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Saturday 24 December 2022

Christmas Eve (DJI Action 3 Tests)

It's Christmas Eve!

I was again totally engrossed in my day job the past week as an important project made it across one of its many finish lines. With the last of this year's deadline met, I could at last focus on the fact that tomorrow is Christmas!

Last week we got our hands on the DJI Action 3 camera and I downloaded the latest firmware (V01.02.1010) which among other things supposedly fixed its infamous out-of-focus issue. We were eager to take it out for a proper test and so made our way to Sogo Kuala Lumpur for lunch. Please note our video was shot entirely with the DJI Action 3 except for some close-up shots of our meal, which was taken with an iPhone 12 Pro.

Along the way to the sixth-floor food court Cat picked up a handbag that was on sale. We made it to the sixth floor and after pondering for a little while decided to have Korean for lunch. We got ourselves seated at Dubuyo and after browsing their menu quickly settled on the "Meal Set for Two" that included:

  • Soondubu Jigae Chicken
  • Honey Mustard Wings
  • 2 x DubuYo Rice
  • 2 x Roasted Barley Tea
  • 2 x Citron Dubu (small)

that came to RM59.90 (approximately USD14/EUR13) which all things considered was reasonable seeing as it was again a novelty restaurant situated in a shopping mall. Lunch out of the way we walked up to the seventh floor where Cat got some wet wipes from Guardian Pharmacy while I took away my favourite Vietnamese Coffee from the Kee Nguyen stall.

We then rode an elevator down to the ground floor and got ourselves the so-called Platinum Collection Royal Chocolate cake which should be just enough for the two of us. With that we walked back home and began packing for our trip in a couple days' time.

Our verdict on the DJI Action 3? It does fine outdoors in bright sun light but tends to get a little soft indoors, grainy and noisy at times. It also tended to 'hunt' a lot in low light conditions. As with all DJI products audio is impeccable and its colour (outdoors) vibrant. Furthermore the DJI Action 3 is able to shoot time-lapse in 4K, something the Pocket 2 cannot do. Will it replace our DJI Pocket 2 as our go-to walkabout camera? Only if it rains. Mind you, we got the DJI Action 3 to complement the DJI Pocket 2, and not to replace it.

Christmas Day this year will be a low-key affair for us since Brendan is away at varsity busy with his Final Year Paper submissions and final exams. We will however be spending Boxing Day on a bus to our favourite island, the Pearl of the Orient, so please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
SOGO Kuala Lumpur -
Dubuyo Sogo KL -
Kee Nguyễn SOGO Kuala Lumpur -
Secret Recipe Sogo -

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