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Which is the best SD card for the DJI Osmo Action, the new sports camera from the drone professional from China? In this little guide I will not only give you the answer to this question, but also explain what the limit is when using a microSD memory card in the Action Cam and what you need to know about the possible file formats. Do you have another question? Then leave a comment! Technical details, the price and pictures of the DJI Osmo Action can be found with this link.
A microSD memory card can be used in the DJI Osmo Action to save photos as JPEG and DNG as well as videos as MOV and MP4 save. The remaining capacity (recording time) is displayed on the camera screen, so you can replace the microSD card in time. So that this doesn't happen too often, you should choose a memory with a lot of capacity; microSDXC models up to 256 GB are supported in the camera.
Both DJI and I have only one really sensible recommendation in terms of manufacturer or brand: SanDisk. Why I personally recommend SanDisk products again and again, that's what I lead in this post in detail. Here are the microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards that you can safely use in the DJI Osmo Action Camera:
Characters and abbreviations on SD cards: Here are all the explanations
As noted in the above-linked article on the new sports camera from DJI, in addition to the storage capacities of the individual cards, you should also pay attention to their file format. This is actually already predefined when you buy it, so that the microSD should work directly. If it does not do this, however, you can format it on Mac and PC in order to make it compatible yourself in case of doubt. The following guideline applies:
You can read what exFAT is all about here . If you get a message about supposed write protection when formatting the memory card, you can help this guide further. You can format (if actually necessary) on the Apple Mac in the "Hard Disk Utility".
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.