Hands-on Review of the Akaso EK7000 4K Action Camera

If you're looking for a GoPro alternative at a lower price, the Akaso EK7000 is worth a look. It doesn't have the same bells and whistles as a GoPro, but it's a surprisingly good action cam.
Akaso EK7000
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The Akaso EK7000 looks a lot like a GoPro. It works a lot like a GoPro. The videos and photos look similar to the ones coming out of GoPro cameras. But here’s the kicker: it’s priced at just a fraction of a GoPro.

From the design of the camera to the packaging materials, this is clearly a GoPro knockoff. It does basically the same things. 4K video–check. Timelapse, burst mode, and still photos–check. Built-in wifi–check. Comes with a waterproof housing (rated down to 100 feet / 30 meters)–check. It’s basically the identical size as a GoPro, and its design is uncannily similar. And it even uses the same GoPro mount connection system.

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One of the challenges that GoPro has faced in recent years is knockoffs. After basically inventing the action camera market, GoPro has run into competition, both from premium manufacturers like Sony, Nikon, and Garmin that bring their own expertise and innovation to the concept but also from overseas manufacturers who can copy the GoPro cameras without copying GoPro’s premium pricing. Some are better than others–some are even downright terrible.

After playing with the EK7000 for a while, I can say that this is one of the better [low-cost GoPro competitors(https://havecamerawilltravel.com/gopro/gopro-competitors-alternatives/). It’s one of the GoPro competitors that has taken off in popularity, and after playing with it for a while I can see why. It shoots 4K video (at 25fps), takes 12MP still photos, comes with a waterproof housing, and uses the same mounting system. It’s even packaged the same way a GoPro is packaged, with the distinctive clear perspex bubble on top. But it’s simpler to use. And it’s much cheaper.

Akaso EK7000

If you haven’t heard of the brand before, you’re not alone. I hadn’t either. They seem to market an odd assortment of products. The EXIF data embedded by the camera refers to it as a Sunplus SP5K Series Digital Camera, and you can also find what appears to be the same camera marketed under different brand names. There’s also an EK7000 Pro model, which includes a touchscreen and video stabilization. I have a detailed comparison of the EK7000 and EK7000 Pro separately.

Akaso EK7000

There are four shooting modes: video, still photos, burst photos, timelapse. I’ll go into each of these in more detail below.

Shooting Video with the Akaso EK7000

The Akaso EK7000 doesn’t have many choices for the video modes, but it covers several of the most common sizes and frame rates.

Resolutions and Framerates. 4K mode is limited to 25fps, not the more common 30fps. It’s a somewhat odd choice–25fps is the standard for PAL, although that’s less important if you’re sharing the videos digitally online which, let’s face it, is what most of us do anyway. If you want to do slow-motion, there’s a 120fps setting in the 720p size. There are no different settings for fields of view–it’s all a single wide-angle perspective.

The video quality is quite decent, though generally not up to the quality of the latest GoPros. It works best in bright, clear conditions and less well in lower light.

Here’s the full list of its resolutions and corresponding framerates and bitrates:

ResolutionFramerateBitrate Megabits/sAspect RatioDimensions
4K256016:93840x2160
2.7K306016:92704x1524
1080p602216:91920x1080
301716:91920x1080
720p1202816:91280x720
601516:91280x720

Stabilization. The Akaso EK7000 doesn’t have any in-camera stabilization, a feature that some of the premium action cams from GoPro and Sony have been pushing hard. Stabilization helps you get smoother footage right out of the camera. Without that feature built in, if you want smoother footage from the Akaso your best approaches are to use a good gimbal or to apply corrections when post-processing the footage.

UPDATE: Since I originally posted this review, they’ve come out with a new version (also called the EK7000) that does have EIS, or video stabilization. You can find the new model here.

Taking Photos with the Akaso EK7000

The Akaso EK7000 can shoot photos up to 12MP measuring 4608×2592 pixels. Those are in the 16:9 aspect ratio, which is most commonly used for video recording (more traditional aspect ratios for stills photos are 3:2 or 4:3). You can also reduce the size down to 4MP. The files come out as standard JPGs (there’s no RAW).

There’s only the one field of view: a standard Wide mode. It’s not as wide as with GoPros. Here’s a side-by-side example, with one shot with a GoPro HERO6 Black and the other shot with the Akaso EK7000.


