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DJI Action 2: GoPro Hero 10 Black rival launched with a new camera sensor and magnetic accessories

The DJI Action 2 is compact but with a comparatively large touchscreen. (Image source: DJI)
The DJI Action 2 is compact but with a comparatively large touchscreen. (Image source: DJI)
DJI has just introduced the Action 2, an action camera set to rival the GoPro Hero 10 Black. DJI bills the Action 2 as offering high-quality video quality performance and decent image stabilisation, along with a large touchscreen and magnetic accessories.

DJI has revealed the Action 2, its latest action camera. Undoubtedly, the Action 2 will be a GoPro Hero 10 Black competitor, which has had its share of launch problems. GoPro hopes to have resolved them now though, just in time for the Action 2's release. The Action 2 revolves around a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor that outputs at 12 MP, or up to 4K and 120 FPS.

However, the camera also supports 1080p/240 FPS for more precise slow-motion video. Additionally, the Action 2 can create a timelapse in 4K, 2.7K or 1080p and has a peak video bitrate of 130 Mbps. The camera has a 155° field of view (FoV) too and an f/2.8 aperture.

Moreover, DJI has included RockSteady 2.0 and HorizonSteady image stabilisation, although the latter is only available in 16:9 recordings at 1080p and 2.7K. While DJI has not included any built-in storage, the Action 2 supports up to 256 GB microSD cards.

DJI states that the Action 2 should last up to 70 minutes between charges from its 580 mAh battery when recording at 1080p/30 FPS. It is also waterproof to 10 metres and 60 metres if you purchase a dedicated case. Most accessories attach magnetically though, including a headband, a front-facing touchscreen and a 1,300 mAh extended battery pack.

The DJI Action 2 can be pre-ordered now on the manufacturer's website or via third-party retailers, such as Amazon. The camera starts at US$399, but DJI sells a 'Dual-Screen Combo' with a front touchscreen module for US$519.

(Image source: DJI)
(Image source: DJI)
The DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo. (Image source: DJI)
The DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo. (Image source: DJI)

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-27 (Update: 2021-10-27)