DJI is launching the most recent iteration of its sports activities motion video digital camera: the Osmo Action 4. At $399, the new standard combo possibility is about $70 dearer than the Osmo Motion 3 it’s succeeding — however the firm is promising “exceptional low-light efficiency” with the brand new one because of a brand new, bigger 1/1.3-inch picture sensor.
With the brand new sensor, Osmo Motion 4 can seize extra mild by its f/2.8 aperture 155-degree ultrawide lens, which is analogous to the one affixed to the Motion 3. As well as, Motion 4 can shoot footage in 10-bit D-Log M for increased dynamic vary, providing you with extra shade correction flexibility within the enhancing room. Motion 4 additionally helps bigger 512GB microSD playing cards to carry probably bigger video information.
Although the Motion 4’s sensor is greater than the Motion 3’s 1/1.7-inch one, each fashions seize 4K footage at as much as 120 frames per second max. That compares to GoPro’s present flagship Hero 11 Black digital camera, which may match that and assist as much as 5.3K / 60fps footage.
GoPro has had a small function benefit: a built-in GPS. However DJI has a brand new accent that may inject GPS metadata into the video information on the Motion 4. The brand new $79 Osmo Action GPS Bluetooth Remote Controller straps to your wrist or handlebar so you may remotely begin or cease recording, change between modes, or look on the digital camera’s standing on its small display.
The RockSteady 3.0 Plus function included is an upgraded model of the corporate’s digital stabilization system. There’s additionally HorizonSteady, which may lock the lean of a recording to maintain footage straight — even when the digital camera does a barrel roll. DJI’s InvisiStick mode, which makes the corporate’s 1.5-meter selfie stick invisible, has been upgraded to be used in additional situations in comparison with the Motion 3, which usually labored finest with much less advanced backgrounds like snowy mountains.
There’s improved waterproofing on the Motion 4, too, permitting the digital camera to be submersible as much as 18 meters in comparison with the three’s 16 meters. Because the physique of the Motion 4 matches the earlier mannequin, you may proceed to make use of equipment you would possibly already personal, together with the diving case, so that you just’re not restricted by the marginally improved sealing.
The same seems to be between the Motion 4 and three additionally prolong to lots of the options. Each cameras use the identical battery that lasts about 2.5 hours, have the identical back and front touchscreens, wirelessly connect with the identical AI enhancing LightCut app, and extra.