GoPro HERO6 Black

Akaso EK7000

Here are the available options for shooting photos:

SettingResolution
12MP Wide4608x2592
8MP Wide3760x2120
5MP Wide2976x1672
4MP Wide2648x1504

Burst Photos with the Akaso EK7000

The burst mode shoots a quick sequence of still images. It’s useful for fast-moving action when you want to increase the chances you’ll capture the fleeting moment you’re after.

The burst mode on the EK7000 takes 3 photos over the course of 1.5 seconds.

Shooting Timelapse Photos with the Akaso EK7000

In the timelapse mode, you can capture a series of JPG photos. There’s no timelapse video option that compiles the video in the camera. Instead, you’ll have to do it the old-school way: download the sequence of images to your computer and then use time-lapse compiling software to turn them into a video file.

The available choices for the interval between the shots are: 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 seconds.

Battery Life of the EK7000

In general, action cams don’t have very good battery life. The Akaso EK7000 sticks to that trend, but I was actually pleasantly surprised by how well it did. I ran some tests, and at 4K25 and 1080p30, I’ve been getting around 1 hour and 40 minutes, give or take, before the battery dies. For the 4K setting, that’s actually slightly above some of its competitors. At 1080p30, which generally places lower demands on the battery, it’s on a par with competitors or a shade on the lower side.

Overall, then, the battery life is pretty unremarkable in comparison with other action cams. You won’t be blown away by superior battery life, but then again it also comes with a spare battery which can be put to good use.

To maximize the battery life, leave the wifi turned off, don’t use the mobile app, and minimize the amount of viewing on the back screen.

It’s also worth mentioning that lithium batteries don’t perform well in very cold or very warm temperatures. That’s not unique to this camera–it applies to all lithium batteries. So if you’re out filming in the winter cold and find that you’re not getting much use out of the battery, that might be why. You can try to keep the battery a bit warmer to help. An inside pocket of a jacket works great, but obviously do not under any circumstances put it near a flame, oven, or microwave! When lithium batteries burn, they burn exceptionally intensely.

Batteries

In a nice touch, the camera comes with two 1050mAh batteries, so you have a spare. It also comes with a dual dock charger. You can buy more spares separately if you need them.

Akaso EK7000 Batteries and Charger Dock

Basic Controls

If you’ve used a GoPro before you’ll pick this up quickly. In fact, it’s actually a bit simpler in some ways because there are more buttons, so it’s a bit more intuitive for moving through the menu screens.

It’s all pretty straightforward. On the side of the camera are up and down arrows buttons. The power button on the front of the camera changes the mode. The shutter button makes a selection.

Akaso EK7000 Buttons

Akaso EK7000

Akaso EK7000 Up and Down Buttons

The menu is simple but gets the job done. You can scroll through to change the settings and modes.

Akaso EK7000 menus

Unlike most of the GoPros, there’s no LCD screen on the front of the camera. The large screen on the back is used for a live view, playback, and menu operation. It’s not a touch screen. (There is an EK7000 Pro model that does have a touch screen.)

Akaso EK7000 menus

Mobile App

You can connect to the camera using the iSmart DV app, which is a general utility mobile app that is compatible with this camera. It’s available for IOS and Android.

Its interface looks quite a lot like the GoPro app, although it doesn’t have quite the same polish. There’s a preview of what the lens is seeing. You can start and stop recording or take photos. And you can adjust the resolutions and shooting modes and view photos and footage.

It’s not perfect–I did have it lose the connection from time to time (something I also sometimes get with the GoPro app, for that matter)–but it mostly worked just fine.

It’s worth mentioning that you obviously have to enable wifi on the camera to use the mobile app. In one of the shooting modes, press the down button on the side of the camera to toggle the wifi on and off.

Remote Control of the Akaso EK7000

In another nice touch, the camera comes with a small 2.4GHz wireless remote control included. It’s splash proof but not waterproof. It has two holes for straps on its sides, and there’s a velcro wrist strap included so you can wear it like a watch or wrap it around a selfie stick.

Akaso EK7000 Remote Control

This is simpler than a typical GoPro remote. It has two buttons, one for taking a photo and one for starting and stopping the video. It also has two indicator lights that provide feedback. It also beeps.

But I actually liked its simplicity. As much as I like the functionality of GoPro remotes, I don’t like having to pair them constantly. With the remote with the Akaso EK7000, there’s no pairing needed–it just works. You don’t even have to put the camera into wifi mode.

There are, however, downsides. It’s very basic. There’s no way to change the settings from the remote. You can switch between modes by simply clicking on the corresponding button, but you can’t change the resolutions, for instance.

