Go Pro challenger from DJI gets leaked
DJI has been having some serious internal issues of late with the company revealing a massive US$150 million fraud carried out by rogue employees earlier this year. Better known for its market-leading drones, the company however appears determined to find new markets that it can utilize its expertise to help recoup its losses. Its plans, however, have become public before it has made an official announcement with the renders and specifications of its first Osmo-branded action camera set to tackle Go Pro leaked in advance of its expected May 15 launch.
As you can see from the renders, it looks very much as you would expect for a compact action camera, although it looks like it might have the ability to have its lens manually adjusted. As you would expect, it is capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps and in HDR. It is capable of 8x slow motion as well as automatic time-lapse photography. Unsurprisingly, it is fitted with a Sony-sourced sensor, in this instance an IMX377 1/2.3-inch 12MP CMOS type, although it is not especially new having first made its appearance in the HTC 10 a few years ago.
The Sony sensor is supplemented by an Ambarella H2 image processor that DJI uses in its Mavic drone cameras. Field of view is rated at 145 degrees while its aperture is a relatively small f/2.8. Shutter speed its 1/8000-120s which enables the DJI action camera to shoot in modes including AEB continuous shooting, countdown shooting, multiple continuing shooting and interval. All will be officially revealed in a few days, including pricing and availability.