DJI reveals new modular DJI Action 2

by W. Andrew Powell

DJI announced their update for the DJI Action camera series with the new DJI Action 2 today, a modular action camera with a magnetic system for attaching a range of accessories.

Dustproof, waterproof, and drop-proof, the 56 gram device has a 1/1.7” CMOS sensor that captures 12MP photos and 4K/120 fps video with a wide-angle 155° field of view. The camera can shoot up to 8x slow motion at 1080p / 240ips, and has a built-in internal memory of 32 GB, plus a MicroSD slot.

Paired with a wide range of accessories, the Action 2 can attach to traditional action camera mounts, and DJI also offers a number of magnetic accessories, from a pendant to wear the device, to a Bluetooth remote, and the new DJI Mic system.

Made for vlogging, hands-free timelapses, sports, and just capturing everyday moments, the Action 2 looks like a versatile tool for content creators.

The DJI Action 2 camera is rated IP68, and will work up to 10 meters underwater without the waterproof housing. The camera offers RockSteady 2.0, Electronic Image Stabilization, HorizonSteady, and runs up to 70 minutes on its own. With the Front Touchscreen module, it will run for up to 160 minutes, and up to 180 minutes with the power module.

Action 2 features include Slow Motion, Hyperlapse and Timelapse, QuickClip, Livestream, and UVC so you can also use it as a web cam for conference calls or streaming.

Key accessories for the action camera include the front touchscreen module, power module, magnetic lanyard, magnetic ball-joint adapter mount, remote control extension rod, floating handle, waterproof case, magnetic headband, macro lens, and mic system.

DJI Action 2 is available now for purchase for $519 USD, and comes with 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 is $399 USD and includes the DJI Action 2 Camera Unit, Power Module, Magnetic Lanyard, and
Magnetic Adapter Mount. Visit DJI.com to order.

Stay tuned for my review of the Action 2.

Accessory full details:

  • Front Touchscreen Module: A front-facing OLED touchscreen and three built-in microphones bring 4-mic Matrix Stereo technology, which allows you to compose videos or selfies and record crisp audio on the go. Connect to Action 2 for a maximum battery life of 160 minutes.
  • Power Module: Lets you get the most out of Action 2 by providing up to 180 minutes of filming and an additional microSD card slot. A hot-swappable design means you can change between power modules for all-day power.
  • Magnetic Lanyard: Wear this stylish-yet-discrete lanyard to keep your hands free and capture moments from an exciting first-person view.
  • Magnetic Ball-Joint Adapter Mount: An adhesive base allows users to attach DJI Action 2 to any surface and enjoy 360° of freedom to fix the camera in any direction. A standard 1/4″ screw hole is compatible with most camera accessories.
  • Magnetic Adapter Mount: This mount securely holds DJI Action 2 in place during extreme sports or demanding scenarios. It includes folding fingers at the bottom to use Action 2 with most third-party action camera accessories.
  • Remote Control Extension Rod: A versatile 3-in-1 accessory serves as an extension rod, tripod, and detachable remote controller, to meet all your shooting needs.
  • DJI Floating Handle: A hollow design helps keep DJI Action 2 floating so you can film in water without fear of losing the camera. An anti-slip grip makes it easy to hold, and the handle can be attached to a tripod or the DJI Action 2 Waterproof Case.
  • Waterproof Case: The Waterproof Case houses DJI Action 2 Camera Unit and front touchscreen module or power module to depths of up to 60 meters.
  • Magnetic Headband: Another hands-free alternative that allows users to shoot videos in unique FPV.
  • Macro Lens: This optical glass with multi-layer coating attaches magnetically over the camera unit lens, making for ideal close-up shots in sharper, richer detail.
  • DJI Mic: Wireless dual-channel recording system that adds clear and crisp audio to your vlog or showreel. DJI Mic has a recording range of up to 200 meters and is compatible with Action 2, smartphones, and any device that has a 3.5mm audio input. Enjoy up to 7.5 hours of battery life from the transmitters, 5 hours from the receiver, and 18 hours from the charging case.

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