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The DJI Action 2 may have an overheating issue like the GoPro Hero 10 Black

The Action 2 does not last long before overheating. (Image source: DJI)
The Action 2 does not last long before overheating. (Image source: DJI)
The DJI Action 2 is even smaller than the GoPro Hero 10 Black, so it is no surprise to see it suffering from overheating issues, too. Arguably, the Action 2 is even worse than the Hero 10 Black in this respect, with DJI unable to include a 'High Temperature Mode' in EU and UK devices because of regulatory restrictions.

DJI presented the Action 2 this week, its alternative to the GoPro Hero 10 Black. Unfortunately for DJI, the Action 2 may mirror GoPro's latest camera in more ways than one. For context, numerous reviewers were unhappy at the Hero 10 Black's cooling capabilities, with units overheating within 20 minutes of continuous video recording.

According to YouTuber Geeksvana, the same is also the case with the DJI Action 2. As he discusses in the video below, DJI has limited the Action 2's capabilities in the EU and UK. Reportedly, the Action 2 gets hot when recording videos at high frame rates and resolutions. However, the action camera overheats after about 3 minutes at 4K/120 FPS and in less than 6 minutes at 4K/30 FPS.

Theoretically, the Action 2 overcomes this issue with a 'High Temperature Mode'. Regulatory restrictions prevent DJI from enabling this on the cameras in the EU and UK, though. Currently, it does not seem possible to flash non-EU/UK firmware on the Action 2, either. Ultimately, these regulatory requirements are in place to prevent people from burning themselves.

The Action 2 starts at US$399, which is a lot of money for a camera that overheats every few minutes. Hopefully, DJI mitigates the issue with an update, as GoPro claims to have done with the Hero 10 Black. DJI is yet to comment on the matter, though.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-31 (Update: 2021-10-31)