Originally Posted by Ken Ross
I know you didn't ask me, but I currently have both cameras, the Pocket & the Action. As someone who will always lean toward video quality over other things such as a wider angle or water resistance, I prefer the Pocket. I've found (as has Philip Bloom), that there is artifacting & loss of fine detail going on with the Action. The Pocket also provides better low light than the Action.
I started a thread on this, and I believe the detail/artifacting issue revolves around the Action having to process 4K60p and perform electronic stabilization at the same time. Those are two heft tasks when taken together.
However if the wider angle is a must as well as the ability to use in water, the Action seems up to the task.
Yes I saw Bloom's video too and I was probably hard pressed to see the artifacting of the Osmo Action in small 4K screen, probably on your larger 4K screen it can be an issue, but I agree with you
I was blown away from the Osmo Pocket detail since the first day and certainly stabilization wise, the Pocket has an edge, but again so many new things in the Osmo Action, like the ability to use presets, HDR, and the quick button to change modes, I love my Pocket, but I will get the Osmo Action soon, hopefully they will have firmware improvements coming up too.