DJI Osmo Action is the firm's first 4K rugged action camera

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If you have been listening to DJI’s social channels, you may have seen the firm teasing one thing aquatic in nature for the previous week, together with the line “unleash your different aspect”.

DJI Osmo Action specs

Camera: half of.3-inch CMOS, 12MP efficient

Lens: 145-degree discipline of view, f/2.8

Front LCD: 1.4-inch, 330ppi

Rear LCD: 2.2-inch touchscreen, 300ppi

Video: 4K (60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps); 2.7K; Full HD and HD

Images: Raw (DNG) and JPEG

Battery: 1300mAh (charging time 88 minutes)

Dimensions: 65 x 42 x 35mm

Weight: 134g

Well, the wait now over, and the firm has confirmed that what it is referring to is not one other 360-degree camera – or a colonoscopy camera, as one commenter suggested – however frankly one thing that is lengthy overdue for the action camera market.  

So what is it? A front-facing LCD display on its new Osmo Action mannequin, a water-proof, shockproof and dust-proof action camera that may enterprise 11m beneath the waves with out a further housing. 

Sure, front-facing LCD screens on action cameras are nothing new, however it’s the incontrovertible fact that it is a full color show that makes it particular. As DJI factors out, that eliminates the guesswork usually wanted when composing movies or pictures when you possibly can’t see the rear show. 

The rear 2.2-inch display is touch-sensitive and has been primed with a water- and fingerprint-repellant coating, whereas the entrance show measures 1.Four inches. Both shows their particulars at 300ppi.

Next to the front-facing LCD is lens with an f/2.Eight aperture that captures pictures with a 145-degree discipline of view, and this has been protected with two separate anti-fingerprint coatings along with an anti-reflective coating. The mannequin additionally packs a 12MP sensor that captures stills in each uncooked and JPEG codecs, with a raft of guide and semi-automatic capturing modes alongside.

The mannequin additionally advantages from DJI’s gimbal knowhow in debuting an digital picture stabilization system dubbed RockSteady. This works over pan, roll and tilt axes, even when recording 4K footage as much as the most 60p.

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4K HDR video, which claims so as to add three stops of dynamic vary when capturing 4K/30p footage, is additionally available, as are a spread of seize modes equivalent to TimeLapse and 4x/8x Slo-Mo choices. Other choices embody Voice Control and inbuilt Wi-Fi, which works together with the new DJI Mino app. 

A raft of equipment may also be made obtainable for the new mannequin, together with a housing that permits the camera to be mounted on helmets and elsewhere, in addition to one other that extends waterproofing all the way down to 60m. An extension rod, floating deal with and vary of ND filters, are additionally set to be made obtainable, amongst others. 

The DJI Osmo Action might be ordered now for £329 / $349 / AU$499 from the DJI website, and it will likely be extra broadly obtainable from May 22.

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