Action cam smackdown as we pit the GoPro Hero 12 versus the DJI Osmo Action 4

A man holding up two action cameras next to each other and yelling
(Image credit: George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Since its introduction to the market in 2004 the GoPro has become the ‘go-to’ gadget for filming action and sporting activities, and we’re currently enjoying the 12th incarnation of the device with the GoPro Hero 12 Black. DJI released a contender to the GoPro’s action camera crown in 2019 and the latest model in that line is the DJI Osmo Action 4

I was lucky enough to be lent a GoPro Hero 12 Black and a DJI Action 4 to test out, so I decided to see how both devices compared when filming stuntman Matt Igwe running, jumping, swinging, and flipping through 180º in London’s Barbican Centre.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.