Photos and specs of the new DJI Osmo Action camera have been leaked

May 10, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Photos and specs of the new DJI Osmo Action camera have been leaked

May 10, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Well, that didn’t take long, did it? It was only just over a week ago that it was first rumoured that DJI was to enter the action camera market. And just yesterday when DJI started their countdown to an announcement that many suspect will be about the aforementioned action camera rumour. Now, a big leak of photos along with some specs seems to confirm that this is exactly what DJI is planning to announce on May 15th. The DJI Osmo Action.

So, let’s get the specs out of the way first, and then you can see the pictures. Because there are a lot of them.

  • 1/2.3″ 12-megapixel Sony CMOS sensor (Sony IMX377)
  • Ambarella H2 image processor
  • Field of view: 145° f/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/8000-120s
  • Video: 4K60p with 8x slow motion, HDR and automatic timelapse.
  • Shooting modes: Single, AEB continuous shooting, countdown shooting, multiple continuous shooting and interval shooting.

The 8x slow motion mode sounds interesting. That suggests that at some resolution, hopefully 1080p, we’ll get 240fps recording. Interestingly, though, it seems to use the same Sony IMX377 sensor and Ambarella H2 image processor found in the YI 4K+ action camera from two years ago. And that could only muster 240fps at 720. 1080p was 120fps. But, I guess we’ll find out in a few days.

Ok, now for the photos.

But wait, there’s more!

Looking at the images so far, it seems to be waterproof without any kind of housing – which has to become the new standard. It’s not an easy feat to achieve, especially if your average consumer has to be able to open it up easily to swap out a battery or memory card. And from a company like DJI, it’s expected.

There is that strange notched ring around the lens, which looks quite interesting, too. This might mean that we’ll have adjustable manual focus. Or perhaps it’s fixed and simply a way to attach things like polarising filters. Either way, it’s potentially a pretty cool and unique feature. Unless, of course, it’s purely for decoration and offers no real advantage at all.

Again, we’ll have to wait and see. But we’ll be keeping you updated on the 15th.

[via Photo Rumors / Drone Reviews and News]

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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15 responses to “Photos and specs of the new DJI Osmo Action camera have been leaked”

  1. Michael Estwik Avatar
    Michael Estwik

    For me it looks like a Chinese knock-off of GoPro… oh…

  2. Michael Avatar
    Michael

    I’ve always respected DJI for not being just another Chinese knockoff company. Tsk tsk. I’m guessing drone sales are declining due to heightened regulations and privacy concerns.

  3. Marcell Nikolausz Avatar
    Marcell Nikolausz

    so it’s probably not a rectilinear lens

    1. Espen Braathen Avatar
      Espen Braathen

      It’s fisheye like gopro.

  4. John Wick Avatar
    John Wick

    I have 3 DJI products. DJI produces the best products in the market. I believe that it will definitely best than the Go Pro 7.

    1. nzswedespeed Avatar
      nzswedespeed

      Well u hope it is better, considering the Hero7 has been out for almost 9months; and the hero 8 expected in 4months

  5. Rob Bannister Avatar
    Rob Bannister

    10bit h265 please

  6. Mark Mc Avatar
    Mark Mc

    Still nothing about image stabilization….

    1. Espen Braathen Avatar
      Espen Braathen

      The H2 SOC has 3D electronic image stabilization. But will probably not beat HyperSmooth.

  7. Mostafa Khalil Avatar
    Mostafa Khalil

    Here it comes again! Gopro should learn the drone lesson and stop their bull*hit with customers and prices or otherwise here’s Dji again but this time backed hasselblad!!!

    1. Espen Braathen Avatar
      Espen Braathen

      Hasselblad? Sony sensor and Ambarella SOC. Everybody can get these parts.

  8. Vishal Avatar
    Vishal

    Now American government will say that DJI also spying on them as HUAWEI..

  9. BlueBomberTurbo Avatar
    BlueBomberTurbo

    If it can’t at least match GoPro’s stabilization, come in at half the price, or significantly improve image quality, it won’t go anywhere.

  10. Espen Braathen Avatar
    Espen Braathen

    Only the Sony IMX277 can do 1080/240. It’s used by Hero 6 and 7 black.

  11. Bud Avatar
    Bud

    Is there anything the Chinese will not rip off?