Akaso is back with a brand new action camera; the Brave 6 Plus!
This is another affordable action camera that can record in real 4K at 30fps and offers image stabilization at this resolution.
The image stabilization is also available for all resolutions except for 1080p at 90fps and 720p at 120fps.
The Akaso Brave 6 Plus is now available on Amazon: https://geni.us/LvX0
With this new camera Akaso is trying to reinvent itself into a more premium brand.
The packaging is a bit more upscale and gives you a more premium feel.
Like most other Akaso cameras it cames with a waterproof case that’s good up to 30 meters in the water, a remote control, 2 batteries and a charger for them and different mounts and stickers that allow you to place the camera in many positions.
The camera itself is entirely made out of plastic and it feels pretty light, so if you have it attached to your helmet or on a chest mount you will barely feel it.
The power button is sitting on the front and it has an LED around it, and the recording button is sitting at the top next to a couple of buttons that can be used to turn on the camera’s WiFi and to zoom up to 8 times.
On the left side there is a USB C charging port and the HDMI output while on the right we have a little plastic door that can be opened so you can access the 1350mAh battery and SD card.
On one charge you can typically get aroud 50 to 60 minutes of recording time if you record in 4K or about 80 minutes if you record in 1080p.
Of course this will depend on how you use the camera, if you keep the screen on constantly, outside temperature and much more.
In the box you are also going to find the 2nd battery and a charging dock that can charge both batteries at the same time.
The camera can take SD cards to a capacity of up to 64GB and the one that will work the best with it is the SanDisk Extreme.
I have used this SD card with multiple action cameras and DSLRs and it has been great for everything and I highly recommend it.
You can find the SanDisk Extreme on Amazon: https://geni.us/hsBzB
Getting back to the camera; on the back there is a touch screen that gets relatively bright so you will be able to use it even on brighter days.
The screen sensitivity is good but don’t imagine that it will be as good as you will find it on a smartphone, however good enough to control the camera.
One thing I wish this camera would feature is adjustable brightness for the screen because if you use it at night or in a dark place the screen is just too bright!
Lastly, the other thing that bothered me a bit is the fact that the camera doesn’t have a quarter inch screw hole at the bottom or on a side.
That means that every time you want to place it on a tripod or on a selfie stick or anywhere for that matter you will have to use an attachment that comes in the box that looks like a little case. That one has the screw hole that I was taking about.
So, a bit inconvenient that they haven’t included that on the camera itself.
As I mentioned earlier the Akaso Brave 6 Plus can also be controlled over WiFi from your smartphone or tablet.
The camera makes a WiFi spot, you connect to that with your phone through the Akaso GO app and than you can see the live view right on your device, you can change all the camera’s settings and also see what videos and pictures you have on the camera and download them on your device.
The WiFi connection works good up to 8-10 meters away from the camera.
Moving on to the video quality; first I want to talk about the internal microphone.
Well this sounds better than the internal microphone that we have on the Akaso V50X but still far from perfect.
Lucky this camera can take an external microphone and Akaso made it available on Amazon: https://geni.us/V6Yay
The image stabilization also works great for walking and riding a bike but it doesn’t do that great if you are running or if you are doing some more violent movements.
I recommend checking out my full video review below so you can see some examples with the EIS on and off and at different resolutions.
For video quality I feel that the camera does good for the price as well; the daytime recordings are sharp and have very natural looking colours.
There are also some filters available so you can make the footage pop a bit more if that’s more your style.
Once again, check out my full video review below so you can see the sample recordings for yourself.
Overall for the price I feel that the Akaso Brave 6 Plus will be a winner!
Full video review below:
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