Like the Osmo Pocket, the new Osmo Action is the perfect companion for your daily adventures, allowing you to capture every exciting moment.
Since both Osmos are portable, high performance and smart cameras, it can be difficult for you to decide which Osmo is best for you. To make the right choice, it is important to understand the difference between the two cameras. It’s also helpful to know what your shooting preferences are. This article will help you make the right choice.
While the Osmo Pocket uses a mechanical 3-axis gimbal as its camera stabilization system, the all-new Osmo Action camera ensures shake-free shooting thanks to RockSteady, DJI’s cutting-edge technology that combines Electronic Imaging System (EIS) and sophisticated algorithms. RockSteady delivers incredibly consistent image quality even in the most dynamic shots.
Both Osmo Pocket and Osmo Action feature a high-performance 1/2.3-inch sensor capable of capturing 12-megapixel images and 4K video at 60 frames per second. The ISO range of both cameras is 100-3200, whether you’re shooting photos or videos.
Osmo Action expands the possibilities by allowing you to shoot HDR video. High dynamic range images provide natural transitions between light and dark areas, capturing important details that are often lost in difficult lighting conditions.
Creative shooting modes
Osmo Action and Osmo Pocket support Timelapse mode, which pauses time and reflects the dynamics of any adventure. Convenient and easy to set up. Timelapse is a fantastic opportunity to capture your moments in an incredible way.
In addition to Timelapse, Osmo Pocket supports Motionlapse, allowing you to capture incredibly cinematic videos without the need for post-editing. Just place the steadicam on a flat surface and select Motionlapse. After that, set the gimbal movement path, interval and duration. Osmo Pocket will automatically record and process the video.
The slow motion mode is fantastic for making scenes more dramatic and capturing details that would otherwise be lost to speed. The Osmo Pocket’s Slow Motion mode captures the finest details in fast motion that cannot be appreciated at normal shooting speeds. Osmo Action has been specifically designed to shoot action scenes at high speeds. Capture your most intense moments more effectively with 8x slow motion at 1080p at 240fps.
Long exposure images
For long exposure shots, Osmo Pocket’s shutter speed can be set to eight seconds. Osmo Action provides the ability to slow down the shutter speed up to 120 seconds, ideal for capturing the night sky with stars.
ActiveTrack vs FOV 145°
In the past, bloggers had to focus on staying in the frame while talking and creating content. Especially for beginners, getting the perfect take often took a long time. Osmo Pocket’s ActiveTrack and FaceTrack are the perfect features to make this process easier. In ActiveTrack mode, the Osmo Pocket follows the selected object with smooth movements thanks to the 3-axis gimbal. When using Selfie mode, Osmo Pocket detects a human face in the frame and continuously records it. This way bloggers can focus more on their content.
If you use Osmo Action, you won’t have to worry about moving out of frame while recording, as the camera’s wide-angle lens has a full 145° field of view.
Some users may be worried about the fisheye effect when recording with a wide-angle camera lens. However, don’t worry. Osmo Action includes a Dewarp feature that eliminates distortion when shooting close-ups.
If the few seconds it takes to activate Osmo Pocket are still not fast enough for you, Osmo Action’s SnapShot feature might pique your interest. Press the shutter button to turn on the power and start recording in less than 2 seconds.
Camera control and display
Osmo Pocket is equipped with a 1.08-inch touch screen that allows you to change various settings: switching between shooting modes, playing videos, and more. Osmo Pocket is equipped with a record button and a power/function button.
The power button is used to turn the gimbal on and off. In camera mode, press this button for quick access to basic functions such as switching between photo and video mode, and re-centering and flipping the camera. Watch this short video to learn how to perform these functions.
When configuring settings, press the power button to return to the previous menu.
DJI Mimo App
For more advanced control, you can connect Osmo Pocket to your smartphone via a universal adapter or using a wireless module. This will allow you to use the DJI Mimo app to control the camera, adjust settings, change settings, and access additional shooting features.
One 2.25-inch touch screen on the back is required for settings, shooting and playback modes.
Another 1.4-inch front screen shows the image from the camera in real time. This screen is perfect for taking selfies.
On the top of the working chamber are the power button and the record button. There is also a multi-function button QS, which is located on the side of the device.
Press the QS button to quickly switch between the most frequently used modes. Touch the icon in the upper right corner to select modes and add them to the QS interface. Press and hold the QS button to switch between the two screens.
Shoot without distraction with Osmo Action voice control. This handy feature allows you to perform five basic functions by simply speaking commands.
DJI Mimo App
Like Osmo Pocket, Osmo Action also supports the use of the DJI Mimo app. You can connect Osmo Action to your mobile devices wirelessly via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth without additional accessories.
The Osmo Pocket is by no means a fragile device. However, when it comes to durability, Osmo Action certainly has the edge. The lens and rear touch screen are coated with an anti-fingerprint protective coating that repels oil, water, dirt and other small particles.
In addition, the camera can be used up to 11 meters underwater without additional protective accessories.
Conclusions: Which Osmo camera to choose?
After careful comparison, it’s time to choose the best Osmo camera for your needs. Both Osmo cameras are portable devices that provide excellent image quality, but if you’re always on the go for new emotions and your life is full of adventures, then the Osmo Action will suit you much more. With a rugged waterproof design, it can operate in harsher environments. Shooting in temperatures as low as -10°C, Osmo Action is the perfect companion for outdoor enthusiasts, travelers and athletes.
Osmo Pocket is designed for creative people who want to capture their everyday life. The stabilizer also features easy-to-use Timelapse and Motionlapse modes, allowing you to create cinematic videos perfect for bloggers and creatives alike.
Rest assured that your photos and videos will be of the highest quality, no matter which Osmo camera you decide to buy.