Today we are checking out the latest action camera from Akaso, the V50X. This one, in fact, cheaper than the Akaso V50 Pro and Akaso V50 elite and, in my opinion, this is also a bit better but I’ll let you decide.
This camera can record in 4k at 30 frames per second, you can also do 1080p at 90 frames per second or 720p at 120 frames per second. What’s impressive is the fact that the image stabilization works at any resolution.
The image stabilization works really good and definitely better than on the V50 Pro or V50 elite. You can do slow-motion videos with this camera.
1080p at 90 frames per second isn’t as good as if you’d record in 4k 30 frames per second but that makes sense and that feature could come in handy in certain situations.
The camera comes in a very cool looking box and the first thing you see is basically the camera in the waterproof case.
The waterproof case is good to up to 30 meters in the water but obviously, I haven’t been swimming with it but I did have it in water and there was no water going inside in the box.
You’re also going to find a small user manual any remote control. Keep in mind that the remote control is not waterproof but from the remote control you can basically start and stop the recordings and take pictures without actually touching the camera.
There are also two batteries for the camera and a battery charger. On one charge you can get about 60 minutes if you are recording in 4k at 30 frames per second or about an hour and a half if you’re recording in 1080p, so it really depends on your preference.
You can also charge the camera while recording so if you have a power bank would you can just plug in that power bank and you can keep recording while charging the camera
Aside from that, there are a bunch of mounts and stickers in the box so you can basically place the camera anywhere, on a helmet, on a bicycle or anything like that. Definitely a lot of options that come in the box.
The camera itself is fairly small and it is entirely made out of rubberized plastic so this is not going to get scratched that easily. This actually feels more expensive than the V50 pro or the V50 elite.
On the front, we have the power button and the lens at the top we have the holes for the microphone the recording button and an LED.
On the right-hand side, we have a couple of buttons so you can zoom in or out and you can turn on or off the Wi-Fi.
On the other side, we have the micro USB charging port, the HDMI out and the slot for the SD card so this camera can take SD cards up to 64 gigs.
I tried this 64 GB SD card in it and it does seem to work fine. (Amazon Link)
This camera can also take external microphones. The internal microphone maybe not the best that I ever heard but definitely usable.
Camera at the bottom has a little plastic door and if you open that you can take out the battery. We also have a quarter-inch screw hole so you can basically mount this on any tripods.
On the back of the camera, we have a two-inch screen and this is also a touchscreen. Since this is an IPS screen the viewing angles are also pretty good but unfortunately, there is no control to set the brightness higher or lower.
Since this is a camera, of course, it can take pictures and I took a bunch of pictures during the day and some pictures during the night. The daytime pictures do look very good, they’re very sharp and very crisp but as soon as you start taking pictures and in low-light conditions, the pictures don’t look that great and they’re kind of grainy.
We also have a driving mode so you can basically use this camera as a dash camera in your car and that means that the camera will start and stop recording every time you turn on or off the vehicle.
The camera also does time-lapses, so you just do the settings and then you press a button and the camera will do time-lapse by itself. Time-lapse does look really cool.
Daytime recordings look extremely good and I’m very impressed by the electronic image stabilization. The image stabilization is definitely the best that I’ve ever seen for any Akaso camera.
The nighttime recordings don’t look that amazing, the footage is quite grainy and whenever you are using the electronic image stabilization the image looks distorted. It does look much better and whenever I was recording using the gimbal and the electronic image stabilization was off. Keep in mind that this is the case with most action cameras so these aren’t exactly designed to be used at night.
This camera can make a Wi-Fi network and it can be controlled from your smartphone. You’re going to have to install an app on your smartphone and then you connect to the camera’s Wi-Fi network. You can see everything the camera sees right on your smartphone. You have access to all the recordings that you’ve done on the camera and you can also change some settings but nothing crazy. This works well up to ten meters away from the camera.
This camera has a touchscreen and it is extremely simple to use as well. From the main screen if you swipe left or right you can choose between the video recording mode or the picture-taking mode. If you press them in the center you can see all the other modes available.
The menu system is divided into three parts as well. We get the video settings menu. If you go into the video settings menu you can change the resolution, and as I mentioned earlier, we have a lot of resolutions available. You can turn on or off the image stabilization, the gyroscope, the microphone.
If you go to the general settings menu you can change the viewing angles so the camera has a few options. You can choose from 170 degrees up to 70 degrees. Also, we have an HDR mode. The menu system is very simple to navigate and the entire camera is very simple to use.
I feel that Akaso V50X is definitely the best Akaso camera that I’ve tried so far. The video quality for 4k recordings is probably the best that I’ve seen from an Akaso camera. Not to mention that electronic image stabilization works extremely well. I’m talking about daytime recordings because most people aren’t going to record anything at night but for daytime recordings, this performs extremely well. So if you’re looking for a new action camera this is definitely one that you should consider and you should probably buy this over Akaso v50 Pro or the V50 elite.
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