Action Cameras are becoming more demanding day by day. Its portability is very amazing that’s why every content creator or blogger wants to buy an action camera.
I already talked about action cameras in my other post of Top 5 Action cameras in India where I mentioned the 5 action cameras which are best in this section. Here we will talk about DJI Osmo Action 3 Review 2022.
Every new day new products are launched in the market, rather it is electronic products, rather it is lifestyle products. As the action camera is in demand day by day. New Action cameras are also launching in the market.
The latest action camera in the Market is from DJI brand which is the Third Version of their action camera. Firstly they launched the DJI Osmo Action camera then they launch DJI Action 2 and now the new version is DJI Osmo Action 3 or you can say DJI Action 3.
So, I will talk about DJI Action 3 in this blog. Where I will mention the features of this camera in detail. Basically, this is a review blog where I will review the DJI Action 3 cameras in detail which will help you in getting surer about this camera.
Features of DJI Action 3 Cameras
- This camera comes with all new features and something new in the market.
- It has a quick-release vertical mount which is something new in action cameras. Quick release vertical mount helps you to record portrait videos as well as landscape.
- DJI Action can go deep up to 16m (52ft) easily.
- It has a dual touch screen provided at both the front and back sides of the camera. You can control the cameras from both screens.
- The DJI Osmo Action 3 camera is easily reliable in -20 degrees Celsius Temperatures. It can easily record up to 150 minutes of video in cold weather. which I think no other action cameras can do.
- This action camera can record very wide footage which is 155 degrees wide.
- It has 1/1.7-inch image sensor which provides you with optimum image quality.
- DJI Osmo Action 3 cameras come with fast charging feature which no other action camera will provide. It can charge up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes of charge and you can easily record 120 minutes of video on an 80% battery.
- Talking about stabilization then it comes with multiple stabilization options in it. The first one is rocksteady 3.0 which will stabilize the video and remove the shakiness of the video. The second one is Horizon steady which will stabilize the video horizontally. The footage remains horizontally level, even if there is any rotation.
- The glass of cameras is high-strength glass. All the glasses are made of high-strength gorilla glass which is wear-resistance, scratch-resistance, and 1.5m drop resistance. The glasses have also a hydrophobic coating. Which repels water quickly.
- DJI Action 3 comes with voice control features through which you can Remotely control the cameras with your voice.
- External mics can also be connected. The camera is compatible with the DJI mic as well as another mic with a 3.5mm to the type-c converter.
- It also has Wi-Fi live streaming, through which you can easily live stream your video on social platforms.
- It has its own application which you can use to edit your videos, and sync your videos.
Strength & Weakness of the Camera
**As such there is not any weakness to this camera until we compare it to another action camera in the market. So, I am mentioning the weakness based on the comparison with other action cameras in the market.**
Image & Video Quality
The video and image quality is the most important thing to check because off-course we buy cameras to capture the best movement in form of a video or images. Let’s check the image and video quality of this action camera.
- DJI Osmo action 3 comes with 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensors.
- The lens of this camera provides you with an aperture of f/2.8.
- The focus range mentioned by the brand is from 0.3m to infinity.
- ISO range of these cameras is around 100-12800 for video and photo both.
- Shutter Speed is also the same for both photo and video of this camera which is 1/8000.
- The maximum Photo Resolution it can capture is around 4000×3000.
- Can take photos of 12MP.
- There is multiple video recording option in this camera.
- 4K(4:3) 4096×[email protected]/25/30/48/50/60fps
- 4K(16:9) 3840×[email protected]/120fps
- 4K(16:9) 3840×[email protected]/25/30/48/50/60fps
- 2.7K(4:3) 2688×[email protected]/25/30/48/50/60fps
- 2.7K(16:9) 2688×[email protected]/120fps
- 2.7K(16:9) 2688×[email protected]/25/30/48/50/60fps
- 1080p(16:9) 1920×[email protected]/120/200/240fps
- 1080p(16:9) 1920×[email protected]/25/30/48/50/60fps
- It can record slow motion at 4x in higher resolution and up to 8x in 1080p.
- DJI Action 3 can also record hyper laps at the speed of a maximum of x30.
Now you can clearly see the image and video features of this camera. It can do most of the things which we need from the cameras. Yes, if you compare it to other cameras in the market which are more costly than this camera then the features of these cameras will not perform well.
According to me if your budget is not that high then you should go with this camera because the features it has is good in this price range. Yes, if you are an advanced content creator then this is not for you but beginners with a little bit low budget can go with this camera.
DJI Osmo Action 3 Review 2022
DJI Action 3 Design & Look
Talking about the design and look of this camera. It has a regular action camera design. It has one screen on the front side and on the back side of this camera, you will get a second screen and camera lens. At the bottom of the camera, there is an option to attach the mount. On the top of the camera, it has a record button that will instantly start recording in 1 second, and also there is a speaker at the top of the camera. The right compartment is captured for the battery and memory card. On the left, you will get the power button as well as the type-c port.
