Is the DJI Osmo Action Worth It in 2021?

With so many new action cameras entering the market each year, some adventure enthusiasts are left wondering if the DJI Osmo Action is worth buying in 2021. Join us as we break down the Osmo Action to see if it still holds up in 2021. 

What's So Great About the Osmo Action?

The Osmo Action was built from the ground up with action and adventure in mind and is the best way to capture extreme sports, thrilling joyrides, and every sort of adventure.

Killer Camera
Sporting an awesome sensor capable of capturing 4K/60fps video in a durable, compact body, the Osmo Action is designed for the great outdoors and can handle practically everything you throw at it. The camera produces stunning colours with 4K HDR and even has the option to record in D-Cinelike for fine-tune post edits.

RockSteady EIS
One of the things that make the Osmo Action so special is RockSteady electronic image stabilisation, which is used to make sure any footage you capture is buttery smooth, even if it was recorded while riding on a bumpy dirt track. RockSteady uses advanced algorithms to ensure that your videos are smooth and stable, providing an incredible level of stabilisation that still outperforms many competitors.

Dual Screens
The Osmo Action was one of the earliest action cameras to introduce a dual screen design, allowing users to frame up the perfect shot whether they are behind or in-front-of the camera. The front and back screen provide live camera feed, helping you make quick split-second adjustments when filming.

Is the Osmo Action Still Worth It?

Sorry to be blunt but YES! The Osmo Action is absolutely still worth buying in 2021. It’s a great option if you’re looking for your first action camera or a compact vlogging tool that outperforms your smartphone. With a now discounted price, it's never been easier to try out the Osmo Action, plus with continual product support, the camera is performing better than ever. Here’s why we think the Osmo Action is still a great investment in 2021.

Ongoing Product Support
Since its release in 2019, the Osmo Action has received ongoing product support from DJI to improve the usability, functionality and overall performance of the Osmo Action. The Osmo Action has received regular firmware updates for improved camera and operating performance and received a firmware update as recently as December 2020. Additionally, the DJI Mimo app receives regular support and user updates to improve the user experience and overall functionality.

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials
Another big plus if you’re buying an Osmo Action in 2021 is the wealth of knowledge available to users online that can help you achieve your desired outcome. YouTube is a great resource with plenty of creators sharing engaging tips, tricks and tutorials about the Osmo Action. You can subscribe to the D1 YouTube channel here.

New Accessories
One benefit of buying the Osmo Action in 2021 is the vast array of accessories available for the camera, including plenty of fantastic third party accessories that integrate seamlessly with the Osmo Action. Some of our favourites include ND/PL filters and adhesive mounts. Check out our full list of the must-have Osmo Action Accessories in 2021 to learn about the best accessories for enhancing the Osmo Action experience.

Where Can I Buy an Osmo Action?

The Osmo Action is available to buy now at D1 Store. Check out the exclusive Osmo Action Pro Combo which includes an Osmo Action plus a Charging Kit with 2 extra batteries, a PolarPro ND Filter Set, a 128GB SD Card and more!

Shop from D1 Store and experience local support, service and the best prices. We've got convenient locations around Australia where you can see and experience the products first hand. Our product specialists will provide all the information to ensure you get the right product.

Are There Any Alternatives?

Absolutely! The DJI Action 2 is the successor to the Osmo Action and takes the fun to a whole new level. It's packing an improved camera that delivers 4K/120fps video, plus its got improved electronic image stabilisation technology with RockSteady 2.0 and HorizonSteady to keep your footage super smooth and free of shake. The best part? The Action 2's new modular design allows you to easily attach accessories including the Front Touchscreen and Power modules for new creative opportunities. 

Learn more about the new DJI Action 2 with our Action 2 overview

Want to know how it compares to the Osmo Action? Check out our Osmo Action Comparison Guide.

Still Need a Hand?

If you’ve still got questions and want to learn more about the Osmo Action or any other DJI product, we’re more than happy to help. Reach out to us at D1 Store by visiting one of our convenient locations around Australia for hands-on help from our Product Specialists or contact us at

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