DJI Action 2: Specs, features, best price on the rugged action camera

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September 2021 - November 2021

A follow-up to its Osmo Action camera, the Action 2 is a new DJI product that is versatile enough for vlogging and extreme sports alike. It comes with an interchangeable and adaptive magnetic design, featuring DJI’s unparalleled expertise in stabilization systems. Smaller and more powerful than its predecessor, DJI Action 2 captures video in crystal-clear 4K.

All-new modular design

DJI Action 2 weighs only 56 grams and flaunts a new compact and innovative modular design for ease of use and mobility. You can attach it to your helmet to film an FPV bike ride, mount it on your surfboard to capture a breaking wave, or clip it to your shirt to create an easy, hands-free city tour timelapse.

The Action 2 camera is dustproof, waterproof, and drop-proof. It comprises the camera unit and various modules – the front touchscreen module, power module, and various mounting peripherals – that can be interchanged.

The camera unit features a 1.76-inch OLED touchscreen with an additional OLED screen on the front touchscreen module, which attaches to the bottom of the camera unit via magnetic locks. Protected with Gorilla Glass, the touchscreens use haptic feedback for more precise control, allowing you to navigate quickly through camera settings. Or you can just turn the camera on and instantly begin recording in one second by holding the power button down.

Imaging system and battery

DJI Action 2’s 1/1.7-inch sensor records up to 4K/120fps video. In the meantime, a super-wide 155-degree FOV ensures your entire surroundings are captured for immersive footage. There’s also a new Color Temperature Sensor in there that helps the camera to restore color tones in complex lighting conditions and underwater recordings.

For smooth footage, DJI Action 2 incorporates RockSteady 2.0, the company’s proprietary Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) technology. Complementing that is HorizonSteady technology that maintains a level frame throughout the shot, even during dynamic moments.

The camera unit has a battery with a run time of up to 70 minutes on its own, 160 minutes when connected with the front touchscreen module, and 180 minutes with the power module. 

It’s worth noting that the front touchscreen module also incorporates DJI Matrix Stereo technology, which was first seen in DJI Pocket 2. The single microphone from the camera unit combines with the three microphones from the module to record audio from every direction, creating immersive sound during playback.

DJI Action 2 camera features

DJI Action 2 offers a variety of intelligent features, including:

  • Slow Motion: Record video in slow motion (4x in 4K/120fps and 8x 1080p/240fps) to capture transient moments with permanence.
  • Hyperlapse and Timelapse: Control the perception of time with Timelapse and Hyperlapse to capture unique content with the effect of the world moving faster around you. During Hyperlapse recording, you can switch to and from regular-speed recording for even more creative options.
  • QuickClip: Set the device to take short 10, 15, or 30-second videos, perfect for social media.
  • Livestream: Use DJI Action 2 to broadcast a livestream with a stable stream output of up to 1080p/30fps.
  • UVC: Utilize DJI Action 2 as a USB video device class (UVC) for your computer and capture high-quality video for conference calls and live gaming broadcasts.

DJI Mimo app

DJI Action 2 connects with the DJI Mimo app on your mobile device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for even more functionality, including a live feed of the camera, various story templates, and more. For users short on time or new to content creation, Mimo includes an intuitive AI Editor, which automatically selects and combines every epic moment with flawless transitions and upbeat music, creating share-worthy videos on social media.

Accessories compatible with DJI Action 2

Front Touchscreen Module: A front-facing OLED touchscreen and three built-in microphones bring 4-mic Matrix Stereo technology, which allows you to compose videos or selfies and record crisp audio on the go. Connects to Action 2 for a maximum battery life of 160 minutes.

Power Module: Lets you get the most out of Action 2 by providing up to 180 minutes of filming and an additional microSD card slot. A hot-swappable design means you can change between power modules for all-day power.

Magnetic Lanyard: This stylish-yet-discrete lanyard captures moments from an exciting first-person view while keeping your hands free.

Magnetic Ball-Joint Adapter Mount: Attach DJI Action 2 to any surface with an adhesive base and enjoy 360-degree of freedom to fix the camera in any direction. A standard 1/4-inch screw hole is compatible with most camera accessories.

Magnetic Adapter Mount: This mount securely holds DJI Action 2 in place during extreme sports or demanding scenarios. It includes folding fingers at the bottom to use Action 2 with most third-party action camera accessories.

Remote Control Extension Rod: A versatile 3-in-1 accessory serves as an extension rod, tripod, and detachable remote controller, to meet all your shooting needs.

DJI Floating Handle: A hollow design helps keep DJI Action 2 floating so you can film in water without fear of losing the camera. An anti-slip grip makes it easy to hold, and the handle can be attached to a tripod or the DJI Action 2 Waterproof Case.

Waterproof Case: The Waterproof Case houses DJI Action 2 Camera Unit and front touchscreen module or power module to depths of up to 60 meters.

Magnetic Headband: Another hands-free alternative that allows users to shoot videos in unique FPV.

Macro Lens: This optical glass with multi-layer coating attaches magnetically over the camera unit lens, making for ideal close-up shots in sharper, richer detail.

DJI Mic: Wireless dual-channel recording system that adds clear and crisp audio to your vlog or showreel. DJI Mic has a recording range of up to 250 meters and is compatible with Action 2, smartphones, and any device that has a 3.5mm audio input. You get up to 5.5 hours of battery life from the transmitters, 5 hours from the receiver, and 15 hours from the charging case. Price is $329.

DJI Care Refresh

DJI Care Refresh, the comprehensive protection plan for DJI products, is available for DJI Action 2 camera as well. For a small additional charge, DJI Care Refresh (1-year plan) includes up to two replacements in one year. DJI Care Refresh (2-year plan) includes up to three replacements in two years and extends the original warranty up to two years from the date of purchase.

Other exclusive services of DJI Care Refresh include an International Warranty Service, exclusive technical service, free shipping, and Rewards for Safe Use. Buy DJI Care Refresh for Action 2.

DJI Action 2: price and availability

DJI Action 2 is available to buy from DJI’s online store, Adorama, and Amazon.

The Dual-Screen Combo will be available for $519. The box includes the DJI Action 2 Camera Unit, Front Touchscreen Module, Magnetic Lanyard, Magnetic Ball-Joint Adapter Mount, and Magnetic Adapter Mount.

The Power Combo will be available in late November, with a price tag of $399. It will include DJI Action 2 Camera Unit, Power Module, Magnetic Lanyard, and Magnetic Adapter Mount.

All other accessories will be sold separately.