JI has introduced the most recent entry in its motion digicam sequence, the DJI Osmo Motion 4.
This might show to be probably the most compelling like-for-like rival for the GoPro Hero 11 Black and its upcoming successor, the Hero 12 Black.
The unhealthy information is the DJI Osmo Motion 4 is considerably costlier than the earlier Osmo Motion 3 motion digicam, with its worth bumped from £309 to £379.
Whereas DJI motion cameras have usually been somewhat extra inexpensive, this elevated worth means it now sits just under the price of the GoPro Hero 11 Black (£399).
However is it price forking out further? We have a look.
DJI Osmo Motion 4 options
What’s new to justify the bump? Whereas inflation could have had an element to play, the DJI Osmo Motion 4 has a brand new, bigger sensor.
It’s a 1/1.3-inch sensor, up from a 1/1.7-inch one. Each are bigger than the 1/1.9-inch sensor of the GoPro Hero 11 Black.
An even bigger sensor results in higher native mild sensitivity, which also needs to result in better-looking video throughout evening and low-light shoots. Processing has an element to play, too, however DJI does declare to supply “gorgeous low-light imaging”.
It’s a lower-resolution digicam than the DJI Osmo Motion 3, although, with a 10-megapixel sensor fairly than a 12-megapixel one. Nonetheless, this additionally means the Motion 4 must crop into that sensor much less to supply the cleanest 4K image.
Water resistance additionally will get a spec improve, with its claimed determine rising from 16m depth to 18m depth.
This received’t imply an amazing deal in follow, although, as you’ll nonetheless need the 60m waterproof case for any critical underwater filming.
The 2 generations of digicam look virtually equivalent, too, bar swapping out a “3” for a “4” on the entrance of the casing. They share the identical 70.5×44.2×32.8 mm dimensions, the identical 145g weight.
This means most equipment ought to work cross-generation, too.
DJI Osmo Motion 4 vs GoPro Hero 11 Black
Put this digicam side-by-side with the GoPro Hero 11 Black and the DJI doesn’t come throughout because the winner in all respects. There’s no ultra-high decision 5.3k recording mode for starters, dominated out by the comparatively low-res “made for 4K” sensor.
Nonetheless, as revealed in Pocket-lint’s evaluate and head-to-head night-time capturing take a look at, seen under, the DJI Osmo Motion 4 clearly produces significantly better, clearer footage at evening. It’s not a remotely shut competitors right here.
The Osmo Motion 4’s evening video nonetheless seems to be fairly smooth, however the dynamic vary and common visibility of the scene are in one other league.
You may order considered one of these cameras now, for £379, whereas the Journey Combo with a further battery, battery case, and 1.5m “extension rod” prices £469.
If you happen to’d fairly see what GoPro has in retailer subsequent, it’s anticipated to announce the GoPro Hero 12 Black on September 15.