The right SD card for the DJI Osmo Action

Which is the best SD card for the DJI Osmo Action, the new sports camera from the drone professional from China? In this little guide I will not only give you the answer to this question, but also explain what the limit is when using a microSD memory card in the Action Cam and what you need to know about the possible file formats. Do you have another question? Then leave a comment! Technical details, the price and pictures of the DJI Osmo Action can be found with this link.

The best SD card for the DJI Osmo Action Camera is a microSD
memory card; preferably as a microSDXC with 128 GB or 256 GB from SanDisk. You can find all the details here!” width=”1024″ height=”484″ /> The best SD card for DJI Osmo Action Camera is a microSD memory card; preferably as a microSDXC with 128 GB or 256 GB from SanDisk. You can find all the details here!

Which SD card for the DJI Osmo Action?

A microSD memory card can be used in the DJI Osmo Action to save photos as JPEG and DNG as well as videos as MOV and MP4 save. The remaining capacity (recording time) is displayed on the camera screen, so you can replace the microSD card in time. So that this doesn't happen too often, you should choose a memory with a lot of capacity; microSDXC models up to 256 GB are supported in the camera. 

Both DJI and I have only one really sensible recommendation in terms of manufacturer or brand: SanDisk. Why I personally recommend SanDisk products again and again, that's what I lead in this post in detail. Here are the microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards that you can safely use in the DJI Osmo Action Camera:

  • SanDisk Extreme 32 GB U3, V30 micro-SDHC - Available here
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro 64 GB U3, V30 A2 micro-SDXC - Order here
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro 128 GB U3, V30 A2 micro-SDXC - Buy here
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro 256 GB U3, V30 A2 micro-SDXC - View here

Characters and abbreviations on SD cards: Here are all the explanations

FAT32, exFAT and memory sizes - what is it?

As noted in the above-linked article on the new sports camera from DJI, in addition to the storage capacities of the individual cards, you should also pay attention to their file format. This is actually already predefined when you buy it, so that the microSD should work directly. If it does not do this, however, you can format it on Mac and PC in order to make it compatible yourself in case of doubt. The following guideline applies:

  • File format FAT32 - SD cards with 8GB, 16GB up to 32GB
  • ExFAT file format - SD cards from 64GB, with 128GB, 256GB and more

You can read what exFAT is all about here. If you get a message about supposed write protection when formatting the memory card, you can help this guide further. You can format (if actually necessary) on the Apple Mac in the "Hard Disk Utility".

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6 comments on “The right SD card for the DJI Osmo Action”

  1. Hello - exactly with such a card "SanDisk Extreme Pro 128 GB U3, V30 A2 micro-SDXC" the Osmo Action reports that the card is too slow - do you have a tip for me?

    1. Hi Michael! This is one of the fastest cards available with SD cards. Why should it be too slow?! My guess is that the Osmo Action somehow doesn't get the full speed. But why... maybe dirty contacts or something? Can you test it with a different SD card?

    2. Hello, I have exactly the same problem. Scan Disk Ultra 256GB, first use in the new camera -> “Speed ​​too low”.

      1. Hello Sabine! I would ask the camera manufacturer's support or reformat the SD card in the camera or try a different card. So you could find out if it's the card or the camera.

  2. Uklrich Bardohl

    Hello Jens, I read your post with interest. I got exactly this Sandisk card. Inserted it into the Osmo action 3 and was in disbelief because it only showed the capacity in GB. Since that wasn't very helpful, I contacted DJI support.
    What I heard next was beyond strange. The employee actually tells me that the remaining running time will only be displayed after 1-2 hours. I've been filming with Canon camcorders for years and have always been able to rely on the display.
    Is it possible that I have a “Monday device”.
    What do you think about that?
    Greetings Ulrich Bardohl

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