Specifications for DJI Osmo Action
|Camera||1/2.3-inch CMOS, 12MP effective|
|Lens||145-degree field of view, f/2.8|
|Front LCD||1.4-inch, 330ppi|
|Rear LCD||2.2-inch touchscreen, 300ppi|
|Video||4K (60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps); 2.7K; Full HD and HD|
|Images||Raw (DNG) and JPEG|
|Dimensions||65 x 42 x 35mm|
|Battery||1300mAh (charging time 88 mins)|
The DJI Osmo Action is one of the fantastic little gadgets that runs circles around other GoPro copycats. It also gives the Hero7 Black a serious run for its money and also manages to hold its own ground even against the Hero8 series. It has great image quality, plenty of shooting modes and that selfie screen. If your vlog needs a lot of movement, needs steady video and don’t want to pay GoPro prices, the DJI Osmo Action is the best alternative.
The DJI Osmo Action has a very similar big-lens and rear-screen style as the Hero 7 line with a very similar housing as well, and the same mounting system too.
It does not have a matte rubber finish, instead it has a solid metal body with a textured grippy band that wraps around its frame on the left, right and top-side.
On the front is a 1.4-inch screen that gets nice and bright for visibility in the outdoors which can brighten up to 750 nits, with a pixel density of 300PPI.
A USB-C port and a microSD card slot are both under a flap to the right of the body. The main screen is a quarter of an inch larger than that of the GoPro Hero, which is about 2.25 inches with a 16:9 aspect ratio, making it feel much larger.
It is very suitable for vlogging whether you want to record your from behind the lens or from the front, Osmo Action dual screens will allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting and the back screen delivers a crystal-clear image with a hyper-responsive display.
This action camera is durable and versatile which is packed with advanced technology that lets to spend less time worrying about equipment and more time capturing the action.
It runs a touch UI known as the Osmo Action which is easy to get used to. You will straight in there in the UI with a viewfinder and ready to shoot with just the touch of a button.
You can tell it to do stuff by activating the voice controls for basic tasks like recording, shutting down or switching screens, and in the settings, there is an option to toggle the shooting modes that appear when you press the Quick Switch physical button.
It has the HDR video recording feature. This shooting mode will allow for much smoother transitions between light and dark areas and capturing the rich details in environments with complex lighting.
Epic moves with awesome clarity and detail can be captured when using 8x slow motion with 1080p resolution and 240fps.
With the custom long exposure settings, you can shoot for the stars with manual and semi-automatic settings that allow up to 120 seconds of exposure that is perfect for capturing the night sky.
You can also condense time and movement for stunning results with the time-lapse setting. Users can also set up timed RAW shots that are perfect for post-processing and additional control.
The DJI Osmo Action has a 1300mAh battery which will be able to get through a full day out in intervals without charging. But if you are planning on getting longer footages, you will need to carry a power bank or a spare battery.
Pros & Cons
|Very good stabilization||Display lag when RockSteady feature is active|
|Handy front display||Mounting requires housing|
|Competitive video quality||No 4:3 60fps capture|
The DJI Osmo Action was announced in May 2019 with an RRP of $379 in the US, £329 in the European countries and $499 in Australia. It costs around Rs 48,000 in Nepal.