DJI has introduced the Osmo Action, a direct competitor to GoPro’s HERO 7.

DJI Osmo Action

The Osmo Pocket can shoot at as much as 4K UHD 60p and at as much as 240fps in HD. It has an f/2.8 digicam with a 145° discipline of view, and identical to the newest GoPro cameras, it’s waterproof. Is this all beginning to sound slightly acquainted?

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Key options

  • 1/2.3′′ 12MP CMOS Image Sensor – (most likely a Sony IMX377)
  • Ambarella H2 picture processor
  • Electronic picture stabilization
  • Front and again screens
  • FOV: 145°
  • f2.8 lens
  • 4K60p
  • 2.7K, HD
  • 8x HD sluggish movement
  • HDR and computerized time-lapse images
  • Single, AEB steady taking pictures, countdown taking pictures, a number of steady taking pictures, and interval taking pictures

Meet the Osmo Action

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Probably probably the most distinctive factor concerning the Osmo motion is that it has a 5.7 cm touchscreen on the again (640 x 360 pixels), in addition to a 1.4″ (3.56 cm) 320 x 320 display screen on the entrance. According to DJI the entrance display screen is just for viewing, it doesn’t do touchscreen digicam management.

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DJI have designed the digicam to be simple to make use of and function, and by including screens on each the entrance and the again it might make for an fascinating Vlogger digicam.

Weight clever it’s fairly akin to a GoPro HERO 7 Black. There is de facto solely a lot you are able to do with an motion digicam because the sensors for almost each single accessible model and possibility come from Sony.

In a pleasant contact DJI has designed the Osmo Action so you’ll be able to connect filters to the entrance of the lens.

Build high quality

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DJI claims that the Osmo Action is powerful and dependable and it’s waterproof to depths of 11 meters. Just just like the GoPro HERO 7 it doesn’t require a water-resistant case.

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DJI says that the Osmo Action makes use of waterproof seals and a water-repellent coating on the contact display screen.

DJI claims that the digicam is sturdy sufficient to resist drops from 5′ and could be submerged right down to 36′ in water with out a case for as much as 30 minutes.

Lens

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The Osmo Action makes use of an f2.8 lens that options three aspherical lenses that successfully stop distortion and are claimed to offer a crystal clear picture. The discipline of view is 145°.

There is a lens cap that removes filth and liquids and protects in opposition to fingerprints.

Video options

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As I already talked about the digicam is able to taking pictures at as much as 4K UHD at as much as 60p at 100Mb/s. It also can shoot in HD at as much as 240fps. As properly as 4K UHD, it may possibly additionally report in 2.7K, 1080 and 720p.

There can also be a HDR mode, however this could solely be used at body charges of as much as 30p in 4K UHD.

Recording codecs & resolutions

Resolutions & Frame Rates

4K UHD(16: 9) – 24, 25,30,48, 50, 60 fps
4K UHD(4: 3) – 24, 25, 30 fps
2.7K(16: 9) – 24 , 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 fps
2.7K(4: 3) – 24, 25, 30 fps
1080 HD24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60, 100, 120, 200, 240 fps
720P200, 240 fps

The Osmo Action information in MOV, MP4 (H.264) at as much as 100 Mb/s (in 4K UHD 60P) to microSD/SDXC/SDHC playing cards.

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It is slightly disappointing to see that DJI hasn’t chosen to make H.265 recording accessible. The GoPro HERO 7 Black can report in H.265.

D-Cinelike

There is not any D-Log accessible on the Osmo Action, however there’s D-Cinelike. D-Cinelike is designed to seize a large dynamic vary from the sensor, and colours are distributed evenly so the darkish a part of an image is tremendously improved. It is just not an actual LUT, however a lower-contrast video with a flat colour profile, nice for post-processing choices.

Stabilization

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The digicam makes use of digital stabilization. DJI has years of expertise in video stabilization so you’ll anticipate it to be fairly good on the Osmo Action.

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Osmo Action makes use of what DJI refers to as RockSteady expertise to stabilize footage. This EIS expertise is realized by growing the shutter velocity, analyzing the pictures captured by the CMOS sensor, and compensating by chopping off the sides of those photos. In this fashion, a number of frames are overlaid and at last mixed right into a single body that’s sharp, clear, and precisely uncovered.

You can’t use HDR and RockSteady concurrently. EIS could be enabled in all video modes besides in slow-motion, hyperlapse, or time-lapse mode.

The stabilization could be turned on or off relying in your necessities. Using the Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) expertise fin normal report modes will imply a 18-22% crop issue.

Voice Control

Just just like the GoPro HERO 7 the Osmo Action options voice management. There are 5 voice instructions for choices comparable to taking pictures or turning off the system.

