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DJI OSMO ACTION Overview and Full Review Video

DJI OSMO ACTION Overview and Full Review

The original OSMO launched in late 2015 and was DJI’s first move into ground based cameras with it being fitted with a version of the X3. Since then DJI have diversified the line with the OSMO Zoom as well as the Mobile versions for smartphones. In November 2018 DJI released the first major over hall of the line with the OSMO Pocket, this dramatically smaller version was entirely redesigned and improved in almost every way while still keeping the benefits of a stabilised gimbal camera system. Now DJI have released a new model to the OSMO lineup called the OSMO Action.

Check out my full video overview, review and thoughts on the OSMO Action

DJI OSMO ACTION Review & Full Overview Of Features (17 min 10 sec)

Spec of the OSMO Action

The OSMO Action has a very similar spec overall to the Hero 7 Black .

1/2.3” Sensor 12MP Stills 145 degree FOV F2.8 Lens
4K 60FPS 100 Mbps H.265 Video Recording
DJI RockSteady Electronic Image Stabilisation System
HDR Video 4K 30fps
240fps 1080P/720P Slow Motion.
Fully Waterproof Without External Housing
Front Colour Screen 1.4 inches, 300 ppi
Rear Colour 2.25 inches, 640360, 325 ppi Touch Screen

You can get more info and order the OSMO Action here from DJI via the below link

Having a very similar form factor to a GoPro it is actually a little larger being 2mm longer and wider however what does stand out is the 1.4 Inch colour front screen, unlike other cameras that only have an information display to show recording info and status this is a full colour screen that’s able to show the live view just like the rear screen. This is a massive benefit for those who want to use this for blogging or need to see what the shot looks like from the front.

Moving around to the rear you will find a 2.25 inch colour touch screen with a resolution of 640360. This is where you can fully control the camera and access all its menus as well as see live view or play back footage.

On the top you will find the power/diplay button as well as the recording button

Around the side you will find the quick select button for quickly choosing preset functions and below this is a little door that covers the USB C Charging socket and the Micro SD card slot

The Camera & Lens

The lens is a wide 145 degree FOV lens with a fixed aperture of F2.8. The camera is waterproof and is fitted with a removable front filter that also acts as a water seal at the front, this is a screw fit and allows for easy fitment of ND filters or other lenses should yours get damaged.

At the heart of this camera DJI have chosen to go with a 1/2.3 sensor that’s the same size as used in the Mavic 2 Zoom and OSMO Pocket. This allows it to record at a maximum of 4K 60fps at 100 Mbps in H264, The OSMO Action can also record HDR video up to 4K 30fps as well.

Alongside the maximum resolution the OSMO Action recording modes include

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

RockSteady Image Stabilisation

DJI is especially known for its gimbals and mechanical stabilisations systems however in a first for them the OSMO Action uses electronic image called RockSteady. This is similar to what GoPro introduced with the Hero 7 and it’s really makes a massive difference to the output from this small camera.

In my main review video at the bottom you can see the RockSteady in action.

Software, Connectivity & Sharing

OSMO Action has both WiFi and Bluetooth built in allowing you to easily share footage as well as remotely control the camera via the DJI MiMo App, one area that really sets this camera apart from others is the overall menus and setting, its all extremely well laid out and the camera is extremely easy to use compared to others.


Fitted with a 1300mAh battery from fully charged battery can record video at 1080P/30fps for up to 135 minutes with RockSteady turned off and 4K/60fps for up to 63 minutes with RockSteady turned on The battery forms part of the housing when fitted and has two latches that lock to ensure the cameras is water tight.

The latches show an orange indication to warn if you have not fully locked it in to ensure the camera is fully waterproof



As the OSMO Action is waterproof to 11m without an external housing DJI include a open cage for mounting, this has the usual GoPro compatible fitment on the bottom for fitting to pretty much any mount you may choose.

In the box DJi include two quick release base plates, DJI have created its own mounts that has a twist and lock fitting if you want to use theirs too.


Having been using this camera for a few weeks I have to say I really do prefer it to my GoPro, overall image quality is good and its very easy to use compared too some of the others, The DJI RockSteady is very good at stablising the footage and it can make a dramatic difference.

You can get more info and order the OSMO Action here from DJI /> <br /> Mad

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