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DJI Osmo Action Camera Captures Every Adventure in Stunning 4K Detail

By admin In UAV News

15

May
2019

DJI Osmo Action Camera Captures Every Adventure in Stunning 4K Detail

New Camera Features Front and Rear Colour Screens and State-Of-The-Art Electronic Image Stabilisation

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, building on its heritage of advanced image stabilisation, takes a bold new direction with the Osmo Action camera. Utilizing DJI’s unparalleled experience with capturing smooth and stable videos in the most demanding environments, Osmo Action is as rugged as it is sophisticated, opening worlds of creative potential for professionals and adventure seekers alike.

“DJI has always pushed the limits of technology, and the content creators who love our products made clear they wanted us to push the limits of their creative potential too. Osmo Action is our cutting-edge answer to what the creative community demands. Exceptional image quality and stabilisation in a unique and durable new form factor, with dual colour screens and seamless software integration. For all types of creators who push their gear to the limits, Osmo Action sets the new standard,” said Roger Luo, DJI President. “Whether you are capturing aerial content with Mavic 2, incredibly smooth content with Osmo Pocket, or heart-racing footage with Osmo Action, DJI offers a full suite of products for your creative needs.”

Rugged construction and intuitive design

A compact yet durable design makes Osmo Action the ideal camera for life’s adventures. Constructed to handle extreme conditions with ease, Osmo Action is dustproof, shockproof[1], waterproof[2] and has the ability to operate in sub-freezing temperatures[3]. Osmo Action utilizes color screens on both the front and back, a unique design feature that allows for more convenient scene composition while on the move. The 2.25-inch rear touchscreen employs a water and fingerprint repelling coating, and the 1.4-inch front screen makes vlogging and selfies easier than ever before. With a brightness of 750-nits, Osmo Action can be used in harsh lighting conditions including direct sunlight.

Osmo Action’s interactive user interface, Action OS, combines a streamlined and functional physical design with flexible operation. Power on, initiate recording, and rotate through the video and photo capture modes in the blink of an eye with three dedicated buttons. Never miss a moment with the help of SnapShot, which allows Osmo Action to turn on and begin recording in under two seconds by pressing the shutter button once.

Advanced technology with exceptional image quality

A 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photos and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail, assuring high-quality footage. A three-glass aspherical lens design records low-distortion content and aids in reducing warping effects for improved scenes. The lens cap is finished with two layers of anti-fingerprint coating to keep the shot clean during use, as well as an anti-reflective coating to reduce the unwanted effects of lens glare, giving users more flexibility to shoot in bright conditions.

Incorporating over a decade of experience creating three-axis mechanical gimbals, Osmo Action is the first DJI handheld camera to include RockSteady, DJI’s Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology. High-performance stabilisation algorithms work in conjunction with EIS to record every movement in smooth, stable, high-quality video, even when recording 4K/60fps. Additionally, Osmo Action is capable of High Dynamic Range (HDR) video in 4K/30fps, delivering an additional three stops of dynamic range to the scene, natural transitions between light and dark areas, and rich details that are often lost in complex lighting conditions. Osmo Action has a removable battery with a run time of 93 minutes recording at 4K/30fps with RockSteady enabled, and 135 minutes recording at 1080p/30fps without RockSteady.Dual microphones let users take advantage of Osmo Action’s Voice Control, and a speaker ensures outstanding playback quality.

Creative, intelligent features

A staple in DJI’s product lineup, Osmo Action offers a wide variety of highly creative features built into the camera which users can access with a few simple taps. While recording, choose between:

  • Slo-mo: 8x slow motion in 1080p 240fps or 4x slow motion in 1080p 120fps creates a visually appealing effect when documenting action-packed scenes.
  • Timelapse: If the user is looking to turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster.
  • Custom Exposure settings: Shoot for the stars with manual and semi-automatic settings that allow up to 120 seconds of exposure, perfect for capturing the night sky.

Unlocking Osmo Action’s full potential[4]

Using the recently released DJI Mimo app, connect Osmo Action to your mobile device with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for added functionality, including a live feed of the camera, multiple story templates, in-app quick editing, and more. An ecosystem of accessories helps unleash all the possibilities of Osmo Action including:

Camera Frame Kit: Included with Osmo Action,the Camera Frame Kit offers a universal mount for additional accessories and a window for the LED indicator to show camera status in real time while protecting the device.

