DJI Introduces DJI Osmo Action with RockSteady

DJI introduces its new product, the DJI Osmo Action, an action camera. This is the first time DJI ventures into the action camera market. Based on specs and some online review, it seems to be really good.

This is a bold move for DJI to go into a market that already has a strong competitor. I guess DJI is really confident and proud of their products.

As the name implies, the DJI Osmo Action is an action camera. What DJI is famous for is the stabilization of video. With Osmo Action, DJI is NOT using any mechanical gimbal to steady the video. Instead, it is using EIS (Electronic Images Stabilization) together with other software to do the job. They call it RockSteady.

I have seen reviews and videos on it. I must say that I am really impressed with RockSteady feature on the Osmo Action. You can check out this video. I think the review is really good.

One of the trade-offs of having the RockSteady feature is that the video will be cropped quite heavily (above 20%). However, if it can do a good job of stabilizing the footage, I think it is really worth it.

Check out the introductory video of the Osmo Action.

Pricing wise, it is very competitive. At USD369, it is cheaper than GoPro Hero 7 Black.

Some might think that the Osmo Action lacks some features (e.g. live streaming) when compared with GoPro. In my opinion, Osmo Action also has features that GoPro does not have.

For example, it has a dual screen which is great for taking selfie. It has also a great heat dissipation capability. Plus, it can be activated via voice control that allows you hands-free usage of the device.

Here is what you will be getting in the box.

Check out the specs

GENERAL

Dimensions65×42×35 mm
Weight124 g

CAMERA

Sensor1/2.3″ CMOS
Effective pixels: 12M
LensFOV: 145° f/2.8
ISO RangePhoto: 100-3200
Video: 100-3200
Electronic Shutter Speed120-1/8000s
Max Image Size4000×3000 pixels
Still Photography Modes1. Single
2. Countdown: 3s/10s
3. Timed: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 60s
4. Burst: 3/5/7s
5. AEB: 1/3EV×3, 2/3EV×3, 1EV×3, 1/3EV×5, 2/3EV×5, 1EV5
6. Timelapse: 4K/2.7K/1080p
0.5/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/10/13/15/20/25/30/40/60
5/10/20/30/60/120/180/300
Video4K (16:9) – 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps
4K (4:3) – 30, 25, 24fps
2.7K (4:3) – 30, 25, 24fps
2.7K (16:9) – 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps
1080p – 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps
720p – 240, 200fps
Slow Motion720p 120, 240fps
Speed: 4/8
1080p 120, 240fps
Speed: 4/8
HDR Video4K – 30, 25, 24fps
2.7K – 30, 25, 24fps
1080p – 30, 25, 24fps
Timelapse4K – 30, 25, 24fps
2.7K – 30, 25, 24fps
1080p – 30, 25, 24fps
Max Video Bitrate100 Mbps
Supported File FormatsFAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (≥64 GB)
Photo FormatsJPEG/JPEG+DNG
Video FormatsMOV, MP4 (H.264)
Supported SD CardsmicroSD; Max. 256 GB
Audio Output48 KHz; AAC

CONNECTION

Wi-Fi Operation Frequency RangeFCC/CE/SRRC: 2.400-2.4835 GHz, 5.725-5.850 GHz
MIC: 2.400-2.4835 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Operation Frequency Range2.400-2.4835 GHz
Bluetooth ProtocolBLE 4.2

SCREEN

Front Screen1.4 inches, 300 ppi, 750 ±50 cd/m²
Back Screen2.25 inches, 640×360, 325 ppi, 750 ±50 cd/m²

BATTERY

TypeLiPo
Capacity1300 mAh
Energy5.005 Wh
Voltage3.85 V
Operating Temperature-10 to 40°C (14 to 104°F)
Operating TimeA fully charged battery can support video recording at 1080P/30fps for up to 135 minutes (with RockSteady turned off), and 4K/60fps for up to 63 minutes (with RockSteady turned on).
Charging Time90 mins

Impressive? Click the below link for the official website.

Click Here to Check Out DJI Osmo Action