Here’s how to use it.

Video. Make sure the camera is in video mode. To start recording, press the grey button. It will beep once to acknowledge. To stop recording, press the grey button again. It will beep once again.

Photos. To take a photo, press the red button.

Burst Photos. Put the camera in Burst Photo mode. Press the red button.

Timelapse. Put the camera in Timelapse mode with Continuous Lapse. Press the red button.

There’s no way to charge the remote, and to replace the internal battery involves removing four small screws. I haven’t yet depleted the battery in the remote, so I’m not sure what its expected battery life is.

Memory Cards / Recommendations

It doesn’t come with a memory card, so you’ll need to pick that up separately. It takes a microSD card (both microSDHC and microSDXC).

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  • Up to 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting; Requires compatible devices capable of reaching such speeds
The instruction manual isn’t especially helpful in recommendations for the SD card. It says that it should be at least a Class 10 card, but in practice, you’ll probably find most of those cards too slow for the high-bitrate (60 Mbps) recording at 4K. So I’d recommend at least a U1 card, and preferably a U3 or V30 card. It also says that it works with cards up to 32GB, but I’ve put in a 128GB microSDXC card and had no issues.

So if you’re looking to pick up a memory card for this camera, the SanDisk Extreme cards offer a good combination of price, availability, and performance.

If you want some other choices, any of the cards that work in the GoPro HERO7 Black will also work in this one, and you can find some recommendations here.

Charging Cables and Connections

It charges with a micro-USB connection. It comes with the micro-USB cable. It doesn’t come with an AC wall adapter, but you can use pretty much any USB adapter you have lying around, or an external power brick, for that matter. It’s not compatible with the newer USB-C PD fast-charging options.

There is also an HDMI output. I had trouble getting it to work, but I confess I haven’t spent much time messing with that feature.

Akaso EK7000 Ports

Other Accessories for the Akaso EK7000

In terms of accessories, you can use many of the ones that work with GoPros. That’s true of any mounting accessories like clips, harnesses, selfie sticks, float grips, and clamps.

For housings, it’s very similar to the housings for the HERO4 Silver and Black models, but there’s a slightly different alignment of the lens. Some housings might be interchangeable, but it’s going to vary case by case.

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The batteries are not the same as the ones in GoPros. You can find spares here.

External powerbricks that connect via a USB cable will work just fine. External GoPro batteries that plug into the camera directly, such as the BacPac models, will not work on this camera.

What’s in the Box?

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It comes with a waterproof housing. It does not with a microSD card. You’ll need to get that separately. I’ve put together some recommendations for a memory card for the Akaso EK7000 here. If you just want a quick recommendation, go with the SanDisk Extreme.

One of the nice touches with this one is that it comes with a surprising amount of stuff to get you started. There’s an assortment of clips, straps, small mounts, tethers, a wireless remote control, and two batteries and a charging dock for them.

It doesn’t come with some of the larger accessories like grips, chest harnesses, or a case. You can get some of those things as part of very reasonably priced starter bundles like this one.

Akaso EK7000 Included Accessories

Akaso EK7000 Manual

You can find the user manual for the Akaso EK7000 here [PDF].

Wrap-Up

The Akaso EK7000 isn’t going to score any points for creativity or innovation. In many respects, it’s quite basic. If you’re comparing it to the latest GoPros like the HERO7 Black, there’s a lot of features it doesn’t have. There’s no voice control or built-in stabilization. And it requires a separate case to be waterproof. So it lacks the bells and whistles of higher-end action cameras like the GoPro HERO7 Black or Sony FDR-X3000.

But where the EK7000 scores a lot of points is when it comes to value for money. It’s priced at a fraction of most of the GoPros and their big-brand competitors. And that’s a big deal.

So if you’re after an action camera but want something much more budget-friendly and can do without the bells and whistles of the latest and greatest cameras, the Akaso EK7000 is well worth a look.

Where to Buy

You can find the Akaso EK7000 at Amazon. It comes in a few colors (silver, black, and bright blue).

And if you’re after a slightly upgraded version for not much extra, check out the EK7000 Pro.

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84 Responses

  1. I got my akaso ek7000 for my birthday this year I really love it works great but still got to get a sd card for it but it’s a great little camera

  2. so I was wondering if there was a way to connect it to a laptop to record my face while i have my screen being recorded on my laptop

    laptop hp

  3. hi, i just got my akaso ek7000 pro. so here’s my finding so far
    1. the camera gets got when recording.
    2. camera stops recording at around 40 mins n start a new file. i have blank 64gb sandisk extreme pro inside.
    3. battery life is less than an hour of shooting 1080 30fps

    please comment if this is normal or not?