Yes, the mounting design is a little bit changed here it has magnetic design features which have two small locks. Basically, the mounting features are not like regular action camera design.
You can use a case with this camera as well which will help you to connect sticks and other tripods in the market.
Finally talking about look and design then the camera has the same regular design but yes the design is good. The look is also good for the camera. It comes in black color.
Features & Performance of DJI Action 3
Every time buying any product, especially costly products we always check the features of that product carefully. So, here also in this camera let’s take a deep look at the features also we will further talk about the performance of this camera in this blog of DJI Osmo Action 3 Review 2022.
As I already mentioned all the features point by point of this camera are at the upper part of this blog you can check that. So, here we don’t need to mention all the features again. We can easily say that the features that come with this camera are very good. Yes, all the features are not top level but at this price range and quality, we can’t expect much from the brand. The best feature which makes DJI OSMO Action 3 different and unique from other top-end action cameras is its cold resistance technology which can make the camera perform in negative temperatures up to -20. Basically, the feature is not that top but at this budget, these features are enough.
Now talking about the performance. Checking the performance of the camera is very important if you use the camera to record lengthy videos. A camera with the best performance can record video with long lengths easily without any heating issues or without shutdown issues. This camera will perform very well. It can easily capture lengthy videos without getting shut down. Yes, it will get heated, btw all the action cameras will get heated in lengthy videos. But this camera continues recording without getting shut down.
Battery plays a very important role in all electronic devices. Here in cameras, it becomes more important because the length of recording somehow depends on the battery also. Checking the battery of the cameras is also one of the parts to check at the time of buying a new camera.
This camera comes with a LiPo 1S battery with a battery capacity of 1770mAh. Which can easily provide you with a backup of around 160 minutes. The best part here in the battery of this camera is it is cold resistance. It can easily provide you with 150 minutes of recording length in cold weather also.
Talking about the charging time of the battery this camera has a fast charging option also which can fastly charge this camera up to 80% in 18 minutes only and charging 80% can record video for up to 120 minutes.
The battery is enough for normal users. Now let’s assume you are a blogger or someone who record lengthy videos then you should go with the adventure combo pack which comes with 2 Extra battery plus a charger case that can charge all three battery at the same time.
Price & Availability
Now let’s talk about the price of this camera. So, the price of this camera is not that high compared to other Highend action cameras in the market. This camera has a good price. There are multiple options to buy this camera. Basically, this camera comes with 5 buying options according to your use. There are 5 Combos you can select any one according to your requirement.
Standard Combo = 329$ = 26752 INR (at the time of writing this post)
It is a normal package which is the base combo price that is lowest as compared to other combos. It has the regular basic things in the box like a Camera, a single battery, one protective frame, one rubber lens protector, one adapter mount, one flat adhesive base, one locking screw, one type-c to type-c cable, and two DJI logo sticker.
Adventure combo = 439$ = 35697 INR (at the time of writing this post)
Adventure combo is the highest version of combo where you get many things inside the box. The price is also high compared to other combos out there. It has all the things which we will get in the standard combo. What we get extra here is 3 x batteries, 2 x rubber lens protectors, 2 x adapter mounts, 2 x locking screws, one battery case which is the best thing here, and one 1.5m extension rod. These things will definitely make your journey adventurous.
Biking Combo = 408$ = 33176 INR (at the time of writing this post)
The biking combo is specially designed for moto vlogging-like things. It has a biking accessories kit that comes with a box that includes a chest mount bike handle mount etc and the price is a little bit lower than the adventure combo.
Skiing Combo = 378$ = 30737 INR (at the time of writing this post)
The skiing combo has nothing special in it except it has one 1.5m extension rod something like a selfie stick and the price is not that low.
Diving Combo = 408$ = 33176 INR (at the time of writing this post)
A diving combo may be helpful sometimes because we have no other options out there for water. It has a diving accessories kit that comes with it which includes a waterproof case although the camera is waterproof, one floating handle, etc. The price is the same as the biking combo.
The availability of this camera is not that good in India. Yes, there are multiple options to buy this camera. This is easily available on the official site but the problem is it is available for delivery in certain Countries. Yes, there are multiple local options from where you can order this in India. Like : https://www.designinfo.in/, https://www.imastudent.com/ etc.
Different Price Option
Should You buy it?
Buying this camera totally depends on your use. Also, you must check the full detail before buying anything in the market. So, here talking about this camera in this blog DJI Osmo Action 3 Review 2022. Let’s say you are a normal user or beginner who wants to start video recording make vlogs etc. then you should buy this. You may still think why? So, here is the answer It has a budget price also the brand is very well known. Features are very good at this price point. Durability and Performance are also very good.
I can just say that you can keep this as a secondary camera if you want. But if you want the best quality and budget is not your problem then you can avoid this camera and all the alternatives this camera is mentioned below.
Alternative of DJI Action 3
There are multiple alternative options for this camera. Yes, not all alternative has the same brand off-course but yes you can get many alternatives for this camera.