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DJI Osmo Action 3 Review

DJI Osmo Action 3 design

Action 3 Action 3 appears remarkably similar to the original DJI Action camera, which was an excellent camera, however, it may have been a bit too much like GoPro. Its Action 3 may still carry the typical look of an action camera but it’s distinct in several key ways. The most notable of these is its magnetic quick release mechanism, that it is a relic of its predecessor, the Action 2, and which has been upgraded significantly to make it stronger and robust.

This magnetic clip system enables you to attach and unattach the camera from different mounts, or simply attach the camera on the surface of a metal. Although this system might appear to be unreliable in terms of reliability, I can attest for the security that the clip has since it remained secured and locked to an extension rod that was hung from the window of a car at speeds of 40 mph. I’ve been flying using the Action 2 on top of drones at much higher speeds than the speed of. One important thing to be aware of is that sometimes the magnetic clip does not snap perfectly at first and it’s always a good idea to check the connection again.

Action 3 Action 3 is unique in the fact that the front screen has been made touch-sensitive, which allows you to change settings even when the camera is in front of you, like when you shoot vlog-style videos. Since I shoot a lot of YouTube videos with a vlog style I am extremely grateful for this feature. I’m also a big fan of that battery access door of the Action 2, which is very easy to operate and remains safe and waterproof.

DJI Action 3 image quality

If you like the look of the footage shot by Action 2 Action 2, you’ll also be impressed by Osmo Action 3. Osmo Action 3. In my opinion the distinction is almost not noticeable. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but it’s true that the Action 2 captures great-looking video. Detail is crisp and clear as are each of Rocksteady and Horizonsteady stabilization of images are extremely efficient. The default color mode may be slightly oversaturated, however I like the overall look of it. The D-cinelike color profile is also available for those who prefer more editing flexibility and create your own design through post-processing.

Action 3 Action 3 can shoot in 4K with up to 120fps. It can also shoot with 240 fps up to 1080p. The 1080p resolution is as ugly and mushy as you’d expect however, 4k 120fps is pretty impressive. The resolution is limited to 4k that’s fine when you want to upload straight-out camera footage with no editing. It’s just not as good against the goPro Hero11 black’s 5.3k max resolution, and bigger sensor, which gives you more flexibility in post-processing.

DJI Osmo Action 3 vs GoPro Hero 11 Black – Video Quality Comparison

I observed it to be true that the Action 3 outperforms the Hero 11 somewhat in terms of stabilization of video, while The Hero 11 is marginally sharper. The result is that in terms of video quality, both cameras are very even.

One thing that I love about the footage created with Action 3 Action 3 is that it is very compatible when compared to the different DJI products. That means that even if you use with a Mini 3 Pro, for instance, to record images from above, they will work perfectly with the appearance of the footage you capture using Action 3. Action 3.

If you are flying using a DJI Mini 3 Pro to record video footage from the air, this will go well with the appearance of the footage that you record using Action 3. Action 3.

Action 3 Action 3 puts extra emphasis on accuracy of color, and has an enormous, dedicated sensor that can detect the right white balance for any scene. While it didn’t appear to have a significant impact in the relatively calm conditions I captured with the camera is likely to be more beneficial for diving deep sea.

DJI Action 3 display

Both rear and front screens that are part of Action 3 are bright with great colors. Its larger screen on its rear side is more user-friendly as opposed to the smaller screen that comes with the Action 2, and the integrated front screen means that it doesn’t require an additional module to get front-facing displays.

DJI Action 3 durability and waterproofing

Its Osmo Action 3 is remarkable in the degree to which the device can be dropped, and submerged. It’s drop-resistant to five feet , and water-proof all the way to 52 feet under water. It’s also rated for use between minus 4 between 113 and negative four degrees. That’s some impressive figures, and they’re apparent in the incredibly robust feeling on the body of the camera. I love the rubber ring that surrounds the lens. It adds security to the most vulnerable portion in Action 3. Action 3, though I prefer to have it secure itself, since it is prone to being pushed away from the edge of the lens in the wrong way.

Although I didn’t throw the camera around as a hacky sack and I didn’t have the time to attend deep sea diving but I did take my Action 3 out hiking and put it in an inland lake. The incident was not hinder it. Action 3. If you’re looking for additional protection against drops, DJI offers housings, which are included in the Adventure combination.

There’s a major issue that is present in making use of the camera in real life it is that the plates with magnetic properties of the distinctive mounting method have a naive tendency to attract magnets from sand. It’s not a big problem for your camera but could affect the locking mechanism and requires regular cleaning when you are taking it to the beach.

DJI Action 3 battery life

Action 3 Action 3 offers similar battery longevity to other cameras, however it is able to operate in more extreme temperatures. I managed to get through the typical day of hiking, and also recording without the need to replace the battery. However, if you intend to take longer-lasting shots instead of short highlights as I like to do, then you’ll need to have spare batteries. It also charges extremely quickly, taking just an hour to fully charge a battery to 80% capacity.

I have tested my Action 3 with the optional Multifunctional battery case. It is not just an accessory case and charger for three batteries simultaneously and you can charge your smartphone and other USB-C devices using the Action 3 batteries by plugging them into the case. The case also offers extra storage in which you can store two additional microSD cards.

DJI Action 3 performance and software

I had no issues with overheating , or other issues with performance when shooting using Action 3. Action 3. Its DJI Mimo App also functions for controlling the camera in addition to uploading and editing footage.

Audio recording is excellent I’d be comfortable with the Action 3 to shoot vlog-style videos on its on its own. If you’re looking to get greater audio quality, connect into the DJI Mic in the Action 3 and record via the great wireless microphone. I tested this option and it was a very easy plug-and play experience. The only issue with setup being to remove the USB-C port’s door out of the Action 3 to make way for the DJI Mic.

Microphone Test: DJI Action 3 vs GoPro Hero 11 vs Insta360 4K Boost vs GoPro Media Mod vs DJI Mic

DJI Osmo Action 3 price and availability

Action 3 is available now. Action 3 is available now and starts at a $330 price level. It is also possible to look into making the upgrade to the $440 adventure bundle that includes three batteries, the fantastic multi-purpose battery case, two extra lens protectors to Action 3, two lens protectors for Action 3, two adhesive base kits, a secure frame and Extension rod kits. Although it costs $110 more than the cost of the basic package however, the Adventure kit offers a lot of value and comes with some really useful accessories at a reduced price to the MSRP for each item.

A very rugged action camera

Although I’m still not a fan of the innovative design of Action 2, the DJI Osmo Action 3 is an outstanding action camera that can stand against a tough competition from brands like GoPro as well as Insta360. Although, at the end, I’m not sure that it is superior to other cameras in this category all-in-all, it has some important advantages.

If you require a more sturdy camera then this is the camera to go for, especially with the frame that comes with a protective cover fitted. If you are planning to dive The Action 3 can go all to a depth of 52 feet without a separate diving case. Another big benefit is the quick-release magnetic feature which is certainly beneficial in the event that you require to swap mounts swiftly. However, as I discovered sandy beaches are the mechanism’s Achilles’ heel.

Action 3 will appeal to those who want to capture action-oriented footage. Action 3 will also appeal to DJI drone pilots seeking cameras that are rugged and can easily complement the look of footage taken by popular drones, such as Mavic 3, DJI Mini 3 Pro, Mavic 3, or Avata.