DJI: OSMO Action VS GoPro Hero 7 Black
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DJI Review 2019: New OSMO Action VS GoPro Hero 7 Black
By Jordi D. Rodríguez Updated: May 15, 2019

The leading drone predecessor DJI has just released its new sports camera named OSMO Action at 9:00 AM EST on May 15th, 2019. It has attracted the attention of all tech fans around the world and has become the buzz over the internet. It is the first time that DJI aims its target on sports cam, so it is inevitably compared to its biggest rival - GoPro Hero Black 7. While some GoPro pursuers are sticking wholly to its Hero 7 Black, thinking and speaking lowly of DJI's new cam series, DJI's fans fighting back with OSMO Action's good technical features, saying it's worth trying. DJI OSMO Action vs GoPro Hero 7 Black, which group are you going to stand with? Think before you leap. Read more to find out the truth.

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A Glance at Specs of DJI OSMO Action and GoPro Hero 7 Black

The upcoming DJI OSMO Action's parameters are officially released as follows:

DJI OSMO Action Camera

● Image stabilization system (check out RockSteady vs HyperSmooth detailed review)

● Waterproof

● Dual LCD display

● 1/2.3′′ 12MP CMOS Image Sensor – Sony IMX377

● Ambarella H2 image processor

● World’s first action camera with built-in 3-axis gimbal

● Multiple filters can be installed

● Size smaller than GoPro HERO7 Black

● FOV: 145° f/2.8

● Shutter: 1/8000-120s

● Video specifications: 4K60p with 8x slow motion, 1080p video 120k

● HDR and automatic time-lapse photography

● Shooting mode: single, AEB continuous shooting, countdown shooting, multiple continuous shooting, interval shooting

● US price $399

The GoPro’s technical specifications are as follows:

GoPro Hero 7 Black

● Key features: SuperPhoto | HyperSmooth Video Stabilization

● Audio Features: 3.5mm Audio Mic Input With Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter (sold separately) | Stereo Audio

● Video: 4K60, Wide FOV

● Photo: 12MP

● Connected Features: Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® | GPS Enabled | Connects to GoPro App

● Time Lapse: TimeWarp Video | Time Lapse Video | Time Lapse Photo | Night Lapse Photo | Touch Zoom | Protune

● World's first action camera with built-in 3-axis gimbal

● Multiple filters can be installed

● Size smaller than GoPro HERO7 Black

● FOV: 145° f/2.8

● Shutter: 1/8000-120s

● Video specifications: 4K60p with 8x slow motion, 1080p video 120k

● HDR and automatic time-lapse photography

● Shooting mode: single, AEB continuous shooting, countdown shooting, multiple continuous shooting, interval shooting

● US price $399

Technical Specifications Comparison between OSMO Action and Hero 7 Black

Parameter OSMO Action GoPro Hero 7 Black
Front-facing selfie screen YES NO
Stabilization YES (RockSteady) YES (HyperSmooth)
Waterproof 31.4MB 120MB
FOV 145° 149°
Aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
Shutter Speed 120s - 1/8000s 30s - 1/3840s
Max Vide Bit Rate 100 Mbps 78 Mbps (4K With Protune)
Max Video Resolution 4K 60fps 4K 60fps
Lens Filters ND, polarizer, and underwater filters Snap-on filters
8x Slow Motion Capture YES YES
Time Lapse YES YES
4K HDR YES Unknown
Video Shooting Modes Video Slow Motion HDR Video Time Lapse Video Looping Time Lapse TimeWarp Video
Sensor 1/2.3′′ CMOS 1/2.3′′ CMOS
Effective Pixels 12M Not applicable
USP
● Ambarella H2 image processor
● World’s first action camera with built-in 3-axis gimbal
● 3.5mm Audio Mic Input With Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter (sold separately) | Stereo Audio
● Wi-Fi + Bluetooth® | GPS Enabled | Connects to GoPro App
Fixed Price $349 $399.99

Looking from the chart, DJI OSMO Action seems to perform better compared with GoPro Hero 7 at a same price. Is this really welcomed by tech geeks? Let's see what they say.

Collection of Reviews on DJI OSMO Action

1. I’m looking forward to DJI’s sports cam!!! GoPro’s app is a crap because it NEVER upgrading! I will replace my 7 for OSMO!

2. If OSMO can do better in stabilization than Go, I will definitely buy one!

3. It is WATERPROOF! Worth buying!

4. DJI uses Sony sensor? Buy!!!

5. A serious overheating problem! After connecting OSMO Action with computer for file transferring, it gets extremely hot, especially the lens part.

From the reviews that are partly selected from some forums, we can see that people are looking forward to its publish and would be likely to buy OSMO Action. For GoPro users, if you have trouble in dealing with wide angle with your shootings, hold a breath if you do not plan to replace your Hero 7 for a new cam.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jordi D. Rodríguez

Jordi was an amateur tech enthusiast, but now an editor who has published hundreds of stories covering hardware acceleration, video editing, software review and how-to guides. He is more like a "tech support" with adventurous soul, eagerly grabbing cutting-edge video technologies off in a professional yet easy-to-understand style, and enjoying gliding, diving, etc.

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