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DJI OSMO vs GoPro Hero4 Black vs Sony FDR-X1000V

by on February 1, 2016
Year Manufactured


Price Range

$449 - $649

Manufactured for

DJI / GoPro / Sony


We’ve taken the better part of a few months to put this comparison together as thoroughly and showcase as much as possible. The GoPro Hero4 Black one of the highest rated action cameras out there is being put Side by Side against the Sony FDR-X1000V and the DJI OSMO. All 3 of these cameras are some my favirotes and I was really excited to see how the Hero4 would perform after a year of updates and how new comer DJI OSMO would hold up against the two top contenders. The OSMO is designed to be mounted in a handheld gimbal which offers smooth stable footage. For this review the OSMO was using Beta firmware from early Dec to address a few of the issues I found problematic. It does however introduce a rolling gimbal head that has since been addressed it later patches. We also go over the firmware and history of support each of these cameras has gotten.

There is a lot to each of these cameras we didn’t get to go over, even at 30 minutes. Check out the comment section below for more impressions and questions about each of these cameras. Also would appreciate any other experiences you might be willing to share with these cameras in the comment below.

Link to RAW images and videos: (COMING SOON FEB 2ND)

Picture of the camera rig we built to do this test:

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List of Cameras:
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GoPro Hero4 Black:

Sony FDR-X1000V:


Other Helpful Products

Dshot® Z-ONE 3 Axis Handheld Gimbal For Gopro 3 3+ 4

Feiyu Tech GM-G4-S 3-Axis Gimbal for Sony Action Camera

Sony AKADDX1 Dive Door for 4K Action Cam underwater:

Sony to GoPro Adapter

Micro SD Card suggestions

Lexar 633x 64gb XC format U3 Class (newest version):

Lexar 633x 64gb XC format U1 Class:

Lexar 633x 32gb HC format U1 Class (Suggest for GoPro Only):

SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB UHS-I/U3 (Best but slightly Overkill):


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