When you’re looking for a new action camera, what name springs to mind? GoPro, right? It seems to be the only name in the game right now. But, there’s actually a few companies that are making some really compelling options that cost a fraction of what GoPro offers and offer the same features. Today, we’re here to tell you about the Akaso V50 Pro, an action camera with an attractive build and great features.
The first thing you’ll notice about the Akaso V50 Pro is the attractive outer casing. The rubber case makes it easy on the eyes and easy to hold onto when your fingers get wet. It’s also water resistant which means you can take it down to the lake too, if that’s your thing.
There’s thought behind the design beyond that water resistant rubber casing. The lens doesn’t stick out as much as other cameras and it’s flat. That’s important because it makes it far easier to clean than concaved lenses. An action camera is made to be taken places where dirt and mud are prevalent, so cleaning off your lens should be an important factor in making your buying decision.
There’s also a simple clasp design that makes removing the outer casing an breeze. It’s inevitable that you’ll need to get the casing off so choosing an option that frustrates you as little as possible should be something you consider. Whether it’s charging or transferring files, that casing will eventually need to come off and if you’re using the camera a lot, this could be a pretty important factor. Do you want to be frustrated every weekend when trying to take your camera out of the case?
Now, onto the camera itself.
The Akaso V50 Pro shoots in 4k @ 30 fps, 1080p @ 60 fps, and 720p @ 60 or 120 fps. You have all your standard resolutions and frame rates to give you versatility in what you want to shoot. The 4k option has become a standard in action cameras and you’ll absolutely want to buy one that supports it. Buying anything without it could be considered throwing your money away because all of our screens are moving to higher and higher resolutions.
Electronic stabilization is included and used to smooth out those video clips of you in the boat on choppy water or riding your bike down a mountain. While there are third party applications that can help with stabilization, you really want the camera to be your first line of defense here. You can tweak in in post, but having electronic stabilization, like the Akaso V50 Pro does, on board is very important.
The Akaso V50 Pro also does stills! It’s not all about video here as you can shoot pictures too. The camera can capture still at up to 20.1 MP. You won’t need to carry a dedicated camera or bring your phone with you which can be important as you don’t want an extra device to protect or keep track of. The Akaso V50 Pro really is a one device solution.
Once you’re done shooting for the day, you can use the included WiFi to connect to the Android or iOS apps. This allows you to transfer files directly to your device for easy backup and editing. This is a perfect solution if you’re using something like the iPad Pro, Pixel Slate or Pixelbook Go as your mobile editor and want to quickly transfer files without first moving them to a physical storage device.
Speaking of physical storage, there’s an included micro SD card slot next to a micro USB and micro HDMI port on the side of the device. The SD card slot allows you to pull your card out and directly upload to your computer, while the USB allows for transfer and charging while the HDMI port allows you to display your media directly from the cam onto to your TV.
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Comparing GoPro, AKASO is a leading international extremely affordable action cameras brand and the biggest action camera brand in Amazon. We have served millions of customers and invited the famous all-around rock climber-Tommy Caldwell as AKASO ambassador.