DJI has now disclosed that it will soon be selling its brand-new Action 3 action camera to the general public. Although it was introduced less than a year after the Action 2 camera, the new 4K camera has a whole different housing and a design that is comparable to earlier all-in-one versions. This is despite the fact that it was released less than a year after the Action 2 camera.
The more durable design, which features two touchscreens, is aimed at being appealing to streamers and vloggers as its target audience. It is the first action camera to employ dual touchscreens, not including DJI’s own Action 2 when it was attached to the auxiliary module. The lens offers a complete field of view (FOV) that measures 155 degrees and is equivalent to 12.7 millimeters.
This camera is waterproof to a depth of 16 meters (52 feet) even without a housing, which demonstrates that DJI has clearly paid attention to the vast majority of constructive criticism on Action 2, which was provided. Corning Gorilla Glass shields the screens as well as the lens, making it possible for the gadget to survive falling from a height of 1.5 meters.
The Action 3 comes equipped with a battery that has a capacity of 1770 mAh and can operate at temperatures ranging from -20 °C to 45 °C (-4 °F to 113 °C). This battery is temperature resistant. One of the most important and game-changing improvements that were made to the Action 3 was its battery. This is certainly a shot across the bow of GoPro, which has a battery called “Enduro” that comes with an additional purchase price.
Coming from Action 2, which housed the batteries in separate modules, things are also a lot easier to manage with this model. This model may be found in the Action 3 series. The batteries are capable of quick charging, which allows them to achieve 80 percent capacity in 18 minutes and full capacity in 50 minutes after charging. The battery has a great leading shooting duration of 160 minutes, and the Multifunctional Battery Case can protect and charge up to three batteries at once, in addition to having the capacity for two extra microSD cards. The battery also has a wonderful leading shooting time of 160 minutes.
In the aftermath of the debut of their Mini 3 Pro drone not too long ago, DJI has also produced a drone that is capable of shooting in a vertical orientation. Utilizing the fast clip on a quick-release frame, which incorporates a magnetically assisted rapid release, the camera may be rapidly and easily placed into any format. This is accomplished by using the quick release frame.
In addition to voice control and audio directions, the camera is equipped with a sensor that modifies the white balance as the device travels in and out of the water. In addition to that, it is equipped with three microphones that suppress any ambient noise. There are also Manual and Pro choices available, such as D-Cinelike, which offers a video profile that is flat and can be edited easily. Both of these options are accessible.
Using DJI’s ‘RockSteady’ or ‘HorizonBalancing’ electronic image stabilization (EIS), the 1/1.7-inch sensor can record 4K video at up to 120 frames per second, and it can capture 1080p footage at up to 240 frames per second. You may also use the “HorizonSteady” mode, which was introduced on Action 2 and provides you the flexibility to turn the camera in any direction up to a complete 360 degrees while still keeping the horizon level. This mode is intended for use in vlogging (when shooting 2.7K and below).
The camera is capable of recording video at a maximum of 4K at a frame rate of 120 frames per second or 1080P at a frame rate of 240 frames per second. Although this is a lower resolution than the standard that was set by the GoPro Hero10, which is capable of shooting at 5.3K at 60 frames per second, the camera is less expensive to acquire and does not require a membership to a cloud service. DJI’s Mimo is a program that can be downloaded and edited, and despite the fact that using it won’t cost you anything, it is available from the company.
The Action 3 Standard combo can be purchased for the price of $329 or £309, whilst the Adventure Combo can be acquired for the price of $399 or £439. The second choice comes with a Battery Charging Case, three Batteries, a 1.5-meter Extension Rod, a protective frame that can be used either horizontally or vertically, as well as two quick-release mounts and screws.
Because Action 3 is so closely aligned with its predecessor, the GoPro model that we used as a point of reference for our analysis was the same one we used previously. On the other side, this is an especially busy day for those who use action cameras.
GoPro has been teasing an announcement for quite some time, and the company has said that their own announcement will take place exactly one hour after DJI’s. Check out what we have to say about the recent event regarding GoPro in the headlines.