New York (The Verge) — DJI Osmo Action Hands-on: GoPro should be worried theverge.com/2019/5/15/1862….
DJI announced the Osmo Action, the company’s first action camera. It’s a direct competitor to GoPro’s Hero 7 Black, matching it on almost every spec while also offering a few completely unique features — like a front-facing selfie screen. It costs $349 and is available now.
The Osmo Action has a 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K 60 fps video at 100 Mbps or 240 fps video at 1080. You will not be disappointed with the stabilization. Last fall, the GoPro Hero 7 Black introduced some of the best stabilization action cameras had seen, and the Osmo Action’s RockSteady feature is up to par.
The photos are clean in good lighting conditions but pretty grainy in low light. The biggest downside is that the image crops more than GoPro’s, in both photo and video.
The camera is also built to survive the elements: it’s waterproof (up to 11 meters) and shockproof (up to 1.5 meters / 5 feet), but it’s still pretty light, weighing about 0.3 pounds.
It’s a direct competitor to GoPro’s Hero 7 Black, matching it on almost every spec while also offering a few completely unique features, like a front-facing selfie screen. It costs $349, and it’s available now. — Becca Farsace/@verge