Akaso EK7000 Review – Definitely A Solid Little Action Camera!
After the Akaso EK7000 opened to such a warm reception from the community and many action and extreme sport enthusiasts choosing to pick it up to use as their action cam of choice the EK7000 rightly managed to earn itself the excellent reputation that it enjoys today. Due to it being designed as a low prices alternative to the GoPro camera range, people tend to have low expectations for the EK7000 but boy where they wrong.
Akaso have made no secret that they are trying to dominate the entry level action camera niche and each subsequent generation of cameras essentially builds on everything that they have learned from the last and improving on it in every way. This is no different with the EK7000 either as it has managed to increase its video resolutions, photo pixel count, image stabilisation performance, and robustness while also removing the overheating problems its predecessor had.
For its low price tag that tends to hover between $60-$70 this really is an excellent little camera unit that will make a great addition to anyones collection. The bullet point list below offers a little additional detail into exactly what the camera unit offers for anyone who is interested.
- 4K/25fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60fps
- 16 MP photos
- Intuitive user interface
- 2 inch colour touch screen
- Electronic image stabilisation
- Waterproof to 131 foot
- timelapse mode
- Burst Photo
- wireless compatibility
- Remote Control
- Adjustable View Angle
- Diving Mode
- Less overheating
- Tons of accessories
If you have used any other action cameras or any other regular digital cameras for video recording then you are probably aware that the 2.7k video format is kind of considered a total waste of time as with the full 4K or 1080p formats being preferred depending on what you are trying to do. That said, it is still a nice little feature for the camera to have.
The EK7000 was also one of the first entry level action cameras to come fully compatible with all known wireless protocols too allowing you to do a ton of different tasks with it. Although these are common place in the more modern action cams, back when the EK7000 was initially released, it was a relatively new thing to have, especially on a cheap camera body. For example, being able to watch what you are recording on your phone while wirelessly controlling the camera via the smartphone app or remote control was totally new back then.
The video blow features some great test footage that was recorded using the Akaso EK7000 and shows you just what you can expect if you choose to pick the camera up and use it to record your footage.
Before we forget, we would also like to quickly mention how the time-lapse mode featured on the EK7000 has been totally updated compared to the older generations from Akaso ensuring that it performs as intended and lets you get some excellent quality time lapse videos without the random frame skips that were previously included.
Now, just like all products, there were a few initial bogs with the Akaso EK7000 when it was released but thankfully, the vast majority of them have now either been totally corrected or limited as best as possible. Essentially, all you have to do to get these benefits is to update the Akaso EK7000’s firmware to its latest version with the camera connected to your wi-fi. This will download the latest software and fix all of the bugs that the initial launch software had in it.