DJI Osmo Action - sports camera from the drone professional

Not an underwater drone, but “just” an action cam today, DJI released under the slogan “Unleash You Other Side”. Although without a live stream and keynote, the DJI Osmo Action presented - a clear declaration of war on GoPro (current model GoPro HERO 7). The DJI Osmo Action has two screens (rear touch controls; front selfie display), can record 4K HDR video at 60 fps, offers camera stabilization with "RockSteady" and is waterproof to a depth of 11 meters (with case up to 60 m). Eight times slow motion is also possible.

The DJI Osmo Action is the new sports camera from the drone manufacturer from China. A challenge to GoPro and with the technical data and the price a clear alternative! Images: DJI
The DJI Osmo Action is the new sports camera from the drone manufacturer from China. A challenge to GoPro and with the technical data and the price a clear alternative! Images: DJI

DJI Osmo Action Specifications

  • Manufacturer: DJI
  • Model line: Osmo camera
  • Model: Osmo Action
  • Dimensions: 65 × 42 × 35 mm
  • Weight: 124 g
  • Lens: F2.8 and 145 ° field of view
  • Photo and video sensor: 1 / 2.3 inch CMOS
  • Effective megapixels: 12 MP
  • ISO range: 100 to 3.200
  • Shutter (electronic): 1/8000 to 120 seconds
  • Maximum image size (photo): 4.000 x 3.000 pixels
  • Possible resolution (video): 4K 16:9, 4K 4:3, 2,7K 16:9, 2,7K 4:3, 1080p FullHD, 720p HD (the latter two up to 200 and even 240 fps)
  • Maximum bit rate: 100 Mbit / s
  • Slow motion: possible in Full HD and HD mode
  • Time lapse: possible in 4K, 2,7K and Full HD
  • Photo modes: single shot, countdown, interval, series, bracketing, time lapse
  • Photo file formats: JPEG or JPEG + DNG
  • Video file formats: MOV or MP4 (H.264)
  • Storage: microSDmemory card with FAT32 (up to 32 GB) or exFAT (over 64 GB)
  • Maximum memory expansion: microSDXC with 256 GB capacity
  • Radio connection to smartphone and app: dual-band WLAN with 802.11a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.2
  • Main screen: 2,25 inches with 640 x 360 pixels and 750 ± 50 cd / m²
  • Selfie screen: 1,4 inches with 750 ± 50 cd / m²
  • Battery: LiPo battery with 1.300 mAh, 5,005 W, 3,85 V and -10 ° C to 40 ° C operating temperature
  • Recording time (according to DJI): 135 minutes in 1080p @ 30 fps without RockSteady or 63 minutes in 4K @ 60 fps with RockSteady
  • Scope of delivery: DJI Osmo Action, frame mount, adhesive pad mounts (1 x flat, 1 x curved), quick-release base, battery, battery protective cover, locking screw, USB-C cable 
  • Price: € 379,00 in the DJI Shop

Buy DJI Osmo Action (with or without accessories)

The DJI Osmo Action is roughly in the cost range of the GoPro HERO7 and is therefore an alternative to be considered. In addition, the action camera of the drone professional offers the advantage of the front screen. The water density up to 11 meters deep should be enough for many - as well as that the camera can handle both cold and warm temperatures. If you want to go further or deeper, DJI also has the right accessories: replacement batteries, a rechargeable battery charging station for three batteries, a waterproof housing for dives up to 60 meters deep, a buoyant handle (so the camera cannot sink ), etc. You can find the offers on the Official store product page.

Use via the DJI Mimo app

The new DJI Osmo Action can be controlled from the iPhone with iOS or on the Android smartphone with the DJI Mimo app. This software, with mixed ratings on both systems, is already being used for other camera models from the manufacturer. You can find the free download in Apple App Store as well as in the Google Play Store.

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DJI Osmo Action - Unboxing, Test and Review (YouTube Videos)

Da sir appleot Unfortunately not one of DJI's media and promo partners, I can't offer you my own DJI Osmo Action Test at this point. However, there are a few editorial offices that have already been allowed to use the device. I have included a few videos of these for you in the following. There is also one or two of the manufacturer's own videos for the presentation of the DJI Osmo Action. Have fun watching! And if you want to share your opinion on the cam, your expectations or wishes for upcoming products, please leave a comment;)


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