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DJI has launched their newest camera, the DJI Action 2, with the bold claim that they have reimagined what an action camera can do.

Modular design

The DJI Action 2 is tiny, weighing under 2 ounces. It features a new magnetic modular design. Starting with the basic camera module, you can quickly swap out modules and accessories. This allows you to adapt your camera setup to your needs and the shots you want to capture.

Camera unit

The camera in DJI’s Action 2 has a 1/1.7-inch sensor and a super-wide 155° field of view lens. You can film up to 120 frames per second (fps) in 4K and 240 fps in 1080p — for great slow-motion shots. Additionally, the camera’s color temperature sensor ensures natural color tones in complex lighting situations, such as underwater.

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Image stabilization

DJI Action 2 in use
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The DJI Action 2 uses DJI’s electronic image stabilization technology, RockSteady 2.0, for smoother, gimbal-like footage. In addition, the new HorizonSteady feature maintains a level frame, even during dynamic shots.

Voice control

The camera unit has a 1.76-inch OLED touchscreen which DJI redesigned for ease of use. When you hold down the power button, the SnapShot feature will turn the camera on and begin recording in just one second. The camera also has upgraded voice control. This means if you want to start recording, you can just tell the camera to do so.

Livestream

You can set up the DJI Action 2 to shoot timelapse and hyperlaspe recordings. In addition, the QuickClip function sets the camera to capture 10, 15 or 30-second videos — which are ideal for social media. You can use the Action 2 to broadcast a livestream at up to 30 fps at 1080p as well.

Additional modules

The power of the Action 2 lies in its modular design and configurability. The front touchscreen module adds an additional OLED screen so you can perfectly frame your selfies. It also adds three microphones to the one in the camera module to give 4-mic Matrix Stereo. In addition, adding the front touchscreen module more than doubles the battery life, increasing the run time from 70 to 160 minutes. Its power module raises that even further, maxing out at 180 minutes.

Waterproof

DJI Action 2
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Additional accessories include a magnetic lanyard, a magnetic headband and a remote control extension rod. The DJI Action 2 is waterproof down to 10 meters on its own. With the waterproof case, it’s waterproof down to 60 meters. In addition, the DJI floating handle keeps your camera afloat and adds an anti-slip grip.

Mimo app

You can connect the DJI Action 2 to the DJI Mimo app on your mobile device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. With the app, you can view a live feed from the camera. The app also includes an intuitive AI Editor, which can automatically create dynamic videos from your shots by adding transitions and upbeat music.

Availability

The DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo retails at $519 and is available now. It includes the DJI Action 2 camera unit, front touchscreen module, magnetic lanyard, magnetic ball-joint adapter mount and magnetic adapter mount.

The DJI Action 2 Power Combo will be available in late November for $399. This package includes the DJI Action 2 camera unit, power module, magnetic lanyard and magnetic adapter mount.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.