DJI has revealed its first action camera, the DJI Osmo Action, wading further into GoPro territory and threatening to upstage its rival with dual color screens and more. The new camera combines dustproofing, shockproofing, and waterproofing with both a rear touchscreen and a front display for easier framing of shots.
The Osmo Action does, of course, have a regular display on the back, too. That’s a 2.25-inch touchscreen, with a water- and fingerprint-repelling coating. Screen brightness is 750 nits, extra high so as to ensure the displays remain visible even in direct sunlight.
The camera itself uses a 1/2.3-inch sensor, good for 4K video at up to 60fps at 100 Mbps, or 12-megapixel photos. It’s paired with a three-glass aspherical lens and given two layers of anti-fingerprint coating and an anti-reflective coating. Unsurprisingly there’s no room for a mechanical gimbal inside, but DJI has used it’s Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) system, RockSteady. Notably, that will work even when recording at the maximum resolution and frame rate. HDR video at 4K/30fps is supported, too, with DJI promising three stops of dynamic range more.
A Slo-mo mode offers 8x slow motion in 1080p/240fps, or 4x slow motion at 1080p/120fps. There’s also a time-lapse mode, and the ability to set custom exposure settings. The latter allows for up to 120-second frames.
The removable battery is good for up to 93 minutes of 4K/30fps recording with RockSteady turned on. Without the EIS, and in 1080p/30fps mode, you’re looking at 135 minutes, DJI says. There are dual microphones – which not only record audio in videos but allow for voice control – and a built-in speaker. As you’d expect, there’s support for the DJI Mimo app to connect the Osmo Action to a phone via WiFi or Bluetooth. That allows for live racing, story templates, quick edits, and other features. DJI has a host of accessories, too.
The Camera Frame Kit mount is included with the camera, as are curved and flat adhesive mounts, but there’s also a waterproof case, a 3.5mm microphone adapter, extension rod, floating handle for use in water, and multiple filters. A charging hub can recharge up to three batteries in under 130 minutes.
Verdict & Buy
The biggest threat to GoPro may well be the price. While the Osmo Action sees DJI entering a new market, its experience with cameras is obvious. There’s clearly a lot of expertise carried down from the excellent shooters in the Mavic and Phantom series. The DJI Osmo Action is now available on Geekbuying For Just at $419.99 using a Coupon Code: OSMOACTION. Click the following Button For order now:
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