- Price: £489
- Max HD Frame Rate: 1080p @ 100fps
The problem with using action cameras for snowboarding is that the footage is prone to coming out shaky and unwatchable, especially when using them handheld.
Whilst you can get a third-party gimbal online for a couple of hundred quid, they tend to be pretty unreliable – especially when shooting out in the cold. Our video editor has cited problems such as short battery life, buttons locking up, and even the camera not staying horizontal as reasons never to use Amazon marketplace again.
“The DJI Osmo shoots 1080p at 100 frames per second, and goes all the way up to 4K”
However, if you take a reputable manufacturer like DJI, get one of their fantastic camera/gimbal systems (the same used on most of their drone set ups) and turn it into a handheld package, then what you have is the DJI Osmo.
Sure, it’s not as versatile as a GoPro in terms of mounting, but if all you use one for is follow-camming then this is definitely worth a glance. Plus, the image quality is arguably better, and you can easily add on ND or polarizer filters to create that ‘cinematic’ look that’s so sought-after right now.
The DJI Osmo shoots 1080p at 100 frames per second, and goes all the way up to 4K – although if you’re logging a lot of footage in that format, you may need a supercomputer the size of the sun.
For those who can’t be bothered to relearn walking (you have to see this infomercial!) the DJI Osmo is pretty intuitive to use whilst riding, making it a great choice for those after a high-quality, ultra-stable followcam device.