If you’re an adventurous person who wants an action cam at a budget-friendly price, the Akaso EK7000 ticks most of the boxes. This cheap action camera is full of excellent features like a 12 megapixel and 4K video recording. The waterproof housing is the reason it made our best underwater camera list.
Why We Like It – Akaso EK7000
The Akaso EK7000 action camera is a cheaper alternative to the ubiquitous GoPro Hero range. It still has many of the similar features including 4K recording, Wi-Fi connectivity, and fantastic picture and video quality.
For a cheap camera, Akaso’s EK7000 delivers decent performance. The camera comes with 4K recording that’s limited to 25 fps in a wide angle view. It also has the option to record in 1080p or 720p at 60 fps. Apart from videos, this cheap action camera can shoot 12-megapixel photos, as well as time-lapse and burst mode shots. You’ll need the Akaso EK7000 Pro if you’re looking for 16MP and electronic stabilization. The EK 7000 does well in a crowded action camera market with competitors like the GoPro Hero 7.
The design of the Akaso EK7000 is very similar to other action cameras and even has a GoPro compatible mounting system. All the buttons are in easy to reach places and are big and bold. Unlike the EK 700 Pro, there’s no touchscreen, but the provided LCD is bright and easy to navigate. The remote control is simple compared to many other action cams and only features two buttons. You won’t have to worry about battery life because the EK7000 comes with two batteries. If you need something more rugged, the Nikon W300 is a safe bet.
One of the Akaso EK7000’s best attributes is its price. It may not be able to beat some of the competitors when it comes to price, but its value for money is second to none. For a camera that’s hundreds of dollars less than some of its competitors, this camera can still take excellent videos and has good picture quality. It even has Wi-Fi connectivity and comes with a remote control. Unfortunately, it needs a housing to make it waterproof, and can’t compete with the Apeman A79 when it comes to diving.
Akaso EK7000 Wrap Up
The Akaso EK7000 costs a fraction of many other action cameras, and still manages to have good features like 4K recording, and a 12-megapixel camera. There’s no image stabilization or touchscreen like on the EK7000 pro, but it can still perform well in most situations. This camera is perfect for people who don’t want to spend too much on an action camera.
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