DJI Osmo Action Review: Very Capable Action Camera

Osmo Action is the DJI's first waterproof 4K action camera.

DJI Osmo Action

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Great 4K HDR Images & Videos Quality

LED Front-Facing Display

Waterproof (Extend up to 60M in Water)

User-Friendly Interface

Great for Vlogging


No Live Streaming


Basic Social & Editing Features

No HDMI Port to Connect to the TV

GoPro has a New Challenger!!

DJI drones rule the skies. Now DJI has launched its latest 4K Action Camera, giving tough competition to GoPro Hero 7. “Unleash your other side” is the tagline of the DJI Osmo Action camera.

Design & Display:

DJI Osmo Action is a dust-proof, waterproof, and shockproof camera. You can use it in 11 Meter deep water. We suggest you do not detach the lens filter cap for the best waterproof performance unless necessary.

The camera can be used at -10°C temperature, so if you are planning for an Alaska trip, you can go with Osmo Action.

DJI Osmo Action Waterproof 4K Camera
DJI Osmo Action Waterproof 4K Camera

It has a front-facing 1.4-inch colorful LED Screen for selfies. There is also a rear 2.2-inch touchscreen. Both display their details at 300ppi & 325ppi respectively.

A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.

DJI Osmo Action comes with a 12MP 4K camera. It can capture photos in RAW and JPEG formats. The front screen is so much useful for vloggers.

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There is a lens on the front side. It is an f/2.8 aperture lens with a 145° field of view. The lens is protected by anti-fingerprint coatings and an anti-reflective coating.

There is a USB Type-C port to connect the camera to other devices. The camera does not have an HDMI port so you can not connect Osmo Action directly to your TV to view your footage. There is no GPS sensor in the camera.

There are 3 buttons on the camera. One is for the shutter (start/stop recording), one is a power button, and 3rd a “quick set” button on the side for switching between modes (photo, video, and so on). The user interface is so good.

DJI Osmo Action Features:


The camera comes with an electronic image stabilization system named RockSteady. It is a really great and effective feature. You can enjoy recording in 4K at 60fps on any adventure.

The RockSteady feature keeps the videos smooth. You can record while racing, hiking, biking, etc. There will be no shaky videos.

DJI Osmo Action RockSteady Feature
DJI Osmo Action RockSteady Feature

You can also record 4K HDR+ videos at 30fps with a bit-rate of 100Mbps in this camera. There are also different recording modes like Timelapse, Slo-Mo videos. You can record slow-motion videos at 4x/8x speed.


SnapShot is a nice feature to take quick shots when the camera is powered off or in sleep mode. When you use this feature, the camera starts shooting instantly. The supported shooting modes include Video, Photo, Slow Motion, HDR Video, Burst, Timed, AEB, Custom mode, and Timelapse.

Quick Switch (QS Button):

You can use QuickSwitch to quickly swap between different modes and custom settings. Shooting modes supported include Video, Photo, Slow Motion, HDR Video, Burst, Timed, AEB, Custom mode, and Timelapse.

Voice Commands:

The action camera has also a voice-controlling feature. You can use voice commands to control the camera functions. Osmo Action supports voice commands in English and Mandarin Chinese. You can use voice commands like Start Recording, Stop Recording, Take Photo, Screen Switch, and Shut Down.

How to activate DJI Osmo Action?

DJI Osmo Action in low temperature
DJI Osmo Action in low-temperature, Snow

When using Osmo Action, activation is required through the DJI Mimo app. The app is available on PlayStore and Apple AppStore. Follow the steps below to activate the camera:

  1. Press and hold the power button to power on
  2. Enable Bluetooth on your mobile device
  3. Launch DJI Mimo and tap the camera icon in the top-left corner, and follow the instructions to activate the Osmo Action camera.

Battery and Charging:

DJI Osmo Action comes with a 1,300mAh LiPo 1S battery. It is slightly larger than GoPro’s 1,220mAh capacity. The typical time of charging the camera is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes using a USB adapter of 5 V/2 A.

A fully charged battery can support video recording at 1080P/30fps for up to 135 minutes (with RockSteady turned off), and 4K/60fps for up to 63 minutes (with RockSteady turned on).

Accessories for DJI Osmo Action 4K camera:

There are so many accessories available for this camera. You can buy housing (mounting) to use your camera on your helmet, car, or bike. Extended Waterproofing allows you to use a camera down to 60 meters in water. Numerous ND filters, floating handles, and extension rods are also available to buy. GoPro camera and Osmo Action look similar to each other, so you can even use some GoPro accessories with it.

GoPro Action Price:

The DJI Osmo Action waterproof 4K camera comes at a reasonable price of £329 / $349 / AU$499. It is available worldwide on different online stores and DJI’s official website.

Should you buy the DJI Osmo Action Camera?

DJI Osmo Action camera is a perfect 4K camera for adventures with a great user interface, hardware, software, and 4K image quality. It is also compatible with several accessories so you can expand all creative possibilities using Osmo Action! It is a worthy GoPro Hero 7 rival. Its price is also less than GoPro Hero 7. You can go for it.

DJI Osmo Action 4K waterproof camera
DJI Osmo Action 4K waterproof camera

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Is the DJI Osmo Action better than GoPro?

The Osmo Action offers a similar feature set to GoPro at a slightly lower price. It has a front-facing screen and better battery life, but GoPro might have a smoother user experience and a stronger ecosystem.

Is the DJI Osmo Action good for vlogging?

The Osmo Action’s front-facing screen and rock-solid stabilization make it a good vlogging option. However, its form factor might be less comfortable to hold for extended periods compared to a traditional vlog camera.

What are the pros and cons of the DJI Osmo Action?

Pros: Rugged design, excellent stabilization, front-facing screen, good battery life. Cons: Lacks some GoPro features, slightly larger form factor, and the menu system can be less intuitive.

Is the DJI Osmo Action waterproof?

Yes, the Osmo Action is waterproof up to 11 meters (36 feet) without needing housing.

What kind of video quality does the DJI Osmo Action record?

The Osmo Action can shoot 4K video at 60 fps and 1080p video at 240 fps for slow-motion effects.

Should I buy the DJI Osmo Action in 2024?

Consider newer models first. If you find a good deal on the Osmo Action, it’s still a capable action camera, especially for those who prioritize a front-facing screen.

Aditya Navgan
Aditya Navgan
Editor at Global Tech Gadgets, Adi has been writing for more than seven years about Technology, Gadgets, Artificial Intelligence, Entertainment, Gaming Industry, and more! Expertise: Smartphones, Laptops, Gaming, Cameras, Drones, Cars, AI, Software.

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