DJI Osmo Action 3 Camera Unleashed

DJI Osmo Action 3 Camera Unleashed


Los Angeles, CA—DJI, a provider of civilian drones and creative cameras, introduced the DJI Osmo Action 3. It is the most powerful and content-friendly action camera DJI has ever made. It boasts a new battery that will operate in extreme conditions and native vertical shooting for a new perspective.

“Ever since we released the original Osmo Action in 2019, we have been continuously inspired by the stunning footage captured with it,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI.

DJI Osmo Action 3

“As our users keep pushing further, moving faster and diving deeper, our mission is to provide a device built to keep up with them. Every new feature made Osmo Action 3 the most reliable, tough and easy-to-use action camera.”

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The Osmo Action 3 is a single solution for capturing an active lifestyle. This starts with its 1770mAh Extreme Battery that enables the camera to record for up to 160 minutes. It also handles temperatures as low as -4° F. In addition, the battery charges from 0–80% in 18 minutes and 0–100% in 50 minutes, thanks to native fast-charging support. Moreover, the Osmo Extreme Battery comes standard with the Osmo Action 3 action cam.

In addition, because social media content creators need a vertical-first way to capture action, the camera has a built-in mounting system that clips it to handlebars, helmets, etc. It also optimizes the quick-release system first seen in the Action 2 by adding notches for a locked-in, impact-resistant hold.

Furthermore, a new horizontal-vertical protective frame brings the quick-mounting technology in a vertical orientation for social media platforms.

Key Specs

The Osmo Action 3 employs a 1/1.7-inch image sensor to shoot 4K 120frames-per-sec video. It also provides a 155° superwide field of view and captures smooth footage with electronic image stabilization. Moreover, an improved heat management system enables continuous 4K/60fps recording until the battery runs out.

DJI Osmo Action 3

In addition, D-Cinelike color mode is available in video, slow-motion and time-lapse modes for those looking for more room to edit in postproduction. Plus, the action camera is waterproof to depths of 52 feet without any additional housing.

The Osmo Action 3 also builds on DJI’s image stabilization technology. For dynamic shooting scenarios, the camera has three electronic image stabilization options. First, RockSteady 3.0 effectively eliminates camera shake in all directions. It works up to 4K/120p for stable and immersive first-person perspective for sport-specific scenes or on-the-go handheld filming.

Second, HorizonSteady helps to eliminate camera shake in all directions and horizontally corrects tilt at any angle. That means footage can remain horizontally level, even during 360° rotations. As a result, filmmakers can spend less time editing footage in postproduction.

Third, HorizonBalancing corrects the tilt horizontally within ±45° and supports recording stable 4K/60p videos. It is a middle ground between RockSteady and HorizonSteady, for use when the priority is a smooth 4K picture in a dynamic environment, such as an FPV obstacle course run.

What’s more, for vloggers and livestreamers, the Osmo Action 3 has dual touchscreens. Users can access settings from any angle while keeping the camera in position. Plus, three-mic stereo recording reduces wind noise and boosts the audio quality of the footage.

In addition, Wi-Fi Livestream supports 1080p/30fps, 720p/30fps and 480p/30fps recording as well as pausing recording during the stream. UAC/UVC Webcam support also offers high-quality video and audio for conference calls and livestreams.

Additional Features

The action camera also boasts a digital lens that shoots in standard (Dewarp), wide and ultrawide for all shooting modes. Users can also adjust the camera’s 4x digital zoom while recording for better composition. In addition, the camera employs a 1.5m drop resistance from Corning Gorilla Glass for the touchscreens and lens cover.

Other features include a shutter/record button and quick switch button for immediate recording and instant mode switching. And quick switching between five custom modes gives access to user-created camera modes at the touch of a button.

There’s also loop recording for continuous recording and overwriting according to a preset time. In addition, time-lapse mode with low-power consumption is preset for common scenarios (clouds, sunset), while dynamic time-lapse video stabilization enables smooth exposure and color temperature changes. DJI_Innovations_logo-blue

Additional functions include voice prompt, which informs users of current modes without needing to unmount the camera; voice control, which recognizes voice commands to control the camera; InvisiStick for skiing, which recognizes and digitally hides the selfie stick in snow sport situations; and DJI mic compatibility via a Type-C port, as well as external mics via a 3.5mm to Type-C cable.

The camera’s multifunctional battery case stores three batteries and two microSD cards. It also intelligently fast-charges three batteries, In addition, users can utilize the case along with the three batteries as a power bank to charge other devices, like a smartphone.

DJI Mimo and LightCut

What’s more, the Osmo Action 3 connects with the DJI Mimo smartphone app via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for more functionality. This permits a live feed of the camera; various story templates; as well as quick in-app editing.

In addition, the LightCut video editor app is optimized for use with the new camera. It can automatically select clips and intelligently match them with exclusive templates to generate ready-to-share video edits.

Further, DJI is offering a suite of dedicated accessories to help users maximize the action camera. They include a waterproof case; an adhesive base kit; a protective lens cover, a 1.5m extension rod kit; a magnetic ball-joint adapter mount; a chest strap mount; a handlebar mount; a helmet chin mount; a biking accessory kit; a suction cup mount; as well as a surfing tether.

The Osmo Action 3 is available in several configurations. The Osmo Action 3 Standard Combo retails for $329. It includes the Osmo Action 3, one Osmo Action 3 Extreme Battery, the Osmo Action 3 horizontal-vertical protective frame, the Osmo Action 3 quick-release adapter mount and the Osmo flat adhesive base.

The Osmo Action 3 Adventure Combo retails for $439. It bundles the Osmo Action 3, three Osmo Action 3 Extreme Batteries, the Osmo Action 3 horizontal-vertical protective frame, two quick-release adapter mounts, a flat adhesive base as well as the multifunctional battery case.