DJI Osmo Action review

DJI’s first action camera is a great bit of kit that undercuts the GoPro Hero7 Black, and betters it in key areas

DJI Osmo Action camera

Digital Camera World Verdict

DJI’s first action cam is a great bit of kit that undercuts the GoPro Hero7 Black, and betters it in a couple of key areas.


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    Excellent image stabilization

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    Premium, waterproof design

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    Great for vlogging


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    Major lag when EIS is active at max resolution

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    App connection failed across devices

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    Limited accessory options

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DJI may be best known for making camera drones, gimbals, and cameras wedged onto gimbals, but it’s latest gadget, the Osmo Action is an action cam that pulls out all the stops to deliver everything you need to document your best action-packed life. 

Rather than be subtle about it, the DJI Osmo Action takes on GoPro’s most premium offering, the Hero7 Black, head-on, with a strikingly similar design and feature-set. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.