DJI Osmo Action Review

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Updated July 19, 2022
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If you’re looking for a camera to rival the GoPro Hero 7 Black, the DJI Osmo is an excellent choice. This camera comes with both a front screen and a rear screen and has fantastic image stabilization. It can shoot in 4K at 60fps and take 12MP photos that can be edited using the DJI Mimo app. In our Osmo Action review, DJI has established itself as a rival to everything on our best action camera list. Also, check how it compares to other best-selling digital cameras.

Why We Like It – DJI Osmo Action

The DJI Osmo action camera is a great alternative to the GoPro Hero range thanks to its features. It’s one of the first action cameras to include two cameras, with the front display perfect for selfies. The DJI Osmo Action also has brilliant video quality and image quality, and multiple shooting modes including slow motion and HDR video.

  • Two cameras
  • Great image stabilization
  • Waterproof
  • No GPS
  • Image stabilization crops a bit too much
  • No HDMI port


We can’t review DJI Osmo Action’s performance without comparing it to the Hero 7 Black. They both have similar features and the main areas where the Osmo action camera lags behind are the lack of lower frame rands and a GPS, Unlike the Garmin VIRB XE. Otherwise, it has impressive performance and can record in 4K at 60fps and at 1080p at 240 fps.

That said, other cameras with similar recording capabilities include the Yi 4K action camera, Panasonic Lumix ZS70, Sony CyberShot HX99, Pentax K-S2 DSLR, and the Fujifilm FinePix XP130.

The images can be taken in either RAW or JPEG format at 12 MP. There’s also stabilization technology called Rocksteady, and HDR mode to enhance the images. The Osmo action camera is tough and can go anywhere, just like the AKASO EK7000.

Related: If you’re looking for a fun camera for kids, go for the Dragon Touch InstantFun Instant Film Camera.


When designing the Osmo Action DJI obviously took cues from their rivals. It comes with a metallic finish in a grey color. The standout feature is the dual cameras, which can make recording some footage much easier. The front is 1.4-inches with 330ppi and the rear is a 2.2-inch touchscreen with 300ppi. To protect against dirt and scratches, the large lens is protected by a screw-on lens protector. The camera is also waterproof to 11 meters, but you must remember to close the flaps. The Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera is another impressive action cam.

Related: For a pocket-size digital camera capable of video recording, go for the Canon PowerShot SX740.


The DJI Osmo doesn’t come cheap, but it has many excellent features to justify its price. It takes great videos and pictures and has brilliant stabilization technology. The Osmo also has many shoot modes including slo-mo, HDR, and time-lapse. Having two screens makes it more user-friendly than many of its rivals and you can easily edit your content with DJI Mimo. Our DJI Osmo Action review has found it to have great value for money. Price-wise it compares well against its rival, the GoPro Hero 7 Black.

DJI Osmo Action Wrap Up

The DJI Osmo is the first offering from the company and they’ve hit it out of the park. The camera is rugged and durable and offers superb picture and video quality. The second screen is a gamechanger and has already influenced the competitors. It hasn’t got GPS or an HDMI port, but it still rates as a top-notch action camera.

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