Review

AKASO V50X Native 4K30fps WiFi Action Camera with EIS Touch Screen 4X Zoom Web Camera 131 feet Waterproof Camera Support External Mic Remote Control Sports Camera with Helmet Accessories Kit

AKASO V50X Native 4K Action Camera

action camera

Specifications:

Touch Screen/ Electronic Image Stabilization/ Adjustable View Angle/ Diving Mode/ Distortion Calibration/ H.265 Video Codec/ Still Photo/ Burst Photo/ Time Lapse Photo/ Time Lapse Video/ Slow Motion Video/ Loop Recording/ Driving Mode/ WDR/ White Balance/ ISO/ Audio Record/ Micro HDMI/ Micro USB

Recording Time: Each battery for 720P/About 180 mins, 1080P/About 90 mins, 4K/2.7K/About 60 mins. Video Format: .MP4

Warm Tip: Samsung 64GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Micro SD Card is Highly Recommended for V50X Native 4K Action Camera (Micro SD card is not included). Please format the card (not included) in the camera before using this action camera.

Note: The working temperature for this action camera is 23 °F/-5°C to 113 °F/45°C.

What’s in the Box:

1x AKASO V50X Action Camera/ 2x 1350mAh Battery/ 1x Battery Charger/ 1x Waterproof Case/ 1x Remote Control / 1x Bicycle Stand/ 10x Mount/ 2x Helmet Mount/ 1x Bandages/ 5x Tethers/ 1 x Protective Backdoor/ 1x USB Cable/ 1x Lens Cloth/ 1x Quick Reference Guide

Versatile But Compact

touch screen

4k action camera

eis

2 Inch Touch Screen with IPS Display

With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it’s easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap.

Full HD video

AKASO V50X action camera records beautiful Full HD video. You can also shoot unique time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moment.

Smooth Video Stabilization

AKASO V50X action camera predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage.

Packed With Features

waterproof camera

app control

remote control

Rugged + Waterproof Camera

Durable by design, AKASO V50X underwater camera is waterproof to 131ft (40m) with a housing. You can dive up to 40 meters in depth. Turn on the Diving Mode, it can filter the red light under water.

Built-in Wi-Fi Connection

Just download the AKASO GO app on your phone or tablet, you can real time operate or review the images or videos and share your pictures and videos directly to social media.

Wireless Remote Control

2.4GHz wireless wrist remote control let you easily operate the camera while skiing, cycling, surfing, etc. The remote is not waterproof.

Features & Specifications

  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO V50: Featuring 4K/30fps, 2.7K 30fps and 2K 60fps video resolution, AKASO V50X action camera enables you to take incredible ultra HD videos, clearly recording the beauty and wonders in life.
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN: With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it's easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap.
  • ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZATION: AKASO V50X action camera records smooth, steady video whether you’re skiing, snorkeling or chasing your dog around the yard.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE: AKASO V50X action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1350mAh batteries which support video recording up to 180 minutes. And 17 accessories kit fits most action cameras even Gopro.
  • ADJUSTABLE VIEW ANGLE: You can set the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between 170°, 140°, 110° and 70°. Turn on Distortion Calibration, it can correct the image distortion.
  • Dimensions: 2.36 x 1.57 x 1.18 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds

