DJI Osmo Action Unboxing and Initial Setup!

by birtanpublished on May 26, 2021

Because gopro finally have some competition the DJI Osmo action let's get it out of this box what's up everyone on the everyday den if I can figure it out you can figure it out I love action cameras I've been talking about GoPro for years and the one thing that I said the GoPro always has over everybody is that they're waterproof but look look this box this camera waterproof let's crack it open let's see what we've got today I just I love action cameras and I've been very sad recently that it just seems like everybody's kind of getting out of the action camera game like the only name in

The game very recently over the last like year 2 is GoPro so am i excited to see that somebody might be bringing some competition to the market absolutely what I want DJI coming into my market place making new stuff probably not so today we're gonna unbox this see what comes with it we're gonna do a quick initial impressions test we're gonna set it up we're just gonna see how it looks so without any more further ado whoa we almost broke it right there let's not break it day one let's move you out of the way and I just tore the box can't even open a box correctly so there's

Nothing else in there oh oh I heard I heard it I heard it please do not eat the silica gel safety message from the everyday dad this stuff it's dangerous I got him why do I keep throwing those I got to pick those up okay so we've seen what's in the box let's see what's in this smaller box something that I'm always disappointed with is that action cameras do not come with enough accessories and it looks like my disappointment is continuing okay for more information I will visit the DJI website we've got a little book each I always I give DJI credit where credit's

Do they always give you some kind of reading materials so literacy is definitely a big up from DJ what is this oh is that the battery okay that I like that battery what do we got here some kind of mounting option I don't know how they okay so it mounts to this we got a little looks like a proprietary kind of mount I'm not a big fan of proprietary mount because everything is run by GoPro these days I mean you do get the the three prong little screw in there but is there screw okay there's a screw in this little bag get the bag open we've got a USB come on come on there we

Go so we've got a USB to USB C cable excellent I like USB see we got an additional we've got a screw fit oh I like do I have a regular GoPro so like this is the standard GoPro like thumb screw it's always like a pain in the butt to screw tighter I like that this is a little wider and that it should be easier to like crank that down because if you've ever used an action camera on a mountain bike or something like where you're doing actual action you always need to like buy one of those additional like screws to like crank this thing down because because the K joist moves a

Little bit so I like that that might potentially fix the problem but enough of the ancillary accessories that are not as exciting as I hope they would be we've got the Osmo action let's take off all of all of the screen äj– come on this screen is just got the dual the big thing about the Osmo action is the dual screen so it's got a front screen and a rear screen and I like that you know like GoPro it comes with a mounting cage boy okay so that's so the battery itself that's handy like the battery itself is its own like water I'm curious how waterproof that will be yeah I'm here I

Mean it's got a little gasket around it so that should be pretty darn waterproof but that's unique um something that is frustrating when you're using a GoPro is trying to take this on and off or open it it it's always kind of a pain that is a unique clever way to get the battery in there while still making it waterproof so we've got the front screen we've got this front little screw on you can put ND filters and stuff on here I bet we've got buttons we've got buttons what's that button do we'll figure out what all of these buttons do looks like we got microphones

On the top on the side I don't know what this is hopefully this is also a microphone because if all the microphones are on top are on the side that's pretty rough so let's turn it on let's see what we got do a battery life I love that it has battery life English activate with DJ I'm emo DJ I'm emo is the same app that you use with the Osmo pocket there we go okay so we got 4k 30p is is on that's what I'm really excited to hop outside and see how it works wow it's really easy to get to manual mode Auto wipe okay so we got from the

Front if you scroll down you get the generalized settings if you scroll on this side I assume that's how you check the the files inside but we don't have an SD card hooked up to it if you go from the bottom you get the resolutions 4k 4×3 4k up to 60 frames per second which is pretty sweet will drop down to 4k 24 frames per second because we want to be fancy and you turn the eis on that way now if you don't know what E is EIS is electronic image stabilization so normal stabilization like an optical stabilization like on the nikon z6 right here the sensor or the lens moves around

A little bit to compensate for like shake wear electronic image stabilization takes the actual image and crops it in a little bit and uses some algorithms to try to guess into the future which way you're gonna go and that's what's made the hyper smooth and the GoPro Hero 7 black so amazing and from what I've heard I haven't I have a policy i'm not watching videos about stuff that i'm gonna check out what i've heard is that the stabilization on the DJI of Rocksteady is as good or better which i cannot wait to see so it looks like we've got 720 up to 240 we've got

1080p up to 240 2.7 Cape 260 2.7 K 4 by 3 up to 34 K up to 48 50 or 60 which is pretty cool I like that they give you all of those options if you want to do like double speed if you want to do double speed for 24 frames per second instead of 60 which is cool he is on he is off does it have 4k 60 is yes it does excellent excellent excellent okay let's drop that down let's check out the manual mode really quickly so we're in manual ISO shutter so you if you want to do the shutter speed if you want to follow the 180 degree shutter angle

