Unleash Your Other Side

I have been sitting on this news for some time now but can finally let you know DJI has launched its first action camera posing a challenge to the market leader GoPro. And a crusher it is for sure.

While we’re used to seeing DJI’s products in the sky, the company’s new camera can be placed on helmets, bike frames, or electric skateboards since it works with almost all GoPro mounts that are already out there. The camera is also built to survive the elements: it’s waterproof (up to 11 meters) and shockproof (up to 1.5 meters / 5 feet), but it’s still pretty light, weighing about 0.3 pounds.

The Osmo Action has a 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K 60 fps video at 100 Mbps or 240 fps video at 1080. You will not be disappointed with the stabilization. Last fall, the GoPro Hero 7 Black introduced some of the best stabilization action cameras had seen, and the Osmo Action’s RockSteady feature is up to par.

But the Osmo Action has some things that we don’t see in the Hero 7 Black. The most noticeable difference is the Action’s front-facing selfie screen, which is a game-changer for selfie footage. Instead of having to open an app, you can actually glance down and check your framing on the camera’s front-facing screen.

Second, but equally important, are the screwable lens covers. The Action has ND filters for bright, sunny days, and they won’t fall off when you jump in the water, thanks to the screw-on mounting system. Plus, if your lens gets scratched, a replacement is easy to do on your own.

DJI Osmo Action (left), GoPro Hero 7 Black (right).

RockSteady OFF

RockSteady ON

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