Pros & Cons

Pros

Akaso V50X - An awesome action cam at a great price * Updated. Video Player is loading. Current Time 0:00 / Duration 1:45 : Stream Type Remaining Time - 1:45 I had been considering buying an action camera for a few years, but really couldn’t justify the expense of a new GoPro. After researching the available clones, I purchased an Akaso V50X a little over a week ago. I have not been disappointed. The camera feels and looks very well made. It comes with a number of accessories, including a waterproof case, mounting adapters, a wrist remote, and a pair of 1350 mAh batteries with a charger that can charge both at the same time. As long as you have, or buy a micro sd card, you can get started using the V50X as soon as you open the package. It’s pretty easy to figure out how to use by poking around with the menus and using the online pdf manual. The video quality has really impressed me and that’s really what it’s all about. I have only shot in 4k at 30 frames per second, so can’t speak about other resolutions. At this point I don’t really see a reason to shoot at lower resolutions. The only issue I’ve had with the video is a bit of chromatic aberration that shows up as magenta fringing in some lighting situations, but I’ve found that I can easily remove this with editing software. Image stabilization appears to work well and the gyroscope setting really makes videos appear to have been shot with the camera mounted on a gimbal. The touch screen works great and is pretty intuitive. Touch is not available while the camera is in the waterproof case, but the physical buttons work fine to control operations. As others have pointed out, the sound recording volume leaves a bit to be desired. As I’ll generally be using the camera in the waterproof case, the built in mic wouldn’t be picking up much anyway. I see that there is now an external mic available for the V50X, so at some point I may pick one up for out of case use. I’ve tried all of the smart phone apps that are supposed to be compatible with the V50X and have not been able to get any of them to work. At best they start up and then just freeze. It would be nice to have the option of controlling the camera with a smart phone, but not having this is not a game changer for me. The camera works great using the physical buttons, the touch screen, and the wrist remote, all of which I find much more useful. A number of the reviewers have mentioned that they were disappointed that the highest resolution available for still photography is 12 megapixels, but my resolution menu shows up to 20 mp. As I generally travel with a couple of DSLR’s, I don’t really expect to be using the V50X for a great deal of photography. As a note, when I purchased the camera I also bought a SanDisc 128 GB Micro SD card (SanDisk 128GB Extreme microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter - C10, U3, V30, 4K, A2, Micro SD - SDSQXA1-128G-GN6MA ). Although the Akaso documentation recommends a 64 GB card, the camera readily recognized the 128 GB card and can access the full storage. I am very impressed with the Akaso V50X. I seriously doubt that you could find an under $100 action cam that has as many features and works as well. So far I am very happy with my choice. Pros: Video quality The abundance of included accessories The variety of image capture modes Image stabilization/Gyroscope Under $100 Cons: (see update) Audio recording quality Unusable smart phone apps * UPDATE: I finally got to put the V50X through a real test. My first day back on snow wound up being a storm day. I was actually working (some jobs are a bit more fun than others), so just clipped the camera to my radio chest pack and used it on every run. - The camera performed great, stayed dry in it's case, and the sound recording was way better than I'd found in my first trials. As that was pretty much the only downside in my initial review, I changed my rating from 4 stars to 5. I can easily live without a smartphone app. - After about 45 minutes of recording in 4K30fps with image stabilization and gyroscope on, the battery level still showed 1/4 of a charge. * Hint: You can pick up a package of assorted length wire fishing leaders for a couple of dollars and make leashes to work for any mounting situation. - I am completely happy having chosen this awesome action cam.

A definite step up from the original. This is my pure unbiased opinion on the akaso v50x. I have had this camera for a few days now but have done extensive testing with it, I will be comparing it to the original akaso v50. It might be worth noting that it might better be compared to the akaso v50 pro or the akaso v50 elite however since I have never had any hands-on experience with those cameras I cannot give a reliable comparison between them. In comparison to the akaso v50 this camera is great. New features such as touchscreen, gyroscope, and better hardware / software makes this camera a definite step up. The touch screen is easy to use and it allows you to quickly navigate to settings in a convenient way that the analog buttons on the old camera did not allow, however you can still use all the analog buttons on the new camera to access all the features which may not seem like much but when you are using the camera with the case on it provides a much-needed ability i.e. underwater As far as image stabilization / gyroscope it works very well definitely better than the old akaso v50 with videos looking smoother than ever especially on RC cars / airsoft guns. Not to say that it's as good as a go pro or dji but at a fraction of the cost it works. In comparison to the akaso v50 they both record up to native 4K 30fps however since the akaso v50x gives you WDR and other improvements to the picture quality it looks better weather that's the colors or the sharpness or just the overall quality it just looks better. One thing which threw me off was the camera, on paper the akaso v50x can only shoot 12mp pictures while the old akaso v50 can shoot 20mp I guess they had to cut corners somewhere right? Well turn out I was wrong even though the mp is lower, in my opinion with the new technology the picture actually looks better than the old. I compared bright light photos, low light photos and average pics and was surprised to see that the akaso v50x did better. Also worth mentioning is the audio quality which was surprisingly good not perfect but for an action camera it did well. Akaso also give you lots of connectors and adapters to get you started they don't give you everything but it is nice to have something rather than nothing. The batteries which come to this are also a big plus at 1350 milliamps it will last you longer then you are traditional batteries. The remote control seems to work well and unlike old akaso v50 you do not have to pair the remote to the camera however, I would say that the old remote felt a bit more classy a little better made I guess. Other things I liked where are the 4X zoom which doesn't seem like a lot but on an action camera this price range is a nice addition. The slow motion at 720P 120fps is nice along with the 1080p 90fps however you are not going to get those super slow videos but it does work. All the other camera modes work well and are easy to access. The waterproof casing seems rugged nothing super extraordinary but it gets the job done. Pro's Inexpensive for the quality Lots of adapters/connectors Good photo/video quality Decent audio quality Good image stabilization 2 1350 milliamp batteries 4x zoom Touchscreen Easy to understand operating It feels like a quality product not just like a brick of plastic. Cons 12mp camera Audio isn't perfect Slow motion could be better Cheap feeling controller Not a very big zoom Batteries can get a little warm after prolonged usage. In short if you're looking for a action camera for the price this one's pretty hard to beat. When you compare it to the original akaso v50 it's a definite step up.

