Drone and camera tech company, DJI, has launched its new rugged Osmo Action camera.

DJI says the Osmo Action is dustproof, shockproof, waterproof and has the ability to operate in sub-freezing temperatures. It uses colour screens on both the front and back. Its 2.25-inch rear touchscreen employs a water- and fingerprint-repelling coating, and it also has a 1.4-inch front screen for vlogging and selfies. The screens have a brightness of 750 nits.

The camera comes with a 1/2.3-inch sensor that records 12-megapixel photos and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps. A three-glass aspherical lens design records low-distortion content and aids in reducing warping effects for improved scenes. The lens cap is finished with two layers of anti-fingerprint coating as well as an anti-reflective coating to reduce the unwanted effects of lens glare.

Osmo Action includes RockSteady, DJI’s Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology. Osmo Action is also capable of HDR video in 4K/30fps. The camera has a removable battery with a run time of 93 minutes recording at 4K/30fps with RockSteady enabled, and 135 minutes recording at 1080p/30fps without RockSteady.

This is DJI’s list of features for the Osmo Action

Slo-mo: 8x slow motion in 1080p 240fps or 4x slow motion in 1080p 120fps creates a visually appealing effect when documenting action-packed scenes.  

Timelapse: To turn minutes into seconds, Timelapse is perfect for capturing unique content with the effect of the world moving faster.

Custom Exposure settings: Shoot for the stars with manual and semi-automatic settings that allow up to 120 seconds of exposure, perfect for capturing the night sky.
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Using the recently released DJI Mimo app, connect Osmo Action to your mobile device with WiFi or Bluetooth for added functionality, including a live feed of the camera, multiple story templates, in-app quick editing, and more. An ecosystem of accessories helps unleash all the possibilities of Osmo Action including:

Camera Frame Kit: Included with Osmo Action, the Camera Frame Kit offers a universal mount for additional accessories and a window for the LED indicator to show camera status in real time while protecting the device.

Adhesive Mounts: Attach Osmo Action to flat or curved surfaces including skateboards, bikes, helmets, and more to capture fast-paced moments. Both the curved and flat adhesive mounts are included with Osmo Action.

Waterproof Case: The waterproof case protects the device at depths down to 60 meters while providing a clear image using high-strength glass.

3.5mm Adapter: The 3.5mm adapter offers users the ability to connect an external mic for professional sound recording.

Extension Rod: Capture unique angles using the Extension Rod, which features a rotatable phone holder and a ¼-inch screw adapter.

Floating Handle: The Floating Handle offers a comfortable grip for Osmo Action and keeps it floating when shooting in water.

Filters: Osmo Action comes with Neutral Density (ND), Polarizer, and underwater filters. ND filters (ND4, ND8, ND16, and ND32) reduce light exposure in various environments, while Polarizer filters reduce reflections and increase color saturation for a more appealing image. Orange Seawater and Purple Freshwater filters restore the natural color of underwater scenes.

Charging Hub: Charge up to three batteries simultaneously in less than 130 minutes.

Osmo Action retails for $349 USD and is shipping now

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