DJI’s Osmo Action 4 Boasts Larger Sensor and Premium Pricing
Drone manufacturer DJI has announced the release of the Osmo Action 4, an upgraded version of its previous Action 3 camera. The most significant improvement in the Osmo Action 4 is its enhanced low-light performance, thanks to the introduction of a larger 1/1.3-inch sensor, the same sensor found in DJI’s Mavic 3 Pro, Mini 3 Pro, and Air 3 drones. This is a notable upgrade from the 1/1.7-inch sensor on the Action 3 and the 1/1.9-inch sensor on the GoPro Hero 11.
The Osmo Action 4 also introduces D-Log M, which significantly improves the camera’s dynamic range over the Action 3. Other features of the Action 4 remain largely unchanged, including a 155-degree field of view, f/2.8 aperture, and video capabilities of up to 4K at 120p (10-bit HDR) in normal shooting mode. However, the photo resolution and max 4:3 video quality are slightly lower compared to the previous model.
The design of the Osmo Action 4 remains identical to the Action 3, with a record button on top, a power button on the side, and a battery compartment/micro SD slot on the right side. It retains the nifty magnetic locking system introduced with the last model, allowing for easy attachment of accessories without the need for a case. The camera supports accessories compatible with GoPro mounts and comes with its own set of accessories.