AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle 98FT Waterproof Camera

(7 customer reviews)

$69.99

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  • 4K Ultra HD action camera. Professional 4K 30Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 16MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras.
  • Wireless wrist remote control sports camera. With a wrist 2.4G remote, you can capture the world in an all-new way. Controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video is convenient. (THE REMOTE IS NOT WATERPROOF)
  • Longer battery life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(AKASO GO) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the accessories, transform it for indoor and outdoor activities.
Product Dimensions

0.9 x 2 x 1.5 inches

Item Weight

2 ounces

Item model number

EK7000

Batteries

2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Date First Available

June 23, 2016

Manufacturer

AKASO

Language

English

7 reviews for AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle 98FT Waterproof Camera

  1. Mr. Dresden

    So, I am going to say right off the bat, I paid $83 for an action camera, I was expecting an $83 action camera. Short handed, that’s not what I got.

    Shortly after getting this camera I immediately set to taking it through its paces. Between dash mounted footage, motorcycle helmet footage, and eventual PodCams (podcast video accompaniment), I needed to get a strong feel for how well this camera handled it. I took it around my yard on the two modes I will record video (1080p60 and 4K24). Then I strapped it to my motorcycle helmet and went for a ride. I picked up a decent amount of footage.

    Now, I am going to briefly cover the reason I took half a star from my actual rating. I used the iSmart DV app (as the product description says to use, since the original one has been depreciated) to activate the recording for the ride, because it’s mounted to my helmet, that was being worn. I expected that it would record until I brought my phone back out and stopped it from the app as well. Turns out, after my half an hour ride, it only recorded about 3 minutes of it, because at some point it decided to stop recording. This was annoying, but I can live with that, I don’t really have faith in App controls, so I will just use the included remote control to do it from now on.

    Moving on! Once I took the footage from the various modes off the camera and transferred them to my PC, I previewed it all. Mind you my expectations were pretty low, since it’s an $83 action camera, but what I watched was astonishing. The 1080p60 was the best of the two modes I used, because the framerate made it seem much more lifelike than the 24fps 4K. Either way, I definitely did not expect such video quality with this. Now that we know I like the video quality, I am going to break down the keypoints I look for in cameras, and various devices as a whole.

    Build Quality: Now, it’s not a solid block of metal that you are confident would sustain being pitched against a concrete wall, but it’s not a flimsy piece of hollow plastic either. It’s lightweight without feeling super cheap. I’d say the one thing that will most certainly become an issue later in it’s life is the battery door. It’s just difficult to get off that you lose finesse, and must utilize focused brute force. One day that motion will break the tabs. Hopefully Akaso has some sort of minor parts store one can purchase a new battery door from, for when that time does come. Quick note, the mounts, remote, and various accessories this comes with are all well built as well.

    Video Quality: Crisp, clean, and pleasurable, as long as you have sufficient light. There aren’t many cameras like this that do all that well in super low light, but this wasn’t awful. However, note that your frame rate will drop a bit if you are in a noticeably darker room.

    Audio Quality: Junk. As expected. They all are. Mind you, it is there, but like every action camera I’ve ever used, the audio is not clear and far reaching, but muffled, because I am fairly certain they all drop them under the solid plastic casing, not exposed to the air. So the sound is muffled. That’s true of all action cameras of this size, if you are looking for audio quality over video, you want the Zoom Q8, it has nowhere near the video quality of this camera, but it records studio grade audio with many interchangeable mic modules you can buy.

    Battery Life: Lacking. You can get a little over an hour recording 1080p60 on one charge. There are two redeeming factors here that saved it from losing more of a star. 1) The camera comes with two batteries, doubling the life. 2) The camera still records when you have the camera plugged into a charger or external battery, so if long life matters, you have options. Plus getting more batteries isn’t crazy expensive anyway.

    User Interface and Controls: Simple, easy to understand, and feature rich. The included remote is pretty killer too. It does have the “wifi” option, and for basic operation that is cool, but my experience with it, as stated above, was not great. 5 different video modes (720p120, 1080p30, 1080p60, 2.7k30, 4K24), and 2 still image modes (single and burst), as well as a time lapse option, it’s hard to ask for more really.
    Additional features: MicroSD card slot, up to 64GB, use class 10 or higher. A 64gb calss 10 card gets you over 6 hours of 1080p60 footage without switching cards.

