With the recent launch of DJI Action 2, we thought now would be a good time to take a closer look at how it sizes up against its predecessor—DJI Osmo Action. In this article, we'll break down what's new, how they're different, and help you decide which DJI action camera is best for you. Let's kick things off by looking at the two sensors.
A bigger sensor means more details and light can be processed to create an image for a camera. With a larger sensor, Action 2 collects more information and light from each shot, allowing for greater flexibility for editingas well as better low-light performance.
No more uncomfortable harnesses or awkward attachments! DJI Action 2 adopts an all-new magnetic modular design that uses magnets to help users easily swap between modules and accessories on the go. The versatile nature of this camera opens up a world of shooting opportunities previously not possible for users. Meanwhile, Osmo Action carries the classic design of an action cam, which requires you to change different mounts in different scenarios with screws.
This traditional design takes more time and effort to change, but it's ideal for activities like cliff diving.
Action 2 sees the jump to a 1/1.7-inch sensor that is capable of 4K/120fps. Higher frame rates means slower videos and, with 4K/120fps - Action 2 gives you more flexibility in how you want to record your world and space to introduce slow motion into your video. This, coupled with that larger sensor means there's not just more frames being captured, but each of those frames are of a higher quality.
A fully upgraded stabilization algorithm allows Action 2 to capture smoother footage when things get bumpy. With HorizonSteady, you can now lock onto a stable horizon, no matter the orientation of the Action 2 camera.
See even more in every frame with DJI Action 2's super-wide 155° FOV. With a wider view, it allows for more immersion and epicness in your pictures and videos as the camera takes in more than your line of sight.
There are some scenes that you don't want to get too close to the subject, either it's a wild animal or you just don't feel like to walk that far. No worries! With DJI Action 2, you can now enjoy up to 4x digital zoom for close-up views of your subject as you are recording.
The Action 2 Camera Unit and Front Touchscreen Module both boast OLED touchscreens. The upgraded screens allow for clearer viewing in bright conditions so you can compose and review your shots easier with greater clarity.They're also constucted of Gorilla Glass, making them more durable than ever.
Both of the main cameras are designed for durability and are drop-proof, scratch-proof, and waterproof. The major difference here is the size and weight. If you are looking for something that can be easily worn and carried, DJI Action 2 is the choice for you.
Video alone doesn’t make a good video, record audio that matches the quality of your footage with the Action 2 dual-screen combo. It includes the Front Touchscreen Module, which, when attached, can record high-quality sound via four microphones. DJI Action 2 is also compatible with DJI Mic and Type-C third-party mics.
In the battery matchup, it ultimately comes down to how you are using the cameras. With either DJI Action 2's modules attached, you can capture more of your adventures.
Both DJI Action 2 and DJI Osmo Action represent fantastic options for anyone interested in dipping their toes into the action cam world. For those looking for industry-leading specs and diverse shooting possibilities, Action 2 will meet all your needs and more.