DJI’s new Osmo action camera has two displays and its cheaper than the GoPro hero 7

May 15, 2019

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DJI’s new Osmo action camera has two displays and its cheaper than the GoPro hero 7

May 15, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Remember the rumored DJI action camera that recently leaked online? It’s real and it has just been announced. DJI has launched Osmo Action, the company’s first action camera, and it could make quite a change in the small camera market.

 

DJI in a way already announced the Osmo Action six days ago, or better to say, teased it. But since now it’s out, we know the specs and the features it offers. It packs a 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor and a wide f/2.8 lens with a 145° viewing angle. Just like the GoPro’s latest model, it shoots up to 4K60 video and 12MP still images.

The ISO goes up to 3200; the camera has HDR support and shoots wide dynamic range in 4K30. You can shoot timelapse, hyperlapse, and slow-motion mode by using different modes of the camera. It uses digital video stabilization, just like GoPro, and you can see how it performs in the video below:

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The DJI Osmo Action is waterproof to 36′ without housing. It offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support for quick and simple transferring and sharing of your photos and footage. And perhaps the biggest difference from GoPro 7 is that it has two touchscreen displays: one on the front and the other on the back.

Here are the specs:

Camera
Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.3″ CMOS
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Optics
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Angle of View Wide: 145°
Recording
System NTSC/PAL
Recording Media 1 x microSD, microSD/HC, microSD/HC/XC (256 GB Maximum)
Video Format 4096 x 2160p at 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps (MP4/MOV via H.264/AVC)
4096 x 3072p at 24/25/30 fps (MP4/MOV via H.264/AVC)
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (MP4/MOV via H.264/AVC)
3840 x 2880p at 24/25/30 fps (MP4/MOV via H.264/AVC)
1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/48/50/60/100/120/200/240 fps (MP4/MOV via H.264/AVC)
1280 x 720p at 200/240 fps (MP4/MOV via H.264/AVC)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
4:3
Slow Motion Mode 240 fps Recorded at 1920 x 1080p
200 fps Recorded at 1920 x 1080p
120 fps Recorded at 1920 x 1080p
240 fps Recorded at 1280 x 720p
200 fps Recorded at 1280 x 720p
Still Image Resolution DNG / JPEG: 12 Megapixel, 4000 x 3000
Audio Format AAC
Sampling Frequency AAC: 48.0 kHz
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2.25″
Screen Resolution 640 x 360 (325 Dots)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed 120 – 1/8000 Second (Photo, Video)
Photo ISO Range 100 – 3200 (Manual)
Video ISO Range 100 – 3200 (Manual)
Shooting Modes Time-Lapse Movie
Self-Timer 3, 10 Sec
Features
Image Stabilization Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Waterproof Depth Rating 36.1′ / 11.0 m (Camera)
Built-In Mic Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Tripod Mount None
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
Microphone Input Yes
General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.85-4.4 VDC, 1300 mAh
Max Runtime: 2 Hours per Charge
Battery Charge Time: 1 hours
Charging Method USB
Charging Time 1.5 Hours
Power Consumption Operating: 5 W
Operating Temperature 50 to 104°F / 10 to 40°C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.6 x 1.7 x 1.4″ / 65.0 x 42.0 x 35.0 mm
Weight 4.37 oz / 124 g

DJI previously launched Osmo Pocket, the gimbal which proved to be quite reliable and useful for filming action. Now it seems that the company is getting more serious about creating a competition for the leader in the world of action cameras – GoPro. After all, GoPro tried doing the same when they launched the Karma drone back in the day. Although, that attempt didn’t really end well.

DJI Osmo Action is available for purchase and shipping, and it will set you back $349. While it has almost the same characteristics as the latest GoPro Hero 7, it costs $50 less. So, this alone could be a deal-breaker for those looking into buying a new action camera. And I personally believe that DJI will have more success in competing with GoPro than GoPro had back in the day. What do you think? Can DJI compete with GoPro when it comes to action camera? And can they beat them?

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7 responses to “DJI’s new Osmo action camera has two displays and its cheaper than the GoPro hero 7”

  1. Javier Cardona Avatar
    Javier Cardona

    “Should GoPro be afraid?” Hopefully

  2. Charlie Muller Avatar
    Charlie Muller

    GoPro isn’t afraid they have good practice at filing law suits for anyone trying to implement a better camera – any argument in anyone’s defense should be – IT ACTUALLY WORKS!!

  3. Ravi Gandh Avatar
    Ravi Gandh

    GoPro has been slacking since they launched their drone! They never seemed serious about bringing ground breaking technology or even competing on prices! In my opinion GoPro has already lost the race.

  4. Paul Dalcanale Avatar
    Paul Dalcanale

    If DJI can achieve the same video quality with this camera, Gopro is done! There’s just no innovation from them anymore.

  5. Nick Dunlap Avatar
    Nick Dunlap

    Gopro has been on the decline for a while now

  6. Michael Heliker Avatar
    Michael Heliker

    WANT!!!

  7. Bartosz Sypniewski Avatar
    Bartosz Sypniewski

    It depends how long it will last on battery. 2 displays does not make sense thoug