Great upgrades! This is an upgrade to our Akaso V50 Pro we already have and man this camera great! I really like the touch screen as well as how you can change the width of what you can record. The battery life, hours of recording, and video quality is very reasonable as well, similar to other higher end brands. If you're needing an action camera to vlog or take on vacation I highly recommend this brand and this particular model. The price point is perfect for novices and even those who are used to the "brand who shall not be named". I think the only thing I would like that this doesn't have is instead of the waterproof casing to make the camera itself waterproof. Maybe in the future? Overall this is a great little camera and I highly recommend it as well as the company. They're very easy to work with and respond to questions in a timely manner. This is our 3rd Akaso we've purchased from them and I'm sure it's not the last! They're so reasonably priced that all of my teenagers can have their own camera to record vacations and school projects.

Cons

Perfect. but NOT!! A perfect little size, unbelievable features and a box full of accessories, priced right ... BUT, it does not work! After receiving AKASO's V50X, I fully charged the battery, and wanted to take a few images to try the V50X out. Alas, there is no internal storage, and a screen screams: NO SD CARD! So back on to Amazon to order the MicroSd recommended. 2 days later, it arrived and I inserted it. I checked all the settings, selected the Still photo Camera icon, resolution et al. When I took my first 3 images, the counter was timing a "still photo" recording. I snapped away, and then played back the still images, which in fact, were "videos" not stills. I rechecked the settings, and again selected the camera for still images. Same thing happened! No still images, just movies. I removed the SD Card and placed it into a USB adapter, so I could see what the V50X had recorded. Dark, grainy, out of focus "videos" and no still photos. Ugh. I must have done something wrong ... I tried to reinsert the SD card back into the AKASO camera. But the card would not lock in! After 30 minutes of pushing it in, and failing, I checked the user manual, as well as a Google search to see if others had a fix for this problem. Nothing found. I have read other 1 star reviews. Some call this unit "junk" - and perhaps that sums it up. At least for me. The unit is 3 days old, and is going back to Amazon for a refund. Your mileage may vary ... good luck!

Poor implementation of loop recording. I bought this specifically for loop recording use. After a full day of shooting, stopping the camera several times to "save" the loops. Upon checking the card at the end of the day, all I found on the card was the last few loops, so 7 files that consisted of the last 49 minutes of the shoot - nothing I "saved" actually saved. When the card is full, it doesn’t say “hey your card is full of saved video” it just automatically DELETES ALL YOUR SAVED VIDEO. Picture quality of the useless video was pretty good however.

Good images terrible quality of life. The camera seems to work fine I have been relatively happy with it. But that’s never really the problem with Chinese clones of high dollar electronics. It’s always the software. The app is WORTHLESS!!! V50X connected the first dozen times. Now progress goes to 90% and hangs. Doesn’t freeze. The app remains responsive, but now refuses to recognize the cameras right to exist. I will Just pay the extra 150$ On a GOPRO to get an app that works. The camera itself is fine, works as well as you could hope. But the development of a requisite app seems to be where the added cost is and for me personally well worth the extra money. If you just need a garbage camera to run around in dangerous places this might be your thing but if you need something that works on the run that you can download photos and videos to your phone to post just buy a GOPRO the 4K30fps is down to 200$ now. You have been warned.

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