DJI is launching the newest iteration of its sports activities motion video digicam: the Osmo Motion 4. At $399, the brand new customary combo possibility is about $70 costlier than the Osmo Motion 3 it’s succeeding — however the firm is promising “exceptional low-light efficiency” with the brand new one due to a brand new, bigger 1/1.3-inch picture sensor.
With the brand new sensor, Osmo Motion 4 can seize extra gentle via its f/2.8 aperture 155-degree ultrawide lens, which is analogous to the one affixed to the Motion 3. As well as, Motion 4 can shoot footage in 10-bit D-Log M for greater dynamic vary, providing you with extra coloration correction flexibility within the enhancing room. Motion 4 additionally helps bigger 512GB microSD playing cards to carry doubtlessly bigger video recordsdata.
The brand new DJI Osmo Motion GPS Bluetooth Distant Controller can strap to your wrist and provide you with recording controls whereas additionally offering GPS knowledge (bought individually). Picture: DJI
Although the Motion 4’s sensor is greater than the Motion 3’s 1/1.7-inch one, each fashions seize 4K footage at as much as 120 frames per second max. That compares to GoPro’s present flagship Hero 11 Black digicam, which may match that and help as much as 5.3K / 60fps footage.
GoPro has had a small characteristic benefit: a built-in GPS. However DJI has a brand new accent that may inject GPS metadata into the video recordsdata on the Motion 4. The brand new $79 Osmo Motion GPS Bluetooth Distant Controller straps to your wrist or handlebar so you possibly can remotely begin or cease recording, change between modes, or look on the digicam’s standing on its small display screen.
You may file footage in native vertical orientation, much like the earlier mannequin. Picture: DJI
The RockSteady 3.0 Plus characteristic included is an upgraded model of the corporate’s digital stabilization system. There’s additionally HorizonSteady, which may lock the lean of a recording to maintain footage straight — even when the digicam does a barrel roll. DJI’s InvisiStick mode, which makes the corporate’s 1.5-meter selfie stick invisible, has been upgraded to be used in additional eventualities in comparison with the Motion 3, which typically labored greatest with much less complicated backgrounds like snowy mountains.
There’s improved waterproofing on the Motion 4, too, permitting the digicam to be submersible as much as 18 meters in comparison with the three’s 16 meters. For the reason that physique of the Motion 4 matches the earlier mannequin, you possibly can proceed to make use of equipment you may already personal, together with the diving case, so that you just’re not restricted by the marginally improved sealing.
The same appears to be like between the Motion 4 and three additionally lengthen to lots of the options. Each cameras use the identical battery that lasts about 2.5 hours, have the identical back and front touchscreens, wirelessly connect with the identical AI enhancing LightCut app, and extra.