osmo without issue too.

A Specialist Osmo Tripod

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Moving on, and one of the few accessories on this list that we would actually consider to be essential for any DJI Osmo owner is the Smatree Osmo Specialist Tripod (Click here to check for product prices and availability). Smatree have released this great little tripod system that they have designed specifically for use with the DJI Osmo that provides all the functionality and performance that a general-purpose tripod provides but for a fraction of the price while also having increased functionality for your Osmo.

We know that many Osmo owners are not professional level videographers or photographers so you may not own a general-purpose tripod. If this is the case then the Smatree tripod for the Osmo is a great bit of kit to invest in. It provides you with all the functionality that you would expect from a tripod and has proven to be a hit with the Osmo owning community and has earned itself an excellent reputation since its release that only shows signs of increasing over the coming months.

A General Purpose Tripod Adaptor

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Although the Smatree tripod for the Osmo covered above is a great bit of kit, we also understand that many people who own the gimbal will also be experienced videographers, vloggers, or photographers who already have a large number of camera accessories. If you already have a regular tripod for your other cameras in your kit then a tripod adaptor (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for your Osmo is a great, cheap it of kit.

The adaptor connects directly to the bottom of your Osmo and allows you to mount it on a regular tripod without issue. This allows you to use your Osmo with the kit that you already have and provides you with all the functionality that your tripod can provide. Although the Smatree tripod above is a solid bit of kit for an amateur, there is no way it is going to be able to compete with the performance of an intermediate or professional level tripod.

This is where a tripod adaptor comes in and lets you mount your Osmo to your tripod of choice without issue and get all the performance and functionality that it would offer your regular camera of choice. Additionally, the adaptor is very budget-friendly too and is pretty robust so it will have no issue sitting in your photography kit bag until you need to use it.

A Controller Wheel

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Now, the usefulness of adding a controller wheel (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to your Osmo accessories is going to depend on what you are planning to actually use the gimbal for. The wheel mounts directly to your Osmo to offer you much better pan and tilt functionality when under manual control. The increased functionality is much more precise than what you are able to get without the wheel but it is not essential as the native system can do a similar job.

That said, if you are wanting to keep the image quality of your Osmo videos as high as possible then a controller wheel can be a decent accessory to pick up. For example, if you are using the Osmo for any paid client work or if you are a high-end YouTube vlogger with a large following the improvement to your image quality for the low price tag is a no brainer in our opinion. On the flip side though, if you are an entry-level videographer or vlogger or if you only use your Osmo for fun then you can easily skip the controller wheel.

DJI Osmo Selfie Stick

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If you are using your Osmo for any type of vlogging or if you are wanting to use it to capture selfies then a selfie stick designed to work with the Osmo (Click here to check for product prices and availability) is going to be a great accessory to add to your collection. Now only does this keep your Osmo safe when it is mounted on the stick but it also allows you to capture selfies or record video footage of yourself with the great image quality that the Osmo can provide you.

One thing we would like to say about adding a selfie stick to your collection of Osmo accessories is to always try to ensure that you are getting a stick that has been designed to work with the Osmo and has the correct mounts like the one linked. There are an absolute ton of generic selfie sticks on the market right now and a generic selfie stick will probably not have the correct mounts for the Osmo and may drop it during use.

The Action-Cam Bundle

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Although you can break down a number of these accessories into their own individual entry on to the list, it usually saves you money to purchase them as a bundle. If you are planning to use your DJI Osmo for any type of action sports then a decent action cam bundle designed for the Osmo (Click here to check for product prices and availability) is going to be an essential bit of kit.

Not only does this allow you to capture your adventures while you are out and about taking part in your action sport of choice but it also ensures that your Osmo is safe and secure when mounted to you. The excellent, rapid image stabilization that the Osmo is able to provide you makes it an excellent little gimbal for any action sports so ensuring that it is as safe as possible during use when recording your action sports should be a high priority.

A Handheld Osmo/Smartphone Joint Bracket

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Again, this Osmo accessory is going to depend on what you are trying to do with your Osmo and it will either be something very useful to you or something you will never need. The handheld joint bracket (Click here to check for product prices and availability) allows you to mount your Osmo side by side to your smartphone with ease while keeping both of your devices safe during use.

If you are using your Osmo to record your adventures then being able to get a rough view of what it is actually recording on your smartphone screen is beneficial. It ensures that you are likely recording the type of footage that you want all the while having the excellent image stabilization that your Osmo provides the camera it is supporting.

An Extension Wire with Smart Adapter

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We doubt that most of our readers will have much use for an extension wire (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for their Osmo but for some niches it can be essential. It offers you some limited remote control of the gimbal head while having it separated from the body although it is wired and not wireless.

Wrapping It Up

That concludes our list of DJI Osmo accessories that we would recommend that our readers who own an Osmo consider adding to their collection of accessories. As we said, there is no need to purchase them all, pick and choose the accessories that you feel you will be able to get the best results from and then add them to your kit to help improve the image quality and image stabilization that your Osmo can provide you.

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