DJI’s New Action 2 Camera Is Tiny, Magnetic, and Modular

The DJI Action 2 camera and its viewfinder accessory on a black background.
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DJI’s original Osmo Action camera was a pretty straightforward riff on the GoPro form factor, and as such, most people saw it as nothing more than a cheap knockoff. But the new Action 2 camera is a shockingly unique device—it’s tiny, it comes with a ton of magnetic accessories, and it even drops the silly “Osmo” branding.

Available now at DJI’s webstore, the new Action 2 camera is just 1.5 inches tall and less than an inch thick. Its 12MP sensor has an impressive 155-degree FOV, and it can shoot 4K footage at 120FPS. It also shoots slow-mo video at a respectable 1080P 240FPS and is waterproof up to 10 meters.

These specs only fall slightly short of the GoPro HERO 10 Black’s 5.3K 60FPS capabilities, and they’re impressive for a camera of this size. Of course, there are only so many ways that you can compare the Action 2 to a GoPro, because their form factors are so different.

DJI is using a new magnetic mounting system to expand the Action 2 camera’s capabilities. Basically, you get a bundle of magnetic accessories with your Action 2 purchase, including a 7-hour battery pack, a lanyard, a tripod adapter, and (if you buy the more expensive kit) a front-facing viewfinder for vlogging.

You can order the DJI Action 2 now at DJI’s webstore. The basic “Power Combo” kit costs $400, while the “Dual-Screen Combo” kit with a front-facing viewfinder costs $519. These prices are comparable to the GoPro HERO 10 Black, which costs $450 when purchased with a one-year GoPro subscription (which costs $50).

DJI Action 2 Camera

DJI’s new Action 2 camera packs a 155-degree field of view, and can capture 4K footage at up to 120FPS. Its specs don’t match the latest GoPro, but it has an incredibly tiny form factor and comes with a bundle of magnetic accessories, including battery packs, lanyards, and (if you buy the more expensive kit) a front-facing viewfinder.

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