      1. Yes, action cams get hot when recording. That’s normal.
      2. That’s called chaptering. They break files up into blocks that are 4GB smaller. It’s mostly related to maintaining compatibility with different file disk formatting systems. Some hard drives and memory cards use a filesystem that can only support files up to 4GB. I have more on this in a post on GoPro cameras chaptering their video files, but it’s the same principle here.
      3. That’s in the expected range. You can sometimes get a little more or a little less depending on the shooting mode, the features you’re using (eg. using the mobile app), and even the outside temperature (lithium batteries don’t work well in very cold or very warm conditions).
  4. Hi,
    So I’m getting an akaso ek7000 for my birthday and was wondering if you had any major tips. Like if an external camara for a gopro would work.
    Thanks, Ezra

    1. Hi Ezra, Sounds like a great birthday present! But I’m not sure I follow what you mean by an external camera.

  5. Hi – I bought the akaso ek 7000 and it’s a good camera, but one thing I wanted to use it for – it seems to not support, live video streaming video the HDMI. It can be done, however the HDMI is not clean, it seems to have all the metadata imprinted even if you turn date stamp off. Any ideas on how to get clean HDMI out of it?

  6. Hiya I have had the ek7000 for a few months and as not tecky at all have had to watch lots of YouTube video’s to find out how it works. My question is how do I download a video to my phone to then be able to share it via WhatsApp etc. I have the akaso app on my phone and it allowed me to download a video but then when I go to play it get a cannot play it message. I have googled it but can’t get an answer for this model. In the event of a accident I use it when riding my horse how would I be able to show anyone if I survive?

  7. Absolutely useless, I got to use on my bike as a helmet cam, recorded 5 minutes and then it stopped, no seating to change it or even make it continue to record, so out of 30 minutes on the bike I have 5 minutes recording, you actually need to manually press record.
    So unles you tell me how to get rid of that setup I’m not recommending it to anyone.

  8. Hello, my question is for when pulling the video onto a computer and I’m trying to edit. In my video editing program (Camtasia), it will not read video and when I try to reformat the video file, it is choppy and not good at all…, but the file directly off my memory card and from the app run great. Have you had any experience close to this and any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Zack

    1. It’s been a long time since I used Camtasia, so I’m not very familiar with how it does things. But more often than not, issues like that are related to playback on the computer and aren’t an indication that there’s something wrong with the underlying video file. Many video editing apps create a proxy version for editing that uses less resources when playing back, so that it’s smoother. And some apps will stutter while it’s rendering in the background. So the first thing I’d do is look for options in Camtasia’s settings related to proxy files and background rendering.

  9. Great write up. You’ve answered many of my questions. One remains however. I want to use a camera in the cockpit of my plane and models of GoPro have a mini port and a custom cable allows an interface between camera and one side of the audio in the plane. It allow recording of the audio between the pilot and the air traffic controllers. Is there a port to allow capturing audio from another source or just the camera own microphones?

  10. Suppose to be able to use as a dash cam but all I get when plugging it in is its connecting, tried with and without battery.

  11. I got mine from Walmart.com. They too have them in black, silver and blue. I don’t know how much Amazon wants but I paid $59.99 for mine. I still have to get an sd card for it though.

  12. how do i delete a full memory card. simple instructions please. have tried going to settings but unable to find a delete section thanks

  13. Hi, I purchased an Akaso EK7000 Pro and purchased the below SD card for its memory:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Samsung-plus-64GB-micro-SD-SDXC-Class-10-memory-card-with-Adp-Genuine-4K-U3/153251447882?epid=6026658700&hash=item23ae7f844a:g:N-8AAOSws5pZJyDd

    For some reason when choosing the video resolution the only options I have to select are 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps whereas options such as 4k/25fps, 2.7k/30fps and 1080p/60fps are all greyed out which do not give me an option to select. Do you know why this might be?

    1. It shouldn’t have anything to do with the memory card because you can set those without a card inserted. Do you have stabilization enabled? That only works up to 1080p60. If so, you can turn the stabilization off and then should be able to choose 4K. More info here.

  14. The audio seems quiet to me. I am using the Akaso to video meetings. Turning computer volume up to max and it is still hard to hear. Is there an external mic or just adjust the positioning of the camera??