    Included accessories: Well, the fact that it comes with ANY gives it an edge, but it comes with a solid starting base of accessories for mounting, charging and controlling. Way more than the big brand GoPro.

    Now that I’ve said that magic word (GoPro) let me end on this:

    I’ve rented a GoPro Hero5 to use on a road trip. I pulled that footage up today and compared it to the footage taken with this Akaso, two clips nearly identical light, identical settings, and this Akaso kicks it’s butt with video quality. Hands down. So, for less than a quarter of the price, you get this camera that out classes the Hero5 and comes with well, a lot, whereas that Hero5 $400 pricetag just gets you the camera. No deal GoPro, Akaso, you’re winning. I look forward to getting the three more I need, and pumping out great video content, care of Akaso’s great camera.

    EDIT:

    The biggest plan behind this camera was to get one per microphone for my podcasts. That’s when I quickly learned something irreversibly bad about the cameras as a series. I’ll start off with a note that everything else I said is true, of the first camera I received. However, upon receipt of two more to round off my mic came, I realized that one of the two I received was different. Sure, the model number was the same, but there’s a laundry list of things different. The “features” remain the same, but one sensor needs to be back about 6″ from the other to capture the same image. It’s as if one is zoomed in a bit further than the other. The software itself reacts just slightly different as well. For example, when it’s plugged into power the cameras all turn on automatically, however when you long press the power, the different one doesn’t shut back off, but instead goes into something of a sleep mode.

    But in the end, I returned all of these cameras today because of the primary flaws:

    They record at a mere fraction of a fraction variance of speed, add in that occasionally when the file switches to a new, it loses a frame or more. This leads right up to the complete inability to sync recordings together into one cohesive project. I can’t record the same event, in 3 different angles, and make a single video out of it without losing sync with all of them by the end.

    So, if you are planning to use more than one of these, prepare to run into a lot of issues. Consistency in equipment is a must for production equipment. Unfortunately these just don’t have it. So, if app you need is one single high quality action camera, go ahead and grab this. Me? I’ll be getting a round of Zoom Q2Ns, because they make consistent equipment for professionals.

  2. TECHBORED! Himanshu Chatra

    This review of Akaso EK7000 will be based on Pros and Cons.
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    IN THE BOX
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    1. Manual
    2. 20 types of Accessories
    3. Action Camera
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    PROS OF THIS CAMERA
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    1. Great Build quality.
    2. Compact in size.
    3. Includes 2 1050mAh battery that gives a great battery backup.
    4. Can record videos up to 4K at 25fps.
    5. It can also record slow 720p motion videos at 120fps.
    6. The best thing about it is that it is capable of recording 1080p videos qt 60fps that most of the cameras at this price point cannot do.
    7. One of the best thing about this camera is that it comes with the waterproof case and bunch of accessories that are more than enough and you don’t have to buy extra accessories.
    8. It supports microSD carf up to 32 gigs and it is more than enough.
    9. It can also be used while charging.
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    CONS OF THIS CAMERA
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    The only thing that I did not liked about this is the display. If it is directly in front of you than it is good and also good visibility under sunlight and if it is you look at it in different angles than it is not at all good.

  3. Shalabh

    Long battery standby life. Crisp videos and pics. Not a bad choice in this price range certainly. Great piece. Keep it up guys.

  4. amazon_reviewer

    They are doing aggressive marketing by paying reviewers on amazon for leaving 5 stars. I returned the product immediately as I trust amazon reviewers. Such a system will jeopardize amazon. Also, when I did an online comparison, I found this is just a rebrand of a cheaper action camera. Go for Maya 4k HD cam selling for 3k rs on amazon. Its the same product as this.

