If you are torn between buying the GoPro Hero8 Black or the DJI Osmo Action then you are in for a tough choice.
Both cameras feature a similar body design with dual-screen. The front screen on the Osmo Action is a little bigger than what we get with the Hero8 Black.
DJI Osmo made its entry in the action camera world early in 2019 with the introduction of Osmo Action.
This attempt was to give the T3 award-winning Hero7 Black a tough competition. DJI Osmo Action and Hero7 Black have strikingly similar technical specs on paper.
Later in October 2019, GoPro made their Hero8 black announcement which came alongside their 360° GoPro MAX.
Check my GoPro Max vs Hero8 Black comparison.
The Hero8 Black came with facelifted specs like the introduction of HyperSmooth 2.0 and TimeWarp 2.0.
Also, GoPro introduced a Media Mod which will allow you to attach an external microphone, light, and display Mods to your Hero8 Black.
Will the DJI Osmo Action match up with the Hero8 Black in terms of technical specs and performance?
In this comparison post, I will highlight all important details you need to know including 4K video quality, photo quality, image stabilization, battery life, and many more features.
I will kick off my DJI Osmo Action vs GoPro Hero8 Black comparison by tabulating their specifications side by side.
DJI Osmo Action & GoPro Hero8 Black Specifications
|Specs||DJI Osmo Action||GoPro Hero8 Black|
|Dimensions||65W × 42H × 35D (mm)||62.3W x 44.9H x 33D (mm)|
|Weight (including battery)||124 grams||126 grams|
|Memory Storage||MicroSD; Max. 256 GB||MicroSD; Max. 256 GB|
|Audio||2 microphones||3 microphones|
|3.5 mm Audio Mic Input||No, Adapter needed||No, Media Mod needed.|
|Battery||Removable Lithium Polymer 1300mAh||Removable Lithium-Ion 1220mAh|
|Waterproof||Yes, up to 11 meters/36feet||Yes, up to 5 meters/16 feet|
|USB Port||USB Type C||USB Type C|
|Video Resolutions, Aspect Ratio, and Frame Rates.||4K (16:9) @ 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps4K (4:3) @ 30, 25, 24fps2.7K (4:3) @ 30, 25, 24fps2.7K (16:9) @ 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps1080p @ 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps720p @ 240, 200fps||4K (16:9) @ 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps4K (4:3) @ 30, 25, 24fps2.7K (16:9) @ 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps2.7K (4:3) @ 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps1080p @ 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps1440p (4:3) @ 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps|
|Video Stabilization||RockSteady||HyperSmooth 2.0|
|Video File Format||MOV, MP4 (H.264)||MP4(H.264/AVC),MP4 (H.265/HEVC)|
|Max Video Bitrate||100 Mbps||100Mb/s in 2.7K & 4K|
|Time Lapse Video Intervals||0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20, 30 seconds||0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds|
|ISO Video Range||100-3200||100 to 1600|
|FOV||Fixed, 145°||SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow|
|Slow Motion||Up to 8 times||Up to 8 times|
|Image Sensor||12MP 1/2.3″ CMOS||12MP 1/2.3″ CMOS|
|Max Resolution||4000×3000 pixels||4000×3000 pixels|
|Photo Modes||Single, Countdown, Timed, Burst, and AEB||Normal photo, Live burst, Burst, and Night.|
|Photo Formats||JPEG/JPEG+DNG (RAW)||RAW & Standard (JPG)|
|ISO Photo Range||100 to 3200||100 to 3200|
|Voice Control||Yes, 5 predetermined voices||Yes, 14 predetermined voices.|
|Bluetooth||Yes, BLE 4.2||Yes|
|Live stream||Yes, up to 104 minutes||Yes|
What’s in the Box?
You will get the following items with your retail purchase of the respective camera.
|DJI Osmo Action||GoPro Hero8 Black|
|1x DJI Osmo Action Camera unit||1x GoPro HERO8 Black|
|1x USB-C cable||1x Rechargeable Battery|
|1x Battery case with battery and SD card holder||1x Curved Adhesive Mount|
|1x Flat mount||1x Mounting Buckle|
|1x Curved mount||1x USB-C Cable|
|1x Camera cage||1x Thumb Screw|
|1x Attachment screw|
Design & Components
The two cameras look a bit similar in terms of size.
