DJI Osmo Action: Top Tips for the Front Screen


You finally got your Osmo Action and want to start taking amazing front shots: we’ve got you covered! Here are 3 top tips to unleash your creativity!

With superior image quality and a wide angle lens, action cams are much better for that perfect selfie than smartphones. Lightweight and portable, these rugged cameras capture images that a phone on a selfie stick will never make.

Keep reading for the top tips to start taking those amazing selfies with your DJI Osmo Action!

Shoot effortlessly

Action cams perform better than front cameras on smartphones:

Action Camera Front camera on Smartphone
Max Image Resolution12 MPApprox. 8 MP
Max Video Resolution4K/60fps1080p/60fps
Sensor size1/2.3 pollici1/3.06 pollici
Field of vision145°60-90°
Weight124 gApprox. 200 g

That said, why do people keep using front cameras on their smartphones? Simple: most action cams don’t have any front cameras at all! Thanks to Osmo Action and its front screen, selfies have become easier than ever before.


You can double-tap the rear screen, hold the QS button or simply say “Screen switch” to change the live view to the front screen in seconds. Lay and try different compositions to get your best shot.

Do you want to extend the possibilities with a selfie stick? It’s easy!

osmo action how to use the selfie stick

Fold your arm slightly, adjust the angle with the front screen, then tell Osmo Action “Take photo”. You don’t have to worry about framing the selfie stick and saying goodbye to the Bluetooth remote shutter!

In addition to its action camera capabilities, that’s why Osmo Action is the ideal selfie tool.

Shoot from any angle

Osmo Action‘s front screen lets you shoot selfie from any angle.

Osmo Action front Screen shot

You can extend the selfie stick and shoot from a higher angle for a wider field of view.

Osmo action front screen shot

Alternatively, keep the selfie stick at a lower corner to explore different compositions.

front screen lower shot

With the front screen, you can experience camera movements that can usually only be triggered by a second person, such as a 180° video (pictured above) and a 360° rotational shot (pictured below). RockSteady stabilization technology will help ensure smooth footage.

Osmo Action front screen rotational shot

Osmo Action allows you to effortlessly compose your own selfie photos during your trip, as well as in everyday life. Take unique selfies with this fantastic device, then relax and wait for the likes to come after sharing your story on social media.

Resume differently

Want to do something different for your vlog? With Osmo Action‘s front screen and portability, you can shoot selfies in confined spaces or other locations unattainable with another device. Unleash creativity with the most familiar things around you.

Front Screen Creative shot

For example, mount your Osmo Action on a selfie stick, extend it in a confined space (like a drawer or a long box, even a foam roll is fine!) and quickly recover it, to get the effect of traveling through another world.

Osmo Action Front Screen Creative shot

Alternatively, drop the camera into a bag to add a bit of charm to your shot and apply transition effects in the post-processing to create something extra.

Comparatively, the front cameras of smartphones have a narrower field of view, making it difficult to shoot freely from these angles.

Osmo Action Unboxing shot

Put Osmo Action in a gift box to record the surprised face of the recipient, turning an exciting moment into a beautiful memory.

Osmo Action can also shoot selfies in Timelapse that are not easy to capture on other action cams*.

Real time selfie video

Set your Osmo Action to Timelapse mode, centered on the front screen, then walk with the camera to create a Timelapse. In this supercool video, you’ll see the world around you changing so quickly while you’re in the middle of the shot, traveling through time and space.

* Keep the camera as stable as possible while shooting.

Explore different ways to take a selfie with the front screen, keep your footage flowing with RockSteady stabilization and share your creations with us!

Buy DJI Osmo Action at the DJI Store