  5. K. Reed

    I’m not impressed with this camera; “astonished” would be closer to the mark. Purchased this Akaso EK 7000 based on a recommendation from a friend of my wife’s, and I just can’t believe what this little camera can do for the money we put into it. As a caveat, we’re not pushing the camera to the limits of human endurance by skydiving, mountain biking, scuba diving or the like. But it works extremely well for our needs.
    My wife competes in dog obedience training, and likes to review videos of her dog’s performance after trials and matches. Finding someone willing and capable to record her session in the ring on a cellphone is always difficult. Most of the other dog handlers are preoccupied with their dogs, and it’s not good ring etiquette to approach too close to the show ring to shoot video, since that will be a distraction. She noticed another handler retrieving a tiny camera from just outside the corner of the ring after her session and asked about it. Turned out to be this little EK 7000, and that handler was very enthusiastic about what it could do. When my wife asked for it for Christmas I was skeptical, so I spent a lot of time researching this and several other cameras. While there were other cameras that were able to do what the Akaso could do, and possibly even more, they were all at least two to three times as expensive. So I went ahead and gave this to my wife for Christmas.
    We gave it a full practice run-through yesterday, mounting it on a short tripod at the corner of the ring. I used the 1080p 30fps setting instead of the 4K mode to get more storage space and lengthen battery life. Had the camera on for about an hour, shooting about a dozen videos of one to three minutes, plus a number of photos, and with wi-fi on for a while, and off for a while. I tried starting and stopping the camera manually, then used the phone app, and lastly used the remote for a while. All worked well, even from about 20 yards away. Back home I hooked up the camera to our 55-inch TV (via a micro-HDMI cable, not included), and we were both very pleased with the video quality. Since it’s a wide-angle lens, people (and dogs) are naturally pretty small at about 15 yards, but the high video quality means that when you put the video on a large screen you can still see all the details. The sound was a little muddy, but a huge overhead furnace was running right over the camera which made audio pickup difficult.
    The battery lasted for at least two hours with the camera on, and was recording or playing back videos later for most of that time. The little charger will charge two batteries at a time, and seemed to need only an hour to take the battery from fully discharged to fully charged. (Lights on the charger progress from magenta to red to blue while charging.) You can also charge the battery just by connecting a USB cable to the camera, which we did while transferring files to the computer. I used four different video viewers on the our computer to watch the videos, and all showed the clips with no problem. Settled on VLC Media Player to access slow motion and other features.
    There are so many attachment options included in the box that I can’t imagine you won’t be able to mount it any where you wanted. I used the frame with bottom and top threaded sockets to mount it to a regular camera tripod, and it worked great. The camera is so tiny that I’ve taken to putting it back into its waterproof case for additional protection before stowing it in the camera bag.
    A couple notes: We installed the Akaso DV app on a Samsung Galaxy S5 cellphone. It worked almost perfectly, although at one point I changed modes at the same time I rotated the phone, and that, or some gremlin, locked up the app tight with a black screen. Force-stopped the app and restarted it, and had no further problems. The app itself is great, giving you the ability to start and stop the camera from a distance via a wi-fi connection, (be sure to disconnect the phone from any other wi-fi networks first), and actually see what the camera is recording live. While recording, the camera flashes a little red light on the top of the camera, but it’s not visible from anywhere but right above the camera. This means that when using the remote, if you don’t keep careful track of your button pushes, you may stop a recording already in progress when you meant to start one. The phone app shows you what the camera is doing, but running the wi-fi on the camera shortens the battery life somewhat, according to the manual. In the mode we were using, 1080p @ 30fps, the video was using about 106mb/minute. Unless my math is off, that means a 64gb card will store close to ten hours of high-quality video. One gotcha is that if you do change out the batteries, the camera forgets the date and time and you have to re-enter that if you want to tag your files accordingly, which is a bit of a hassle.
    Would I recommend this camera to a friend? Absolutely. Would I buy it again? Only if we lose the little guy, a definite possibility with something so small. I’d better go write our name and phone number on it with a Sharpie right now!

  6. Richard

    Esta cámara viene muy completa, incluye varios montajes diversos y 2 baterías.
    Considero es un producto equilibrado ya que a un precio competitivo se ofrece una calidad de grabación adecuada (4k a 25fps o 1080 a 60fps). Mi recomendación es usar la calidad de 1080 para no perder frames por segundo, como sea se ve bien así para la mayoría de propósitos.
    El tamaño de la cámara es muy conveniente al ser el mismo que otras de mayor prestigio, por lo tanto no batallarás en encontrar accesorios.

  7. Sumanth Bharadwaj

    Started Loving it. Best of its range for the beginners.
    Image & Video Quality is very good.
    I Loved the product.

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