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DJI OSMO ACTION 3: A Rugged Action Camera for Shooting In Any Conditions

- 2 years ago

The DJI Osmo Action 3 has landed with a tough design, cold resistance, and durability for extreme environments. Here’s the low-down on this new action cam offering. On paper, it has a great deal to offer but, landing at the same time as the new GoPro HERO11, how does it stack up?

Design and Specs

The DJI Osmo Action 3 supports 4K video recording at 120fps and has a 155° field of view, ideal for capturing wide-angled and immersive video. The 1/1.7 inch sensor and intelligent colour temperature correction mean that recording in complex lighting environments should be much easier, and the dual touchscreens and 160-minute battery life to make the whole recording process more straightforward for the user.

Durability and Resistance

DJI’s biggest selling points for the Osmo Action 3 are it’s multiple features designed to cope well with more demanding environments. Among these include being waterproof down to 16 meters, impact resistance, and cold resistance down to -20C°. The front and rear screens and lens protective cover are all made with Gorilla Glass adding to the protection against drops and scratches, and the quick release mount and 160-minute battery should also improve the overall experience for the user.

Extra Features

The Osmo Action 3 supports fast charging technology allowing an 80% charge in as little as 18 minutes (though users will need to purchase a fast charger separately to access this feature). For videographers on the go a neat little extra feature is what DJI call RockSteady 3.0 – this aims to remove camera shake and stabilise shots making for smoother recordings. The HorizonSteady feature fulfils a similar purpose by keeping the footage horizontally level when going over bumps and rough terrain.

Price and Availability

The Osmo Action 3 is available now from just £309. See more at DJI’s dedicated web pages.

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Peter Carey

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Peter is a photographer and writer based in Hastings on the South Coast of the UK. Having originally studied biology, his passion and now, profession, see him working with both film and digital cameras. Alongside news and feature-writing for PhotoBite.UK, Peter's spare time is dedicated to language learning and occasionally servicing his latest camera purchase – at the time of writing, an Argus C3.