DJI, one of the most popular brands when it comes to camera drones, has announced a new action camera, the DJI Osmo Action. The camera comes with dual displays, RockSteady EIS, 4K recording, and has a rugged construction that makes it dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof. The DJI Osmo Action camera costs $349 in the US, and it stands right up against its competitor, the GoPro HERO 7 Black.
In terms of design and build, the Osmo Action is claimed to have an intuitive design with rugged construction, which allows it to handle extreme conditions and be dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof. DJI also says that the design allows the camera to operate in sub-freezing temperatures. Coming to specifications, the Osmo Action comes with two color screens on both the front and back to allow users to better compose a scene while on the move. The rear screen is a 2.25-inch touchscreen display with water and fingerprint repelling coating installed on top, whereas, the front is a 1.4-inch display that is convenient for vlogging and taking selfies.
On the imaging front, the Osmo Action comes equipped with a 1/2.3-inch sensor that is capable of recording 12MP photos and 4K video up to 60fps. The lens cap comes with two layers of anti-fingerprint coating to keep shots clean and bright and an anti-reflective coating to reduce lens glare. DJI says that the Osmo Action is the first DJI handheld camera that incorporates the company’s RockSteady EIS that allows users to capture smooth, stable, and high-quality video, even in 4K/60fps. In addition to this, the camera can also record HDR video in 4K/30fps with dynamic range, natural transitions between light and dark areas, and rich details.
The Osmo Action has a 1300mAh, which according to the company offers a run time of 93 minutes recording at 4K/30fps with RockSteady enabled, and 135 minutes recording at 1080p/30fps without RockSteady.
DJI Osmo Action Specifications
- Display – Front: 1.4-inch, 300ppi, Back: 2.25-inch, 640×360, 325ppi
- Sensor – 12MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS
- Lens – f/2.8 aperture with 145° field of view
- ISO Range – Photo: 100-3200, Video: 100-3200
- Photo Formats- JPEG/JPEG+DNG
- Video Formats – MOV, MP4 (H.264)
- Supported SD Card – microSD; up to 256 GB
- Wi-Fi – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth – BLE 4.2
- Battery – 1300 mAh (LiPo), Charging Time: 90 mins
DJI Osmo Action Pricing and Availability
The DJI Osmo Action is priced at $349 (~INR 24,500) and is available for sale on DJI’s official website. We are not sure if this one will make it to India or not. Stay tuned for further updates.