Best Micro SD Memory Cards for DJI Osmo Action

DJI Osmo Action is the company’s first action camera and it resembles the popular GoPro quite a bit. Of course, it has one interesting distinction – a small 1.4-inch square screen on the front of the device. It’s a great way to see if you’re in the frame when shooting selfies and recording vlogs. The camera can shoot 4K at up to 60 fps, and 1080p at up to 240 fps, which is quite good and comparable to the latest GoPro cameras. It can also shoot 12MP photos.

The camera has electronic image stabilization, which DJI calls RockSteady. It’s decent enough but applies a crop to your footage. Of course, it’s not nearly as good as on the DJI Osmo Pocket, for example. That being said, we’re here to talk about SD cards, so let’s check out some of the best memory cards for DJI Osmo Action.

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Best MicroSD Cards for DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera

Osmo Action has a single microSD card slot, which supports UHS-I cards. Like we already mentioned, it can record 4K videos at up to 60 fps and 1080p videos at up to 240 fps. The maximum bitrate it requires is 100 Mbit/s or 12.5 MB/s, meaning that any microSD memory card we’re going to mention below, will be more than good enough.

Generally, it’s important that your memory card has a U3 or V30 symbol on it. This means that it has a minimum write speed of 30 MB/s, which is more than necessary in the case of Osmo Action. If you use one of the older U1 cards, the minimum write speed is 10 MB/s, which isn’t enough for the best codec. DJI suggests grabbing a Sandisk card (it’s also our top choice), but any U3 microSD card should work. That being said, here are the best microSD cards for DJI Osmo Action, all of which meet the requirements.

MEMORY CARD WRITE SPEED READ SPEED GET CARD
SanDisk Extreme microSDXC 128GB UHS-I Up to 90 MB/s Up to 170 MB/s
Lexar Professional 667X Video 128GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Up to 90 MB/s Up to 100 MB/s
Samsung EVO MicroSDXC 128GB UHS-I Up to 90 MB/s Up to 100 MB/s

Finally, we should mention that the Osmo Action doesn’t support SD cards larger than 256 GB. That being said, we believe 128 GB cards are good enough for most people and they’ll allow you to record a few hours of footage. We hope our guide helped you find the right microSD card for your DJI Osmo Action.

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