  • Adhesive Mounts: Attach Osmo Action to flat or curved surfaces including skateboards, bikes, helmets, and more to capture fast-paced moments. Both the curved and flat adhesive mounts are included with Osmo Action.
  • Waterproof Case: Thewaterproof case protects the device at depths down to 60 meters while providing a clear image using high-strength glass.
  • 3.5mm Adapter: The 3.5mm adapter offers users the ability to connect an external mic for professional sound recording.
  • Extension Rod: Capture unique angles using the Extension Rod, which features a rotatable phone holder and a ¼-inch screw adapter.
  • Floating Handle: The Floating Handle offers a comfortable grip for Osmo Action and keeps it floating when shooting in water.
  • Filters: Osmo Action comes withNeutral Density (ND), Polarizer, and underwater filters. ND filters (ND4, ND8, ND16, and ND32) reduce light exposure in various environments, while Polarizer filters reduce reflections and increase colour saturation for a more appealing image. Orange Seawater and Purple Freshwater filters restore the natural colour of underwater scenes.
  • Charging Hub: Charge up to three batteries simultaneously in less than 130 minutes.

Price and Availability

Osmo Action retails for £329/€379 and will start shipping immediately after the announcement on May 15 at store.dji.com and from authorised dealers on May 22. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of Osmo Action, please visit http://www.dji.com/osmo-action.

DJI Care Refresh

DJI Care Refresh is now available for Osmo Action. For an additional £39/€39, DJI Care Refresh offers comprehensive coverage as well as up to two replacement units within one year. Receive your replacement even sooner with DJI Care Refresh Express. DJI Care Refresh also includes VIP after-sales support and free two-way shipping. For a full list of details, please visit https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh.

1] Osmo Action has been tested to withstand drops from up to 5 feet (1.5 meters).

[2] Osmo Action is capable of operating at a depth of 36 feet (11 meters) without additional waterproof housing.

[3] Osmo Action has been tested to withstand temperatures of -10° Celsius.

[4] Pricing and availability for accessories will be announced at a later date.

Published at Wed, 15 May 2019 13:21:39 +0000

{articles|100|campaign}Hands-on with the DJI OSMO Action Cam

Well, not my hands but the hands of Ash Ha, from DroningOn who has supplied a video of his unboxing that is going live at launch o’clock on sUAS News, thanks for that Ash! According to Ash, only 10 or so units were sent out into the wild for review.

In an almost DJI tradition, images and video have already leaked of the new action camera and even it’s specifications.

It has been a winding journey for DJI to reach this point, many would think we should actually be celebrating yet another DJI and GoPro product launch today.

When all is said and done it’s what DJI wanted back in 2014. So how did we get to today?

When the first Flame wheels and Phantoms flew people hung GoPro’s underneath them and it made sense that DJI CEO Frank Wang should reach out to GoPro for them to produce a camera for the rapidly expanding drone manufacturer.

Frank Wang claimed that GoPro wanted two-thirds of any profits! This is where the GoPro vengeance mission starts.

DJI formed a strategic partnership with Hasselblad in 2015 and quickly bought out their own improved cameras to fly under the Phantom range. In 2017 DJI bought out Hasselblad altogether and bought out the first 100mp drone camera.

Still, in 2015, 3DR released the Solo and that was designed to talk Gopro, there were delays to the gimbal that hung underneath Solo and the interaction between GoPro and 3DR was said among developers to be not the best.

At the same time GoPro were beginning to tease a drone of their own, the ill fated Karma. The name thought by many in the industry to be a dig at DJI.

Karma did not arrive until November 2016 it was a flop right out of the box, DJI had launched the Mavic 2 in September and it frankly made the Karma look so 2015. No amount of lipstick was going to improve this pig and in January of 2018 after battery issues, GoPro shuttered Karma.

So whilst 3DR and GoPro were cobbling together solutions from different vendors DJI quietly plodded on and masterfully released better products just ahead of their rivals. All the time improving in house technology.

Releasing a GoPro style action cam today must be very satisfying for Frank Wang and his team. I have no doubt it will be a piece of kit that will fly off the shelves and build energy for strong Christmas sales with this launch date.

With image stabilization built into this new camera I wonder if DJI will build a gimble free sub 250g frame around it just in time for Christmas?

Some specifications for those that care.

• Image stabilization system
• Dual LCD display
• 1/2.3′′ 12MP CMOS Image Sensor – Sony IMX377
• Ambarella H2 image processor
• FOV: 145° f2.8
• Shutter: 1/8000-120s
• Video specifications: 4K60p with 8x slow motion, 1080p video 120k
• HDR and automatic time-lapse photography
• Shooting mode: single, AEB continuous shooting, countdown shooting, multiple continuous shooting, interval shooting

Some more video from Ash

Published at Wed, 15 May 2019 12:59:31 +0000

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