DJI is a household name when it comes to drones, quad-copters, stabilizers and more. And now, they’re taking on action cameras with their latest product. Dubbed the DJI Osmo Action, this camera directly takes on the GoPro Hero 7 Black! And to do that, they have a few impressive tricks.
DJI Osmo Action Overview
To tackle the GoPro Hero 7 Black, the DJI Osmo Action included what the Hero 7 left out i.e., dual displays. While the Hero 7 Black does have dual displays, the one on the front is a monochrome panel that displays information. But the DJI Osmo Action packed two colored displays! The primary one being a 2.25″ colored touch-screen display, and the other one is a 1.4″ colored display up front, beside the camera sensor. This helps immensely while taking self-portraits or vlogging.
Besides that, this action camera features a 1/2.3″ 12 MP CMOS sensor. You can also shoot 4K videos at 60 fps easily at 100 Mbps bitrate. There’s also an option to shoot in HDR at 30 fps. In addition, there are slow-motion features to let you shoot at 240 fps in either HD or Full-HD. As for stabilization, it employs DJI’s RockSteady Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS). Only a real-life test will tell if it’s as good as GoPro Hero 7 Black’s Hypersmooth Stabilization.
Other features are pretty standard. The DJI Osmo Action is water-proof and can use GoPro’s camera mounts. There’s WiFi and Bluetooth support and you can control the device using DJI’s Mobile app too. In addition, you can also get other accessories like adhesive mounts, camera frame kits, waterproof frame kits, mic adapters, etc.
This action camera is now available on DJI’s website for $349!