  15. We bought this camera a few days ago and we shot it while scuba diving at Key West with 45 feet visibility. Perfect conditions. Clear as a bell. The footage from the camera I’m looking at now in the iSmart app looks like 1990s security camera footage. It’s all blown out. It’s green when the water wasn’t green. No dynamic range at all. Seriously, I’m extremely disappointed. Went with my son on his first scuba dive.

  16. My camera is perfect, I took it to a camp in minnesota for a week and it did great underwater and above. My purchase was the best one yet. thank you!

  17. My akaso ek7000 is awesome i love bring it the beach or when i skate because it captures the high quality of the image and when i look at it. Its almost like the image is in front of me. And the accessories are very helpful to me . That’s why i love my akaso

    1. They are fun cameras. I’m trying out the Pro version right now and have a V50 in the queue. Will be posting more reviews and tips on them soon.

  18. The screen on my Akaso isn’t displaying when I turn it on anymore. When I switch it on the light comes on and it seems to record. Anyone know why please?

  19. I bought the Akaso ek7000 action cam for outdoor sports etc..it is more than I expected and well worth the money. Picture and video quality is very good and I really like the fact its waterproof, also the remote is very handy.. I would recommend this camera..its everything it says it is and more..

  20. Yes, that’s normal. It’s something called chaptering. The main reason is one of compatibility with filesystems–some of the most widely compatible filesystems used for microSDHC and hard disks can’t handle individual files larger than 4GB. Newer filesystems can, but they’re aiming for widest compatibility. GoPros do the same thing, and I have a more detailed write-up on it here.

  21. My son and fiancee got this camera and used on vacation in Australia. The video compilation from their footage is fantastic!! The picture quality was really good. Compelled me to purchase my own Akaso EK7000 Plus :) So far, so good. Easy to use. Would recommend. Didn’t come with an user manual though. Had to download it from site.

    1. Yes, they’re good value and can capture great footage. I have the Plus here sitting on my desk still in the box. I really need to break it out…

  22. Nice write up. I really like this camera and for the price i can use several. I found an issue where it does not record one continuous video, instead it records clips that cap at 3.97gb, is this normal?

  23. The camera works very well as does the phone app. Unfortunately when I rotate the image to upside down mode in the camera it displays it correctly on the monitor on the back of the camera, but displays it upside down on the phone app preview. Any suggestions?

    1. Switch off auto-rotate on your phone? Or just transfer the file to your computer. The actual video is recorded 180 degrees — super-useful for mounting under a bike seat (for example). Hope this helps.

  24. For Akaso EK7000’s price, it has surprisingly high quality resolution. I am very statisfied with my choice here. I have used it plenty of times over this past summer, mountain biking, swimming, paddle boarding etc. I have even gone the the point of hiding it in the woods as a trail camera to record passing wildlife and the quality couldn’t be better. It comes with tones of mounts and accessories. Very useful, and definitely worth buying.

  25. i really like this camera cause it is good for people who travel a lot and the picture is really nice and i would give it a 5 star review.

  26. I’m trying to link my Akaso to a small field monitor. I’m using a cable linking the micro HDMI port on the camera on one end to a full size HDMI on the other which plugs into the input on the monitor. All looks good, I can see everything, including scrolling through the menu and viewing it all on the monitor. But press record for video – and nothing. Have fiddled and fiddled with every menu option on the camera and on the monitor but still no change. Obstinately refuses to record. Help!!

  27. The Akaso is AMAZING I would give it five stars BUT. When I upload the video it will play the sound but not show me anything. If any one can help PLEASE do so. Also it doesn’t come with a sd card, So I recommend getting a 2tb one.

  28. When connecting the camera to the mobile phone app via WI-FI, I am unable to do so as the connection to the camera in my wifi settings displays no internet connection, if someone could get back to me with a solution asap that would be great!!!

    1. It should still be connected to the camera. That warning typically means that even though the wifi icon shows up, the connection is between the phone and the camera and that while doing so the phone doesn’t have an external connection to the internet. Different phones/operating systems handle this a bit differently, but the gist is that despite the warning you should still be able to connect to the camera.

      1. hello David, everybody
        the phone would actually disconnect from the camera when it finds a remembered access point that is connected to the internet.
        in my opinion this is a flaw in design. the camera should be also able to act as a wifi client, of the phone or other common ap.

  29. Do you know which of the MicroUSB to Microphone adapters will work with the Akaso so that i can connect an external microphone (if at all).

