DJI is probably best known for its drones, but is now immersing its toes in a brand new product category: action cameras & # 39; s.
New DJI Osmo Action is reminiscent of a camera from the main competitor, GoPro, but stands out by having two screens, one at the front and one at the back.
Having a front monitor can be especially useful to check whether the camera actually captures what you want before it puts in place.
4K video and HDR
The screens measure 2.25 and 1.4 inch respectively and have a very solid brightness of 750 nits. It should make it possible to see the contents of the screens even in bright sunlight.
Osmo Action can otherwise record video in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second and a bit rate of up to 100 megabits per second, possibly 4K video with HDR at 30 frames per second. Slow-motion movies are also supported, up to 240 frames per second in 1080P resolution, and the 1 / 2.3-inch sensor offers up to 12 megapixel photos.
The image stabilization was a part of which GoPro & # 39; s latest top model Hero7 Black received much praise. At GoPro this is called HyperSmooth, while DJI calls its stabilization RockSteady.
Supports GoPro parties
The battery life should be up to 93 minutes in 4K and 30 frames per second with RockSteady switched on and 135 minutes without. However, RockSteady cannot be used for HDR recordings, at least not for the time being. With the snapshot function, the camera can also be turned on in about two seconds and start recording.
Osmo Action apparently also uses the same attachment as the GoPro cameras, so most existing mounts can be used.
The camera is water resistant to 11 meters deep (without additional housing) and must be able to withstand falls of one and a half meters. The camera must also be resistant to temperatures up to minus 10 degrees.
The price is set at $ 349, $ 50 less than GoPro should have for its Hero7Black. In Norway, the price of the DJI camera seems to be NOK 3799, a little less than a hundred less than what the GoPro Hero7 Black is currently running.