DJI Osmo Action overview

DJI Osmo Action overview

Our Verdict

The DJI Osmo Action is an mighty diminutive quantity that runs circles spherical (diversified) GoPro copycats. It additionally presents the Hero7 Sad a critical crawl for its cash and mute manages to preserve its occupy now that the Hero8-sequence has arrived, with its enormous image quality, hundreds of capturing modes and that selfie show camouflage. If you vlog so a lot, need right video and don’t want to pay GoPro costs, the DJI Osmo Action is a enormous alternative.


  • Very upright stabilization
  • To hand entrance show camouflage
  • Competitive video quality


  • Demonstrate walk when RockSteady is packed with life
  • Mounting requires housing (not like Hero8)
  • No 4:3 60fps raise

Ready for Action? DJI indubitably is now that it’s acquired a suite of gimbals, drones and even arobotic produce-it-your self toythat every particular person raise high-affect photos. Its action digital camera, the aptly named DJI Osmo Action, is a GoPro-a-fancy dice with two screens, very impressive image stabilization and a lower brand than both theGoPro Hero7 SadorHero8 Sad; nonetheless can a firm contemporary to the position the truth is enlighten on GoPro, or must mute you be conserving out for a Hero8 Sad in want to selecting up a DJI Osmo Action?

The DJI Osmo Action used to be launched in Would perchance 2019 with an RRP of $379 / £329 / AU$499, though it’s selling for $329/£279 at the time of this overview. To overview, you may perchance well perchance well raise up a GoPro Hero7 Sad for $329 / £319 / AU $529. As for the most contemporary, finest GoPro, the Hero8 Sad will put you encourage $399.99 / $379.99 / AU $599.95. 

DJI Omso Action

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Form and show camouflage(s)

DJI Osmo Action specs

Camera:1/2.3-walk CMOS, 12MP effective
Lens:145-level discipline of gaze, f/2.8
Entrance LCD:1.4-walk, 330ppi
Rear LCD:2.2-walk touchscreen, 300ppi
Video:4K (60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps); 2.7K; Tubby HD and HD
Photography:Uncooked (DNG) and JPEG
Battery:1300mAh (charging time 88 mins)
Dimensions:65 x 42 x 35mm

We were reviewing the DJI Osmo Action in a park, when a good friend mentioned – ‘Oh cool, a GoPro!” – it gave us that sinking feeling we to find when someone calls our Android tablet an iPad, nonetheless that’s what you to find when a product dominates a class. It additionally hits the level home – DJI has taken greater than about a produce cues from GoPro.

The Osmo Action has a identical astronomical-lens rear-show camouflage style and uses very identical housing to the total Hero7 line, and the same mounting system too. Having mentioned that, the DJI Osmo Action is well no longer a GoPro..

First off, it’s two-tone grey physique looks very DJI, in particular alongside theOsmo Mobile 3– they learn about fancy a part of the same family. The Action isn’t matte with a rubbery cease both, as a change sporting a right steel physique with a textured, grippy band that seamlessly wraps spherical its frame on its left, upright and high-side.

DJI Omso Action

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On the entrance is a 1.4-walk show camouflage that will get good and vivid for big outdoors viewability – as a lot as 750 nits, with a pixel density of 300PPI. To the upright of it’s an mountainous lens, shielded by a screw-on lens protector.

A USB-C port and a microSD card slot take a seat under a flap to the upright of the Osmo Action. On the contaminated is the put you’ll discover a pair of latches that birth the battery, whereas on the encourage is the contact show camouflage. Vitality, memoir and like a flash switch buttons are dotted spherical the tip and upright side, and whereas they’re a diminutive spongy, they additionally ship decent click-suggestions.

Its show camouflage is a quarter of an walk increased than that of the GoPro Heroes at 2.25 inches, and that additional size is welcome, as is its 16:9 side ratio, making it feel unprecedented, unprecedented increased when capturing in that side ratio than the 4:3 GoPro show camouflage.

Touch sensitivity is on-level and is helped alongside by an intuitive menu system. The principle show camouflage will get merely as vivid as the entrance one – 750 nits nonetheless it completely is a diminutive crisper at 325PPI.

DJI Omso Action

(Image credit ranking: Future)

We don’t fancy the Osmo Action’s color scheme nonetheless, ergonomically, it feels right and the buttons and interaction, in same outdated, approach collectively very well. Its battery is straightforward to swap out (when it isn’t in a case) and it’s hardier than the GoPros, submergible as a lot as 11m without waterproof housing as against 10m.

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