    1. I’m looking for this too. The first time I used it I was talking through my journey but my voice was not picked up at all.

  30. Hello,

    I just got my AKASO EK7000, inserted with Sandisk class 10 64GB card. I’ve noticed a problem with my video shooting, which I couldn’t figure out if it is camera quality, or the SD card.

    The video with 4K resolution has extremely weird lags and discontinuous, while 2.7K is better than 4K and 1080p has the best smooth video quality.

    I was thinking maybe the SD card is not good enough to record the high-resolution video, but I am also afraid that it could be the camera’s problem.

    What do you think about it? thanks!

    1. What are you viewing the footage on? And is the footage you’re viewing on a memory card, internal hard drive, external hard drive, wifi, etc? The reason I ask is that my first thought from your description is that it’s a playback issue. Not all computers and devices can display 4K video smoothly.

    2. I like it a lot, it has all the features of a phone. But a go pro cam. This ultra hd action camara is the best. My kids is going to love it , when we go riding on our jet skis. With having an waterproof case included also.

  31. How do I adjust the volume for video? I’m not getting any sound. There are a bunch of icons on the screen when I’m recording, but outside of fast forward and rewind, I can’t figure out how to access any of them.

  32. Is there a way to flip the image 180 degrees? In my application the best set-up is to hang the camera upside down… the issue is then the image is upside down when played back/
    TIA

    1. Yes: go unto the settings (by pressing the power button several times) and set “Upside Down” to ON. Hope this helps.

  33. Heyup,I’ve tried cam on motorcycle helmet ,my main gripe is that it doesn’t seem to have standby mode. My kit vision edge (cheap and good) had this function. Also not as good as above in low light,riding between dry limestone walls seemed to confuse it.So standby? Ta in advance.Tommy Tickle

  34. When I take a regular picture there is about a 2 sec delay so the moment is missed. Is there a solution to for this?

    1. Not really, unfortunately. You could put it in burst mode and start just ahead of time. But that’s not a particularly elegant solution and you’ll end up with a bunch of images you don’t want filling up your memory card.

  35. Hi, I recently purchased one of these cameras. I’m having trouble connecting to a tv via the micro hdmi. Has anyone been able to use this feature? Thanks

  36. There are quite a few clips and connectors in the package. I am brand new at this, and I don’t have any idea how these all fit/work together. (Honestly, I don’t even know how to get the waterproof case off of the box. Is the square attachment a piece to keep or is it discarded with the packaging?) Is there a website or resource that will give me some visuals or description as to each one works?
    Thanks!

    1. The attachments in this one work the same way basically that GoPro attachments work. If you search for something like “how to use gopro attachments” on Youtube there are a number of videos that demonstrate how to put them together.

  37. My camera stops recording after 3 minutes and I have to push the record button to start filming again. It’s just too time consuming to splice all of my 3-minute video segments together. I used a SanDisk Ultra 64GB micro SDXC card. Is there any action camera out there that films continuously for 10 minutes or more?

      1. Your camera is still recording — the screen goes off at save battery life. At least, I think that is what you are experiencing. It’s an excellent feature. Try playing back the video to check.

  38. Hi I am using my video to record my trip to work which is about 45 mins but my camera cuts out after about 7 mins? I am not very technically minded and don’t know how best to set it up is this something you can help me with?

    1. Two things to check. Firstly, when you say it cuts out, do you mean it actually stops recording or are you only seeing 7 mins of footage when you go to play the file on a computer? If it’s the latter, it might the camera breaking the hi-res footage into chunks in a feature called chaptering. If it’s actually stopping recording, it might a problem with the memory card–either damaged or too slow. If you want to try a new card, there are some recommendations for fast, cost-effective options further down this page.

  39. I’m new to these sorts of cameras and so I don’t think I should really be blowing the bank w a go pro. I’m taking a road trip which is why I’d like a camera like this one… time lapse video will be very important and you mention you have to do it on your computer – is this easy? I want to go with this product but I’m hopeful you don’t not need to be good with photography or computers to create the time lapse video..

    1. It’s easy to do but involves a few steps. Basically, you download all the photos to your computer and then drag them into a stitching app. That app will then be able to create and save the video. There are a number of different apps. An example is Time Lapse Assembler, and I have a guide on using that here. Most of them work much the same way, although they might vary in features.

    2. You can use Virtual Dub ( free software ) to stitch the timelapse photos together – works really good. There are tutorials on how to do it on the internet. Check it out, it should be what you’re looking for.

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