If you’ve been paying attention to DJI’s social channels, you’ll have seen the company teasing something aquatic in nature for the past week, along with the line “unleash your other side”. DJI Osmo Action specs Camera: 1/2.3-inch CMOS, 12MP effective Lens: 145-degree field of view, f/2.8 Front LCD: 1.4-inch, 330ppi Rear LCD: 2.2-inch touchscreen, 300ppi Video: 4K (60, 50, 48, 30, 25, 24fps); 2.7K; Full HD and HD Images: Raw (DNG) and JPEG Battery: 1300mAh (charging time 88 mins) Dimensions: 65 x 42 x 35mm Weight: 134g Well, the wait now over, and the company has confirmed that what it’s referring to isn’t another 360-degree camera – or a colonoscopy camera, as one commenter suggested – but frankly something that’s long overdue for the action camera market. So what is it? A front-facing LCD screen on its new Osmo Action model, a waterproof, shockproof and dust-proof action camera that can venture 11m under the waves without an additional housing. Sure, front-facing LCD screens on action cameras are nothing new, but it’s the fact that it’s a full colour display that makes it special. As DJI points out, that eliminates the guesswork normally needed when composing videos or images when you can’t see the rear display. The rear 2.2-inch screen is touch-sensitive and has been primed with a water- and fingerprint-repellant coating, while the front display measures 1.4 inches. Both displays their details at 300ppi. Next to the front-facing LCD is lens with an f/2.8 aperture that captures images with… [Read full story]
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