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Osmo Action 3.5 mm adapter cable to connect external microphone to Action Camera

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'Has anyone found a 3.5 mm adapter cable to mini usb port that works with the Osmo Action? I have a microphone that I want to connect to see if it's better (more directional) than the built in one.
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There isn't one, DJI will probably release a dedicated adapter that only works with this version of Osmo Action and there will likely be a firmware update related to it.
At present I don't think the port is enabled to accept an audio signal of any kind.
The workaround is a separate recorder such as zoom, it is annoying.
 

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'Has anyone found a 3.5 mm adapter cable to mini usb port that works with the Osmo Action? I have a microphone that I want to connect to see if it's better (more directional) than the built in one.
Thanks.
They will probably never release it for the public. Tell you why.
This German vlogger had it already months ago and reviewed. It was NOT the pocket adapter, it was designed by dji for the Action. This means the product exists and works.
Why we can't find it available?
Osmo Action gave a humongous azz kick to Osmo Pocket in the vlogging segment, simply because it's more versatile and easier to use, let alone the quality of the image and stabilizer are great.
Osmo Pocket on the other hand is a flimsy piece of money making crap that you can only use properly if you buy a ton of other stuffs. (wifi adapter, phone adapter, mic adapter etc) It has less than desirable FOV for vlogging yet DJI wants to push it to that segment, indicated by the availability of the mic adapter and introduction of better face track and improved focus. Also (to remain competitive against the Action) they released the dive housing for the Pocket, not very long after the release of the Action.

DJI is becoming a marketing disaster with manipulative tactics to squeeze most out of their design failures, too. Pocket is a design failure from the usability point of view, only advantage is the tiny size.
So I don't expect a mic adapter available for Action until Gopro comes out with a new model WITH EXTERNAL MIC port. That's when we will have the mic adapter.
They completely ignore customer needs and focus solely on money making.
I can't wait to see the new Gopro and perhaps I'll switch to it if they will include stuff that customers need.
Having said all that, I used to be a dji fan boy, I have mavic2, pocket and action. But their greed is getting annoying.
 
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