Philip Bloom compares the GoPro Hero7, DJI Osmo Action and four more action cameras

May 31, 2019

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Philip Bloom compares the GoPro Hero7, DJI Osmo Action and four more action cameras

May 31, 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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There are quite a few action cameras available right now. With the recently launched DJI Osmo Action, the market has become even more interesting. We’ve seen how it performs against its biggest competitor, GoPro Hero7 Black. But what if we compare it to other action cameras? In this video from Philip Bloom, you’ll see a side-by-side comparison of some of the most attractive action cameras currently available, including the latest one from DJI.

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For the needs of his video, Philip created a pretty interesting rig consisting of four action cameras, and he also added two 360-degrees cameras to the comparison. Here are the cameras he used:

Philip compares the action cameras in all those aspects you will find important and interesting, such as stabilization, exposure, color profiles and more. He notes that the comparison is not scientific, but it’s a real-world test, which I believe is more useful to an average user.

The test is pretty in-depth and includes some of the most attractive cameras currently in the market. However, Philip doesn’t include the low-budget Yi action camera. You can see how that one stacks up against GoPro Hero4, although the latter is now already outdated. Some future comparisons could also include the recently announced Ricoh THETA Z1, but at the moment it’s not even shipping yet, you can only preorder it. So, I believe that Philip’s test comprises all the cameras that are currently the most attractive to users, and if you’re trying to make a choice, I’m sure this video will help you with that.

[NOT just another ACTION CAMERA comparison!! | Philip Bloom]

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3 responses to “Philip Bloom compares the GoPro Hero7, DJI Osmo Action and four more action cameras”

  1. PhilipBloom Avatar
    PhilipBloom

    Thanks for sharing!

    I used the cameras that I actually own, which is quite a lot! So, I don’t have the Yi but also when you start down that road of including that camera then you should include X, Y & Z. It was already two weeks of solid work as it was and it was never supposed to be a shootout between all actions cameras.

    Despite its length the video is actually very much focused on two cameras; the Osmo Action and Hero 7 Black. I wanted to truly examine were the image and stabilisation, whilst other aspects of the camera are important I needed to concentrate on these two core features.

    Whilst I included many cameras at various points but they were mostly for reference at key parts of the tests, the RX0 for example. The Sony X3000 was in there due to it’s optical image stabilisation so its a good reference compared to these mechanical (Osmo Pocket) electronic ones (Action and Hero) and doing it in post with ReelSteady.

    In fact the whole 360 section was to show what we can look forward to once their resolution is good enough (although that essentially means 8K as shown by the Insta360 Pro2) as it must surely be the way forward for these action cameras. I actually do have the Theta Z1 but sadly it’s stabilisation is not good so there was no point including it.

    I hope this clears up a few points.

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      Hey Philip, thanks for a reply and the clarification. It is quite a lot of cameras, and the review/comparison is impressive! Who knows how much more work it would take to include more cameras, indeed, there are so many of them. :) But I think that those you included are the most attractive cameras currently in the market.

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        PhilipBloom

        you are welcome :)