More than two years after the announcement Asmo action, DJI is back with a new sick camera that not only eliminates the name Osmo but also adopts a brand new design. The Action 2 features a 155-degree field of view lens and a 12-megapixel sensor that can capture 4K footage up to 120 frames per second and 240 frames per second slow-motion video in 1080p. In 2021, it’s not impressive for an action camera when you look at GoPro’s latest top-end model, Hero 10 black, 5.3K at 60 frames per second and 240 frames per second at 2.7K. So what makes Action 2 something interesting? It’s all about the form factor.
DJI’s latest device weighs just under two ounces and has a magnetic mounting system that you can use to extend the camera’s performance. We have seen such companies Insta360 Similar designs pull off, but DJI’s execution looks particularly easy. Want to add a front-facing display to turn Action 2 into a vlogging camera? You can do this with a touchscreen module that adds a secondary OLED display and three additional microphones to the camera, as well as lets you record up to 160 minutes of footage. A separate battery module extends the battery life of Action 2 from 70 minutes to three hours and adds an additional microSD slot. Other accessories allow you to mount the camera on a floating handle, a 3-in-1 extension rod and a lanyard.
Other Nifty features include a dedicated sensor that can help the camera create challenging lighting conditions and accurate color tones underwater. A feature called Snapshot lets you turn on the device and immediately start recording by pressing the power button. It comes with all the common camera features of DJI, including the ability to double as a webcam and capture time-stories.
Action 2 is available to buy from today DJI’s website. The company is not selling cameras on its own. Instead, you can buy it as part of the $ 399 or $ 519 bundle. The former comes with the battery module mentioned above and the latter includes a touchscreen accessory. Both bundles also come with a variety of mounts.
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