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Reasons for buying a sports camera?
Welcome to the Akaso EK7000 review. No matter Where you go, no matter what you do, you should record it. You just never know when something amazing/once in a lifetime is going to happen right before your eyes. How many times in your life have you experienced something and thought to yourself I wish I’d have caught that on camera, if not to show the grandchildren, to claim your £250 off you’ve been framed.
Living life on the road, you’ll no doubt meet many amazing people, experience unbelievable life changing events but in the end, all memories fade. Nothing refreshes everything like looking a photo you took, watching footage you recorded. Life as a backpacker can be pretty exciting, in my opinion this camera is what you need to capture the excitement of diving the Great Barrier Reef, skydiving in Queensland, riding the waves in Surfers Paradise.
So without anymore chit-chat lets take a look at it:
- It has 4K ultra HD recording at up to 30fps
- 12MP camera for outstanding detail
- 170 degree wide angle lens
- 2.4G wireless wrist mounted remote for framing photos and start/stop recording
- It comes supplied with 2x 1050mAH batteries, each capable of up to 90 minutes recording time each
- 1x USB dual battery charger
- Built in WI-FI for wireless sharing of video/photo up to 10m away. Just download app on ios/android
- Comes with Ip68 waterproof case (up to 100ft!!!)
What’s in the box:
- 1X Akaso EK7000
- 1x 2.4G remote control
- 2x 1050mAH batteries
- 1x dual battery charger
- 1x IP68 waterproof case
- 1x bicycle stand
- 7x mount
- 2x clip
- 1x helmet mounts
- 1x bandages
- 5x teathers
- 1x protective backdoor
- 1x USB cable
- 1x lens cloth
- 1x manual
My own personal Akaso EK7000 review
Now that we’ve looked at the specifications and what you’ll get in the box I’d like to give my own personal opinion on the Akaso EK7000.
I’ve been using my EK7000 for quite some time now, here’s my findings:
Here’s a few images from my Akaso EK 7000 in everyday use. Please bear in mind that I’ve had to shrink these images down from roughly 3000KB to around 200KB so that this page would load in less than six months! Without the extreme data diet these images at a little better.
Underwater shot of a clown fish from Kapas Island, Malaysia:
Random fish from Tioman Island, Malaysia. Sea was a little rougher but still good:
Also, when not underwater the Akaso EK7000 still preforms well:
In all honesty when I first came across the Akaso EK7000 on amazon I was a bit sceptical because of the low price. Less than 20% of some of the more well know GoPro’s but after reading many of the reviews on Amazon I decided to take the plunge.
I’m so glad I did. I really can’t fault it. There’s not been a single instance where it hasn’t been up to the job. The battery life is brilliant, they even supply you with 2 and the charger will charge both batteries simultaneously. You’ll never be out of charge!
The images are clean and crisp, while the video recordings are smooth and clear. The microphone does pretty well in capturing even the quietest of ambient noise without it being too intrusive.
There’s only one thing that I can personally fault the Akaso EK7000 on and to be fair it isn’t even the actually the Ek7000. It’s the fact that to keep costs low Akaso don’t supply you with any type of carry case and with all the extras that come with this action camera, really you’ll need one.
I’ve got one just like this:
So what have other people said about the Akaso EK7000?
Looking on amazon the Akaso EK7000 has had over 1800 reviews and received an average score of 4.5 stars out of 5.
While very close to all reviews are extremely positive, there are one or two buyers that have found little niggles with the Akaso EK7000. One buyer reports, “ the only thing that would make it better would be a better user guide” for this reason the Akaso was only awarded 4 stars by this buyer.
The vast majority of reviews are very positive with one buyer saying “I asked a friend of mine who is a cameraman and video editor whether he could advise me on buying a go-pro like camera, I wanted to buy quality but couldn’t afford anything above £100. He sent me a link to the Akaso EK7000.” and Benjamin said “Very happy with it, good quality pictures and videos“. Both buyers gave it five stars.
After shopping around for a Go-pro type camera, not willing to pay the premium price for a Go-pro I stumbled across this. What doesn’t it do….. not much really. It’s very reasonably priced for what you get.
That’s it, my Akaso EK7000 review. For more reviews and the latest prices see for yourself at Amazon.