Why we chose the DJI Action 2: Versatile, intuitive, clever
DJI first had a crack at moving into the action camera world with the Osmo Action. To us, it looked very similar to the kit produced by the kings of the action sports world, GoPro. Now though, for 2022, it’s fair to say that DJI have gone back to the drawing board with this new and extremely innovative camera. It’s called the DJI Action 2.
Aside from Insta360’s modular designs, we’ve never really seen an action cam sporting this much versatility. The Action 2 is made up from two different modules: a camera cube and a LCD screen / battery cube.
The camera cube is what houses all the filming gubbins, with a small battery, LCD screen and internal storage to offer up to five minutes of filming when used alone. For longer stints filming, you can then attach the screen module to the camera which boosts the filming time to 160 minutes and offers external Micro SD storage.
These modules are all connected via a simple (yet surprisingly secure) magnet system that features a quick release system. Mounting the camera is also pretty simple, with a design that looks similar to GoPro’s signature mounting pattern of two tabs that can slot into various mounts.