DJI Osmo Action review

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Specs / Features


Hardware
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
Video Features
4K Yes
Photo Features
Megapixels 12 MP
Burst rates (frames/sec) 3, 5, 7s
Time lapse intervals 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20, 30s
CONTINUOUS PHOTO RATES Yes
Usability Features
Storage Memory microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC Up to 256 GB
Preview Screen Front Screen: 1.4 inches, 300 ppi, Back Screen: 2.25 inches, 640×360, 325 ppi
Ports USB-C
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 22-May-2019
Size 6.5 x 4.2 x 3.5 cm (2.6 x 1.7 x 1.4 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Fortress of Solitude

Finally a worthy competitor for GoPro

from Fortress of Solitude

At a retail price of R5,999, the DJI OSMO Action is about R500 more affordable than the Hero7 Black on average, although you're bound to find a few deals given that the device has been out for quite a bit longer. With the Hero8 soon to be released, GoPro might stretch their advantage over DJI in...More

At a retail price of R5,999, the DJI OSMO Action is about R500 more affordable than the Hero7 Black on average, although you're bound to find a few deals given that the device has been out for quite a bit longer. With the Hero8 soon to be released, GoPro might stretch their advantage over DJI in this specific portfolio until its next release. But, with prices expected to be almost R2,000 more, many prospective buyers may opt to look at the more affordable Action and Hero7 units.

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TechRadar

More than just a GoPro clone

from TechRadar

The DJI Osmo Action is a fantastic little number that runs circles around (other) GoPro copycats. It also gives the Hero7 Black a serious run for its money and still manages to hold its own now that the Hero8-series has arrived, with its great image quality, plenty of shooting modes and that self...More

The DJI Osmo Action is a fantastic little number that runs circles around (other) GoPro copycats. It also gives the Hero7 Black a serious run for its money and still manages to hold its own now that the Hero8-series has arrived, with its great image quality, plenty of shooting modes and that selfie screen. If you vlog a lot, need steady video and don’t want to pay GoPro prices, the DJI Osmo Action is a great alternative.

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AVSforum

Offers 4K/60p rectilinear recording with Rocksteady stabilization

from AVSforum

The Osmo Action directly replaces a GoPro Hero7 Black in my toolkit. The form factors are remarkably similar, but the DJI immediately stands out for having a faster operating system, a color screen on the front (for selfie video/vlogging) as well as for being able to shoot 4K/60p rectilinear vide...More

The Osmo Action directly replaces a GoPro Hero7 Black in my toolkit. The form factors are remarkably similar, but the DJI immediately stands out for having a faster operating system, a color screen on the front (for selfie video/vlogging) as well as for being able to shoot 4K/60p rectilinear video with “Rocksteady” stabilization. The Hero7 Black was limited to resolutions below 4K for similar video (rectilinear, stable). Those two differences alone are enough to make the switch worth it, IMO.

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Expert Reviews

DJI's twin display action cam is a real GoPro rival

from Expert Reviews

Given that this is DJI’s first foray into the world of GoPro-style action cameras, the Osmo Action is a pretty good debut. It shoots detailed, smooth 4K footage at 60fps, has a range of useful modes and is natively waterproof, too, without the need for a case.

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Given that this is DJI’s first foray into the world of GoPro-style action cameras, the Osmo Action is a pretty good debut. It shoots detailed, smooth 4K footage at 60fps, has a range of useful modes and is natively waterproof, too, without the need for a case.

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The Verge

DJI’s first action camera is almost as good as the best GoPro

from The Verge

The DJI Osmo Action price is $50 cheaper than the Hero7 Black, though practically speaking, you can usually find the Hero7 on sale somewhere. Even if there is a $50 difference, though, I’d still recommend the GoPro. Image quality is just a little better, with nicer colors and sharper pictures s...More

The DJI Osmo Action price is $50 cheaper than the Hero7 Black, though practically speaking, you can usually find the Hero7 on sale somewhere. Even if there is a $50 difference, though, I’d still recommend the GoPro. Image quality is just a little better, with nicer colors and sharper pictures straight out of the camera. They both offer incredible stabilization, but the GoPro sacrifices less to achieve it, with less severe image cropping and more frame rates, as well as its fantastic SuperView FOV. The Hero7 Black is just the better camera, but not by a ton.

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T3

Finally, a true heavyweight contender for GoPro's crown

from T3

The DJI Osmo Action is an exceptional rugged and compact waterproof action camera, and a great option for current DJI users who want to remain within the same ecosystem. While there’s no denying the all-out impressive pedigree of GoPro’s flagship Hero 7 Black, the Osmo Action’s performance,...More

The DJI Osmo Action is an exceptional rugged and compact waterproof action camera, and a great option for current DJI users who want to remain within the same ecosystem. While there’s no denying the all-out impressive pedigree of GoPro’s flagship Hero 7 Black, the Osmo Action’s performance, usability and features are more than capable of satiating the most fearless thrill-seekers. That front screen is also a game-changer for vloggers.

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Gadget Guy

Good value

from Gadget Guy

The DJI Osmo Action, looks and feels robust. It works very well. It’s reasonably priced. And it has most of the functions one could want.

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The DJI Osmo Action, looks and feels robust. It works very well. It’s reasonably priced. And it has most of the functions one could want.

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Stuff

Great for vlogging

from Stuff

Despite a couple of quirks, the Osmo Action’s great video quality, rich design and RockSteady stabilisation - which seems to defy the laws of physics - make it a stellar action cam.

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Despite a couple of quirks, the Osmo Action’s great video quality, rich design and RockSteady stabilisation - which seems to defy the laws of physics - make it a stellar action cam.

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Tom's Guide

A worthy GoPro challenger

from Tom's Guide

Get the DJI Osmo Action if you need an action cam for your selfies. However, we think the GoPro 7 takes better motion-stabilized video.

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Get the DJI Osmo Action if you need an action cam for your selfies. However, we think the GoPro 7 takes better motion-stabilized video.

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Pocket-lint

Stabilise your footage without a gimbal

from Pocket-lint

It might not sell billions, but for the DJI user who wants to stay in the ecosystem, the Osmo Action might just be the extra camera that enhances their creativity and lets them add another angle to their footage without having to have a finger in both the GoPro and DJI pies.

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It might not sell billions, but for the DJI user who wants to stay in the ecosystem, the Osmo Action might just be the extra camera that enhances their creativity and lets them add another angle to their footage without having to have a finger in both the GoPro and DJI pies.

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