Being the first action camera to be manufactured by DJI, the Osmo Action does not have any predecessor.
Looking at the Hero8 Black, on the other hand, we can see that it follows the exact design pattern taken by Hero7 Black.
Weight and Dimensions
In terms of weight, the Hero8 Black is the heavier brother here with 126 grams including the battery and without any casing.
The Osmo Action weighs 124 grams, putting it at only 2 grams less than the Hero8.
It is justifiable to say that the two cameras have a similar weight because 2 grams is not worth a difference to make you hate or love a camera.
Looking at the body dimensions, the DJI Osmo Action has 65W × 42H × 35D (mm), whereas the GoPro Hero8 Black measures 62.3W x 44.9H x 33D (mm).
We can see that the Hero8 Black has a taller height and more depth than the Osmo Action which took on a larger width.
Touchscreen vs. Dual-Screen
The Hero8 Black, like the preceding GoPro models, has a touchscreen display at the back of the camera and a small status screen at the front.
The back touch screen is used to change modes, navigate through the different settings of your camera, and give you live monitoring of your footage.
The status screen at the front of the Hero8 Black is used to display the shooting mode, recording time, battery status, and the remaining memory card space.
On the DJI Osmo Action, we get a dual-screen setup similar to what was featured in the Akaso Brave 7 LE.
The 2.24 inch back LCD is the larger compared to the front 1.4 inch LCD which is somewhat equal in size to the main display found in the Insta360 One R.
It is always very difficult to take a selfie with an action camera mainly because of the lack of a front screen that will give you a real-time view of what you are capturing.
With the Osmo Action, taking a selfie is now convenient as you would do with your smartphone.
There are three ways of switching between the back and front screens of the Osmo Action:
- Double-tap the back screen to switch to the front screen
- Press and hold the QS button
- Say ‘Screen Switch’ to change your live view
If you are someone who takes a lot of selfies in your adventures or does a lot of ‘walk and talk’ Vlogging shots, you may consider getting the DJI Osmo Action because of its’ front screen.
Unfortunately, you cannot have two screens working at the same time.
I hope DJI will fix this with future updates or upcoming models.
Also, the front screen is not touch-sensitive, when you have switched to it, be sure to use the buttons or phone App to navigate through the settings.
Both cameras have a 12MP 1/2.3″ CMOS image sensor lens with an aperture of f/2.8.
With the DJI Osmo Action, you only get a fixed 145° field of view whereas the Hero8 Black gives you a 149.2-degree angle with digital lens view options of SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow.
As you may already know, the lens on the Hero8 Black is not interchangeable.
This creates a huge drawback to the extremely rugged users who may find themselves scratching or denting the camera lens from an adventure.
However, with the DJI Osmo Action, the lens cap is interchangeable making it a perfect option for the extreme rugged users who are worried about knocking off their camera lens.
Ports and Sockets
Both DJI Osmo Action and Hero 8 Black have a USB-C port for charging and data transfer.
Both cameras also have memory card slots that support microSD up to the maximum storage capacity of 256 GB.
For the best performance, I recommend this SanDisk 265GB SD card.
Make sure to format your new micro SD card before using it.
None of these action cameras has an HDMI port. However, with the Hero8 Black, you can purchase a separate Media Mod which will give you the chance to use an HDMI connection.
You can read my full review of the Media Mod and see what else is offered by the accessory.
DJI Osmo Action has two microphones, one at the top and the other on the right side of the camera.
GoPro Hero8 Black on the other hand has got 3 microphones. One on the front of the camera just below the lens, the other on the bottom side below the folding fingers, and the third one on the left side of the camera.
Both cameras have a wind noise reduction setting that will allow you to eliminate wind noise during your action filming.
The noise reduction works fine for both cameras, there is nothing to whine about.
However, if you need to drastically reduce the wind noise during your filming activities, you can consider getting the Windproof Sponge Wind Noise Reduction Foam Cover for DJI Osmo Action Camera or the VGSION Windslayer Housing Wind Noise Reduction Foam Case for Hero8 Black.
Both cameras produce good quality stereo audio but it is even better in the Hero8 Black because of the additional microphone.
You can add an external microphone to both cameras although there is no dedicated input for that.
You will need an adapter for the Osmo Action and the Media Mod for the Hero8 Black.
