DJI Osmo Action Reviewed by Engadget

I can definitely find a spot for this pretty cool action cam in my collection …

After GoPro trod on DJI’s foot with its ill-fated Karma drone, DJI is stomping right back with a rugged camera of its own — the Osmo Action. It looks like a GoPro, is similarly priced ($349 — $51 cheaper) and pretty much goes toe-to-toe with the Hero 7 Black on key specs. Can DJI pull off what GoPro couldn’t, and give its rival a run for the money? We’ll get to that, but at the very least, the king of action cams has a new challenger to fend off, and that can only be a good thing for video-loving action fans.

… Both shoot up to 4K at 60 frames per second, snap 12-megapixel photos, come with electronic stabilization, offer up to 8X slow motion and are waterproof (GoPro to 33 feet; DJI to 36). It’s within those features where you’ll find the key differences, and we’ll tell you why they matter. But at a high level, these two cameras offer roughly the same specifications.

 

Pros

  • Front-facing display
  • HDR video
  • Excellent image stabilization

Cons

  • No GPS
  • Limited advanced resolution modes
  • Basic social and editing features

Summary

DJI’s first action camera comes out fighting, with a price and feature set that should grab GoPro’s attention. Neat features like a small front display and HDR video set it apart, and compatibility with its rival’s accessories will make the transition easy. But there are some glaring omissions, including GPS, limited voice controls and basic social sharing options. If you’re looking for a GoPro alternative, the Action is a solid choice. For everyone else, it’ll come down to some minor differences.

Source: Engadget

 

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