DJI is a leader in civilian drone and camera technology. Last year, they launched the DJI Action 2, a compact magnetic modular size camera system for action sports recording.

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US DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo & Magnetic Protective Case – 4K Action Camera with Dual OLED Touchscreens, 155° FOV, Magnetic Attachments, Stabilization Technology, Underwater Camera Ideal at USD 519

Weighing only 56 grams, the camera can be mounted to a helmet to film a FPV bike ride or other extreme sports even water as it is water proof. Vlogging hands free can be easily achieved by attaching the camera to the DJI Action 2 Magnetic Lanyard to the front of the chest to capture moments from an exciting first-person view.

DJI Action 2 comes with a 1/1.7-inch sensor and can record up to 4K/120fps video with incredible detail, and a super-wide 155° FOV lets you capture your entire surroundings for immersive footage. This is enhanced with it’s Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology making it possible to shoot cinematic footages.

With the latest firmware update in Jan 2022, DJI Action 2 now included more modes to improve the recording period and reduce heat dissipation. The new modes are : Off, Steady, RockSteady, HorizontalBalancing and a HorizonSteady (for shooting up to 2.7K/16:9).

The DJI Action 2 Camera Unit has a battery with a run time of up to 70 minutes on its own, 160 minutes when connected with the Front Touchscreen Module, and 180 minutes with the power module.  Using DJI Action 2 with the front touchscreen Module also incorporates DJI Matrix Stereo technology, first seen in DJI Pocket 2. The single microphone from the camera unit combines with the three microphones from the module to record audio from every direction, creating immersive sound during playback.

The DJI action 2 can record slow motion, hyperlapse, Time lapse, Quickclip. It can also do Livestrem or even be used as a USB webcam for your Skype calls.

The package contains the following :

  • DJI Action 2 camera
  • DJI Action 2 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.
  • DJI Action 2 Magnetic Lanyard: Wear this stylish-yet-discrete lanyard to keep your hands free and capture moments from an exciting first-person view.
  • DJI Action 2 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.
  • DJI Action 2 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.

Below are other accessories which can be bought seperately.

  • 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.
  • DJI Action 2 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.
  • DJI Action 2 Magnetic Headband: Another hands-free alternative that allows users to shoot videos in unique FPV.
  • DJI Action 2 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 250 meters and is compatible with Action 2, smartphones, and any device that has a 3.5mm audio input. Enjoy up to 5.5 hours of battery life from the transmitters, 5 hours from the receiver, and 15 hours from the charging case. 

By Harry