You can check my list of recommended GoPro external mics.
Both cameras are waterproof without the need for an external waterproof housing.
However, the difference comes in the rating. Osmo Action is waterproof for up to 11 meters/36 feet while Hero8 Black is waterproof for up to 5 meters/16 feet.
This makes the Osmo Action a better choice if you want an action camera to frequently use for underwater filming and photography.
If you need to go for scuba diving and other intense underwater activities, I recommend you get the official protective housing for Hero8 Black made by GoPro, or the official Osmo Action Waterproof Case.
These accessories will push your depth limit to 60 meters/196 feet which is more than enough for most people.
Always remember to test your waterproof housing case before using, and rinse then dry your camera + case after every underwater filming.
Controls and Buttons
When it comes to controlling the camera in terms of setting navigations, modes toggle, and so on, the Osmo Action is much easier to control.
This is not to say that Hero8 Black is hard, but I find myself at ease whenever I am using the Osmo Action.
DJI Osmo Action has a shutter/Record button and power button at the top of the camera, and a Quick Switch (QS) button on the left side of the camera.
The QS button is used to toggle between the shooting modes as well as switching between the two screens.
GoPro Hero8 Black has a power/mode button to power the camera and a record/shutter button to take shots.
Using the touchscreen control on both cameras is pretty similar and straightforward as you would expect of any action camera.
You can also use your voice to control both cameras, they both have several predetermined voice commands.
Both cameras can also be controlled remotely by a phone App, DJI Mimo for the Osmo Action and GoPro App for the Hero8 Black.
As I mentioned earlier, you can control both cameras using your voice.
This is a nice feature to have especially when your hands are engaged during your action filming.
The DJI Osmo Action has only 5 pre-determined voice commands in English and Chinese Mandarin, they are:
- Start Recording
- Stop Recording
- Take Photo
- Screen Switch
- Shut Down
The GoPro Hero8 Black supports many commands and in different languages and accents, that’s a nice thing to have for a hands-free user. The commands are:
- Start recording
- Stop recording
- Add HiLight tag to your video
- Take a photo
- Take burst photos
- Start time-lapse
- Stop time-lapse
- Turn off the camera
- Turn on the camera (only for Hero 8)
- Switch to video mode
- Switch to photo mode
- Switch to time-lapse mode
The languages and accents are, English (U.S.), English (U.K.), English (Australian), French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (EU), Spanish (N.A.), Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
In terms of voice control versatility, Hero8 Black is more advanced than the Osmo Action.
For more information on the Hero8 Black voice control and commands, make sure you check my detailed article.
I can say this is because of the already established global market for the GoPro action cameras. DJI Osmo is just starting its run in this huge industry.
Controlling Your Camera Remotely
Both cameras can be controlled remotely by their respective phone Apps. Osmo Action uses DJI Mimo App whereas GoPro uses GoPro App.
The Apps can be downloaded for free from either Google Play or App Store depending on your phone’s operating system.
Once downloaded, you will connect the camera to your phone via Wi-Fi and you will be set to go.
Only the GoPro Hero8 Black can be controlled by a Remote control device.
You can use GoPro Smart Remote to control the Hero8 Black from up to a distance of 180 meters/600 feet.
This smart remote is capable of controlling up to 50 compatible cameras at once. It also ships with a wrist strap making it wearable like a watch.
Most people who I have interacted with always tell me that video quality is the sole deal-breaker for deciding which action camera they will purchase.
Going with that, most people nowadays will not consider an action camera that does not offer 4K video recording.
Other manufacturers try to meet the market demands by making cameras that offer interpolated 4K recording, which is not a good thing to have.
Well, for the Osmo Action and Hero8 Black, they both feature a native 4K recording at a maximum of 60 frames per second.
Let me walk you through the video properties of these cameras and give you my honest verdict on which camera outshines the other in this department.
Both cameras are strikingly similar in terms of what they offer when it comes to video resolution choices.
They all have a maximum of 4K recording which is very impressive, to begin with.
Other resolutions offered by both cameras are 2.7K and 1080p.
The Osmo Action features a 720p resolution which has been ditched by GoPro in the Hero8 Black. The Hero8 Black, however, has the 1440p option.
Both cameras have maximum frame rates of 240fps, compatible with 1080p and 720p (on the Osmo).
