DJI OSMO Action vs GoPro Hero7 Black

DJI Osmo Action Vs GoPro Hero7 Black - The ultimate comparison

There is no doubt that the newly released DJI Osmo Action is made to compete in the same niche as the GoPro Hero7 Black and that's big news coming from the biggest drone companies out there.

Although already a giant in the camera and drone industry, DJI doesn't even compare when it comes to experience to the giant that is GOPRO.

Both cameras are pretty similar in what they do, both are rugged cameras of similar image quality and DJI made the Action so that it fits many of the GOpro accessories, which was a smart move.

One obvious first difference is the front screen that the Osmo has, compared to the simple LCD type that Hero has. Let's read the article to find out other differences and compare the image quality and stabilization.


Battery life: 135 min (rec at 1080p)
Bitrate: 100mbps
Camera 4k 60p 1/2.3″ CMOS
Weight 124g
Battery life: 90 min (rec at 1080p)
Bitrate: 78mbps
Camera 4k 60p 1/2.3″ CMOS
Weight 116g

Advantages and disadvantages

DJI Osmo Action

Average Score 9.5
Image quality
Image stabilization
Build quality
  • rocksteady image stabilization!!!
  • 4k 60p stabilized
  • dewarping
  • HDR video
  • screen in front
  • 8x slow motion
  • waterproof
  • option to put ND filters
  • 2 microphones
  • recording stops when you change between screens

GoPro Hero7 Black

Average Score 9
Image quality
Ease of use
  • 4k 60fps
  • Hypersmooth timelapse
  • 240p Slow motion
  • 10m+ waterproof and dropsafe
  • removable battery
  • livestreaming
  • audio too muffled for vlogging
  • wide field of view can be viewed as not cinematic
  • night time stabilization is not good
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What do you lose and gain by buying one over the other?

Both these cameras do almost the same job and you probably won't regret buying any of them, as they are top of the game when it comes to action cameras in general. However, there is probably one that's better for you, so what do you gain by choosing the right one?

DJi Osmo Action

  • larger back screen 16:9 vs 4:3 screen on gopro
  • full color front screen
  • easy to change the filters for the camera
  • HDR video recording
  • better audio quality
  • better image stabilization

Gopro hero7

  • Livestreaming capability
  • HDR photo
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Similarities and specs

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Camera comparison

The osmo pocket does seem to have the slight edge in every department, but since this is a camera, the image quality is decisive.

In my opinion, from all the reviews I've seen, there hasn't been much difference in camera quality, so considering the current price and the aditional benefits, I would consider the osmo to be the slightly better choice.

It's all about preference to some extent, but you can see more details in the osmo action in these pics, and at the same time, the blurr in low light environments is better.

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Stability comparison

Stabilization is probably the area where recently released action cameras have suprised us the most, and this time it's no different.

The Gopro Hero7 being the top of the industry when it comes to stability achieved in an action camera, that is until recently!

It's pretty obvious that the new Osmo Action is more stable than the Hero 7, sometimes it's more observable and other times it's not that big of a difference. But overall it's clearly an improvement.

It does crop a tiny bit more from the image, but it also maintains a less warped image overall and achieves a more cinematic effect.


As a conclusion, I have no doubts this time that the Osmo Action is a better action camera than GoPro. 

No real need to buy it if you already have the latest Gopro, but if you're deciding between the two… I would definitely recommend you the DJI product this time!

It's $50 cheaper and does more for less!


How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:


1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.


How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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