DJI’s Osmo Action vs. Smartphones: Do More with Less

Osmo Action is compact and loaded with incredible features, making it the perfect device for capturing ultra-smooth, cinematic footage anywhere

Smartphones and other mobile devices are amazing and super convenient for capturing photos and videos. However, these devices have some serious disadvantages. Here, we’ll pit them against DJI’s new Osmo Action to show why anyone looking to step up their footage and expand what’s possible should try out this advanced action camera.

Waterproof Up to 11 Meters

While most modern phones are water-resistant down to around 2 meters, Osmo Action is waterproof to a depth of 11 meters. This makes it a perfect, worry-free choice at the pool, the beach, or anywhere else you might get wet.

Need to go deeper than 11 meters? No problem! Just pick up the underwater casing and waterproof your Osmo Action at depths of up to 60 meters.

Osmo Action underwater

Steady as a Rock

We’ve all had the unfortunate experience of capturing footage that’s way too shaky. Thanks to RockSteady, Osmo Action’s advanced stabilization technology, gimbal-like smoothness is one tap away. Whether you’re mountain-biking down a dirt track, or just filming on a bumpy road, footage stays shake-free and amazing. And, with the accompanying DJI Mimo app, you can instantly share that footage on social media platforms.

DJI Osmo Action RockSteady

Robust Enough to Handle any Action

Smartphones are great for snapping quick shots, but they’re also easy to drop and damage. With Osmo Action, worrying about a cracked screen is a thing of the past. Two scratch-resistant screens and a rugged, durable body make it ready for whatever life throws at you.

You don’t have to take our word for it though, check out this intense durability test to see just how much Osmo Action can take.

DJI Osmo Action durability

See it All with Osmo Action’s Wide-Angle Lens

Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip through Europe or a weekend getaway with friends, rest assured you won’t miss a thing. Osmo Action’s 145° field of view will capture the scene as you see it, ensuring your footage is as detailed as the experience.

DJI Osmo Action field of view

Long-Lasting Battery

Even if your smartphone is fully charged, it’s no match for a long day of filming in addition to all the other things you’ll likely use it for. Osmo Action lets you avoid those problems, and can even record continuously for up to 135 minutes on a single charge.

Even if the battery does run out, just pop in a new one and you’re ready to keep rolling.

DJI Osmo Action

Designed for Effortless Selfies and Vlogging

With a 1.4-inch front display, Osmo Action lets you compose yourself in the frame effortlessly. Most smartphones have a 7MP front-facing camera that can record 1080P video, but Osmo Action’s front screen allows you to capture 12MP shots and record 4K/60fps in both JPEG and DNG formats, giving you complete control in post-processing.

Whether you’re an aspiring vlogger or just looking for better selfies, Osmo Action is the ideal choice.

DJI Osmo Action front-facing screen

Take Control

With Osmo Action’s Custom mode, you’ll have complete control over your footage. Customize a mind-blowing variety of settings like timelapse intervals, shutter speed, and much more. If you enjoy a specific setting, you can even save it as a custom profile and use it again anytime.

Wondering how to get the most out of Osmo Action’s timelapse feature? Check out our quick guide here for more.

DJI Osmo Action hyperlapse feature
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Upgrade your experience by accessorizing Osmo Action to suit your needs. From floating handles and attachable lights to mounts for surfboards and bicycles, the possibilities are endless! Additionally, with a collection of filters available, it’s easy to experiment with frame rates, lighting, and more to take your shots to the next level.

Add to that the fact that Osmo Action fits easily in your pocket, and what are you waiting for?

DJI Osmo Action accessories
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