This means that they can both record slow-motion videos of up to 8 times slower.
The video resolution and frame rates with aspect ratio for each camera is as follows:
DJI Osmo Action: 4K (16:9) @ 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps / 4K (4:3) @ 30, 25, 24fps / 2.7K (4:3) @ 30, 25, 24fps / 2.7K (16:9) @ 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps / 1080p @ 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps / 720p @ 240, 200fps.
GoPro Hero8 Black: 4K (16:9) @ 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps / 4K (4:3) @ 30, 25, 24fps / 2.7K (16:9) @ 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps / 2.7K (4:3) @ 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps / 1080p @ 240, 200, 120, 100, 60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps / 1440p (4:3) @ 120, 100, 60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps.
Both cameras produce very solid videos in terms of quality.
I would say that choosing between the two cameras in terms of video quality will boil down to specific preferences and what you would love to do with your footage.
Recording at 4k@30fps in both cameras produces equal sharpness and clarity.
However, the Osmo Action has footage that looks flat in terms of colors and it is a little bit washed round on the highlights.
This description is very ideal if you would like to perform further editing in post-production.
The Hero8 Black on the other hand produces images with darker blacks and shadows.
The colors are much more vibrant and saturated making the footage appear warmer. This is a great deal if you do not intend to do more editing of tour footage in post-production.
Night footage in both cameras appears grainy. However, in the Hero8 Black, there is more saturation.
Here is a video shot by SoCal Attractions 360 showing the Hero8 Black in action with some low-light scenes:
And another video shot by xxxx with a DJI Osmo Action:
Electronic Image Stabilization
HyperSmooth 2.0 vs. RockSteady
The Electronic Image Stabilization in both cameras is impressive enough for the average user.
In DJI Osmo Action, the technology is called RockSteady which is not available in 4K 4:3 mode. In Hero8 Black it is named HyperSmooth 2.0.
Recording at 4K30fps while walking produced very steady footage from both cameras. In this resolution, Hero8 Black allows you to have the Boost on.
When running, the video was still super smooth, however, I was able to notice some bits of wobbles and wavering in the Osmo Action.
On the 4K60fps recording option, you do not get the boost feature on the Hero8 Black. Here the Osmo Action produces the most stable footage.
I would say that both cameras have impressive stabilization that produces gimbal-like footage from rocky recordings.
The DJI Osmo Action has a maximum bitrate of 100Mbps (megabits per second). The Bitrate represents the maximum amount of data the camera uses to record a one-second video.
On the Hero8 Black, the maximum bitrate is 100Mbps when using 4K and 2.7K resolutions. You will get a maximum of 78mbps when using 1440p and 1080p.
The Osmo Action encodes its videos using the H.264 codec only. Hero8 Black uses both H.264 and the newer H.265 codecs.
Using the H.264 option is good in keeping things simpler since it is the most widely used and compatible encoding technology available.
The H.265 provides better video quality resulting from the improved compression it provides.
This new codec also results in smaller file sizes hence it will save on your memory space.
Video File Formats
The Osmo Action will save your video files in either the MOV or MP4 file formats in the microSD card.
Both of these formats use H.264 codec and similar bitrate so there is no chance of altering the quality when you choose either.
Using the MOV option is ideal when you have Apple devices for your editing and so on.
The Hero8 Black will save your video files in the MP4 format in the memory card.
However, you get the option to choose which encoding technology you would like to apply to your files, H.264 or H.265.
Both cameras can shoot scenes in slow motion thanks to the high frame rates available.
The highest you can go for each is up to 8X slower, that is when using 240fps.
In 60fps, you will get 2X slower footage, 120fps will give you 4X slower footage.
With the Hero8 Black, you can shoot in slow motion while having the EIS on. This option is not there in the Osmo Action.
Digital Lenses or Field of View
The Osmo Action has a standard angle of view at a 145° perspective, and there is the Dewarp option which corrects the lens changes digitally.
But that’s it, one FOV.
With the Hero8 Black, the digital lenses and focal lengths are:
- SuperView: 16mm
- Wide: 16-34mm
- Linear: 19-39mm
- Narrow: 27mm
You can choose your preferred FOV using the touch screen display.
Photo Resolution & Formats
Both cameras can capture photos with a maximum resolution of 12MP.
