DJI and GoPro are always butting heads. One is the master of action cameras and the other makes world-class drones. One has never really been able to capture the other’s lion share. However, DJI got really close with its Osmo Action camera and this time the Action 2 is sizing up the competition with a modular design and very strong magnets.
The DJI Action 2 is a two-part affair. The top module houses the camera lens and a screen whereas the bottom detachable module has a second display, extra battery and a memory card slot. As soon as you open the box, the DJI Action 2 pushes you to use the camera in more interesting ways than a GoPro. You get a magnetic lanyard, magnetic ball-joint adapter mount with a sticky base and a magnetic adapter mount (GoPro mount) in the box. All these accessories are genuinely useful and thoroughly make use of the DJI Action 2’s dinky size. Of course, you can do all the same things with a GoPro as well, but the DJI Action 2 makes some things just super easy. We will explain all of that in more detail ahead, but first, let’s talk about the actual performance.