Additional Features

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The Osmo Pocket has a few different fascinating options comparable to SnapShot, a QS button, Custom Exposure Control, Timelapse, Interval Recording, and Custom Mode.

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Snapshot is designed for these instances once you need to report one thing spontaneously. The manner it really works is that you just simply maintain down the report button and the digicam will begin recording in lower than two seconds. Pressing the report button in sleep mode and when the ability is off lets you begin preset recording modes.

With Custom Exposure Control you’ll be able to take lengthy exposures of as much as 120 seconds, which is ideal for taking pictures timelapses at night time.

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The QS button (Quick Switch) helps you to shortly change by means of the varied modes with out having to enter a menu. It additionally helps you to swap between the varied display screen modes shortly.

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The Custom Mode helps you to save your favorite digicam settings so you’ll be able to recall them shortly.

The digicam has each built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, in addition to a USB-C port.

Power

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The Osmo Action makes use of a detachable battery that can let the digicam report for as much as 135 minutes in 1080p 30p (stabilization disabled), and 63 minutes in 4K 60p (stabilization enabled).

The battery takes 1.5 Hours to completely cost.

In a pleasant contact, you should use a individually accessible fast-charging adapter to cost the battery as much as 70% in 30 minutes.

Can you connect a microphone?

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Yes. You can join Osmo Action with a third-party microphone by means of the USB-C port by the 3.5mm adapter.

The Osmo Action additionally has twin microphones and twin audio system.

DJI Mimo App

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You can use DJI’s Mimo App to switch footage to your smartphone or pill for fast sharing.

Innovation or simply one other motion digicam?

The Osmo Action already enters a really crowded motion digicam market, and primarily based on the digicam’s options and specs, the query must be requested. Would you purchase this over a GoPro HERO 7 Black?

There are actually some good options on the Osmo Action, however the picture high quality is certain to be very comparable if not the identical as a GoPro HERO 7 Black.

DJI had an opportunity to redefine what it’s best to anticipate from an motion digicam, however as an alternative, the Osmo Action appears to be similar to a GoPro in plenty of methods. This is to not say that the Osmo Action is a precise copy of a GoPro, as a result of it’s not, however the place is the innovation? Maybe I’m being a bit harsh, however I feel for almost all of significant professionals who use motion cameras would like higher recording codecs and picture high quality over anything.

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GoPro HERO 7 Black

The GoPro HERO 7 Black has been out for 7 months and GoPro has an extended historical past with making motion cameras. They even have an enormous social media following and the identify GoPro is synonymous with motion cameras.

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GoPro Karma

Ironically it’s now DJI making an attempt their hand at toppling the motion digicam kings. It wasn’t that way back that GoPro determined to aggressively go after DJI with their badly conceived and named Karma drone.

Some how I feel the Osmo Action shall be extra profitable than the Karma!

Osmo Action & GoPro HERO 7 Black Comparison

DJI Osmo ActionGoPro HERO 7 Black
Sensor: 1/2.3′′ 12MP CMOS Image SensorSensor: 1/2.3′′ 12MP CMOS Image Sensor
Max video decision: 4K 60pMax video decision: 4K 60p
Slow Motion: as much as 240fps in HDSlow Motion: as much as 240fps in HD
Max Bitrate: 100Mb/s in 4K 60p MOV, MP4 (H.264)Max Bitrate: 78 Mb/s MP4 through H.264 or H.265
Vertical Shooting: YesVertical Shooting: Yes
Still pictures: 12-megapixel (HDR)Still pictures: 12-megapixel (HDR)
Waterproof: Up to 11 metersWaterproof: Up to 10 metres
Removable battery: YesRemovable battery: Yes
Special options: Timelapse, Interval Shooting, Voice Control, BluetoothSpecial options: Hypersmooth, TimeWarp, Live streaming, Voice management
Wi-Fi: YesWi-Fi: Yes
Built-In Mic: YesBuilt-In Mic: Yes
Image Stabilization: ElectronicImage Stabilization: Digital
Recording Media:1 x microSD (256 GB Maximum)Recording Media: 1 x microSD (256 GB Maximum)
Weight: 4.37 oz /124gWeight: 4.13 oz / 117 g
Price: $349 USDPrice: $399 USD

Price & Availability

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The DJI Osmo Action comes with digicam, digicam body, flat adhesive attachment, curved adhesive attachment, fast launch base, battery, rechargeable battery housing, locking screw, and a USB-C cable.

It will retail for $349 USD. It shall be accessible from May 17th.

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What do you consider the DJI Osmo Action? Does it supply sufficient so that you can think about it over a GoPro? Are you disillusioned or excited by this announcement? Let us know within the feedback part under.