DJI Osmo Action FAQ

ByNiki Jones 2019-11-10 2383

As the first action camera by DJI, Osmo Action has attracted much attention. What's the performance of its camera? This post gives the most frequently asked questions about Osmo Action. Let's get started!

DJI Osmo Action

DJI Osmo Action Camera

4K (16: 9) - 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, and 24fps  4K (4: 3) - 30, 25, and 24fps  2.7K (4: 3) - 30, 25, and 24fps  2.7K (16 : 9) - 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, and 24fps  1080p - 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, and 24fps  720p - 240, 200fps 
Yes. The remaining time will be displayed in the upper left corner of the screen during recording, and the remaining capacity of the microSD card will be displayed when taking the picture. 
Use HDR video mode to improve image quality, restore details and increase the color layer to make the movie more vivid.
Yes, Osmo Action supports correction. 
Timelapse photos can be downloaded and viewed on a computer. 
Osmo Action uses RockSteady technology to stabilize footage. EIS technology is implemented by increasing the shutter speed, analyzing the images recorded by the CMOS sensor and compensating by cutting the edges of these images. In this way, many images are superimposed and eventually combined into one image that is sharp, clear and accurately exposed.
Yes. Osmo Action supports 8x slow motion movies at 1080p / 240fps.  
It has been designed to record a wide dynamic range from a sensor. The colors are evenly distributed, thanks to which the dark part of the image is much more visible than in standard cameras. 
Method 1: Move the touch screen to the right to access the album. 
Method 2: Connect to the DJI Mimo app and tap the album icon in the bottom right corner to view existing photos and videos.
Method 1: Move the touch screen to the right to access the album. 
Method 2: Connect to the DJI Mimo app and download the content to your phone. 
Method 2: Insert the Osmo Action microSD card into your computer. 
Method 3: Connect Osmo Action to the computer using a USB-C cable. 
Everything is saved on the microSD card. 
Yes. Thanks to the fixed focal length lens the clear imaging distance is 60 mm and further. Objects are clean when they are more than 60 mm away from the lens. 
Yes, the exposure is the default. To select exposure locking, swipe down the screen and open the exposure function in the menu.

Using the DJI Action Camera

The DJI Mimo app lets you control Osmo Action, sync photos and videos, edit and share. 

1. Download the DJI Mimo app; 

2. Press the power button to turn on the device; 

3. Turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on your phone, open the DJI Mimo app, tap the camera icon in the upper left corner and connect to Osmo Action; 

4. After connecting the application to Osmo Action you will be asked to activate the device; 

5. Complete the activation process by following the instructions in the application.

The DJI Mimo app will automatically send update messages. Follow the instructions to complete the upgrade process. 

Method 1: Double tap the main rear screen interface with two fingers or press and hold the QS button. 
Method 2: Using the DJI Despite app, access the camera view and tap "switch screens". 
Method 3: Turn on the voice command and say "screen switch."

No. The front screen is for viewing only.
In shooting mode, rotate Osmo Action 90 ° and the system will automatically switch to Portrait mode. 
Detailed shooting settings can be saved as a mode for future selection. You can save up to 5 custom modes.
To save energy, the Auto Sleep screen can be adjusted with a minimum time of 1 min. 
Yes. Osmo Action supports voice commands in English and Mandarin Chinese. 
In the camera view, press the QS button to quickly switch between the most-used modes. Tap "..." to select modes and add them to the QS interface. In Settings or Playback, press the QS button to return to camera view. Press and hold the QS button to switch between the two screens. The video will pause and start recording if you switch between screens during recording.
The screen lock feature prevents you from accidentally touching the screen.
You can either save the videos to your phone first, or use the DJI Mimo app to upload and share the generated links.

Method 1: Go to camera view and move the touch screen to the left to access camera parameter settings and select the Manual (M) mode. 
Method 2: Connect to the DJI Mimo app and tap Settings on the left side of the camera view. 

Osmo Action has two built-in microphones. One is on top and the other is on the left side of the camera. 
Yes. You can connect Osmo Action to a third-party microphone via a USB-C port using a 3.5mm adapter.

DJI Osmo Action camera power supply

A fully charged battery can support video recording at 1080P / 30 frames per second for up to 135 minutes (with RockSteady off) and 4K / 60fps for 63 minutes (with RockSteady on). 
It takes about 90 minutes to fully charge the battery.

Other questions about Osmo Action

Only the battery, lens filter cover and USB-C cover can be removed. However, all these parts must be properly secured before submerging Osmo Action in water. 
Yes. Rotate the attachment to disconnect it from the Osmo Action, and you can replace it with another attachment or ND filter. 
Yes. The device can connect to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. 
Yes. The Osmo Action camera frame can be mounted on a base or tripod.
Yes. Osmo Action can be used at depths up to 11 m, and can be used at depths up to 60 m thanks to the Osmo Action waterproof case. 

Insert the battery, replace the lens filter cover and close the USB-C cover before using Osmo Action under water, otherwise water may get into the device. 

1. Make sure there is nothing on the battery or battery compartment, the battery is inserted correctly, and both battery release buttons are gray and the orange tab is not visible. 
2. Check that the USB-C cover is closed properly. 
3. Make sure the lens filter cap is intact and properly attached; replace it with a new one if it is damaged.
4. Osmo Action is waterproof up to a depth of 11 meters. When using the waterproof case, it is waterproof to a depth of up to 60 meters. 
5. Do not jump into the water with Osmo Action. 
6. Do not use Osmo Action in hot springs. 
7. Wash Osmo Action with clean water after removing it from salt water and allow it to dry naturally. 

1. Immediately remove Osmo Action from the water and remove the battery; 
2. Dry the camera surface with a clean and soft cloth. Pay particular attention to the water in the battery compartment, microSD card slot, ports and cracks; 
3. If the camera is seriously damaged, contact a DJI service center for repair.

Osmo Action supports microSD cards up to 256 GB. 
Recommended models: 
Samsung EVO Plus 32 GB UHS-1 microSDHC 
Samsung Pro 64GB UHS-3 microSDXC 
Samsung Pro Endurance 64 GB UHS-1 microSDXC 
Samsung Evo Plus 64 GB UHS-3 microSDXC 
Sandisk Extreme 16/32 GB UHS-3 microSDHC 
Sandisk Extreme Plus 128 GB V30 A1 UHS-3 microSDXC 
Sandisk Extreme Pro 64 GB V30 A1 UHS-3 microSDXC 
Lexar 633X 32 GB UHS-1 microSDHC 
Other mainstream brands with a minimum write speed of 30 MB / s or higher are also supported. 

Osmo Action is compatible with a waterproof case, camera frame, quick release base, locking screw, flat glue, curved adhesive handle and many more. You can find information on this in the Osmo Action accessories section .
You can use the universal port on the bottom of the camera frame and threaded rod to connect to ordinary sports camera accessories (Gopro type) or the Quick-Release base interface to connect to official DJI accessories. 

1. Dirt on the lens can be cleaned with a lens cleaning cloth. If there is dust in the cracks at the edge of the lens, use a blower or a cotton swab to clean.
2. To clean water stains, oil streaks or fingerprints on the lens, apply a few drops of lens cleaning solution to the lens tissue and make a circular motion. Close the lid when the lens is completely dry. 
3. The inside of the lens filter cap can be cleaned with a cotton swab. 

Osmo Action is dust resistant. However, if dust gets inside the machine and cannot be cleaned, contact a DJI service center for repair.


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