Akaso Brave 4 Review – An All Round Great Little Action Camera!
Before we actually get into our Akaso Brave 4 Review we mays well share some video footage that was recorded using the action cam to show the type of image quality that it provides. The video below was recorded using the Akaso Brave 4 and shows just how smooth and high quality your videos can be when using this entry level action camera.
If you like to upload the videos of your extreme sports adventures onto sites like YouTube or other social media platforms then the Akaso Brave 4 is a great way to record what you get up to in great detail without having to spend a bunch of money. We know that the vast majority of people out there instantly want to go out and pick up a GoPro but the GoPro range are much more expensive than the Akaso Brave 4 and we don’t think that the trade off in price marked against performance is worth it in all honesty.
With Akaso trying to position themselves as the best budget friendly GoPro alternative on the market, they are doing everything in their power to reduce costs while increasing quality and so far at least, they are actually doing a great job of it. Over the last couple of years they have massively improved the quality, performance, and build quality of their camera range and have taken a large portion of the market share from their competitors.
At the time of writing, not many competing entry level action camera brands are offering camera units as cheap as the Brave 4 that are able to support both 4K video recording and 20MP photo capturing. In addition to that, the built in image stabilisation on this generation of the Akaso blows the competition out of the water. Although it does not totally replace the need for a gimbal system it does do a pretty decent job of providing you with some nice and smooth video footage for cheap.
The built in image stabilisation system has been totally over hauled when compared to previous versions of the Akaso range. The brand new gyroscope that the whole system depends on is leaps and bound ahead of what the competing action cam brands are able to offer at this price point in the market too. This pushed the Akaso Brave 4 out even further ahead of the competition making it the obvious choice for an entry level sports camera.
If your sport of choice includes water then the included case is fully waterproof down to a depth of one hundred feet. Although I have seen reports from other Akaso Brave 4 owners commenting on how they have used it at deeper depths, it is probably better to stay safe and stay within the advertised range of use of one hundred feet.
The LCD screen on the camera is also pretty decent in all fairness to it with the navigation menu on the camera being excellent. It is very easy to use and you will be able to quickly and easily get to any camera settings that you want to tweak within seconds and not have to waste you time.
At the end of the day, there is no doubt in our mind that the Akaso Brave 4 is a solid entry-level action camera that will serve you for many years to come. There are no obvious faults or downsides to using it as your go to action cam of choice and that is why we feel that it has proven so popular within the action sport and extreme sport communities.