I took the DJI Action 4 to the Zoo, here’s 10 minutes of hands-on video

    Sundays are always a great day for a road trip and yesterday, we jumped in the car and drove to the regional NSW city of Wagga Wagga, where they have a free Zoo. With a 5-year-old and a new camera to review, this seemed like a great time to have some fun with the family, do something different on the weekend and try out the DJI OSMO Action 4 camera.

    Below is a video from the Zoo, shot in 4K at 60fps. Let me know in the comments what you think, but I’ve got to say, I’m pretty impressed with the image quality, the colours and the image stabilisation.

    During the video you’ll notice that there are times when the camera gets high, like up to a bird in a tree for example, or down to a pond to see a turtle and goldfish, this is achieved with the amazing telescopic tripod that comes included with the Action 4.

    When unboxing the camera, this was perhaps the most exciting surprise, as I knew it could enable some new and interesting shots not possible by simply holding the camera. In an environment like a Zoo, it really shows the strength of this simple inclusion, allowing the camera to get closer to the animals, or get an unobstructed view by extending over the protective fences.

    Moving around the Zoo with the Action 4 was a breeze, it was small and light enough to carry in my pocket when not in use and the quick release from the tripod mount worked a treat.

    I did carry an extra battery just in case, but absolutely didn’t need it. Having shot clips for the best part of an hour, the camera still had plenty of battery remaining.

    Having used the DJI Action 4 camera to capture the day out with the family, I’m really happy that we’ll have this video now as a memory for the rest of our lives. I have plenty of videos shot on phones from a decade ago and look back on them as disappointing as the quality of video back then was night and day to what it is now.

    While video will continue to get better over time, it’s hard to think we’ll look back and think this looks bad in 5-10 years, the quality is great, capturing this world in great detail, even though the sun didn’t come out to play today.

    Now for the video, enjoy and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021


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