DJI Osmo Action or GoPoro HERO 7 Black?

We are buying new action camera but which one to choose - DJI Osmo Action or GoPoro HERO 7 Black (or HERO 8)

DJI Osmo Action and GoPro HERO 7 Black
DJI Osmo Action and GoPro HERO 7 Black
Action cameras grew huge popularity in the last couple of years, mostly because of the way content is shared in social platforms in Instagram.

The year is 2020 and it is finally time for us to get a new action camera and become part of the social media hype in Facebook and Instagram.

But we have just one little problem - we have two very strong competitors in the face of
DJI Osmo Action and GoPoro HERO 7 Black. They are both very closely priced with slight advantage for the Osmo Action, at least from what we found online.

Pros and cons of the DJI Osmo Action or GoPoro HERO 7 Black

After we made a detailed research we reached to the following conclusion in regards of the advantages of one camera over the other:

Osmo Action ProsOsmo Action ConsHero 7 prosHero 7 cons
Cheaper4k could be betterOK stabilizationMore expensive
Dual screenssmall sensorRemovable lens coverNo selfie display
More compactGood 4k imageOverpriced
Removable lens cover
Small sensor
Well stabilized
Big rear display
Well sealed
Good battery

We watched lots of consumer video reviews for both the DJI Osmo Action and the GoPoro HERO 7 Black. The Osmo Action is also pointed as one of the main competitors for the newer and much more expensive GoPro HERO 8 which still lacks integrated front selfie-display and has a tiny rear one, which makes it quite hard to handle functions.


From the chart above and from everything we managed to squeeze from the Internet, the OSMO Action seems like the clear winner for a mid-range action camera in 2020.

Here is a head to head video comparison of the DJI Osmo Action and the GoPoro HERO 7 Black:

DJI Osmo Action vs GoPoro HERO 7 Black - video



And here is a video test of the Osmo and what is considered the benchmark in action cameras in 2020 - the GoPro HERO 8:

DJI Osmo Action vs GoPoro HERO 8 Black



DJI Osmo Action and GoPoro HERO 7 Black price tags

We found brand new DJI Osmo action cams around $220 and $250. The GoPro Hero 7 Black was around 10% more expensive in the same stores where we checked for the Osmo.


Well, we will give it couple more days for research before we take the decision and pick one of the two action cams.

Meanwhile we will be happy to hear your thoughts and recommendations so please drop us a line in the comments below.

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