DJI Osmo Action 3 – Newsshooter

DJI has announced the Osmo Action 3, the latest iteration of the Osmo action camera series.

The Osmo Action 3 has a 1/1.7 inch sensor and is capable of shooting DCI 4K at up to 120 fps. It features a super wide 155° field of view, RockSteady 3.0, HorizonSteady and HorizonBalancing.

The DJO Osmo Action 3 is the successor to the original Osmo Action camera released in May 2019.

Sensor

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The Osmo Action 3 features a 1/1.7 inch sensor and is capable of shooting in resolutions and frame rates up to DCI 4K/120fps.

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An improved heat management system enables continuous DCI 4K/60fps recording until the battery runs out. According to DJI, this solves the overheating issue common to many other action cameras. A D-Cinelike color mode is available in video, slow motion and timelapse modes.

For comparison, the original Osmo Action has a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor and it was capable of recording DCI 4K at up to 60 fps.

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Battery

Osmo Action 3 FEATURES Resistance to low temperatures

The Osmo Action 3 has a 1770mAh battery that not only allows the camera to record for up to 160 minutes, but will also operate in temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F). It is claimed to be able to charge from 0-80% in just 18 minutes and from 0-100% in 50 minutes.

According to DJI, the Osmo Action 3 is the first action camera with native fast charging support. The battery comes with Osmo Action 3, so no separate purchase is necessary.

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A new multi-functional battery box charges three batteries at once and supports fast charging.

Vertical video

With many content now exclusively for social media, DJI has included a new horizontal-vertical protective frame that allows users to change the orientation of the camera to suit their needs.

How low can you go?

The Osmo Action 3 is waterproof up to 16 meters deep without requiring an additional case. If you need to go deeper than 16m, an additional waterproof case is available.

Solid as a rock

Osmo Action 3 FEATURES Extension Rod

The Osmo Action 3 has three electronic image stabilization options:

Rock Steady 3.0 is supposed to effectively eliminate camera shake in all directions. It runs up to 4K/120fps. This is the ideal stabilization for sports-specific scenes like cycling and handheld filming.

HorizonStable is supposed to help eliminate camera shake in all directions and even horizontally correct tilt at any angle. This means that images can remain horizontal, even through strong bumps and 360° rotations.

Horizon Balancing correct tilt horizontally within ±45° and support stable 4K/60fps video recording. It is an intermediate solution between RockSteady and HorizonSteady. According to DJI, this mode is a good choice when the priority is a smooth 4K image in a dynamic environment.

Two touchscreens and improved sound

The Osmo Action 3 is the first action camera with two touch screens. This allows users to make tuning adjustments to both the front and rear of the camera. Three-mic stereo recording is supposed to help reduce wind noise and improve audio quality

Additional Features

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Wi-Fi Livestream supports 1080p/30fps, 720p/30fps and 480p/30fps, and pauses recording during the stream. UAC/UVC webcam support provides high quality video and audio for conference calls and live broadcasts.

  • A shutter/record button and a quick switch button provide immediate recording and instant mode switching.
  • Quick switching between five custom modes provides access to user-created camera modes at the touch of a button.
  • The multifunctional battery case stores three batteries and two microSD cards, intelligently quickly charges three batteries, and can be used with these batteries as a power bank to charge other devices like your smartphone.
  • Voice prompt informs users of current modes without having to disassemble the camera.
  • Voice control recognizes voice commands with high recognition rate to control the camera when hands are busy.
  • InvisiStick for Skiing digitally recognizes and masks the selfie stick in winter sports situations.
  • 1.5m drop resistance of Corning Gorilla Glass for touchscreens and lens cover.
  • Low-power timelapse, preset for common scenarios (crowds, clouds, sunset) and dynamic accelerated video stabilization for smooth exposure and color temperature changes.
  • The digital lens shoots in Standard (Dewarp), Wide and Ultra-Wide for all shooting modes.
  • Digital zoom up to 4x can be adjusted while recording for better image composition.
  • DJI Mic compatibility via Type-C port and external mics via 3.5mm to Type-C cable.
  • Loop recording for continuous recording and overwriting according to a preset duration.

DJI Mimo & LightCut

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The Osmo Action 3 connects to the DJI Mimo smartphone app via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth so you can view a live feed from the camera, access settings and various story templates, and perform quick editing in the app, etc.

The LightCut video editing app can automatically select clips and intelligently combine them with a range of built-in templates to generate ready-to-share video montages.

Accessories

As you’d expect with any action camera, there are a range of accessories you can use with the Osmo Action 3:

  • Osmo Action 3 Waterproof Case
  • Osmo Action 3 Extreme Battery
  • Osmo Action 3 multifunction battery box
  • Osmo Action 3 Adhesive Base Kit
  • Protective cover for Osmo Action 3 lens
  • Osmo Action 3 1.5m Extension Rod Kit
  • Magnetic Ball Joint Adapter Mount for Osmo Action 3
  • Osmo Action Chest Strap Mount
  • Osmo Action Handlebar Mount
  • Chin support for Osmo Action helmet
  • Osmo Action suction cup mount
  • Osmo Action surf tether

Price and availability

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Below are the prices for the Standard Combo, Adventure Combo and accessories:

  • Osmo Action 3 Standard Combo $329 USD
  • Osmo Action 3 Adventure Combo $439 USD
  • Osmo Action 3 Waterproof Case $69 USD
  • Osmo Action 3 Extreme Battery $29 USD
  • Osmo Action 3 Multi-Function Battery Case $69 USD
  • Osmo Action 3 Adhesive Base Kit $19 USD
  • Protective cover for Osmo Action 3 lens $19 USD
  • Osmo Action 3 1.5m Extension Rod Kit $49 USD
  • Magnetic Ball Head Adapter Mount for Osmo Action 3 $39 USD
  • Osmo Action 3 Diving Accessory Kit $79 USD
  • Osmo Action handlebar mount $45 USD
  • Osmo Action Chest Strap Mount $45 USD
  • Osmo Action Headset Chin Support $15 USD
  • Osmo Action Bike Accessory Kit $79 USD
  • Osmo Action Suction Cup Mount $45 USD
  • Osmo Action surf tether $5 USD

Wiley C. Thompson