DJI has released the new Osmo Action 3, calling it “the most powerful and user-friendly action camera” the company has ever created. While this is a standard marketing pitch used by most tech companies, here are a few real reasons why you might consider getting this amazing little device.

New Osmo Action 3 comes with a 1/1.7 inch CMOS imaging system that can shoot 4K/120fps and deliver an incredible 155 degree super wide FOV. Three distinct Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) options are available to eliminate camera shake and ensure steady, smooth footage from all your outdoor adventures.

Additionally, D-Cinelike mode, which offers a wealth of color information to adjust color mixing, is available in video, slow motion and timelapse modes, giving you more room for post-production editing. .

Overall, you can expect incredible video quality from this device, but the features that really made the Osmo Action 3 stand out include:

1. Brand New Extreme Battery

While the DJI Action 2 camera unit had a battery life of up to 70 minutes, Osmo Action 3 comes with an extreme 1770mAh battery that allows the camera to record for over 2.5 hours. And unlike GoPro, which requires you to buy its high performance 1720mAh Enduro batteries separately, DJI is making the new Extreme Battery the default for all Action 3 devices.

2. Super fast charging

The DJI Osmo Action 3 camera uses the PD 3.0 (PPS) fast charging protocol, which means you can charge the battery from 0-80% in just 18 minutes and from 0-100% in 50 minutes. This in itself is a first for action cameras!

New Osmo Action Chest Strap Mount

3. Native vertical shooting support

DJI knows that many of its products are picked up by those who are extremely active on social media. So, first of all, the tech giant empowered the new mini 3 pro drone to take amazing photos and videos in portrait orientation without zooming or cropping the image. And now the new Action 3 is introduced with an integrated mounting system that instantly and securely attaches the camera to handlebars, helmets, etc., for easy shooting in vertical orientation.

4. Improved heat management

Osmo Action 3 comes with an improved heat management system that enables continuous 4K/60fps recording until the battery runs out. Ultimately, DJI sees it as a solution to the overheating issue, which is common to so many action cameras.

5. Better equipped for snow and water sports

If you like water sports, know that the DJI Osmo Action 3 is waterproof up to 16 meters deep without requiring an additional case. With the addition of a protective case, you can take this camera to depths of up to 60 meters.

Likewise, the new action camera can withstand temperatures as low as -20C (-4F) while capturing winter adventures. DJI is also introducing a new feature called “InvisiStick for Skiing” with this camera, which essentially allows the Osmo Action 3 to recognize and digitally mask the selfie stick from snow sports footage.

6. Special features for vloggers and streamers

Osmo Action 3 is the first action camera with dual touchscreens, which means you can access its settings from any angle while keeping the camera in the perfect position. In quiet environments, you can also use voice commands to control the camera if your hands are busy.

And then there’s a three-mic stereo recording system that reduces wind noise and improves the audio quality of images. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi live streaming comes with a pause button, supporting 1080p/30fps, 720p/30fps and 480p/30fps recording. You’ll also find UAC/UVC webcam support for high-quality video and audio during conference calls and live broadcasts.

7. Probably the best action camera for its price

With all of these features and more, the new DJI Osmo Action 3 is arguably one of the best action cameras for its price.

You can buy the Osmo Action 3 standard combo for $329. This includes Osmo Action 3, an Osmo Action 3 Extreme battery, the Osmo Action 3 horizontal-vertical protective frame, the Osmo Action 3 quick-release adapter mount and the Osmo flat adhesive base.

The Osmo Action 3 Adventure Combo is priced at $439consisting of Osmo Action 3, three Osmo Action 3 Extreme batteries, Osmo Action 3 horizontal-vertical protective frame, two Osmo Action 3 quick-release adapter mounts, one Osmo flat adhesive base and the Osmo Action 3 multi-function battery case.

DJI Osmo Action 3 Adventure Combo

Several other accessories such as the handlebar mount, helmet chin mount and chest mount are available for purchase separately.

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