RAW and JPEG
Both cameras have the option to save photos in either RAW or JPEG formats for all photo modes.
For me, I prefer taking photos in RAW format because they are not compressed and do not lose any pixels.
This gives me more editing powers in post-production apart from giving me high-quality photos
Photo resolution on both cameras is 4000 x 3000 when taking photos in a 4:3 aspect ratio.
Hero8 Black only uses a 4:3 aspect ratio for photos, however, on the Osmo Action, you can choose between 4:3 and 16:9.
When choosing 16:9, your photo will be cropped to 4000 x 2250.
In the DJI Osmo Action, you will get the following modes to choose for your photos: Single shot, timed shots, burst mode, and AEB (Auto Exposure Bracket).
GoPro Hero8 Black has the following photo modes: Single photo, Liveburst, Burst, and Night.
Generally, the image qualities are very impressive and they met my expectations for both cameras.
Looking at the photos produced by both cameras, GoPro Hero8 Black adds more contrast and saturation to the Photos.
Osmo Action on the other hand produces flat photos with a washed highlight.
On both, the sharpness and crispness are great. The Only drawback I have is on night shooting, the photos appear grainy on both cameras but a little oversaturated on the Hero8 Black.
DJI Osmo Action Photo Test:
Which camera has groovy modes?
With the Hero8 Black, there is no doubt that you are looking in the future in terms of what an action camera should have.
We get interesting shooting modes like SuperPhoto that uses advanced processing to give you the best photo.
You get these modes with the Hero8 Black: SuperPhoto (for Photo mode), HDR (for Photo mode), Standard (for Photo, Burst, Night), and RAW (for Photo, Burst, Night).
If you want a camera that has more modes to choose from then you should consider getting the Hero8 Black.
How is the Audio Quality of Both Cameras?
As mentioned earlier, the DJI Osmo Action has two microphones whereas the Hero8 Black has three microphones.
The Hero8 Black captures louder audio than the Osmo Action and that’s because of the additional microphone.
Both cameras have noise reduction that will help in reducing wind noise when recording your footage.
However, the noise reduction in Osmo Action performs better compared to the Hero8 Black.
When recording footage using the Hero8 Black in a windy environment, you will most certainly feel the impact.
When recording ‘walk and talk’ vlogs using the Osmo Action, I would strongly recommend you get an external microphone since the positioning of the two microphones is not strategically located for a Vlogging setup.
Both cameras are capable of shooting time-lapse video and photo. On the Osmo Action, the time-lapse photo is named timed photo.
The Hero8 Black can shoot time-lapse videos in 4K, 2.7K (4:3), 1440p (4:3), and 1080p.
Time interval can be set to: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 seconds, or 1, 2, 5, 30 minutes, or 1 hour.
While the Osmo Action can shoot time-lapse videos in 4K, 2.7K, and 1080p.
Time interval can be set to: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 20, and 30 seconds.
The Osmo Action has a cool feature called Event Duration that tells you how long your time-lapse video will be while you are recording.
There is no such feature on the Hero8 Black.
Here’s a video by GoPro showing the time lapse video in action:
And a time-lapse shot with a DJI Osmo Action:
Both the Hero8 Black and the Osmo Action can shoot time-lapse photo, but as I said earlier, it is called timed photo on the Osmo.
The time intervals on the Hero8 Black are the same as the time-lapse video, so: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 seconds, or 1, 2, 5, 30 minutes, or 1 hour.
On the DJI Osmo Action, you can choose between these intervals: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 15, 20, 35, 45, 65, or 125 seconds.
You can also choose either the 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. This is not possible on the Hero8 Black as all photos captured are in the 4:3 aspect ratio.
A night lapse is a time-lapse photo for low-light and dark conditions. It is useful when shooting the night sky and stars.
The Hero8 Black has a night-lapse mode, it has a longer shutter speed and higher ISO settings.
The intervals duration are also different than the video and photo time-lapse, you can choose between: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 seconds, or 1, 2, 5, 30 minutes, or 1 hour.
On the Osmo Action, there are dedicated night-lapse mode, however, you can still capture a time-lapse at night by tweaking a few settings like shutter speed and ISO.
Here is a guide by DJI on how to capture a night time-lapse.
