Drone Footage Warrington and the battle of the 4K action cameras: GoPro Hero 7 Black Vs DJI Osmo Action

GoPro Hero 7 Black VS DJI Osmo Action

In recent years, GoPro has managed to become the top name in the action camera industry. The GoPro name and products are synonymous with quality, reliability and powerful ability and users are devoted to the company that provides these superior quality products.

However, DJI have developed and released a potential rival to the GoPro Hero 7 Black; The DJI Osmo Action. To the untrained eye, both cameras are incredibly similar. So, which one should you invest in? Our Drone Footage Warrington team has researched to bring you a definitive and comprehensive overview of both options.

What does our Drone Footage Warrington team think of the specs?

In terms of specifications, both cameras are evenly matched. The GoPro Hero 7 Black offers:
– 4K60 video resolution
– 12MP Stills
– Is waterproof up to 10 metres (without the addition of a case)
– A lightweight 116g and has a 2 inch rear facing touchscreen.
The DJI Osmo Action provides:
– 4K60 fps (frames per second)
– 12 MP Stills
– Is waterproof up to 11 metres (without additional casing)
– Weighs 124g and has both a 2.25 inch rear touchscreen and a 1.4 inch front display.

Both cameras are close in specifications. The GoPro Hero 7 Black is smaller, lighter and offers a slight advantages in video performance.

What do our Drone Footage Warrington team think of the design?

The general performance and design of both of these cameras is so close, it can be practically unnoticeable to the average user. Both units are small, compact and easy to use, but both offer distinct features. If we were to pick solely on looks and feel, the GoPro Hero feels sturdier and more of a premium product

What do our Drone Footage Warrington team think about the usability?

Both cameras have voice control, but the DJI Osmo has an easy to use touch screen menu. The second, front facing camera of the DJI Osmo Action is great for people who are vlogging and a QuickSwitch button allows for quick switching between modes on the go. For these reasons, our Drone Footage Warrington team would choose the DJI Osmo Action.

Video and photography capabilities

As these are both small, portable cameras that are likely used on the go, it is vital that they can keep up. GoPro has the built-in capability of TimeWarp, which steadies footage and keeps it smooth and stable. The DJI Osmo also has similar capabilities but the RockSteady software is not as efficient as TimeWarp. For this, our Drone Footage Warrington team would choose the GoPro for videography purposes.


Both cameras provide similar capabilities and when utilised effectively can both provide stunning photography and videography. Through thorough research, our Drone Footage Warrington team has found that the GoPro Hero 7 Black has slightly better functions and produces higher quality footage and photographs when pushed to the limit in the outdoors. The GoPro lives up to previous models and is consistent and dependable.

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