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  1. It’s mad we live in a world where a new gopro feature can be used as a handheld weapon

  2. Interesting how DJI trying to get over the heating issue, but i think gopro is a winner here. I usually never film more than 5-10 minutes clips.
    That was a crazy test btw, thank you for the amazing content!

    1. Thank you! This is by far the longest I’ve taken to test cameras for one video๐Ÿคฃ

  3. Wasn’t it possible to get the action 2 out of the case directly after the test to measure its temperature and confirm your assumptions?

    1. Yes… but I did not do that๐Ÿ˜‘ I’ll do it and get back to you with the results!

    2. @David ManningI was wondering the same thing as I watched this. How hot did the it get in the plastic case. You’re going to have to add oven mitts to your camera bag. Sounds like a future review… Best oven mitts for your DJI

  4. Thanks for this test, I have both and love them. I live in Norway, Europe. And for one strange reason I can set it to high. Think its because Norway is not a part of EU ( the union )

  5. It’s really hard to say which is better because GoPro could be doing the same software tweaks to let it run hotter, especially with the test you did at 4K120 in “Standard Heat” mode for the DJI. The results for 4K60 with the DJI even in “Standard Heat” mode shows that still DJI is superior but this could just mean DJI chooses not to let it run hotter at 120 whereas GoPro ups the threshold a bit. I think what would really help sort of “standardize” which is better is to see what the actual temperature the cameras are running at in all the settings up to the point before they shut off (of course this would be a crazy video). Especially with the DJI case, it would be easy to see if there’s actual thermal dissipation going on by using a thermal camera or if it’s really just a software tweak.

    1. Another note that someone else commented on: High heat will damage the batteries your’e using. On the Action 2, the cam mod has a non-replaceable internal battery and the battery/screen mod are super expensive. Having your Action 2 overheat could be really bad for long term battery life, compared to the GoPro where you can just swap it out๐Ÿ‘

  6. I would go with the GoPro, hands down. The only time I would shoot a lengthy video is if Iโ€™m doing a time lapse. But if I do need to run a longer video, just bump down the frame rate.

  7. I was looking at the DJI as a wearable (like the Go2) but with the overheating, not sure that is a good idea.
    I currently switch between the Go2 & Hero10 as one wearable & the other on top of my camera. The GoPro is a little large for both purposes.
    Maybe I will just wait for a third option. It’s all just for fun.

  8. Osmo Action 1 is still my favorite form factor: uni-body, circular and replaceable lens cover, in-built heat sink, OG dual screen…

    1. for a true action camera it has the best combination of size/performance. Not everyone needs 5.3K, streaming, horizon leveling. I just want a small camera with stabilization, and stereo audio inputs(preferably a 3.5mm jack) I hope dji will put one out someday

    2. @GIZZMOTORSPORTS I bought a Cynova audio adapter a couple months after buying the Osmo (2019), and it’s worked well. I found one for $20. You have to temporarily remove the door, which defeats the waterproofing; but no external mic setup would be waterproof. For watersports I just live with the onboard mics, which are fine, considering all the aqua noise happening when in those situations.

  9. After watching those results, I wouldn’t buy either, even less knowing there are other options like the Insta360s. And the mustache is a keeper ๐Ÿ‘

  10. That was actually super interesting to watch!! Felt like a suspense novelโ€ฆ so many twists ๐Ÿ˜…. Iโ€™m still rocking the hero session 5. Hoping one day these companies can come out with the perfect action camera, but it seems like they always mess something new up each year ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

    1. Seems like they may have to simplify the cameras/features to get them to perform properly.

  11. I love how this “easy” video got way more complicated, but you were willing to do it and not just say, “Whelp, that’s all, folks.” That is really interesting about that case for the DJI Action 2, though.

    1. Man, it was TOUGH Milledge! I almost tossed this one in the trash a few times being so frustrated, but I had to see for myself!

    2. @David Manning I’m glad you stuck it through. I think it turned out great. Now, which battery did you run in the GoPro, the regular or the endurobattery? Wonder if that would have any effect? I know it’s more a firmware thing, still something to ponder as well.

  12. My hero 9 overheats. So does my hero 8. But I was filming in 4K in 99+ degree weather. In Az. Run my cameras for 4-8 hours at a time. Using pass through power helped, but my hero 9 seems to freeze up doing that.

    1. Tough! It’s going to be hard for any camera to stay cool in that situation. On the GoPro, when doing externally powered, have you tried it without the battery inside? It allows some airflow to get to the inner bits and seems to help a ton!

  13. All this heat will inevitably reduce the lifespan of the battery faster. With the GoPro this is easily replaceable. As for the action 2, itโ€™s not.

    1. That is a VERY SOLID POINT and one that I wish I made in the video! Nice๐Ÿ‘

  14. Great testing there David! I’m really impressed by your sticktoitiveness!! I live in the US, and use the GoPro 10. I’m not in the market for a new action cam, the GP 10 does all I need it to do. (Sweet mustache too, you sexy thing! Lol!!)

  15. What settings did you use for the GoPro? The maximum mount or the tripod settings? And what battery did you use?

  16. Already got Action 2, got rid of the One RS bc of workflow, looking forward to GoPro 11, don’t care about even higher resolutions or frame rate, maybe they can make it with an internal fan, or different materials to address overheating would be awesome! ( I use the cameras on for extended periods of time out in 90ยฐ+ temps )

  17. Maybe having only the top part of the case and no case on the sceen/power unit would get the same filming time and be sturdy in the mount ?

  18. I had no idea the plastic case helped with heat! I bought it for mine when they launched it and I loved it for extra protection. Lol.

    Just finished the rest of the video and I didnโ€™t even test how easily that bottom piece comes out of the case. The top part is secure as hell though. I had a hell of a time popping that thing out the first time.

    Washington state here. ๐Ÿ˜

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