The GoPro Hero 10 and DJI Action 2 are the newly released action cameras, and both are competing head-to-head in the market. Though both the action cameras have many similar features, there are some significant differences too. And in this article, we are going to compare these latest action cameras to find out which one stands out. With that being said, let’s get into it.
In terms of form factor, the GoPro Hero 10 is no different from its predecessor, the GoPro 9. The only visible change is the blue color of the logo. And the new GoPro 10 weighs around 153 grams.
On the other hand, the DJI Action 2 has featured a completely new design and has gotten rid of the age-old form factor that GoPro and other action cameras were stuck on for so many years. This time, DJI has put a lot of emphasis on the modular design and introduced a new magnetic attachment. As a result, the Action 2 is exceptionally lightweight compared to the GoPro 10 and weighs just about 56 grams. Besides, the magnetic attachment offers you a lot of flexibility in securing this tiny device in numerous creative ways.
So, if you consider the ease of use, weight, and usability, the DJI Action 2 is one step ahead of the GoPro Hero 10. However, there are some significant differences which you might find as positive or negative, depending on your requirement. For example, the Hero 10 has a larger front screen and rear screen. But the Action 2 only has a rear screen. Although you can attach a modular front screen, you have to spend extra on that. Plus, the GoPro 10, along with its front and rear screen, is waterproof. But the modular front screen of the Action 2 will not be waterproof. This can be an issue if you are a frequent user of the front screen.
The GoPro Hero features a 23 megapixel 1 by 2.3-inch sensor, the same as the GoPro hero 9. However, as GoPro has been more focused on its new processor – the GP 2, the Hero 10 couldn’t bring a more advanced image sensor this time. So, we were expecting that the DJI Action 2 will get ahead of the competition with a larger sensor. And DJI did precisely that.
The Action 2 is equipped with a 12 megapixel 1 by 1.7-inch sensor, which is a significant improvement over its predecessor. It is a big step as a larger sensor can significantly boost the overall camera performance. Now, you can get brighter and more vibrant footage from the Action 2. On top of that, it will offer adequate details in highlights and shadows. Finally, you will get sharper-looking videos in low-light situations and at higher ISOs.
With the improved GP 2 processor, the GoPro Hero 10 can shoot 5.3k videos at 60 frames per second. Another great feature is – the GoPro has improved its frame rates, and now you can also shoot 4k resolution videos at 120 frames per second. And if you are looking to capture more action-oriented footage, you can also opt for shooting 2.7k videos at a whopping 240 frames per second. Moreover, you can also use the Hero 10 as a 1080p live streaming cam.
On the other hand, the DJI action 2 lets you shoot 4k videos at 120 frames per second. Apart from that, you can also choose to shoot Full HD videos at 240 frames per second for 8x slow-motion footage. Additionally, you can also take 4k timelapse videos with this tiny beast.
If we compare those specs, the difference between 5.3k and 4k videos are quite insignificant, and you probably won’t notice a thing. The upgraded chipset of the Hero 10 also contributes to sharper and less granny-looking footage. Meanwhile, the larger sensor has significantly improved the video quality for the Action 2. They are now sharper and brighter regardless of lighting situations. Apart from that, the Action 2 comes with a color temperature sensor for natural colors in your footage. And the modular design of the Action 2 lets you capture videos from different angles, which is not possible for Hero 10 for its same-old design.
The GoPro has an age-long reputation of offering impressive stabilization, and the Hero 10 is no exception. With the Advanced GP2 and Hypersmooth 4.0, you can stabilize your footage in extremely shaky situations. On top of that, the Horizon Leveling feature has also been improved. Now you can tilt the Hero 10 to 45 degrees, and the camera would still keep the horizon leveled, hence the name.
On the other hand, the DJI Action 2 is neck and neck with the GoPro 10. The Action 2 is equipped with the Rocksteady version 2.0, an upgraded version of what we have seen in the Osmo action. And it can effectively stabilize your footage even in shaky situations. On top of that, you can also utilize the Horizon Steady to level your horizon and get even more smoother-looking videos.
So, these were all of the major differences between the GoPro Hero 10 and DJI Action 2. Overall, the Action 2 has many impressive features like its larger sensor, modular design, and magnetic attachment. On the other hand, the GoPro Hero 10 has a powerful processor, high-res video shooting capability, and excellent stabilization. Hence, there is no definitive way of deciding which one is the best. It all depends on your requirement and preference.