This is a cracker product and the concept of the magnetic tether may well set the benchmark for several new products in the future.
The first thing you notice is the quality of the product, it is as good as any action camera system, not only does it record excellent videos and stills, the DJI Action 2 system offers several user options. which are significantly better than what we’ve seen recently from Go Pro, and when shooting action sports the biggest issues are often the shooting flexibility that the DJI Action 2 offers in spades.
What I’d like to see is a DJI management dock that allows for connecting pro audio and other capabilities, especially if you want to use the device for live streaming.
As Go Pro struggles, DJI, best known for its drones, has developed an all-new game-changing magnetic action camera system and a system meant to challenge the American brand of action cameras.
Some observers say the new DJI offering could seriously hurt Go Pro in the Australian market, which is well known for action sports, as the Chinese manufacturer has extensive retail relationships with many action sports and mainstream retailers and is considered to be a company that has the capacity to produce cutting products wrapped around moving and 4K cameras.
DJI’s Action Camera 2 sets a new benchmark for how a small camera can be used to capture content with magnets playing a key role in how one can shoot, add extra battery capacity or even set a second goal.
The adaptive magnetic design allows users to customize multiple configurations with its modular design allowing users to easily mix and match accessories and use the camera in multiple ways, from attaching to a headband to magnetic attachment to clothing .
The first thing you notice is that the main camera and the mounting units are square.
This unique modular design is easy to use and very practical.
The main Action 2 camera module is 39mm in diameter and 22mm in depth and fits easily in the palm of your hand or pocket.
Despite the small size, the quality of 4K video capture is excellent. It has a 1 / 1.7 inch CMOS sensor, with a 155 degree field of view and f / 2.8 aperture.
When shooting in 16: 9 aspect ratio, there are several options available to you.
1080p video can be captured between 24 and 240 frames per second, while 2.7K and 4K video reaches 120 fps.
You can shoot in 4: 3 at 2.7K or 4K, between 24 and 60fps.
When I was shooting at a higher frame rate, I noticed a build-up of heat which in turn reduced the available battery power.
That is why it is beneficial to purchase a backup battery when purchasing this product.
The magnets are relatively strong and never felt like the pods would pull apart, especially when shooting in an action environment such as skiing with the camera tied through fabric to a lanyard magnetic around my neck.
On the back of the module is the screen, which measures 1.76 inches. It’s relatively small, but it’s an AMOLED display with a resolution of 350 pixels per inch. Image quality is good, but most of the visualization and management of the action camera is done through the DJI app.
What’s interesting is that you have two options when buying an action camera.
The cheaper set comes with a battery module, which attaches to the bottom of the Action 2 and gives it a bit of extra juice, the downside is that you can only attach one extra battery module to it. the camera.
The most expensive option is the “Dual-Screen Combo”, which allows you to add a second screen to the front.
A visit to this page at JB Hi Fi offers a multitude of DJI products as well as accessories that can be used with the Action 2.
On a few occasions I have used the camera to record events which makes the device ideal for vloggers who want to see what they look like by presenting information to the camera.
What’s missing is an external audio source, although you can use DJI’s own DJI Mic, it’s not as good as a professional microphone like Sennheiser.
I started using the DJI Action Camera by downloading the DJI Mimo app, although you can’t find this app in the Google Play Store, you can still download it by scanning the barcode on the DJI packaging Action 2.
The app connects to the camera quickly and easily, allowing you to change settings and configure the camera as desired.
The DJI Action 2 camera has an operating time of up to 50 minutes, there is 32 GB of internal storage. By adding the DJI Action 2 power module, you can increase shooting time up to 180 minutes with a hot-swap option for continuous power and an additional microSD card slot
provide more recording time.
The DJI Action 2 Magnetic Ball Head Adapter Mount allows you to mount Action 2 on different surfaces like a car or windshield to record unique footage.
The DJI Action 2 Magnetic Adapter Holder has bendable fingers at its base to make Action 2 compatible with most third party action camera accessories.