Where 24 frames per second so we need to be at 50 frames per second now ISO 100 will keep at that because we do have some pretty bright lights in here let's go down with white balance auto white balance no custom so we'll do 5500 to make sure that it's white balance I don't like that generally on cameras that will say like daylight cloudy florescent tungsten it'll give you those options of color we got we got normal or Cinna like D well for today we'll just do normal because this is a quick impressions video we're not gonna be doing anything crazy d warp now this is

A feature that I'm very excited about so one of the problems with action cameras is they have such a wide field of view that you get that fisheye Distortion sometimes it can make you sick this D warp is supposed to take that off which should be pretty exciting format mp4 we'll leave that just like that and okay we have manually set this camera up that was really pretty darn easy then I like that it shows you everything where does the SD card go did we already see that was it with the battery again we'll check that in just a so that's that's right here SD card okay so there's the

USB C port and the SD card liftop an SD card in this bad boy okay let's pop an SD card in here 22 minute we had 22 minutes of footage so all of your options are video HDR video slow-motion time lapse photo video why is the front screen not working okay so it looks like we have to install the MIMO app before we can actually get this going which that's kind of lame now I'm gonna be honest I don't really like that when I get a camera I just expect to be able to use the camera maybe with a drone it's a little different but I don't necessarily like that I have to

Activate with the app before we can use it really quickly we've got to update the firmware because it's a DJI device silly me for thinking we could use a DJI device without needing a firmware update so update successful okay see ya so once we did the firmware update now it's called Rocksteady instead of E is so definitely got to get that firmware update so if you want to use the front-facing screen which is like the most important part of the whole darn camera right you got to hold this quick switch button down and it swaps back and forth between the front screen and the

Rear screen there was nothing in the instructions that said how to do that like that's kind of frustrating to me when it's not spelled out how to use like your key feature hmm let's compare it against the GoPro Hero 7 Black physically before we step outside and do a really quick initial impressions video test you can see it's basically the exact same size as the GoPro Hero 7 black I mean it is darn near the same size the same construction that's not a coincidence I mean one of the big benefits of the GoPro besides being waterproof is that its body shape

Works with all like action camera accessories and it's clear that DJI is trying to do the same thing they're just trying to fall into existing ecosystem and infrastructure which is not a bad idea basically it's almost the exact same like it's it's shockingly similar hey and really quickly we're doing a quick indoor studio test of the Osmo action I'm always curious how these little cameras compare when you use them indoors so we're getting ready to do the outdoor test but before we do I figured let's see how it looks indoors we're set to manual mode for k24 with 50 shutter

Speed ISO 400 the exact same lighting that you just saw with the full-frame camera and the micro four-thirds camera in the aps-c camera so yeah I'm kind of curious to see how this looks this is the audio straight on the Osmo action I don't have any of my other audio equipment hooked up I do really like the front-facing screen when it comes to like this kind of shot because I can see how everything looks and Wow because I've tried doing with a GoPro before but I've had to hook it up to a monitor I'm like okay how does it actually look indoors um this actually

Doesn't look too bad for an action camera I got to give it credit this doesn't actually look too bad but okay enough of that let's hop outside real quick and see how it worked with the stabilization with the walking around with as a vlogging camera let's check it out okay we are now outside doing the very quick initial impressions test of the DJI Osmo action now I was gonna have this set to manual mode for k24 with the 50 shutter speed because I thought I was gonna be able to duct-tape a an ND filter on this thing because I don't have any like specific DJI and D filters

But that idea did not work out so this is just how the camera would look normally so all i've got i've actually got it on the gopro shorty little extended tripod and we're just kind of walking around i've got the rock steady on we're set to total auto everything so we're walking through some shade we're walking through some highlights there should definitely be a test of the dynamic range because we got a lot of shadows we got a lot of highlights and you can see how wide it is I can see how wide this shot is from my arm right here I

Can that's a benefit of the front-facing screen I guess is that I can't see what's going on and it's weird having this screen I mean it's not bad but I'm not used to having this kind of functionality in an action camera it's cool one of the things is those like look how wide this shot is like I'm I'm pretty far away and I look pretty tiny and my face is like right up against it now and I'm pretty close though being wide and with everything being in focus it's kind of hard to like it's kind of hard to find use of the screen but I'm sure I'll find you so I love you know

Front-facing screens I like being able to frame my shot I like being able to make sure that my shot looks good or make sure it's not overexposed or see how everything's going so yeah this is the quick initial test I'm excited to go inside and see how this footage looks you guys gotta let me know whether you like how this footage looks because if I can find this to work out pretty well maybe this will replace my GoPro which is not something I thought I would ever say because the GoPro Hero 7 black I think is the current pinnacle of action camera development but I don't know it's

Kind of hard to argue when a dgr starts coming knocking so let me know what you guys think let me know what you guys would like to see out of the Osmo action we're gonna make a whole series of videos on this so leave a comment below on what you want to see and we're gonna make a whole bunch of videos don't you worry it's action time oh I like that I just made that up off the top of my head ok thanks for watching

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