The GoPro series has always lead the market in action cameras – but that all ends now. The DJI Osmo Action is the company’s first action camera. Originally known for their aerial footage, they finally entered GoPro’s realm.
Is the DJI Osmo Action better than the GoPro Hero 7 Black when it comes to vlogging your fly fishing journey?
To put it simply – yes the DJI Osmo Action is better than the GoPro Hero 7 Black.
Is the DJI Osmo Action Waterproof?
It’s waterproof up to 11 meters. This makes the Osmo Action an optimal camera to bring on your next fly fishing adventure.
In addition to it being waterproof it’s also shockproof up to 1.5 meters. It’s shock resistance in combination with it’s lightweight 0.3 pound body allow you to easily carry and move the camera.
The GoPro is better as far as the waterproof depthness with a solid 10 meter depth. Although this is better, it’s not a necessary addition to any fly angler who mainly goes waist deep in the water.
Cost Comparison Between DJI Osmo Action and GoPro Hero 7 Black
DJI Osmo Action costs roughly $349 (USD) on its launch while the GoPro Hero 7 Black costs about $399 (USD).
So in short, the Osmo Action is roughly $50 cheaper than its competitor.
So if price is an issue, than the Osmo Action is your best bet.
DJI Osmo Action Accessories
There isn’t much of a size difference between the two action cameras.
This comes as an advantage to its buyers as you can use the camera holders on the DJI Osmo Action. There won’t be any need to purchase new accessories.
DJI Osmo Action Battery
Both the Osmo Action and the GoPro offer a removable battery.
In today’s age, this is definitely a necessity as most recordings drain the battery. The removable battery allows you to carry multiple batteries and charge them when they’re not in use.
Of course, this also allows you to record all of the underwater shots and video of every fish you catch.
Screen Size Difference
The front screen is one of the most important assets to any vlogger.
If you’ve ever vlogged before you know how extremely important it is to be completely sure that you’re in the shot while you’re recording.
There’s been numerous time where i’ve recorded myself, said all the right words for the video to only find out that I wasn’t properly in the shot.
The DJI Osmo Action gives you a 1.4 inch front screen and a 2.25 inch back screen – just slightly bigger than it’s GoPro competitor.
The front facing screen is an asset that we don’t see in the GoPro Hero 7 Black that sets the DJI Osmo Action completely ahead.
Screen Resolution Difference
Both cameras offer 12mp with shot resolutions capable of 4k 60fps.
The Osmo Action also allows you to record 4K video up to 60 fps at 100Mbps.
Now this is pretty standard for most action cameras out in the market right now.
GoPro had released the best built-in stabilization software with its Hero 7 Black series. The first action camera to not require any use of gimbals for smooth recording.
This was revolutionary at the time, but DJI Osmo Action offers its own stabilization. The Osmo Action’s RockSteady stabilization triumphs over GoPro’s HyperSmooth software.
Why was the GoPro Karma a fail?
Many would agree that its biggest failure was not its lack of hardware or software, its biggest failure was the fact that it went up against a pre-established competitor – DJI. DJI at the time had many years of successful sales in their drones.
Arguably, the same thing is happening now with their action cameras as it happened with their drones.
In the case of vlogging, especially during your fly fishing adventure, there’s no doubt that the DJI Osmo Action puts the GoPro Hero 7 Black back on the store shelf.
The in-built stabilization once separated GoPro from its competitors but with the Osmo Action perfecting its own stabilization software it seems that the GoPro era could be done.