Exclusive: DJI Action 2 camera to feature a modular design but no 5.3K video

dji action 2 camera

The DJI leak saga continues. Quick on the heels of a user manual for the upcoming DJI Mavic 3 drone getting leaked way ahead of its proposed launch, DroneDJ has also obtained the complete specs of the DJI Osmo Action 2 camera. Here’s everything you need to know…

The latest action camera from DJI will sport a cool new modular design, similar to what we have seen in the Insta360 One R – another fabulous camera that is popular with many FPV pilots.

Weighing 56 g, the camera can be used at depths of up to 10m by itself. But pair it with a waterproof case and you will be able to use the DJI Action 2 at depths of up to 60m. In the meantime, if you decide to attach an extra screen to the device, expect the weight to go up by another 64 g.

DJI is packing the camera with a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor and an aperture of f/2.8. A wide field of view of 155 degrees is to be expected, which would be a considerable improvement over the original model’s 145-degree FOV.

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Coming to the footage, the action camera would be able to capture 4K video at 60fps, which is pretty decent, but not as incredible as the 5.3K video that the just-released GoPro 10 is offering at the same frame rate. But then again, with GoPro 10 users reporting overheating and automatic shutdown issues, every device has its own caveat. The Action 2 would also allow you to record 2.7K video at 120fps, or a 4x slo-mo in 4K 120fps. Stills would be capped at 12MP.

DJI Action 2 camera accessories

DJI Action 2 camera accessories

The two prominent accessories that would help to make the Action 2 camera more fun are:

  • Magnetic lanyard, so you can walk around hands-free with the cam capturing your POV
  • Magnetic adapter mount which would support ball-joint mounting as well

Meanwhile, with this camera, DJI is also upgrading its proprietary RockSteady technology that combines EIS with complex algorithms to deliver stable, shake-free footage. This time, DJI’s video stabilization tech is going to pack in a horizon leveling feature too, as the GoPro does.

While we’ve already mentioned that the modular design of the new action camera will support an external screen, you’d also be able to attach an external battery to the setup. The built-in LiPo battery will have a maximum run time of 52 minutes. The removable battery, on the other hand, will deliver a maximum recording time of up to 195 minutes.

DJI Action 2 camera complete specs

Check out the complete specs, including the charging time, below:

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The DJI Action 2 camera is expected to release before the holiday season.

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