DJI unveils its first action camera to take on GoPro

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The Osmo Action is rugged and waterproof

We noted a bit of minor GoPro rivalry when we got the original Osmo in our mitts, and now a clearer shot across GoPro's bows has been fired with the release of the Osmo Action. It's also the first DJI handheld camera to include RockSteady, DJI's Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology. "For all types of creators who push their gear to the limits, Osmo Action sets the new standard".

Osmo Action is created to handle pretty much anything you throw its way. The 2.25-inch touchscreen on the rear is covered with a water and fingerprint-repelling coating, while the 1.4-inch front screen makes taking selfies easier than ever before. The device features three dedicated buttons, allowing you to power on, begin recording, and rotate through the video and photo capture modes easily. That said, DJI says it will keep an eye out for user feedback and it'll improve the software with updates, if need be. Osmo Action's removable battery has a run time of 93 minutes recording at 4K/30fps with RockSteady enabled, and 135 minutes recording at 1080p/30fps without RockSteady.

Chinese tech company, DJI, have just a revealed a new action camera which could finally provide rival to the GoPro. Or you can shoot in HDR at up to 30 frames per second. Up to 240 fps slow motion recording is possible at 1080p too, the Osmo Action can also be set up to capture timelapse, and up to 120 second exposure times can be set for star-gazing projects.

The comments from users differ: while some prefer the new DJI Osmo Action, the others claim that they'll stick to their GoPros. Called the Osmo Action, this $349 camera has several tricks up its sleeves, including two displays.

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