Chinese brand DJI, known for its innovations in camera stabilization and drone technologies, has introduced a new action camera. Dubbed as Osmo Action, this gizmo takes the GoPro head-on. DJI claims that the camera’s body is designed to survive in the harsh environment making it an ideal companion for the adventurous types. It can survive 11-meter under-water for around 30 minutes.
The Osmo Action features two color screens on both the front and back. This means that you always get to see what’s in the frame whether you are in front or behind the camera. The 2.2-inch touchscreen panel on the back comes with a water repellent and oleophobic coating. The front display is a tiny one measuring at 1.4-inch. The screen brightness can go as high as 750 nits so that you don’t have to struggle with it under direct sunlight.
DJI’s newest camera sports a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The module can snap pictures at 12-megapixel. However, its main job is to record videos and it doesn’t seem to take that lightly at all. The Osmo Action can record 4K video smooth 60 fps. The shooter supports slow motion modes capturing up to 240 fps in FUll HD quality. You also achieve long exposure up to 120 seconds or timelapse on the Osmo Action. DJI has added oleophobic as well as an anti-reflective coating to the optics. Looks like J. J. ‘Lens Flare’ Abrams is going to give it a miss. The Osmo Action is DJI’s first compact camera to feature its Electronic Image Stabilization termed as RockSteady. The Chinese company claims that the camera is tuned to handle the transition from light to dark environment seamlessly.
The compact camera runs DJI’s in-house Action OS. It features straightforward navigation and recording features. According to the company, the Osmo Action can power on and start recording a video within two seconds of pressing the shutter. And like every other gadget these days, the Osmo Action has a companion app. Using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection, you can access the live feed on your smartphone. You can import the clips and quickly edit them on the phone too. On a single charge, the Osmo can clock in 93 minutes of 4K video recording with EIS enabled. Since you are unlikely to find a power socket during your adventures, the Osmo Action comes with a removable battery. You can buy two batteries and swap them out when one goes out.
The Osmo Action is pegged at $349, which is roughly Rs 24,500. It is available for purchase online via the company’s official store along with a bunch of accessories such as ND filters, mounts, extension rod, and more. It is yet to show up on Amazon India. However, considering that the e-commerce company retails DJI’s other products such as the Osmo Mobile 2 gimble, the Osmo Action may eventually make it to the Indian market.