Ever wondered how divers manage to take pictures under water when they go for snorkeling trips? Or how do sports person record their action sequences and adventures. The answer to these questions are the action camera which are more compact than any DSLR or point and shoot camera. Action camera are capable of shooting HD videos and the picture quality is also admirable. They are mostly used to record extreme sports like skiing, surfing etc. Akaso’s new V50 Elite is also an action camera but what makes it different from other action cameras is that it costs less than $150. We will be discussing its specifications and features in detail so that you can have a better understanding of V50 Elite.
Build and Feel
V50 Elite is a compact and light weight camera that weighs only 78 grams with a textured soft gray body. Like any other camera it also has an on/off button at the front, at the top of the camera is the shutter and there are buttons at the back of the camera to enable the user to vary the settings of the camera. The camera also has a micro SD slot along with a HDMI and USB port. The side of the camera has buttons that can be used to control the 8X zoom lens. A tripod socket is also present in the camera that will enable the user to connect the camera with a tripod and shoot great videos and pictures.
Camera screen and Resolution
The camera has a 2 inch touch screen that has 20 MP resolution which enables it to capture beautiful images with bright colors and detailing. The camera screen is touch enabled which will allow you to scroll through different menus on the camera. The user can also try different modes to take better pictures such as the auto mode, white balance etc. There are also different functions like filters, time-lapse and other advanced settings that you can experiment with if you are not a pro. If you are an experienced user of the action cameras you can fiddle with ISO settings, exposure or shoot in RAW format. The unique feature of this camera is that it can capture exceptional 4K videos in a number of different resolutions. It can shoot video at 4K/60fps, 4K/30fps, 2.7K/60fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080p/120fps and 720p/240fps. Despite the fact that V50 Elite doesn’t have an image stabilization option it still captures great videos at 4K 60fps. Another interesting feature in the camera is its 8x digital which is a whopping feature for people who likes to shoot landscapes or nature. WIFI connectivity is also a plus for an action camera, you can connect your camera with a WIFI and share your photos and videos on your smartphone or directly upload them on your social media pages.
The camera comes with a transparent casing which is waterproof and can protect the camera under water for 30miles. However, the camera itself is not waterproof so you might want to take extra care of your V50 Elite if you are thinking to dive deeper than 30 miles from ground level. V50 Elite is a mid-range camera but Akaso has pasted a quick start sticker on the back of the camera to provide some basic guidelines to their users. Other accessories are also provided with the V50 Elite such as a wrist band with a remote control, two mAh batteries, and various mounts including helmet mounts and bicycle mounts and a battery charger.
Operating Akaso V50 Elite
Akaso V50 Elite is a user friendly camera that comes equipped with control which are easy to work with. The buttons are easy to work with and the LCD screen is simple to allow you to easily navigate between different menus. You can also remotely control the camera by downloading the Akaso DV app, you can also use this app to transfer images and videos to your phone. The camera is an action camera to record action sequences so its no surprise that it comes with a handy remote control. The remote control can be used to take photos and videos, it is also easy to use and allows the user to easily switch from making photos to videos and vice versa. All you need to do is tap a button and the mode is switched, it is easier to switch modes from pictures to videos than it is in the camera itself.
The camera is enabled to obey voice commands so if you are in the middle of something thrilling, you can simply order your camera to start action photo. V50 Elite also comes with an internal mic which easily picks up your voice while recording a video. The mic can catch your voice even when the camera is two feet away from you. There is also a wind reduction function which reduces the external noises while shooting the video but this will compromise the quality of the audio recorded.
Battery Life and Price Factor
The camera comes with two batteries so you fully charge both for an action filled day of photography. A single battery provides two to three hours of continuous shooting of pictures and videos. V5 Elite is usually described as a camera that gives the best value for money at a price of $118.99 on Amazon. The price is under $150 for a camera that has given tough competition to a competitor camera Grand Pro. You get beautiful picture quality, professional action shots, 4K HD video, various mounts and much more on an action camera which is friendly on the pocket as well.
|Good picture quality||Not waterproof|
|Tripod mount is present in the camera along with many other mounts||Touch screen is small|
|Camera comes with two batteries|