The DJI Osmo Action, Insta360 One X and the GoPro Hero 7 Black are all top-of-the-range action cameras, but how do they compare?

Action Camera Comparison – DJI Osmo Action VS GoPro Hero 7 Black VS Insta360 One X


The DJI Osmo Action has joined the top-shelf club of action cameras, but how does it compare to the two market-leaders, the GoPro Hero 7 Black and the Insta360 One X?

The DJI Osmo Action camera, with 4K @ 60fps, 100mbps bitrate, waterproofed to 11m and full colour screens on the back and front.
The newly released DJI Osmo Action camera, with 4K @ 60fps, 100mbps bitrate, waterproofed to 11m and full colour screens on the back and front.

While new to the action camera market, DJI is well established as a market-leader in the drone sector, an industry in which GoPro tried to compete, but failed. The new Osmo Action is set to be a game-changer, putting additional pressure on GoPro to deliver.

Consumers now face more of a challenge in selecting their choice of action camera, with the new DJI Osmo Action offering an impressive design, specification and feature-set, but how does it compete with the Insta360 One X and the GoPro Hero 7 Black?

How does the Osmo Action compare?

The first decision point when buying is the price point, all three cameras are sub-$400 with the GoPro Hero 7 Black recently being given a discount by most retailers, therefore aligning it with the price of the new DJI Osmo Action.

Below we will detail the comparison of specification for these three impressive cameras, all of which are worthy to be in your photography toolbox, although not all can afford the set.

Physical Hardware:

Osmo ActionHERO7 BlackInsta360 One X
Size65x42x35mm62x45x33mm115x48x28mm
Weight125g116g115g
Rear
Touch Screen
2.25 inches
640*360
2-inch
480*320
No
Front Screen1.4 inches
colour screen
0.92 inches
black-white
Black-white
parameter only
Waterproof11m10mNo
Diving HouseYes (60m)Yes (60m)Yes (5/30m)
BatteryRemovableRemovableRemovable
Mics232

Camera/Lens/Sensor:

Osmo ActionHERO7 BlackInsta360 One X
Sensor1/2.3” CMOS 1/2.3” CMOS 1/2.3” CMOS 
Megapixels12mbpx12mbpx18mbpx
Bitrate100mbps78mbps120mbps
Video
Resolution
4K @ 60fps
1080P @ 240fps
4K @ 60fps
1080P @ 240fps
5.7K @ 30fps
3K @ 100fps

Features/Functionality:

Osmo ActionHERO7 BlackInsta360 One X
HDR PhotoNot YetHDRHDR
RAW PhotosYesYesYes
HDR VideoYes (4K30)NoNo
Slo-Mo8x8x4x (Bullet Time)
HyperlapseYesYesYes
EIS/Video
Stabilization
RockSteadyHyperSmoothFlowState
Voice ControlYesYesNo
Wake on VoiceNoYesNo
Working hours110 mins
@ 4K 30fps
77 mins
@4k 60fps
92mins
@ 4K 30fps
61min
@ 4K 60fps
60mins
@ 5.7K 30fps
or 4K P60
Live StreamingNoYesYes
GPSNoYesYes (Accessory)

Based on the above specification and feature comparison, which of these excellent cameras would you buy?

DJI Osmo Action accessories…

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The new DJI Osmo Action camera, with its full colour front-facing screen.
The new DJI Osmo Action camera, with its full colour front-facing screen.

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