Should I wait for Gopro Hero 8 or I buy DJI Osmo Action now ?

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-09-09 2394

September is coming, we all expect the two upcoming GoPro products - GoPro Hero 8 and GoPro Max 8. Even there isn’t official new about the two new GoPro products. The spy pictures and some specifications are released in the web. As GoPro Hero 7 defeat Osmo Action in camera anti-shake. GoPro make some improvements in its new model, GoPro 8. Will GoPro Hero 8 be better than DJI Osmo Action? Should I wait for GoPro Hero 8 or buy DJI Osmo Action now?

GoPro Hero 8​ 


GoPro Hero 8 is expected to unveil in September, which will feature a new design with a new protective case and other new accessories, including an external microphone, LED fill light, and monitor screen.


The hardware part will use GP2 image processor, support 4K 120 fps or 1080P 480 fps video, lens imaging will be strengthened, it is possible to use 12 million pixel sensor.


In addition, GoPro has also been certified by the FCC to submit a new panoramic camera model SPCC1. The official name of this new machine is expected to be GoPro Max, which is expected to be the successor of GoPro's first panoramic camera Fusion, which has been discontinued.


It is not yet certain when GoPro expects to announce this new machine. And the specification is not certain. Let’s review the comparison between DJI Osmo Action and GoPro Hero 7.



DJI Osmo Action

 GoPro Hero 7







Photosensitive element

1/2.3” CMOS(FOV: 145° f/2.8)

1/2.3” CMOS
FOV: 149.2°, 4x3


Shutter speed

120s - 1/8000s 

30s - 1/2000s

Take a photo


12MP (HDR) 


4K 60FPS / 1080P 240FPS

4K 60FPS / 1080P 240FPS

Movie storage maximum stream

100 Mbps 

78 Mbps

Video format

MOV, MP4 (H.264)

MP4 (H.264/AVC)

MP4 (H.265/HEVC) 


Removable 1300 mAh 

Detachable 1220mAh

Longest battery life

About 135 minutes 

85-90 minutes


11 m



Dual color screen.

(front screen can be used for real-time image transmission, convenient for self-timer;

rear screen (2.25") can be touch-controlled camera)

Touch (2 inch)

Film shockproof

RockSteady stabilization technology

Super Shockproof (HyperSmooth)


Osmo Action outperforms GoPro Hero 7

From the comparison of specification data, DJI Osmo Action is better than GoPro Hero 7 Black. The key to success is 1.4′′ pre-self-timer screen, long exposure of 120 seconds, waterproof of 11 meters (1 meter more than Hero 7 Black), and It's cheaper, but Hero 7 also has its own advantages, including mp4 movies in H.265 (HEVC) format, smile detection and Global Positioning System (GPS).

Will GoPro Hero 8 be better than DJI Osmo Action?

DJI Osmo Action is a strong opponent to GoPro in sports camera market. For the user, in addition to stacking hardware performance, it is also necessary to improve the ease of use during use, including the ease of connection between the APP mobile phone and the motion camera, as well as the anti-shake performance of the camera itself and the distortion processing performance of the edged part. These are very important to users, which one do you choose for GoPro Hero 8 and Osmo Action? What new upgrades will GoPro Hero Bring?

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