With so many DJI action cameras available, it can be hard to keep track of things. Here are the release dates for all current and past DJI action cameras – including the Osmo and Pocket lines.
The newest DJI action camera is the Osmo Action 4. It was released in August 2023. The newest DJI Pocket camera is the Pocket 2, with the new Pocket 3 model likely released in fall 2023. Here are all DJI camera release dates.
I’ve included the Action and Pocket camera lines by DJI in this chart. While the Pocket cameras aren’t waterproof, you can use the waterproof case – making them quite similar to a typical action camera. And these seven cameras represent every handheld camera made by DJI.
I own the three newest DJI action cameras (in addition to the Mini 2 drone).
DJI Camera Release Dates (Chart)
This chart will be updated as new cameras are released. Below the chart, I’ll also share projections and rumors about upcoming releases of new camera models.
|DJI Osmo Action 5||August 2024: Not Yet Announced|
|DJI Pocket 3||Fall 2023: Not Yet Announced|
|DJI Osmo Action 4||August 2, 2023|
|DJI Osmo Action 3||September 14, 2022|
|DJI Action 2||October 27, 2021|
|DJI Pocket 2||November 1, 2020|
|DJI Osmo Action||May 15, 2019|
|Osmo Pocket||December 15, 2018|
DJI Action Camera Release Dates by Model
Here are the release dates for each model. This list covers all 7 DJI handheld camera models.
DJI Osmo Action 5 (Pending)
The new Osmo Action 5 will likely be released in August 2024.
Their release schedule has been once per year for the last 3 Action models. And by releasing in August, they get to scoop the new GoPro release in September.
DJI Pocket 3 (Pending)
The new Pocket 3 camera will likely be released in the fall of 2023.
It’s been almost three years since the release of the Pocket 2. And the Pocket 3 was rumored to have an April 2023 release date which appears to have been given to the new Inspire 3 drone.
DJI Osmo Action 4
The Osmo Action 4 is the newest action camera in DJI’s lineup. It was released on August 2, 2023.
Here’s how the Osmo Action 4 compares to the GoPro Hero11 Black.
DJI Osmo Action 3
The Osmo Action 3 was released on September 14, 2022. This was considered to be the first solid competitor to the GoPro lineup.
DJI Action 2
The Action 2 was released on October 27, 2021.
It is the anomaly in the action camera lineup. It has a modular design, and it dropped the Osmo branding.
I really like the design – I can use both modules (camera and battery/screen) or the camera alone depending on the setting.
Learn more about DJI battery life in our DJI Action Battery Guide.
DJI Pocket 2
The Pocket 2 by DJI was released on November 1, 2020.
This is the second in the Pocket camera line. Like the original, it comes with a handle and electronic gimbal stabilizer. In this model, DJI dropped the Osmo branding.
Learn more about DJI Pocket battery life.
DJI Osmo Action
The original Osmo Action camera was released on May 15, 2019.
The appearance has varied very little with the release of the Osmo Action 3 and Osmo Action 4 models.
DJI Osmo Pocket
The original Osmo Pocket camera was released on December 15, 2018.
This is DJI’s first step into handheld cameras.
Here’s how to charge your DJI Osmo Action camera battery.
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What DJI action camera do you have your eye on? Do you plan on getting the new action camera when it is released?
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He is a travel blogger at Storyteller.Travel and co-founder of Storyteller Media, a company he started with his wife, Dena.