DJI Osmo Action - 4K action cam of the drone manufacturer!

by Timo16. May 2019
The well-known for first-class consumer drones manufacturer "DJI" ventures into new realms. With the DJI Osmo Action, the Chinese company presents us for the first time an 4K Action Cam, which plays in the upper league and brings the competition into a sweat. All information about the DJI Action Cam can be found in the following post.



DJI Osmo Action


Image Processor: Unknown
Image sensor: 12 megapixel 1 / 2.3 inch CMOS

Display: 1.4 + 2.25 inch IPS
* 300 PPI + 325 PPI (640 x 360)
* 750 cd / m²
* touch screen

Connections: USB-C
SD card: SDHC / SDXC up to 256 GB
Battery: 1300 mAh

video Resolution
4K (16: 9) - 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
4K (4: 3) - 30, 25, 24 fps
2,7K (4: 3) - 30, 25, 24 fps
2,7K (16: 9) - 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
1080p - 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24 fps
720p - 240, 200 fps

Max. 4000 × 3000 pixels

* WiFi, Bluetooth and App
*Time lapse
* Slow
* hyperlapse
* RockSteady ICE
* Voice Control

DJI Osmo Action

Compact design and 2 displays

DJI makes it after the many other manufacturers and has for a rectangular camera body decided. The dimensions are 65 42 × × mm 35, With a weight of 124 g, The action cam is by itself waterproof up to 11 metersso no separate case is needed for swimming or smaller dives.

DJI - Introducing Osmo Action

Front and back is the Osmo Action with one each color display fitted. The back panel offers a diagonal of 2,25 inch, at a resolution of 640 × 360 pixels, Operation is easy via touch screen. The front is the control display with an 1,4 inch Picture diagonal and 300 DPI Resolution. Both displays achieve above average Brightness of 750 cd / m², As a result, they remain easy to read even when the sun is shining.

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physical Control buttons The Osmo Action is one Power button, an adjacent one shutter button, as well as a lateral QS button (Quick Switch) for even faster shooting mode selection. Connected is the Action Cam per USB-C Standard, which also allows video transmissions. Underneath is a MicroSD memory card slot. An important design feature is on the front. Below the camera lens DJI has one heatsink placed, which effectively prevents heat problems. Also solved very interesting is the changeable protective lens, This can be removed with a few simple steps and replaced with other (filter) lenses. What the DJI Osmo Action unfortunately dispenses with is a tripod thread. Instead, you have to rely on a bracket supplied by the manufacturer.

12 megapixel image sensor with 4K60 recording

The built-in image sensor is a 1 / 2.3 inch CMOS with an 12 Megapixel Resolution. The lens is a 145 ° Wide Angle F2.8, Both photos and videos can be captured using ISO 100-3200. The shutter speed is 120-1 / 8000 s.

Information about the image processor does not DJI. However, this is able to record videos natively 4K at 60 images-per-second to process. The recording format is MOV or MP4. The maximum bit rate is 100 MBit / s, The video coding is done by H.264. Unfortunately, it is not possible to encode video material in H.265 as well. Pity! The sound is recorded with 48 kHz, AAC encoded. Pictures can be in JPEG and in format DNG get saved.

DJI Osmo Action Test

In addition to the many adjustment features for recording, the DJI Action Cam also offers interesting shooting modes. High Dynamic Range (HDR) For example, it can be added to 4K30, improving the dynamic range of the recording. Also be supported time-lapse photography as well as Slow motion at a resolution of 1080p with up to 240 pictures-per-second and 4x / 8x slowdown. For short, stabilized time-lapse Osmo Action offers the so-called Hyperlapse mode.

RockSteady Image Stabilization and Mimo App

Video recordings are per DJI RockSteady stabilized. This is an electronic stabilization algorithm developed by DJI that comes very close to optical image stabilization. Even 4K60 recordings can be stabilized with RockSteady.

DJI RockSteady image stabilization

An external control option offers the DJI Mimo App. For WLAN (802.11a / b / g / n / ac) Connected to the Action Cam, all camera settings can be made conveniently via the smartphone or tablet. There is also a live image output and a direct access to the memory card. Recordings can be edited via the Mimo app and shared directly in the social media.

DJI App Control

Voice control and long-lasting battery

five voice commands ensure effortless operation, such as taking photos or switching off the device. The capacity of the changeable Batteries is 1300 mAh, A fully charged battery allows a recording time of up to 135 minutes in 1080p30 (RockSteady disabled) and 63 minutes in 4K60 (RockSteady enabled). Charged is the battery in 90 minutes.

Price and availability

The DJI Osmo Action can now for 379 € via the DJI Store be ordered. From the 22. In May, the Action Cam is also available at other retailers. As soon as a test copy reaches us, the detailed test report follows.

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Prices last updated on: April 5st, 2020 14:01

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Do not knock me off the stool now. A normal action cam of the better class. In the year 2019 I would have expected something more.


What more do you want to expect? The end result counts in the end, the picture quality, the sound quality, the stabilizer and how stable the firmware works.
The question is whether this cam watch is worth expensive money, I personally am very satisfied with my SJCAM SJ8 PRO in view of the purchase price of just 180 Euro, of course it is even better, but then for at least twice the price.


I agree with that. 4K with 60 FPS is enough. In the upper price range, it is only on subtleties and there is the Osmo Action excellently positioned.