DJI’s latest and best action camera Osmo DJI Action 3 gets a larger touchscreen on the back, an additional touchscreen on the front, better image stabilization, and a more robust body than its predecessor while remaining price competitive.
The brand new DJI Osmo Action 3 bears little resemblance to its predecessor (approx. $280 / £320 on Amazon) because DJI is giving up the modular design in favor of a more robust housing and a longer battery life. Because the new “Extreme” battery has a capacity of 1,770 mAh, with which the camera can record 4K videos for 160 minutes, even at -20 degrees, 150 minutes of runtime should be achieved.
DJI offers a range of underwater housings and mounting accessories, but the DJI Action 3 camera is waterproof up to a depth of 16 meters even without a case. The DJI action camera uses a 12 MP sensor in 1/1.7 inch format, which is combined with an ultra wide-angle lens with a field of view of 155 degrees. The combination of RockSteady 3.0 and HorizonSteady stabilization should guarantee a steady image even under difficult conditions.
The small camera has a touchscreen on both the front and the back so that the settings can be conveniently reached at any time, regardless of how the Osmo Action 3 is mounted. The manufacturer installs three microphones that not only record sound but can also be used for voice control. External microphones can be connected via USB-C.
DJI Osmo Action 3 price and availability
The DJI Osmo Action 3 can now be pre-ordered from the Amazon.com, Bhphotovideo.com, and Amazon.co.uk websites at $329 / £309. An adventure bundle that contains a total of three batteries, a charging case, and a kind of selfie stick costs $439 / £399.
Alongside DJI, GoPro also introduced its two new cameras: Hero 11 Black and Hero 11 Mini. Both received a larger, almost square sensor, which should offer users much more flexibility than before.