DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera Review

DJI OSMO Action Cam

The Osmo action is DJI’s first effort at a real action camera that is best known for its drones. The Osmo action is small, lightweight about 4.4 oz. The Osmo Action plus features DJI’s latest RockSteady electronic image stabilization. It can shoot in 4K at up to 60 frames per second, including 100Mbps bitrate. It is a waterproof performance camera with both front and rear LCD screens and electronic image stabilization.

The Osmo action is extremely comparable to the GoPro hero7 black, but both are so many differences. The camera comes with video quality that offers up to 4k60 and 1080p240 video modes. DJI is a popular and well-known device as a foremost player in the gimbal and drone markets. It features an HDR video shooting system and an action camera that offers everything by pulls out all the stops. It also has the best electronic image stabilization named Rock Steady Mode.

DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera with 2 Displays

DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera with 2 Displays
DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera


Brand DJI
Weight 4.3 ounces
Dimensions 2.6 x 0.7 x 0.5 inches
Batteries 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required
Color Black

Design and Build

The Osmo Action is an integrated gadget. Its waterproof metal frame is attached with hard, textured rubbery sides to the hand-felt. Water sealed section, including a MicroSD card slot and the USB-port. The base is a battery component that is characterized by a small, square 1.4in display. 

It has a 16: 9, 2.4-inch LCD screen at the back with a pixel density, more than 300PPI and, it provides nice and sharp precise visions. It features wifi and Bluetooth that can be controlled using DJI’s mobile app.

GoPro HERO7 Black and Osmo Action cameras are the same dimensions, weights, layouts and both are rugged without the need for a separate housing. The one main difference is it has a tiny screen on the front that shows a live view.

Size and Weight

It is a little wider that is viewed from the top, and there are only millimeters in it–they’re around a similar depth.
• 65 x 42 x 35 mm / 2.6 x 1.7 x 1.4 in
• 4.4 ounces / 125 gms


It comes to video quality, the DJI Osmo Action impresses on most fronts, though its specialty is vlogging. Sensors are very sensitive to light, but the optical quality drops off. The low light performance is boisterous and grainy, very comparable in quality to that of the DJI, so if the lights drop, and only pick up your smartphone.

The front touch screen is especially helpful for self-shooters from an ergonomic position of view. The DJI Osmo Action is a focal point that can make an appearance point of view but across resolutions, GoPro, meters are only faced by default. It also produces more vibrant skin tones and colors.

The dynamic range is good, and we found ourselves ignoring the HDR mode as a result – especially given the fact it deactivates EIS.

The Osmo action can be captured with 4k footage on the packs as the right amount of detail, and in good light, can be cropped in post-processing with on 20-40% for Full HD content without breaking down too much. The five-voice precepts make primary functions like capturing photos, filming, and powering down the device effortlessly.

In general, the front touch screen is more incredibly helpful for self-shooters from an ergonomic point of view. One of the main advantages of despite the fact lens is super full that is almost guaranteed to get your face in the shot, the selfie screen means you can frame up background elements, and including intense brightness, outdoor visibility impresses too.

Back Screens

These screens have full-color touchscreens on the back that take up most of the back panel. They are very close to the same size vertically, but the Osmo Action screen is vast and has a 16: 9 aspect ratio. So when you shoot one of the 16: 9 video systems, the image fills the entire screen area. (i.e.) not sound like much, but the practical effect is that Osmo’s direct vision is more specific to those 16: 9 aspect ratio systems. It loses that advantage in 4: 3 video and photo modes.

Front Screens

The Osmo action is a monochrome that means black and white. It can serve up status information like battery status, shooting mode, and SD card storage, so that is solely informational. In DJI, the front screen makes have some of that information essentially form of overlays, but that is one of the primary purposes is to be a front-facing live view display.

The most common places this come in useful is for taking selfies, vlogging. In general, the Osmo Action front screen is off by default because you can switch by double-tapping with two fingers on the back screen from the back to the front screen.

Voice Control

The camera has voice control functionality for primary functions similar to switching modes, and that used for start and stopping recording. Concerning more critical details, instructions, such as changing settings, so you’ll need to use the mobile app or on-screen menu.

Battery Life Side-by-Side Tests

It has a little set of side-by-side tests. Voice Control is used to off on the Osmo Action; it does not have GPS and can’t turn off the wireless. One of the most power-intensive framerates combinations up to 4K60 and one of the least power-intensive combinations up to 1080p30.

Strengths of the Osmo Action

  • A front-facing live view screen
  • More responsive controls
  • Higher bitrate video encoding
  • More granular
  • Accessible standard commands and settings
  • Better battery life
  • More compatible RAW image format
  • Comes within HDR Video mode
  • More customizable settings

Recording Mode Camera Time (mins)

  • 4K60 Stabilization ON OA 53
    H7B 38
  • 4K60 Stabilization OFF OA 67
    H7B 44
  • 1080p30 Stabilization ON OA 106
    H7B 102
  • 1080p30 Stabilization OFF OA 121
    H7B 97

Slow Motion

The camera can shoot 1080p video at up to 240fps slow motion. It has a dedicated slow-motion shooting mode that saves the file as a slow-motion version. In an additional way, it’s shooting at 240fps but keeps the data for playback at 30fps. So you get the convenience of maintaining the slow-motion footage comes with straight out of the camera.

Final Thoughts

DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera with 2 Displays that takes the responsiveness, image quality, sensor, and reliability of the DJI Osmo action. DJI is reasonably extra naturally placed to carry up that problem because all of already have a dedicated pro division and previously have cameras with a variety of sensors and imaging specs to make a real difference.

A vivid front screen gives you to frame yourself effortlessly in several settings, while the back screen delivers a hyper-responsive display, crystal-clear. The Osmo Action are the flagship models from the respective brands. It is the best camera that easily captures especially fun and impressive photos and videos.

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