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DJI Enters Action Camera Market With Dual Screen Osmo Camera

DJI has announced it's first dedicated action camera, the DJI Osmo Action Camera, with 4K video recording, and dual screens.

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DJI has announced the DJI Osmo Action Camera, DJI's first dedicated action camera, it offers 4K, 60fps video recording, dual screens, with both a rear and a front screen built-in, as well as "state of the art" electronic image stabilisation, which DJI are calling "RockSteady". The camera has a 12mp 1/2.3inch sensor, and is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, as well as freezeproof. 

 

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The DJI Osmo Action Camera goes up against the GoPro Hero7 Black which is priced at roughly £340. The DJI Osmo Action Camera is available now, from store.dji.com, and Amazon UK, priced at £329.

 

DJI Osmo Action Camera Key Features

  • 12mp 1/2.3inch CMOS sensor
  • 2.25inch rear touch-screen
  • 1.4inch front screen
  • 4K video at 60fps, 100mbps
  • 4K, 30fps HDR video
  • FullHD slow-motion video, 240fps
  • 93 minutes of recording time (4K, 30fps, RockSteady on)
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in

 

 

From DJI: New Camera Features Front and Rear Colour Screens and State-Of-The-Art Electronic Image Stabilisation

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, building on its heritage of advanced image stabilisation, takes a bold new direction with the Osmo Action camera. Utilizing DJI’s unparalleled experience with capturing smooth and stable videos in the most demanding environments, Osmo Action is as rugged as it is sophisticated, opening worlds of creative potential for professionals and adventure seekers alike.

“DJI has always pushed the limits of technology, and the content creators who love our products made clear they wanted us to push the limits of their creative potential too. Osmo Action is our cutting-edge answer to what the creative community demands. Exceptional image quality and stabilisation in a unique and durable new form factor, with dual colour screens and seamless software integration. For all types of creators who push their gear to the limits, Osmo Action sets the new standard,” said Roger Luo, DJI President. “Whether you are capturing aerial content with Mavic 2, incredibly smooth content with Osmo Pocket, or heart-racing footage with Osmo Action, DJI offers a full suite of products for your creative needs.”

 

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Rugged construction and intuitive design

A compact yet durable design makes Osmo Action the ideal camera for life’s adventures. Constructed to handle extreme conditions with ease, Osmo Action is dustproof, shockproof[1], waterproof[2] and has the ability to operate in sub-freezing temperatures[3]. Osmo Action utilizes color screens on both the front and back, a unique design feature that allows for more convenient scene composition while on the move. The 2.25inch rear touchscreen employs a water and fingerprint repelling coating, and the 1.4inch front screen makes vlogging and selfies easier than ever before. With a brightness of 750-nits, Osmo Action can be used in harsh lighting conditions including direct sunlight.

Osmo Action’s interactive user interface, Action OS, combines a streamlined and functional physical design with flexible operation. Power on, initiate recording, and rotate through the video and photo capture modes in the blink of an eye with three dedicated buttons. Never miss a moment with the help of SnapShot, which allows Osmo Action to turn on and begin recording in under two seconds by pressing the shutter button once.

 

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Advanced technology with exceptional image quality

A 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photos and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail, assuring high-quality footage. A three-glass aspherical lens design records low-distortion content and aids in reducing warping effects for improved scenes. The lens cap is finished with two layers of anti-fingerprint coating to keep the shot clean during use, as well as an anti-reflective coating to reduce the unwanted effects of lens glare, giving users more flexibility to shoot in bright conditions.

Incorporating over a decade of experience creating three-axis mechanical gimbals, Osmo Action is the first DJI handheld camera to include RockSteady, DJI’s Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology. High-performance stabilisation algorithms work in conjunction with EIS to record every movement in smooth, stable, high-quality video, even when recording 4K/60fps. Additionally, Osmo Action is capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video in 4K/30fps, delivering an additional three stops of dynamic range to the scene, natural transitions between light and dark areas, and rich details that are often lost in complex lighting conditions. Osmo Action has a removable battery with a run time of 93 minutes recording at 4K/30fps with RockSteady enabled, and 135 minutes recording at 1080p/30fps without RockSteady. Dual microphones let users take advantage of Osmo Action's Voice Control, and a speaker ensures outstanding playback quality.

 

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Creative, intelligent features

A staple in DJI’s product lineup, Osmo Action offers a wide variety of highly creative features built into the camera which users can access with a few simple taps. While recording, choose between:

  • Slo-mo: 8x slow motion in 1080p 240fps or 4x slow motion in 1080p 120fps creates a visually appealing effect when documenting action-packed scenes.
  • Timelapse: If the user is looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster.
  • Custom Exposure settings: Shoot for the stars with manual and semi-automatic settings that allow up to 120 seconds of exposure, perfect for capturing the night sky.

 

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Unlocking Osmo Action’s full potential[4]

Using the recently released DJI Mimo app, connect Osmo Action to your mobile device with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for added functionality, including a live feed of the camera, multiple story templates, in-app quick editing, and more. An ecosystem of accessories helps unleash all the possibilities of Osmo Action including:

Camera Frame Kit: Included with Osmo Action,the Camera Frame Kit offers a universal mount for additional accessories and a window for the LED indicator to show camera status in real time while protecting the device.

  • Adhesive Mounts: Attach Osmo Action to flat or curved surfaces including skateboards, bikes, helmets, and more to capture fast-paced moments. Both the curved and flat adhesive mounts are included with Osmo Action.
  • Waterproof Case: The waterproof case protects the device at depths down to 60 meters while providing a clear image using high-strength glass.
  • 3.5mm Adapter: The 3.5mm adapter offers users the ability to connect an external mic for professional sound recording.
  • Extension Rod: Capture unique angles using the Extension Rod, which features a rotatable phone holder and a 1/4inch screw adapter.
  • Floating Handle: The Floating Handle offers a comfortable grip for Osmo Action and keeps it floating when shooting in water.
  • Filters: Osmo Action comes with Neutral Density (ND), Polarizer, and underwater filters. ND filters (ND4, ND8, ND16, and ND32) reduce light exposure in various environments, while Polarizer filters reduce reflections and increase colour saturation for a more appealing image. Orange Seawater and Purple Freshwater filters restore the natural colour of underwater scenes.
  • Charging Hub: Charge up to three batteries simultaneously in less than 130 minutes.

 

Price and Availability

Osmo Action retails for £329/€379 and will start shipping immediately after the announcement on May 15 at store.dji.com and from authorised dealers on May 22. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of Osmo Action, please visit http://www.dji.com/osmo-action.

 

DJI Care Refresh

DJI Care Refresh is now available for Osmo Action. For an additional £39/€39, DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. Receive your replacement even sooner with DJI Care Refresh Express. DJI Care Refresh also includes VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. For a full list of details, please visit https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh.

 

 

[1] Osmo Action has been tested to withstand drops from up to 5 feet (1.5 meters).

[2] Osmo Action is capable of operating at a depth of 36 feet (11 meters) without additional waterproof housing.

[3] Osmo Action has been tested to withstand temperatures of -10° Celsius.

[4] Pricing and availability for accessories will be announced at a later date. 


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