DJI is the leading company when it comes to the camera equipment and accessories like drones (UAVs), quad-copters, gimbals, and so on. Because of the handy features packed into the device and due to their versatility, DJI products are widely used in the cinema industry and is fairly used by other content creators as well. And recently, the Chinese tech company expanded its lineup with an action camera, the DJI Osmo Action. It is the first action camera from the company and the very first one to come with two displays. With the dual-display feature, the action cam received applauds from many. And after receiving praises from the international market, this camera has finally made its way to Nepal.
DJI Osmo Action Overview:
As I already mentioned, the action cam flaunts dual displays. It comes with a display both on both the front and on the back. And it’s what set the Osmo Action apart from all the action cameras out there. The device packs a 2.25-inch colored touch-screen on the back and a 1.4-inch colored display in the vicinity of the camera lens on the front. So, making use of the front display, one can easily capture selfies or do vlogging. Since Vloggers and content creators are quite on the rise these days, this camera may turn out handy among such populace.
On to the optics part, the device comes with a 1/2.3-inch sensor, which can capture 12MP images. It is the same sensor, which was used on DJI’s Mavic Air drone. Video wise, you can record 4K movies up to 60fps. In order to ensure better stabilization in the videos, DJI has also incorporated DJI’s proprietary Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology. The EIS technology in the Osmo Action goes by the name of RockSteady.
The device is also capable of recording HDR (High Dynamic Range) videos in Ultra-HD or 4K resolution. However, it can only capture 4K HDR videos at 30fps.
DJI has also included some fancy camera features in the device. The Action Cam is also capable of recording slo-mo (up to 8x) and time-lapse videos. There is also an option to tweak into the exposure level. So the users can record movies on their exposure settings according to their liking. And there is DJI’s proprietary feature SnapShot. The SnapShot feature allows the camera to turn on and begin recording in under two seconds by pressing the shutter button once.
To support the users for taking underwater shots, DJI has also encased the device with the waterproof housing. You can be used up to 11 meters under the surface of the water. If you put on a waterproof casing, you can go deep up to 60 meters. But while doing so, you need to make sure that you seal the flap that covers the USB-C port and Micro SD card slot before diving in the water.
Unlike the GoPro Hero 7 Black, the DJI Osmo Action doesn’t come with an HDMI port. So the real-time monitoring of the recording videos on bigger screens is not quite possible here. But you can connect the device with DJI’s mobile app on the phone and watch the videos with it. In doing so, you won’t be obliged to monitor the recording videos on the tiny screen on the device.
As far as the battery is concerned, the action cam comes aboard with a removable battery with 1300mAh capacity. And this battery promises to deliver a backup for 93 minutes while recording 4K/30fps movies with the RockSteady feature turned on. You can also prolong the battery life up to 135 minutes by recording at 1080p/30fps without RockSteady.
Talking about the price, the DJI Osmo Action demands Rs. 48,000 on the purchase. Since it packs more and fancy features than the GoPro Hero 7 Black (Rs. 51,500) and still cost less, the Action Cam looks like it’s worth attention. What do you say? Can it help the vloggers and content creators to unleash the new potential? Let us know in the comments.