Here is where the GoPro Hero8 Black beats the DJI Osmo Action. The latter doesn’t have a TimeWarp feature also known as hyperlapse.
TimeWarp 2.0 is the improved version of the TimeWarp that was available on previous GoPro models.
TimeWarp 2.0 uses HyperSmooth stabilization to keep the video footage smooth.
You can speed up you videos to: Auto, 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 30x.
Same as time-lapse video, you can shoot a TimeWarp in four resolutions: 4K, 2.7K (4:3), 1440p (4:3), and 1080p.
The GoPro Hero8 Black does a really nice job at shooting hyperlapse videos, here’s an example:
Both cameras can live stream to Facebook, YouTube, and other social platforms using their apps.
On the Hero8 Black, you can live stream using the GoPro app. check my guide on how to set it up.
On the Osmo Action, you can live stream using the DJI Mimo app, here is a guide by DJI on how to set everything up.
Both cameras have removable and rechargeable batteries that can be juiced up via a USB C connection to the camera.
The DJI Osmo Action has a battery with a capacity of 1300mAh which gives me a one-hour recording on 4K with RockSteady on.
Recording in 1080p gives me two hours from a full charge.
The Hero8 Black has a battery with a capacity of 1220mAh which gives me 50 minutes when using 4K or 2.7K with high frame rates.
When I switch to FHD or TimeWarp recording, I easily get 2 hours of straight recording.
I would advise you to carry some spare batteries or a power bank to avoid inconveniences in your adventures.
GoPro Hero8 Black has the Protune menu which is available for both video and photo.
Here is a table showing Protune video settings on a Hero8:
|PROTUNE VIDEO||GoPro Hero8 Black|
|Color||GoPro color, Flat|
|White balance||Auto (default), 2300K, 2800K, 3200K, 4000K, 4500K, 5500K, 6000K, 6500K and Native|
|Bit Rate||Low, High (up to 100Mb/s)|
|ISO||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400|
|Shutter||1/30, 1/60, 1/120, 1/240, 1/480, 1/960|
|Exposure value compensation||-2.0 to +2.0|
|Sharpness||High (default), Medium, and Low|
|Raw audio||Off (default), Low, Med, High|
|Wind-noise Reduction||Auto (default), On, Off|
Here is a table showing Protune photo settings on a Hero8:
|PROTUNE PHOTO||GoPro Hero8 Black|
|Color||GoPro color, Flat|
|White balance||Auto (default), 2300K, 2800K, 3200K, 4000K, 4500K, 5500K, 6000K, 6500K and Native|
|ISO||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200|
|Shutter||Auto, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, and 1/2000|
|Exposure value compensation||-2.0 to +2.0|
|Sharpness||High (default), Medium, and Low|
On the Osmo Action, you have different settings you can tweak:
|Advanced Settings||DJI Osmo Action|
|ISO||100 to 3200|
DJI Osmo Action vs GoPro Hero8 Black, Which One Should you Buy?
Both have an impressive box-shaped design which is small in size and easily portable.
I like the fact that there are two LCDs in the Osmo Action. Although I am not a great fan of Vlogging, the front screen is really helpful when taking those selfie shots.
The touchscreen display on the Hero8 Black looks outdated when put side to side with the one on Osmo Action.
This is because it is the same smaller size we always see in GoPro and it has those huge bezels that make the camera look archaic.
The back display on the Osmo Action is relatively large in size and it almost appears from edge to edge of the camera.
The video and photo qualities of both cameras are impressive and I am very happy to see RAW formats for both cameras.
However, night footage is ok but not great. Electronic Image Stabilization technology works well for both cameras. HyperSmooth 2.0 is very solid so is RockSteady although not as much.
I was impressed by the wind noise cancelation offered by the Osmo Action, it is noticeably better than what we get with the GoPro Hero8 Black.
If you want hyperlapse then go with the Hero8 Black.
Going with my DJI Osmo Action vs GoPro Hero8 Black comparison, I will prefer having the DJI Osmo Action as my daily travel companion.
Apart from the price perspective, I am also a rugged user when outdoors and I like the fact that I can change the lens cap in the Osmo Action whenever it is scratched or dented.
Hope you enjoyed reading my comparison article and found the content useful.
If you have any questions or comments concerning the above-discussed cameras, please leave a comment below and will get back to you!
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