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.
- Front-facing display
- HDR video
- Excellent image stabilization
- No GPS
- Limited advanced resolution modes
- Basic social and editing features