As of today, GoPro gets a new, prominent competitor: DJI presents the Osmo Action, which is very close to the Hero 7 Black in price and specifications. Films can be made in 4K with max 60fps at 100Mbps, in FullHD an 8-fold slow motion is offered (240fps). Built-in is a 1/2.3" 12MP CMOS sensor, an Ambarella H2 processor and a f/2.8 lens with 145° image angle. Interestingly enough, DJI mentions an autofocus; so far we have only seen lenses with a fixed focus on comparable cameras.
The "RockSteady" image stabilization is done electronically. An HDR recording mode called D-Cinelike is implemented (up to max. 4K/30fps), in which filming takes place with lower contrast and a flat color profile (similar to the Protune feature of GoPro). Manual settings can be made.
The case of the Osmo Actioncam is waterproof up to a depth of 11 meters and has two displays (750 Nits). The 5.7 cm touchscreen on the back has a resolution of 640x360 pixels, and there&s also a smaller display on the front. By means of a "Quick Switch" button it should be possible to switch quickly between the views, even important shooting modes can be activated in this way. Own settings can be saved.
Operation via voice commands should also be possible, and of course via smartphone app (Mimo). WLAN and Bluetooth are on board. An external microphone can be connected via USB-C. By the way, the camera has a removable lens cover. The camera should be able to withstand temperatures down to -10°C.
Measuring 65mm x 42mm x 35mm at 134g, the Osmo Action is about the size of the current GoPro Hero. Also the price -- 379 Euro -- is at eye level with GoPro, unlike the Yi 4K+ Actioncam, which is offered much cheaper.
We are curious whether DJI will be able to offer more camera shows in other segments in the future, for example a kind of stand-alone Zenmuse X7.