The DJI Osmo Action camera has been officially released. When it was first rumored, many of us had the same thought: how does it compare to the GoPro Hero7 Black? It seems that GoPro got themselves a new competitor in the world of small action cameras, but can DJI beat them? Here are a few side-by-side reviews to show you how the new Osmo Action stacks up against GoPro’s newest action camera.
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.
Released in September 2017, the original Sony RX0 was a very impressive camera. It offered 4K 4:2:2 video via HDMI, timecode sync for multiple camera setups, could capture 1080p bursts at up to an insane 1,000 frames per second with a 1″ sensor, and it came in a super rugged water, shock and crushproof body.
The new RX0 II ups the game with a new 15.3MP 1″ stacked CMOS sensor, internal 4K recording with stabilisation, shutter speeds up to 1/32000 sec, 16 frames per second stills shooting, microphone socket and that 1,000 frames per second thing? Yeah, it can do that at 4K now.
Ever since the GoPro Hero7 leaked online, the emphasis was on the new and improved stabilization. Then, the company promised “hypersmooth” and “gimbal-like stabilization” when the camera was announced. To show off the capabilities of the new Hero 7, GoPro strapped the camera to an eagle and let it fly over a soccer field. And apparently, they weren’t joking when they said that “shaky video is dead.”
Although we aren’t supposed to see the upcoming GoPro Hero 7 until later this month, a recently leaked set of photos gives us quite a good glimpse at the camera. A store display shows three variants of the new action cam, and it appears that only one of them will have the front-facing display like its predecessor.
The guys at Corridor are fairly well known for their flying cameras. From others, we’ve also seen action cameras stuffed into a giant nerf football and attached to kites to get an airborne view. And then there are a million drone videos. So, video from the air needs to be pretty interesting to catch our attention these days.
Well, this one sure is interesting. The Corridor Crew actually attached an Insta360 One camera to an arrow. Yes, one that you fire out of a bow. And the results are pretty cool. Even if it does require a repair after each time it’s fired.