DJI OSMO ActionBrand: DJI OSMO
- Shoots 4K video at 60fps
- Front-facing colour screen for vlogging
- Waterproof to 11 metres without a case
- HDR video and hyperlapse modes
- Shoots slo-mo video at 240fps (1080p)
Osmo Action’s all-round performance and lower price mean it’s our new number one action camera. Its front screen is a real boon for vlogging, and in most situations its video quality and stabilisation matches GoPro’s flagship (without surpassing it). Speedy operation and a polished interface also make it the most user-friendly action camera around. In some areas (livestreaming, hyperlapse quality, accessories), GoPro still has the edge, but if you need a new waterproof camera for summer adventures then the Osmo Action is the best around.
It’s a very close battle with the GoPro Hero 7 Black, but the DJI Osmo Action just edges it to take the title of our new favourite 4K action camera.
Rather than a big leap forward from GoPro’s flagship, it refines some areas (usability, manual shooting options) while drawing level with the Hero 7 Black in others (video quality, stabilisation).
Advanced shooters will enjoy the extra versatility of features like a 1/8000s shutter speed, and the Osmo Action is the most user-friendly action camera I’ve used. Vloggers will also appreciate its front colour screen for framing adventure videos.